Employers want soft skills in employees.
Soft skills relate to personality and communication abilities.
Group sessions assist development of these soft skills.
Group sessions assist to prepare youth for their ultimate entry to adulthood.
With soft skills they become effective contributors to their communities.
Soft skills relate to their personality and communication abilities.
Hard skills is the ability to perform job related tasks.
WHAT EMPLOYERS WANT:
More soft skills are desired by employers.
Here is a list from research conducted by CareerBuilder;
1) Candidate has a strong work ethic.
2) Candidate is dependable.
3) Candidate has a positive attitude.
4) Candidate is self-motivated.
5) Candidate is team-oriented.
6) Candidate is organized, can manage multiple priorities.
7) Candidate works well under pressure.
8) Candidate is an effective communicator.
9) Candidate is flexible.
10) Candidate is confident.
Information about the above research is found at:
Participation in group sessions enables youth to gain proficiency in the above areas.
They practice and learn to gain the sought after skills in group sessions.
WHAT THEY LEARN:
Here are some of what they learn;
Self-confidence – a key benefit;
Interaction within groups;
Organization, facilitation and management of effective meetings;
Speech preparation and delivery;
To give effective feedback;
To find their voice;
Collaboration and empathy, and respect for each other and,
To work with a diverse group of people.