How often have you heard from employers that they are looking to hire graduates with the book knowledge and essential soft skills needed to be successful in the workplace? Many employers believe soft skills are just as important, if not more so, than hard skills. As an educator, how can you teach soft skills to college students? During this workshop, participants learn about the necessary soft skills most employers desire. Participants leave with a set of strategies they can use to help their students develop soft skills that are critical for future success.
It is estimated that 85 percent of all jobs that will exist in 2030 have yet to be invented. Couple this with a recent survey that states nearly 50 percent of millennials do not believe college is worth it. For those who do enroll, nearly half drop out within their first year of studies and only 10 to 12 percent of students of color will persist to graduation. At the onset of the fourth industrial revolution, how can community college leaders redesign their services to help students find their personalized pathway, create a sense of belonging, and build equitable bridges to social and economic mobility? Participants learn new transformative strategies they might consider for their own institution based upon work conducted at Tallahassee Community College through the Culture of CARE initiative.