Focus Soft Skills 2019-2020

The work skills listed here were determined by the College and Career Readiness Project team to be the focal areas for the launch of the knowledge, skills and dispositions (KSD) work.

Communication

  • Conveying a message in an appropriate and effective manner in a variety of formats
  • More than just person-to-person
  • Includes interpersonal skills
  • Body language
  • Digital communication
  • Digital, writing, interpersonal, body language to a variety of audiences
  • Timely, appropriate, evidence-based
  • Clearly convey thoughts in an effective and appropriate manner
  • Situational

Work Ethic

  • Be on time
  • Be prepared
  • Individual and team
  • Personal Responsibility
  • Setting/ Environment (home vs. along vs. team)
  • Perseverance, Grit, Growth Mindset

Problem Solving

  • Uses available resources
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Listening
  • Mutual respect
  • Research – what is working and what is not
  • Effectively navigate through a problem to reach a solution
  • Critical Thinking