The Crisis with Soft Skills
Season 7 | Episode 705 | Length: 27 minutes
“Soft Skills” are defined at personal attributes that enable someone to interact effectively with other people – and workforce experts say today’s young people are facing a significant deficit in soft skills. It’s a problem that can have a serious impact on young people as they search for jobs, and even as they apply and interview for college and other crucial post-high school education opportunities.
Dr. Rueben Brock is an assistant professor of psychology at California University of Pennsylvania. He is also a licensed counselor in private practice.
Wesley Jackson Wade is a career counselor for the College of Sciences at NC State University in Raleigh, NC and is a licensed, certified, and clinical counselor in mental health addictions with his own private practice.
Emily Donato is the Career Development Coordinator at Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania. She is a facilitator of professional and personal development for youth.
Dr. Lisa Abel-Palmieri is the President and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania. She is an education and non-profit leader passionate about shaping the future of learning by designing equitable experiences that engage in the heart, mind and innate skills in youth.