A Pathway For Acquiring Soft Skills
The focus of SkillBott is to foster the soft skills that students will need to be successful in the workplace. Soft skills, sometimes called 21st Century Skills, are the attributes, behaviors and values that employers want in new employees. The top 5 skills employers look for in all employees are:
- Analytical Skills
- Strong Work Ethic
- Verbal Communications
SkillBott is the first online, accredited curriculum that teaches these skills in a contemporary, interactive and engaging way.
75 Personal and Professional Skills
The program covers 75 personal and professional skills in 8 main categories: Applied On the Job Skills, Attitude, Communications, Interpersonal, Job Finding, Personal, Self-Improvement, and Social Media & Internet. These include personal and professional skills that students will use for the rest of their lives. By the end of the program, your students will understand what will be expected of them when they enter the workforce and will be a step ahead of their peers.
- Eye Contact
- Anger Management
- Work Ethic
- Critical Thinking
- Problem Solving
- Time Management
67 Lessons & A Career Self-Assessment
The lessons cover subject matters that will make a difference in your career success. Each lesson averages about 2.5 - 3 hours of instruction and focus on identifying and developing specific skills sets. Lessons include avatars, videos, group exercises and role playing to engage you in different ways that are both interesting and entertaining. All lessons can be accessed from any computer, anytime and anywhere. For example, you will learn about:
- Personal & Professional Communications (Lesson 10: Learning How To Be Persuasive)
- Personal & Professional Conduct ( Lesson 7: The Art of Compromise)
- Preparing For Your First Job (Lesson 2: The Power of A Cover Letter)
- Improving Your Job Performance (Lesson 14: The Importance of Learning Multitasking)
- Further Professional Development (Lesson 6: Contributing Effectively To A Team)
- Social Media & The Internet (Lesson 2: The Do's and Don'ts of Email, Texting and Cell Phones)
Diverse Activities & Projects
Each lesson has 4 activities in which the student will be asked to participate.
These are primarily reading passages that define, illustrate and document the subject matter of the lesson. Assignments and assessments will be drawn from this content so taking notes will be beneficial.
These forums give the students the opportunity to discuss and interact with their classmates and teacher. They can be done as a whole group exercise in a classroom or via discussion threads built in to the lesson.
These activities will vary by lesson but they will have an assignment to complete that must be submitted to the teacher. The assignment may ask you to share your ideas on or reaction to a specific scenario, relate a personal experience or present a creative solution.
- Journal Entry
- Role Playing Exercise
- Research Task
- PowerPoint Presentation
- Multimedia Project: Video, Websites, Wiki
These include multiple choice quizzes and situational judgment questions and short essay self-assessments.