This year our students have been learning about ‘soft skills’ in the workplace. Soft skills are personal attributes that can affect relationships, communication, and interaction with others. Some soft skills that today’s employers most value include:
- Communication (oral and written)
- Learning from criticism
- Working under pressure
8th grade students had the opportunity to listen to Mr. Josh Feldman as he shared various career opportunities in the Military and the importance of soft skills. Mr. Feldman served in the United States Navy from 1996 – 2016 as a Naval Aviator with over 2400 flight hours and 5 combat deployments. Mr. Feldman graduated from Virginia Tech with bachelor’s degree in psychology and was a successful wrestler.
Other career readiness opportunities our students have had this year included:
Career shadowing in the community