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New Podcast Series - “Helping Youth Develop Soft Skills for Job Success”

Developing Job Skills Podcast Click here to check out one or all of episodes!

The National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth (NCWD/Youth) has just released a new podcast series for parents and families titled, “Helping Youth Develop Soft Skills for Job Success.” The podcast series includes the following four episodes:

  1. “Helping Youth Develop Soft Skills for Job Success,” explains what soft skills are, why they matter to employers, why teaching soft skills is especially important for youth with disabilities, and how families can help youth develop these skills.  
  2. How to Build Communication Skills for Job Success” explains what communication skills, including verbal and nonverbal skills, matter to employers and shares practical ways that families can help youth develop them.
  3. “How to Build Interpersonal Skills for Job Success” explains what interpersonal skills matter to employers, including working well with others and dealing with challenges and conflicts, and shares practical ways that families can help youth develop them.
  4.  “How to Build Lifelong Learning Skills for Job Success” explains what lifelong learning skills matter to employers, including taking initiative and decision making skills, and shares practical ways that families can help youth develop them.

This podcast series provides ideas for parents and families on activities they can do at home and include in their child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) to ensure he or she develops skills needed for job success by the time he or she completes high school.

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