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8 Job Skills Students Can Gain from Expanded Learning Programs

Last Updated on July 11, 2022 by Deandre Barrett
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Today’s students face a competitive job market, and it’s more important than ever to develop specific job skills they will need to succeed in their careers. Expanded learning programs can help students learn essential job skills that will set them apart from the competition. Developing these skills will go a long way to ensuring students secure the career they want early on and build experience. Taking these programs will also show them what is available and what jobs might be created in the future. Here are a few examples of how they can help students prepare for their careers.

What Job Skills Can Students Gain from Expanded Learning Program?

Expanded learning programs can provide students with a range of job skills to help them succeed in the workforce. One of the most critical skills that students can learn is time management. With expanded learning programs, students have to juggle academics with extracurricular activities; This can be a challenge, but it will prepare them for the demands of the working world. Students who can manage their time effectively will be more likely to succeed in their careers.

Another valuable skill that students can learn from expanded learning programs is teamwork. Students need to be able to work together towards a common goal. Expanded learning programs allow students to practice teamwork and learn how to cooperate with others; This is a valuable skill that will come in handy in any workplace. Here is a list of 8 different job skills students can build during expanded learning programs:

Patience

Flexibility

Writing

Attention to Detail

Interpersonal Communication

Active Listening 

Adaptability

Empathy

Finally, expanded learning programs can also help students develop leadership skills. By taking on leadership roles in their program, students can learn how to motivate and inspire others; This is a valuable skill for any student who wants to succeed in the workforce. Expanded learning programs offer an excellent way for students to gain the job skills they need to succeed in the real world.

Why is it Important to Build Job Skills Early On?

Job skills are the skills and abilities needed to perform a specific job. They are often specific to a particular job or industry and can be hard or soft skills. Hard skills are learned through education or training and are specific to a particular job. Examples of hard skills include programming, accounting, and carpentry. Soft skills, on the other hand, are interpersonal skills that help you to interact effectively with others. Examples of soft skills include communication, teamwork, and time management.

While hard and soft skills are essential, research completed by Wonderlic found that 93% of hiring leaders have shown that soft skills are becoming increasingly important in the workforce. Because as the world becomes more globalized and technology advances, jobs that can be done anywhere in the world (such as customer service or data entry) are often outsourced to countries with lower wages. As a result, employers are increasingly looking for employees who have strong soft skills such as teamwork, communication, and problem-solving.

For young people just starting in their careers, it is essential to begin developing hard and soft job skills as early as possible. There are many ways to do this, for example, taking part in internships or co-op programs, volunteering, or taking courses outside of your

How to Present Job Skills on a Resume?

Job skills are the specific abilities and knowledge needed to perform a certain job. They can be either hard skills, which are technical skills that you learn through experience or education, or soft skills, which are interpersonal skills that help you interact effectively with others. When you’re writing your resume, it’s important to highlight both types of skills to give potential employers a well-rounded view of your capabilities.

To list job skills on a resume, start by creating a separate section for “Skills” or “Skills and Qualifications.” Then, list each skill you have in this section, and provide a brief description of how you acquired the skill and used it in your previous roles. For example, if you want to focus on hard skills, you can list specific software programs or machines you’re familiar with and any relevant licenses or certifications. For soft skills, some examples include communication, customer service, teamwork, and time management.

Finally, when describing your skills on your resume, focus on how they benefited your previous employers and helped you succeed in your roles. Doing this will give potential employers confidence that you’ll be able to do the same for them if they hire you.

How Can Student Hires Build Job Skills?

Student Hires can bring students onto multiple workshops to give them information and let them showcase their skills in activities. We also have courses where students can learn different skills like managing classroom conflict, amplifying students’ voices, and assessing student learning. Want to become a partner? Please send us a message!

Conclusion

Job skills are an important part of doing business with anyone worldwide. If you don’t have proper hard skills or soft skills, you won’t be able to get an appropriate career. More employers are looking for employees that mastered both. Will you join them? What job skills have you learned? Let us know in the comments below!

References

  • Wonderlic ”Hard Facts on Soft Skills”

Last Updated on July 11, 2022 by Deandre Barrett

Deandre Barrett

Deandre Barrett is a computer programming major at Lehigh Carbon Community College. He currently juggles a life balance between doing course work and marketing apprenticeships with Acadium. After graduating from the Acadium 3rd cohort in 2020 and finishing creating gaming reviews for Blasting News in 2017. He is now creating content for Student Hires and looks to use his experience to take the company to the next level. Student Hires has been focused on collaborating with K-12 schools & universities, as well as community employers, to create valuable job opportunities for local college & university students.

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