Workforce connections: key 'soft skills' that foster youth workforce success: toward a consensus across fields


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Soft skills are skills, competencies, behaviors, attitudes, and personal qualities that enable youth to navigate their environment, work with others, perform well, and achieve their goals. The authors have identified five key soft skills (social skills, communication skills, higher-order thinking, self-control, and positive self-concept) that - according to researchers, employers, youth, and program implementers - most enable youth (15-29) worldwide to be successful in the workplace. The database was compiled to generate the recommended soft skills for the report. It contains 24 columns...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Youth; Skills and knowledge; Employment; Workforce development; Research

Keywords: Skill needs; Employability; Attitude; Communication skill; Literature review; Soft skills

Published: [Bethesda, Maryland]: Child Trends, 2015

Physical description: 56 p. + 4 p. + 121 p. + 1 Excel document

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Series: Child Trends publication; no. 2015-24

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 121.263

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