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SCANS REPORT
This is information from the Department of Labor related to the Secretary’s Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills. These skills include both hard and soft skills that are seen as critical for success in the world of work.

free workforce development resourcesWhat Work Requires of Schools

free workforce development resourcesTeaching the SCANS Competencies

SKILLS TO PAY THE BILLS
MASTERING SOFT SKILLS FOR WORKPLACE SUCCESS

HELPING YOUTH DEVELOP SOFT SKILLS TIPS FOR PARENTS AND FAMILIES

While these reports are focused on helping youth with disabilities with soft skills, much of the material is also applicable to other populations as well.

Youth in Transition

Helping Youth Develop Soft Skills for Job Success: Tips for Parents and Families

SEATTLE JOBS INITIATIVE REPORT ON SOFT SKILLS
This is an excellent report based on employer feedback about soft skills.

free workforce development resourcesThe Importance of Soft Skills In Entry-Level Employment and Postsecondary Success Perspectives from Employers and Community Colleges

WORKFORCE STAFF TRAINING ON SOFT SKILLS

SOFT SKILLS ARE SUCCESS SKILLS!
HOW TO TEACH THEM TO PEOPLE WITH BARRIERS TO EMPLOYMENT!

This is a workshop for the staff of any workforce program serving any population of job seekers. When you bring the workshop to your program, it will be customized for your population(s) and goals. Soft skills are those intangible elements that influence the hiring process, retention and advancement. They include communication, attitude, teamwork, conflict resolution skills and many other attributes that are very difficult to teach to people with limited or no work history and multiple barriers to employment.

Soft skills development is often missing in job readiness and employment counseling. This is a major cause of poor hiring, job retention and advancement outcomes with the hard-to-employ. This unique workshop will show you how to help people acquire these valuable soft skills that will not only influence employment outcomes, but also their success in many other areas of their lives. Get tools to help you do a soft skills assessment that will create the Soft Skills Improvement Plan. Discover how to do reality based experiential learning activities that don’t just explain, but demonstrate soft skills in ways that work for people with barriers to employment. If you want your job seekers to be fully equipped to get jobs and succeed in the workplace, bring this workshop to your organization now! Contact us for further information to bring this workshop to your program.

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