The Soft Skills Education for the Vocational Graduate: Value as Work Readiness Skills

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Md. Abdullah-Al-Mamun

Abstract

Soft skills are particular abilities that can improve one's employment performance and career prospects. These soft skills help students to develop their employability skills and make them confident to work in a performance oriented work environment as a critical lifelong learner. With regards to this point, it is incumbent upon educators to prepare their graduates to be competitive in the forthcoming economic world. This paper provides an overview of the growing concern among the employers for graduate soft skills in the workplace, thus look into the importance of soft skills, soft skills hunted by employers, soft skills lacking in graduates, mismatch of the soft skills and different aspects of soft skills to teach and assess by the educators. This paper shows that students with soft skills like positive attitude, effective communication, problem solving skill etc. have much more better chances of survival in the critical corporate world compared to the students who are lacking in these skills.

Keywords:
Soft skills, employability, skills gap, lifelong learner.

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Abdullah-Al-Mamun, M. (2012). The Soft Skills Education for the Vocational Graduate: Value as Work Readiness Skills. Journal of Education, Society and Behavioural Science, 2(4), 326-338. https://doi.org/10.9734/BJESBS/2012/1858
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