Ensuring Employability in the Age of AI
When it comes to getting and keeping a job in today’s rapidly changing robotic world, it’s no longer just the other guy you need to worry about. Artificial Intelligence is fast becoming the greatest competition in the workplace. Technical skills and knowledge are no longer enough to ensure employability. AI has changed all that.
Today’s employers demand that potential new hires also possess a strong set of essential real people skills needed to succeed in the workplace. More and more, companies are hiring for attitude and training for aptitude. They have machines that can do a lot of things people can do. But they don’t have a lot of people that can demonstrate strong communication skills, work ethics, critical thinking, problem solving, leadership potential, and a positive attitude in the workplace.
Hard skills, they’ve got.
It’s soft skills they need.
Skills AI cannot replace.
Soft Skills Pro is specifically designed to help participants prepare to enter or re-enter the workforce by equipping them with the essential real people skills and employability traits needed to ensure employability and to meet and beat today’s AI workplace challenge.
Here's how it works.
Get Ready, Prepared, Go!
The Soft Skills Pro journey begins with our Workforce and Life Essentials (WLE) Course – an interactive soft skills curriculum designed to prepare participants for work and life success. The Workforce and Life Essentials (WLE) course is aligned with the employability traits that all industries look for when hiring new employees. The WLE course is taught 100% online and consists of the following 10 modules.
Career PREP gives Soft Skills Pro participants the opportunity to put their new soft skills knowledge into practice through the creation of a practical Career PREP Portfolio filled with professional development badges and information they can carry with them when it’s time to head out into the workplace. Career PREP Badges include:
|Career Exploration & Survey||Smart Goal Setting||Cover Letter||Resume Building||Interview Skills|
Career Exploration & Survey, Smart Goal Setting, Cover Letter, Resume Building, Interview Skills
Now it’s time for Soft Skills Pro participants to take their newly acquired soft skills to work! Upon successful completion of the Workforce and Life Essentials course, participants will earn their WLE course credential. Additionally, participants also have the opportunity to earn their Soft Skills Pro industry certificate based on successful demonstration of the 10 soft skills in the workplace.
The Soft Skills Pro credential and the WLE course work certificate are proof positive to current or prospective employers that the participant possesses the soft skills and employability traits deemed necessary to succeed in today’s workplace.
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Get a glimpse of our engaging online learning platform, interactive lessons, and practical exercises that can help you unlock your own or your students’ full potential to achieve success in both your personal and professional life. Join our community of learners and start your journey towards self-improvement today!
Why Soft Skills are the Future of work
A degree no longer guarantees a successful career. Transitional skills, also known as soft skills, are now also required, and they are not necessarily certified by an academic qualification. The fact that companies like Google, Ernst & Young and IBM have recently recruited candidates without academic qualifications proves this point. And they are not alone: Apple, Starbucks and other American companies have begun to realise that they need to diversify their workforces. “When you look at people who don’t go to school and they make their way in the world, those are exceptional human beings. And we should do everything we can to find those people,” is the view of Laszlo Bock, former senior vice president of people operations at Google.
The future of work is becoming more reliant on technology and automation, which means that many technical skills that are currently in demand may become obsolete in the coming years. Soft skills, however, are human qualities that cannot be easily replicated by machines. Therefore, the ability to demonstrate soft skills will become even more important in the future, as employers look for candidates who can work collaboratively, think critically, and communicate effectively with others. The modern workplace is becoming more focused on creativity and innovation, and soft skills play a crucial role in these areas. Creative problem-solving, collaboration, and communication skills are all important for developing new ideas and bringing them to fruition. As such, individuals who possess these skills will be highly sought after in industries that value innovation and creativity.
As the workplace continues to evolve and become more competitive, employers are placing increasing value on candidates who possess a range of soft skills in addition to technical skills. Individuals who can work collaboratively, communicate effectively, adapt to changing circumstances, and demonstrate leadership skills will be highly valued by employers.