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Soft Skills for Young Adults: Circuit In The Formal, Non-Formal and Informal Models


  • B.C. Simeon-Fayomi, Department of Adult Education and Lifelong Learning Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile – Ife, Nigeria
  • B.S. Cheatan, National Institute of Advanced Studies, IISc Campus, Bengaluru, India
  • O.S. Oludeyi, Department of Adult Education, Tai Solarin University of Education, Nigeria


Soft skills, employability, formal, non-formal, informal, youths, graduates


Adult learning for skill acquisition, employability, professional development and self-sustenance are key issues in the current globalised and dynamic knowledge economy. Smooth and successful transition from school to work for young adults means that there is an appreciable match between skills acquired in the school and skills required in the labour market. Continuous adult learning, soft and transversal skills development are necessary for this transition. With background lessons from the winter school, this paper focuses on comparative approach to different types of soft skills in the circuit of formal, non-formal and informal models of adult learning…



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