AIR contributed to the development of National Disability Policy: A Progress Report, released on October 31, 2011 by the National Council on Disability. This annual progress report describes the current state of people with disabilities in America.
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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.
Recent events such as those in Oklahoma, Boston, and Texas can leave people—especially children—feeling sad, angry, out of control, overwhelmed, and unsafe. The National Center on Family Homelessness developed a resource, Understanding Traumatic Stress in Children, to help.
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.