Soft Skills Training

A Workbook to Develop Skills for Employment

Author: Frederick H. Wentz

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781468096491

Category: Education

Page: 368

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I was hired by a major university to teach recently released offenders how to become employed. I walked into my first class intending to follow the lead of all the other job training programs in the city, which was teaching the students to properly fill out applications, write resumes, facilitate mock interviews, and locate employment opportunities. After the first couple of classes, most of the students were either not paying attention or sleeping. I quickly realized my presentation needed to be interesting, challenging, beneficial, and actually guide the participants on how to remain employed. However, I was unable to find any published material for teaching new hires the soft skills necessary to keep a job. This workbook is a compilation of the soft skills class material I have developed over an eighteen year period. I have used this material with great success and have taught soft skills in schools, inner-city church programs, nonprofits, and government funded job training programs. It is a unique collection of essays, exercises, quotes, and maxims that will give students a realistic perspective on work-related expectations and the expectations of the supervisors who hire them. It will help students develop their problem solving skills, guide them in making appropriate decisions, and create a desire to plan out goals and achieve them. The workbook style is challenging and playful, serious and engaging and a stepping stone to developing the cognitive skills necessary to quash unproductive thinking and self-defeating emotional behaviors.
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Engineering Management

Meeting the Global Challenges, Second Edition

Author: C. M. Chang

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498730116

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 550

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Engineering Management: Meeting the Global Challenges prepares engineers to fulfill their managerial responsibilities, acquire useful business perspectives, and take on the much-needed leadership roles to meet the challenges in the new millennium. Value addition, customer focus, and business perspectives are emphasized throughout. Also underlined are discussions of leadership attributes, steps to acquire these attributes, the areas engineering managers are expected to add value, the web-based tools which can be aggressively applied to develop and sustain competitive advantages, the opportunities offered by market expansion into global regions, and the preparations required for engineering managers to become global leaders. The book is organized into three major sections: functions of engineering management, business fundamentals for engineering managers, and engineering management in the new millennium. This second edition refocuses on the new strategy for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) professionals and managers to meet the global challenges through the creation of strategic differentiation and operational excellence. Major revisions include a new chapter on creativity and innovation, a new chapter on operational excellence, and combination of the chapters on financial accounting and financial management. The design strategy for this second edition strives for achieving the T-shaped competencies, with both broad-based perspectives and in-depth analytical skills. Such a background is viewed as essential for STEM professionals and managers to exert a strong leadership role in the dynamic and challenging marketplace. The material in this book will surely help engineering managers play key leadership roles in their organizations by optimally applying their combined strengths in engineering and management.
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The TWI Workbook

Essential Skills for Supervisors, Second Edition

Author: Patrick Graupp,Robert J. Wrona

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 149870400X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 318

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Since the publication of its Shingo Prize-winning predecessor, TWI programs have seen steady growth in usage. As a true understanding of Standard Work has developed, the need for the TWI skills as fundamental tools to achieve Lean objectives has been solidified. The TWI Workbook: Essential Skills for Supervisors, Second Edition has been completely updated to the latest terminology and practice. This edition includes revised forms and tools, as well as new examples that illustrate current day TWI practice. Emphasizing the importance of accident and injury prevention, this edition includes an entirely new section on Job Safety, a fourth TWI module that was developed in Japan using the identical TWI methodology of the original three programs introduced in the original work. This updated edition includes new chapters on: Four Steps of Job Safety: Preventing Accidents before They Happen Two Key Aspects to Safety: Things and People Practicing the JS Method TWI’s Problem Solving Training In addition to a new chapter on the TWI problem-solving methodology, this edition contains a new introduction with a more complete description of how TWI was reintroduced into American industry, including detailed information on the contribution TWI made at Toyota that was not available when the original book was published. Focusing on how the TWI skills create and support standardized work as the foundation for Lean and continuous improvement, the book includes detailed explanations on how to determine important steps and find key points that lead the way to standardized work. A new section on making a balanced breakdown has also been added, with new examples of Job Instruction breakdowns. The book also features a new conclusion that compares the historical role of TWI with what companies today are experiencing using the TWI methodology.
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The Training and Development Sourcebook

Author: Craig Eric Schneier

Publisher: Human Resource Development

ISBN: 9780874252477

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 594

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Included are 50 of the most important articles written by leading practitioners in the training field. Also includes over 50 fully reproducible training tools and instruments that will save you valuable time in new program development and delivery
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American Indian Workforce Education

Trends and Issues

Author: Carsten Schmidtke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317302311

Category: Education

Page: 218

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In this collection of original essays, contributors critically examine the pedagogical, administrative, financial, economic, and cultural contexts of American Indian vocational education and workforce development, identifying trends and issues for future research in the fields of vocational education, workforce development, and American Indian studies.
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Low-wage Workers in the New Economy

Author: Richard Kazis,Marc S. Miller

Publisher: The Urban Insitute

ISBN: 9780877667056

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 383

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Since 1994, welfare roles have dropped by more than 50 percent nationwide. More than half of these people--about 800,000--have moved into unsubsidized paid employment, yet the very success of welfare reform has brought another problem into stark relief: for many people, getting into work doesn't mean getting out of poverty. In this collection of essays edited by Jobs for the Future's Richard Kazis and Marc Miller, an impressive line-up of experts explores how our nation can help these and all working Americans pull themselves out of poverty through work.
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Careerview

Career and Academic Readiness Skills Book

Author: Steven J. Molinsky,Bill Bliss

Publisher: Pearson Education ESL

ISBN: 9780135165317

Category: Career development

Page: 240

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CareerView is designed to help high-intermediate and advanced English language learners explore their work interests and job opportunities across many employment sectors while they develop career and academic readiness skills to achieve their short-term and long-term goals. The course can serve as the capstone level of a traditional basal English series, as a stand-alone or supplemental text for advanced, transition, and bridge classes, and as an introductory career exploration resource for students entering continuing education, occupational training settings, and high school career and technical education programs. School employment counselors, career navigators, and other guidance professionals can also use the text with student advisees to help them explore career pathways.
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Employee Development on a Shoestring

Author: Halelly Azulay

Publisher: American Society for Training and Development

ISBN: 1562868004

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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Developing motivated, competent employees is critical to the success of every organisation. Employee Development on a Shoestring provides time-bound and budget-strapped managers with the implementation tools and techniques to develop their team members cost-effectively using organic opportunities found all around their workplace. With real-life examples, case studies, and hands-on worksheets and exercises, Employee Development on a Shoestring is a tremendous asset for everyone interested in developing highly competent, engaged, and skilled workers in a variety of creative and immediately available ways outside the training classroom and ‘outside the box’.

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