Soft Skills to Pay the Bills is a curriculum developed by the Office of Disability Employment Policy at the U.S. Department of Labor to help teach youth those important soft skills or workforce readiness skills.
  • It is created for youth development professionals as an introduction to workplace interpersonal and professional skills, targeted at youth ages 14 to 21 in both in-school and out-of-school environments.
  • It is a modular, hands-on curriculum with engaging activities and fun games that focus on six key skill areas:
    • communication
    • enthusiasm and attitude
    • teamwork
    • networking
    • problem solving and critical thinking
    • professionalism
  • The curriculum can be used to supplement existing soft skills exercises or used on its own.
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