Before we start talking about how can we build on soft skills we should ask what they are.
Soft skills are the personal attributes, personality traits, inherent social cues and communication abilities needed for success not only in the workplace but also in social life. Soft skills characterize how a person interacts in his or her relationships with others. Unlike hard skills that are learned, soft skills are similar to emotions or insights. These are much harder to learn and are also much harder to measure and evaluate. Soft skills include attitude, communication, creative thinking, work ethic, teamwork, networking, decision making, positivity, time management, motivation, flexibility, problem-solving, critical thinking, and conflict resolution.
BizWorld Ireland, through our methodology, develops these skills by encouraging children to push themselves to create a business with their own ideas and set up a company. The fact that they have to deal with the finance, the marketing materials, a market research and a pitch for capitalists investors make the pupils gain and build on their soft skills.
But how can you be sure that a BizWorld Ireland workshop is helping the children to gain those skills? Check the table below!