LEAGUE CITY, Texas, Nov. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Only 14% of 2015 College Seniors and 13% of graduate students had a job lined up at graduation, according to Aftercollege.com. How is it possible that 86% are graduating without a job? The issue is not necessarily job availability. Instead, Cecil Carter, Board President at LCMUA, says, "Employers are experiencing that many college graduates are lacking the soft skills necessary to succeed."
In a report by the Washington State Human Resources Council, 44% of employers cited soft skills as the greatest skills gap. 72% reported soft skills were as important as technical skills. To combat this growing chasm, TCC Learning LLC is proud to unveil The Careers College Online™ Job Search Training Program. According to Founder, Todd Bermont, "It's not that students lack potential. Instead, students lack formal training on communicating their strengths to prospective employers and successfully integrating into the workforce."
The Careers College™ contains nine core interactive learning modules, each training students on key soft skills required to succeed in the job search and beyond. Modules include:
- Building Confidence
- Exploring Career Options (Defining the ideal job)
- Marketing Skills (Resumes, cover letters, social media, etc.)
- Conducting the Job Search
- Preparing for Job Interviews
- Interviewing to Win
- Following Up
- Negotiating the Best Deal
- Starting Right on the New Job
Already, over 15 colleges, universities, and libraries are offering The Careers College™ to their students and patrons. Mark Hays, Vice Chancellor of Workforce and Economic Development for the Dallas County Community College District states: "DCCCD is proud to be one of the first community college systems in the nation to offer The Careers College™ to our students. There are thousands of "middle-skill" job opportunities in North Texas. We see this program as an essential part of our efforts to bridge the soft skills gap and prepare students for the job search process," said Hays.
About TCC Learning LLC
TCC Learning LLC's mission is to provide motivated students and job seekers the education, tools and resources they need to land their ideal job (www.tcclearning.com). Our flagship online job search training program, The Careers College™, is ideal for colleges, libraries, universities, workforce and other institutions chartered to help individuals land meaningful work.
The Dallas County Community College District, one of the largest two-year systems in Texas, serves approximately 79,000 credit and 25,000 continuing education students each semester. Each of the system's seven colleges – Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, Eastfield, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake and Richland – is individually accredited; the district's virtual campus is Dallas Colleges Online. DCCCD is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2015-2016.
Todd Bermont, TCC Learning, LLC
Ann Hatch, DCCCD
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SOURCE TCC Learning LLC