Subcategory: STEM Science and Mathematics Education
Corisma Akins - Grambling State University
Co-Author(s): Connie Walton, Grambling State University, Grambling, LA
Although students are being trained with technical skills, many are lacking the soft skills needed to thrive in their careers after completing their degree. According to a study by Harvard University, the Carnegie Foundation, and the Stanford Research Center, 85% of job success comes from well-developed soft skills while only 15% comes from technical or hard skills. This presentations will focus on the importance of soft skills, discuss strategies to implement soft skills trainings for undergraduate STEM students, and provide lessons learned from the training techniques used at Grambling State University. These transferable skills that are taught will not only increase productivity in future employment, but will help improve performance in the classroom.
Funder Acknowledgement(s): NSF HRD 1818697
Faculty Advisor: None Listed,
NSF Affiliation: HBCU-UP