Women and the future of soft skills training

Women and the future of soft skills training: Project flyer

The ILO through its In Business soft skills modules seeks to enhance workplace-based learning through an affordable and effective methodology for continuous/life-long training on soft skills in-company.

Higher cognitive skills along with social, emotional and communication skills are critical to enhance personal productivity and support career advancement of women across STEM-related sectors in South East Asia.

Robotic automation and artificial intelligence are making significant inroads in STEM-related sectors. However, machines lack the ability to work in teams, lead others, communicate effectively, assess and understand cross-cultural workplaces, and finally negotiate then reach consensus at work. Thus, these soft skills along with higher cognitive skills such as creativity, critical thinking and problem solving, become crucial to increase both employability and productivity among female workers.