Soft skills and Work Readiness

Soft skills, or employability skills, have become the hard skills of today’s workforce. Research conducted by Harvard University, the Carnegie Foundation and Stanford Research Center concluded that 85% of job success comes from having well-developed soft skills, and only 15% of job success comes from technical skills and knowledge. Yet, employers say that applicants are unprepared for work because of their lack of these soft, employability skills.

Educating with Comics

comic stripEducating with Comics is an entertaining way to introduce a work-related topic, underscore a point, or summarize a lesson. The comics can be used effective to lead units on work ethics, communication, attitude, customer service, and many others. By adding a bit of “serious fun” to your classes, you’ll engage students and motivate them to remember the important points.

Conveniently packaged on CD in sets of 20 cartoons for each of eight topics, Educating with Comics can be mixed and matched to fit your classroom needs. Comics may be printed, viewed on a white board, stored on a server or shared in other ways of your choice.