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2 Jo Kahn, Oklahoma Dept of CareerTech Tina Fitzgerald, Moore Norman Tech Center “Soft Skills Don’t Have To Be So Hard”

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63 Times up Pencils Down!

64 Performance that Pays! To operate lawn equipment, mower, weed eater, edger, bagger etc. To mix chemicals. To identify types of plants, grasses, and weeds. Trustworthy Honesty Attendance Punctuality How to get along with others Meet deadlines Professional Appearance Follows instructions

65 Employers Expect and are Entitled to more…

66 Employers also…Expect educational institutes to prepare students with these skills and 63% say we are not doing our job. Technical skill ALONE does not make someone competitive in the job market!

67 Through participation in Career and Technical Education programs, no matter what division we belong to, no matter the age or ability of our students, we are the key to their futures. CTE programs provide worthwhile and marketable skills and training that are required in today’s economy. Sherry Siler Region IV Vice President Soft SKILLS

68 Soft Skills – some kind of NEW idea? There is a popular belief that in today’s fast changing and challenging business environment, ‘soft skills’ are more critical for success than technical skills. This is a misconception. The reality is that it has always been that way! Technical skills will get you the interview, but it ‘s the soft skills that get you the job

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70 Here are a few of the popular soft skills ALERTFAIR AVAILABLE CAUTIOUS TRUTHFULRESPECTFUL ENTHUSIASTIC WISE DISCRETE CONSIDERATEPOLITE JOYFUL HONEST CREATIVE DEPENDABLE THRIFTY LOYAL HOSPITABLE COOPERATIVE OBEDIENT TOLERANT GRATEFULCOURTEOUS COURAGEOUS ORDERLY PATIENT POSITIVE PUNCTUAL RESOURCEFUL ORGANIZED SENSITIVE THOROUGH HUMBLE DETERMINED GENEROUS FLEXIBLE COMPASSIONATE TRUSTWORTHY SELF-MOTIVATED SELF-CONTROLLED

71 The Importance of Being on Time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v= VH9j5Ak6r5g

72 Have You Heard This One?

73 It’s five minutes !

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75 Giving Recognition N AME Jill Smith D ATE August 5, 2014 The TraitThe StoryThe Benefit Identify the trait individual demonstrated Tell how the trait was demonstrated Tell how the trait exhibited benefited others Initiative Researching and reporting on methods of tracking engineering changes This report will provide the information that management needs to make a decision

76 Think ▪ Act ▪ Succeed " The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people." - Theodore Roosevelt Think: How does this apply to my life and career? Act: Do something, put this thought to work. Succeed: Thoughtful action will lead to your life and career success. on behalf of Bud Bilanich

77 Creating a Work Ethic for Today’s Workforce

78 Smart Work Ethics Train the Trainer Central Oklahoma Workforce Investment Board 3813 N. Santa Fe Ave, Suite 135 Oklahoma City, OK Phone: Dates for 2014: August 13, 14, 15 October 7, 8, 9 November 12, 13, 14 Training fee of $ is waived Facilitator Kit $ Participant Kit for 15 participants $ Total cost $ Web Site:

79 Making Character First Author: Tom Hill

80 "No one knows the emerging workforce better than Eric Chester. He's spot-on when it comes to improving work ethic, and he offers advice for leaders that is both practical and solid." -Joseph M. DePinto, President and CEO, 7-Eleven A LEADER's GUIDE TO ENDING ENTITLEMENT AND RESTORING PRIDE IN THE EMERGING WORKFORCE

81 Character Minutes… Sharpening Lives Tri G LLC Patricia Hudson 1123 North Sixth Avenue, Purcell, OK phone Website: $150 for CD

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84 6 Reasons You’ll Get the Job PADMAN PLAN Presentation Ability Dependability Motivation Attitude Network “Being good at a job is often not good enough to get you hired if a manager perceives that you could cause problems” Elizabeth Harney Sanders-Park

85 Through the Jungle Camilla Riley and Rebecca Conner - authors CIMC

86 FREE-- EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS

87 Work Ethics and Career Clusters FREE--

88 Wizard of Work Amazon.com $7.99 – 8.50

89 New Work Habits Amazon.com $9.35 The Employee Handbook of New Work Habits for a Radically Changing World: 13 Ground Rules for Job Success in the Information Age

90 QUESTIONS? Contact Information Jo Kahn Tina Fitzgerald ext. 7293


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