In today's 21st Century global economy students need to be skillful with their hands and superior with their minds to be successful. Employers are constantly looking for the total package of academic skills, vocational skills, and soft skills. As our economy becomes more of a service economy and less of a manufacturing economy soft skills are rising to the top as a very important attribute employers seek.
Therefore, the following keys to success are what employers look for in today's and tomorrow's 21st Century technicians.
- Attention to detail
- Analytical thinking
- The ability to write, speak, and listen effectively with customers and employees from all types of diverse ethnic backgrounds.
- Lifelong learner