The Skill Building Blocks build essential 21st-century skills by focusing on tools and approaches in the context of school, workplace, and community relationships.
Skills addressed: Personal Mindset, Planning for Success, Social Awareness, Verbal Communication, Collaboration, Problem Solving
Since 2012, MHA Labs has formed partnerships with schools, employers, youth development programs, and workforce initiatives. The Skill Building Blocks framework was derived from a 4000-item competency database that incorporated existing educational and employment research studies. Using the database, more than 100 subject-matter experts, educators, coaches, and parents came together to identify six core skill domains and 35 core skills. To ensure cultural equity in the skill, a cultural anthropology and linguist analyzed skills to separate skills from cultural norms. Currently, MHA Labs has a stakeholder pool of more than 400 schools, organizations, and workforce programs.
Critical & Creative Thinking
Leadership & Initiative
Teamwork & Collaboration