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As part of the McCann School of Business and Technology’s vocational training and education programs, the cultivation of important soft skills offers a more well-rounded education for our students. McCann’s approach to this aspect of our students’ education is straightforward. While learning the specialized skills of their specific program, students should also learn and study soft skills such as communication, teamwork, and adaptability.

Soft skills are equally as important as the specialized training our students receive and should be a part of their larger education. Soft-skills development includes training in problem-solving skills, adaptability skills, teamwork skills, and communication skills. Soft skills are transferable and continue to be cultivated throughout employees’ careers. These are  things that individuals can take from job to job and that aid with career preparation regardless of their career type.

Manage Your Time

Time management skills are one of the most highly sought-out skills by employers. The ability to manage time well makes someone a stand-out candidate because it shows the employer that the candidate can prioritize tasks and get things done promptly. McCann’s vocational education programs require a fair amount of time commitment, and completing one shows the ability to manage time and stay organized while completing goals and projects.

Teamwork, From the Classroom to the Workplace

Being able to work well in a team is a crucial skill for an employee to have. Most classwork and projects in our vocational programs are group-based and allow students to gain experience with working cohesively with others. The ability to collaborate with a team is a skill that students can easily transfer to a future workplace.

Flexibility in the Workplace and Outside

Flexibility is another invaluable skill that can be learned throughout McCann’s vocational programs. Students exhibit and cultivate flexibility by juggling personal time with the time commitment to complete their program. This is a skill that shows employers how students can manage their time between their work and time outside of it. The ability to be flexible within a job is a vital skill that can be be helpful to employees and their employers, in most careers.

Industry Knowledge and Personal Growth

After completing a vocational education program, graduates have important industry knowledge courtesy of our hands-on classwork. When entering a career industry, it is important to have experience and practice with specific industry keywords and be able to use them accordingly. A vocational program can also teach students about what type of career they desire to have and aid in that personal growth throughout their education and training. When students learn which careers are desirable to them and which ones are not, they can grow personally and have a better sense of the future they are working towards.

Adaptability and Communication Skills

Adaptability and communication skills reflect how a person works and interacts with others in the workplace. Both of these can be learned through situation-based utilization. Some other skills under the umbrella of adaptability are critical thinking skills, resilience, a growth mindset, the ability to collaborate, and being responsive to feedback.

What Makes McCann Educational Programs Great Choices?

Here at McCann School of Business and Technology, our vocational education programs are geared toward an individual who is looking to take their career to the next stage or start a new one. We offer a well-rounded education with soft-skill development in addition to the industry-specific skills included in each of our different programs. Our career center is fully equipped to help graduates find employment opportunities and be a resource for interview preparation to give our graduates the best chance at finding success in their target careers. Contact us today to learn more!