Today's employers are seeking more than just technical knowledge of the job, they are looking for employees who are willing to work as team players, have strong communication skills, work ethics, problem solving skills, leadership and a positive attitude. Soft Skills Pro is specifically designed to help participants prepare to enter or re-enter the workforce by preparing participants with the essential employability traits and soft skills needed for the 21st century workplace.
The Soft Skills Pro journey begins with our Workforce and Life Essentials
(WLE) Course – an interactive soft skills curriculum designed to prepare
participants for work and life success. The Workforce and Life Essentials
(WLE) course is aligned with the employability traits that all industries
look for when hiring new employees. The WLE course is taught
100% online and consists of the following 10 modules.
Career PREP gives Soft Skills Pro participants the
opportunity to put their new soft skills knowledge into practice
through the creation of a practical Career PREP Portfolio filled
with professional development badges and information they can
carry with them when it’s time to head out into the workplace.
Career PREP Badges include:
Now it’s time for Soft Skills Pro participants to take their newly acquired
soft skills to work! Upon successful completion of the Workforce and
Life Essentials course, participants will earn their WLE course credential.
Additionally, participants also have the opportunity to earn their Soft Skills
Pro industry certificate based on successful demonstration of the 10 soft
skills in the workplace.
The Soft Skills Pro credential and the WLE course work certificate are proof positive to current or prospective employers that the participant possesses the soft skills and employability traits deemed necessary to succeed in today's workplace.
A degree no longer guarantees a successful career. Transitional skills, also known as soft skills, are now also required, and they are not necessarily certified by an academic qualification. The fact that companies like Google, Ernst & Young and IBM have recently recruited candidates without academic qualifications proves this point. And they are not alone: Apple, Starbucks and other American companies have begun to realise that they need to diversify their workforces. "When you look at people who don’t go to school and they make their way in the world, those are exceptional human beings. And we should do everything we can to find those people," is the view of Laszlo Bock, former senior vice president of people operations at Google.
A leader is effective because of who he or she is on the inside, and how those qualities are reflected on the outside. In this last module, you will learn that you don’t have to have a special set of talents to take a leadership role in your life. Leadership is shown through your everyday action and interactions with others. You will see how this is achieved by leading with the little "l."