College course on ‘soft skills’ spreads in eastern Montana

For Miles Community College President Ron Slinger, adding a one-credit class on soft skills to Montana’s already extensive patchwork of career-based K-12 opportunities is also a way to address a key concern Montana employers have identified in the workforce. According to a 2019 survey of more than 1,000 businesses conducted by the Montana Chamber Foundation, 80% of respondents indicated that “workforce readiness skills” should be a required component of public school curriculum. The survey results also listed a lack of interpersonal skills as the second biggest challenge to business growth in the state.

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