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Free Curriculum Covers Soft Skills for Young Workers

“Skills to Pay the Bills: Mastering Soft Skills for Workplace Success” covers these topics: communication, networking, enthusiasm and attitude, teamwork, problem-solving, critical thinking, and professionalism.

“Dressing appropriately, showing up on time, and networking with co-workers are all crucial to finding and keeping a job,” said Kathy Martinez, assistant secretary of labor for disability employment policy. “For many young people, these skills are not intuitive. We hope educators, human resources professionals, job clubs, and faith-based organizations will use the curriculum to help our youth build the skills to succeed in the workplace.”

To download the curriculum in English or Spanish, visit, select “Youth” in the drop-down topic menu, and scroll down to “Soft Skills.”