A BIT OF BACKGROUND
In a 1918 study, by Harvard, Stanford & Carnegie Foundation, 94,5% of the 7000 surveyed engineers valued soft skills over technical skills.*
In 2013, Project Oxygen, Google’s analysis of its internal management uncovered that soft skills, not STEM skills, stood behind success.**
Another Google project, the Aristotle Project, showed that the most successful, innovative and productive teams featured social values, not just hard skills.**
In a 2017 survey by IET UK, 71% of surveyed employers reported issues with candidates having academic knowledge but lacking workplace skills***
In India, 65% of mid-size companies privilege a soft-skill training over a technical training for their new employees.****
WHAT DOES ALL THIS MEAN?
This means that life and career skills are at least as important as hard skills.
That’s why PersEd invests in the skills that remain untaught and that can boost personal, academic and professional growth.
This includes but is not limited to: self-knowledge, goal setting, productivity, communication & public speaking, time management, decision making, etc.
The workshops explore practical models, tools and strategies to improve the soft skills that are crucial for the challenges of the professional world.
Are you between 18 and 25 years old?
Then the Persedian workshops are here to help you.
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*From a 1918 research conducted by Harvard University, the Carnegie Foundation and Stanford Research Center
**From the Washington Post article on soft skills and Google’s project
***From the Institution of Engineering and Technology’s fact files.
****From a survey by IET India, information retrieved from Economic Times India