Are Soft Skills Part of Your Curriculum?

"It takes more than subject knowledge to get on in life – the modern world requires children to develop strong social skills as workplaces are transformed by technology."

-Global Education & Skills Forum

What are Soft Skills?

Parents if you want to ensure that your child is prepared to enter the workforce then you must encourage them to improve their soft skills. Soft skills are simply "people" skills. Skills like communication, leadership, collaboration, analytical thinking, creative problem solving, and social & emotional intelligence fall under the soft skills umbrella.

Many classrooms are focused on improving test scores, graduation, and attendance rates, but many lack a strong focus on soft skills. Yes, all of those topics are very important but technology has changed the game when it comes to job skills. Technology has evened the playing field for a lot of students and it is your child's ability to think outside of the box that will separate him or her from the competition.

GG Lai of BNP Paribas China said, “Yes we like the engineer but to the other extent we really appreciate people with the thinking outside the box, with a very liberal arts background, so they can imagine things, and I think that will push the engineer to move," and According to the Global Education & Skills Forum report, "a teacher’s ability to improve soft skills has more effect on high school graduation rates than raising test scores."

How To Improve Soft Skills

During our iMar Youth Leadership Ac