The QEP is a focused effort of institutional stakeholders to build students’ work ethics skills by improving learning outcomes in communication, organizational skills, and productivity.
Dr. Erik Christensen - Padlet site: Soft Skills: A Critical Component of the Pathway to Success
Recording of 1:00 p.m. session on January 5, 2023
Soft Skills - STC 2023.pdf
STC - Soft Skills Handout.pdf
PrepStep for Community Colleges - is an interactive online learning platform featuring over 770 practice tests, tutorials, and eBooks related to job search and workplace skills improvement, career certification and licensing exam preparation, college entrance and graduate school admissions exam preparation, GED exam preparation, and basic skills improvement in reading, writing, and math, for all ages. You'll get immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of your results.
Skills to Pay the Bills -
Curriculum and videos developed by ODEP focused on teaching "soft" or workforce readiness skills
Modular, hands-on, engaging activities and videos
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Top Organizational Skills: Examples and How To Develop Them - article on Indeed.com
Top Six Organizational Skills For The Workplace - article on Forbes.com
What Is Productivity? - article on psychologytoday.com
Productivity To Profit, How This Business Owner Focuses On Quality Over Quantity - article on forbes.com
What Is Business Productivity? (Plus How To Measure It) - article on indeed.com
Workplace Relationships Playing Your Part. Infobase, 2012. - Films on Demand video
Motivating Fun Workplace. Seven Dimensions,, 2021. - Films on Demand video
Managing Stress, Avoiding Burnout. Infobase, 2006. - Films on Demand video
Staying Motivated at Work. Infobase, 2012. - Films on Demand video