Did you know that Jose Mourinho worked as a translator at a soccer club? He began his career as a soccer player, but soon realised that he would not make it in professional football. He transferred the skills that he had learnt in soccer, such as perseverance, discipline and thinking quickly, as well as decision making, to doing a degree at university. This was where he learnt critical thinking and problem solving skills.

While he was a translator, he observed great coaching techniques, and the rest is history!

Mourinho’s story is a great example of the importance and significance of transferable skills, which the Grade 10’s are focusing on in Life Orientation this term. We are looking closely at specific case studies which illustrate skills transfer in action.

With youth unemployment sky rocketing in our country, a key understanding of skills transfer is of utmost importance to us all.

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