Areas of Expertise
Workforce Training and Development
Building and enhancing individual and organizational capacity is a primary driver of an organization’s success. AIR’s experts support capacity-building through the design, development, implementation and evaluation of training programs to enhance skill and organizational effectiveness. Additionally, AIR works with professional societies, government agencies, and foundations to examine questions relevant to strategically enhancing the skills and efficacy of their constituent workforces.
Brochure describing information technology careers for military spouses.
Brochure describing health care careers for military spouses.
Tool: Technical Assistance Brief: Teaching Soft Skills Through Workplace Simulations in Classroom Settings
Soft skills, the employability skills that speak to a worker’s interpersonal skills and character, rose to prominence in the early 1990s as a critical component of worker productivity with the Secretary’s Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS). Today, the need to coach new hires about soft skills is an accepted fact among employers and those who prepare individuals for the workforce.
Tool: Technical Assistance Brief: Effective Integration of Technology and Instructor-Led Training to Promote Soft Skills Mastery
Integrating technology into soft skills training can effectively support, reinforce, and augment classroom instruction in order to provide students with the hands-on experiences that they need.