Third Floor:

Soft Skills Training

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What Are Soft Skills? 

Soft Skills are nontechnical skills such as, work ethic and resume writing, which are crucial in trying to communicate effectively in a work environment. Some examples are oral skills, work ethic, interpersonal skills, and the ability to work well with others. Soft Skills create 

 

Importance of Soft Skills?

Soft skills play a huge factor in keeping and attaining a job. 77% of employers believe that soft skills are just as important as hard skills. Many people do not realize that soft skills are crucial in the workplace. Soft skills such as resume writing and interview skills are very important when applying for a job. Soft skills are just as important as hard skills because it puts the person in the workforce with skills that go beyond a classroom.

 

The Program:

The Elevator Project has comprised a three-part comprehensive program that will teach participants all things soft skills. 

 

Part One: Who You Are

  • ​​​Part One is where participants figure out who they are and are able to identify with their personality.

  • Participants partake in personality profiling and receive a review so they are able to fully comprehend the kind of learning style and personality they have.

  • Figuring out and understanding the kind of personality the participant has, allows the participant to better work with others. 

  • Through personality profiling and tests, we are able to show what positive attributes one possesses, but we are also able to show some of the attributes one could work on. Self-improvement yields success.

 

Part Two: Working With Others

  • Part Two focuses on one's ability to work with others.

  • We utilize EQ or emotional intelligence, which is the ability to identify and use emotions in a positive way to communicate effectively, empathize with others, and overcome challenges.

  • Those with a high EQ are able to recognize your own emotional state and engage with people in a way that draws them to empathize and communicate effectively with you. People use this understanding of EQ to relate with others, form better work relationships, and achieve greater success at work.

  • Participants take the EQ test and learn the four attributes of emotional intelligence such as self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management. From the test, participants fall under the four categories of TEAM: togetherness, enterpriser, analyzer, and motivator. The scoring allows participants to see their leading, supporting, and villain role from the four categories.

  • Next we talk with the participant about how to work with others and identify other people's EQ category and how one should communicate with someone else who has a leading role of each category so they can understand how each kind of person is best communicated with.

  • Understanding EQ is a crucial step in trying to work with others and master soft skills

 

  Part Three: Job Readiness

  • Job readiness is an important part of soft skills especially when applying for a job.

  • Part three consists of resume writing practice as well as interview training among others.

  • We equip our participants and clients with the information and resources they need to get ready for their future job. 

  • The job process is explained and prepared during this part of the soft skills program.

  • During part three, we pull together everything that has been achieved during one's time at The Elevator Project and bundle it into a "package" that participants are able to take to the job application process. 

  • This part is a very careful and crucial step prior to Floor Four which is the Job Application process. The goal and the thing that participants have been working towards during The Elevator Project ride is finally prepared for and brought together and cultivated during this part of the process. 

  • After Part Three of Floor Three, participants are completely ready to apply for a full-time job.