Much has been written about the so-called “millennial” generation, young people born between approximately 1980 and 2000. The first generation to come of age with access to the Internet, millennial workers are often characterized in polarizing terms. Employers report that young people entering today's workforce are often highly technologically proficient, skilled at networking, confident, and committed to producing results quickly. On the flip side, millennial workers are also described as entitled, impatient, coddled, challenged by problem solving, and unresponsive to coaching.

This lesson will look at what employers and educators have learned from working with the millennial generation and what that learning reveals about the characteristics necessary to succeed in today's workplace. We will also explore how you can apply these lessons in your classrooms and schools to best prepare the next generation of students for post-secondary and workplace success.

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