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Soft Skills Curriculum

By definition, Soft Skills are the transferable skills needed by an individual to make them “employable.” Soft skills may also be known as employment, work-readiness, or foundational skills.

Why are soft skills valuable?

  • Employers are not only looking for individuals with good technical understanding and subject knowledge; they are often looking for candidates with developing expertise, knowledge base or mindset that will make them a more valuable employee. 
  • Individuals with soft skills can continually improve their performance, minimize errors, collaborate with coworkers, and perform their roles more effectively. 
  • A candidate with a broader set of skills will stand out against other candidates with similar qualifications and experience.

Soft Skills Curriculum

The curriculum consists of six units covering the most sought-after soft skills. Unit lessons can take anywhere from 10-30 minutes. Feel free to adapt the outline to fit your classroom style! 

Character
  • Integrity
  • Initiative
  • Adaptability
  • Empathy
  • Problem-solving and Decision Making
Social Skills
  • Respect
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Networking
Communication
  • Verbal
  • Written
  • Nonverbal
Workplace
  • Planning and Organization
  • Time Management
  • Professionalism
  • Customer Service
Etiquette and Ethics
  • Cultural
  • Dining
  • Social Media
  • Workplace Ethics
Putting your skills to the test
  • Resumes
    • References
  • Cover Letter
  • Interview
    • In-person
    • Virtual
    • Phone

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