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Skills to Pay the Bills

Mastering Soft Skills for Workplace Success

Cartoon rendering of a bill sticking out of an envelope held by two hands.The activities in this publication were created to provide an introduction to the “basics” of soft skills. These materials have been designed with youth service professionals in mind – specifically those working with in-school and out-of-school youth, ages 14 to 21, on career and workforce readiness skills. These activities were created for all youth, regardless of disability or differences in learning style, and as such have been designed with an inclusive spirit and a structure supporting universal design for learning.

Topics Covered:

    • Introduction
    • Soft Skill: Communication
    • Soft Skill: Enthusiasm & Attitude
    • Soft Skill: Teamwork
    • Soft Skill: Networking
    • Soft Skill: Problem Solving & Critical Thinking
    • Soft Skill: Professionalism
    • Additional Materials


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