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ERIC Number: EJ1200812
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1067-1803
What Employers Want: Employers are Looking to Community Colleges for Help in Teaching Soft Skills
Pierce, Dennis
Community College Journal, v89 n3 p20-25 Dec 2018-Jan 2019
Employers across a wide variety of industries say the so-called "soft" skills such as problem solving, critical thinking, communication and collaboration have grown in importance as rapid advancements in technology have transformed their operations. According to a survey from the National Association of Colleges and Employers, problem solving and the ability to work well in a team are the attributes that employers most desire among new hires. Yet, these are often the skills that employers struggle the most to fill. As these skills continue to grow in importance, employers are looking to community colleges for help in teaching and assessing them.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A