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What Are Life Skills?

 A skill is a learned or natural ability to accomplish a particular task.

Sometimes referred to as soft skills or employability skills, life skills are character traits and values that include:

  • Effectively Communicating
  • Problem Solving, Dependability
  • Accountability
  • Creative Thinking
  • Work Ethic
  • and many others.

There is a difference between occupational and employability skills. Occupational skills are a set of knowledge and skills that employees need for a specific job or occupation. Employability skills or workplace skills prepare individuals for any job.

Why are Life Skills Important?
  • You will be seen more positively by employers. They prefer applicants who are willing to learn new skills.
  • You will feel more confident during interviews.
  • Your resumes, cover letters, and job applications will be stronger.

Go and Grow with Life Skills

Create your story using your Life Skills to continuously improve your journey.

  • Demonstrate strong written and oral communication skills
  • Be a team player
  • Showcase your strong work ethic
  • Be flexible and adaptable to the situation
  • Step up and be a leader
Ways to Expand and Identify Your Skills

Students can gain skills from work-based learning including service learning opportunities and internships.

Job Seekers can attend CareerForce Center workshops and other job search events.

People with convictions and other criminal charges (ex-offenders) can use Job Seekers Tool Kit to identify skills or find training.

Adult Basic Education students and those with limited language skills can search the Brown County Library of resources to get training and advance in a career.



Ways to develop Life Skills

Local Resources

Involvement in school clubs, sports, religious organizations, volunteering, and joining local clubs and organizations supports Life Skill development. 

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