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Skills to Pay the Bills: Mastering Soft Skills for Workplace Success

November 16, 2016 Publication
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Cover: Skills to Pay the Bills: Mastering Soft Skills for Workplace SuccessThis curriculum, developed by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy, focuses on teaching “soft” or workforce readiness skills to youth, including youth with disabilities. The curriculum was created for youth development professionals to use with youth ages 14 to 21 in both in‐school and out‐of‐school environments as an introduction to workplace interpersonal and professional skills. The curriculum, which is available in both English and Spanish, consists of modular, hands‐on, engaging activities that focus on six key skill areas: communication, enthusiasm and attitude, teamwork, networking, problem solving and critical thinking, and professionalism.

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