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Pew Research identifies "fundamental skills"

17.11.20 11:11 AM By Joshua Morby - Comment(s)
Pew Research identifies "fundamental skills"
Pew Research points out need for soft skills.

Report shows HR professional id soft skills as most important global trend

16.11.20 10:21 AM By Joshua Morby - Comment(s)
Report shows HR professional id soft skills as most important global trend
The World Economic Forum launched its Global Talent Trends Report earlier this year, which showed that HR professionals have identified the demand for soft skills as the most important trend globally.

National Skills Policy ideas

12.11.20 02:47 PM By Joshua Morby - Comment(s)
National Skills Policy ideas
Great insight from the National Skills Coalition on how to engage the new administration.

Author of book on soft skills shares thoughts

09.11.20 11:17 AM By Joshua Morby - Comment(s)
Author of book on soft skills shares thoughts
Bob Graham the host of Serious Soft Skills Podcast offers insights into soft skills in todays world of workforce.

Voices for Skills

06.11.20 03:08 PM By Joshua Morby - Comment(s)
Voices for Skills

Voices for Skills is a coalition of working people, students, teachers, parents, jobseekers, and businesses calling for a national commitment to significantly increase our investment in skills training. Click on the link below to watch a video and learn more.  You can also learn more by visitin...

College newspaper article about soft skills

06.11.20 03:02 PM By Joshua Morby - Comment(s)
College newspaper article about soft skills
A degree is important to anyone seeking a career, but the degree alone is not enough. Experts say soft skills – the sorts of things that are not normally learned in a classroom – matter. A lot.

The future belongs to workers

27.10.20 08:26 AM By Joshua Morby - Comment(s)
The future belongs to workers

It's only a minute and a half long but worth a watch. Take a look!

DOL Soft Skills

19.10.20 12:48 PM By Joshua Morby - Comment(s)
DOL Soft Skills

What do employers look for in new employees? According to business leaders, while the three "R's" (reading, writing, and arithmetic) are still fundamental to every employee's ability to do the job, employers view "soft" skills as even more important to work readiness. These skill...

Soft Skills connected to jobs

12.10.20 03:28 PM By joshmorby - Comment(s)
Soft Skills connected to jobs

According to Indeed, soft skills are important for collaboration and problem solving. Per LinkedIn, creativity, persuasion, adaptability are among the top five most important soft skills that employers are looking for in potential candidates. Click on the link below to read the full...

Urban League promotes soft skills

09.10.20 11:25 AM By joshmorby - Comment(s)
Urban League promotes soft skills

The Urban League of Chattanooga is now offering a free virtual WIN soft skills training course to those who have lost their jobs due to the pandemic.  The online course lasts for 5 days and is free of charge. Click on the link below to watch a local news story about the program. 

Partner Testimonial

02.10.20 11:22 AM By joshmorby - Comment(s)
Partner Testimonial

"We are strong supporter of the NWRC. In New York State, the NWRC credential assists students in meeting graduation pathway requirements, and the credential takes the place of one of the Regents exams that are required for graduation." 

Thanks for the testimonial from Champlain Va...

ManpowerGroup Report gives insight into post COVID workforce trends.

28.09.20 01:38 PM By joshmorby - Comment(s)
ManpowerGroup Report gives insight into post COVID workforce trends.

“Work is being categorized in new ways – essential and non-essential - many celebrated in our communities: the delivery drivers, grocery workers and healthcare heroes who remained on the job throughout. 

In these unpredictable times, one thing is certain – this crisis should be a catalyst for a ...

Five post-COVID workforce development strategies

24.09.20 08:53 AM By joshmorby - Comment(s)
Five post-COVID workforce development strategies

More than 48 million Americans have filed new unemployment claims in the last 16 weeks, and states are projected to lose at least $200 billion in revenue, according to estimates from financial services company Moody’s. For the foreseeable future, states will struggle with competi...

 Listening, effective communication, feedback, and how to have difficult conversations

17.09.20 09:52 AM By joshmorby - Comment(s)
 Listening, effective communication, feedback, and how to have difficult conversations
Insight on the importance of soft skills from Simon Sinek

Update from National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA)

15.09.20 09:30 AM By joshmorby - Comment(s)
Update from National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA)
The attached annual report highlights partnerships of IT solutions for state UI Agencies.
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