Core Soft Skills Curriculum & Teacher Training
Why Core Soft Skills?
Government, employers and educators persist in a 2nd Industrial Revolution mindset, emphasising technical skills and examinations over Soft Skills - teaching humans to be robots in repetitive tasks.
We advocate a reformation in education to change this, so that humans can learning to be human again.
Having initiative with strong communication, problem solving, collaboration and teamwork skills, are essential for good career and life development.
These are known as Core Soft Skills.
Core Soft Skills are foundational. vital, creative, human skills, enabling us to connect, communicate and interact with others, making positive contributions and impact in our work and the communities and society we live in.
A recent survey of employers rated Soft Skills as the highest need for their staff - above technical 'hard' skills. Other research shows that as much as 75% and even 85% of long-term job success depends on critical thinking and interpersonal soft skills.
Trends for the future of work indicate that people face a future in which they will have to re-train and re-skill throughout their working life. This is even more critical in the post Covid marketplace.
To meet these challenges it will become increasingly important for people to have core Soft Skills sets that enable them to adapt to rapidly evolving labour markets and be prepared to work in 21st century environments.
Our Core Soft Skills training has already been successfully piloted in Cambodia and modules can be integrated into existing school curriculum and are ideal for employers to provide to those already working.
The impact and effectiveness of soft skills are not as easily measured as with technical skills. We use a variety of tools including the Project Based Learning module for assessment of application and understanding.