By LaRachelle Smith, Managing Director
Social and emotional learning in school goes a long way to support workforce readiness. Children who become adults that do not understand how to manage emotions are less likely to set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.
As fields of study such as agriculture, STEM, and health sciences continue to grow in demand, so does the need for college graduates with skills that could enhance the industry and its global impact. According to researchers, self-awareness, team-building and leadership are significant social and emotional learning objectives for undergraduate degree programs throughout the United States. Industry leaders have identified several key interpersonal skills that are needed by students, especially those from underrepresented populations, for them to compete and survive in the workplace.
Some of these necessary skills are communication and collaboration which require the ability to manage emotions for not only oneself, but others. What’s more, professionals already in the workplace have reported these competencies are lacking among our recent graduates. Finding the right resources to develop the aptitude for empathy is the new normal for educators, counselors, coaches, and parents. Our future depends on it.
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