Key “Soft Skills” that Foster Youth Workforce Success: Toward a Consensus across Fields

Publication number: 2015-24

Author(s): Laura Lippman; Renee Ryberg; Rachel Carney; Kristin Anderson Moore

Publication date: Jun 2015

Doc type: Report

Soft skills are skills, competencies, behaviors, attitudes, and personal qualities that enable youth to navigate their environment, work with others, perform well, and achieve their goals. We’ve identified five key soft skills that — according to researchers, employers, youth, and program implementers — most enable youth (15-29) worldwide to be successful in the workplace.

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