where do they come from? What are the benefits?
A skill set is a particular category of knowledge, abilities, and experience necessary to perform a job. Specific skills set areas include research and planning, accounting, leadership, management, and computer skills. A set of skills; especially: a collection of skills and abilities that can be applied to educational, professional, or creative endeavors.
Hard Skills are quantifiable; they include specific knowledge & abilities required for a job. Examples: computer programming, accounting, math & data analysis. The basic skill sets are those that will help students in middle and high school, in graduate programs, and during their careers.