WHY LIFE SKILLS
Our experience around the world has taught us how critical confidence, responsibility, and problem-solving are for young people’s success. Based on employer demand, life skills like these are key to getting work and growing on the job. They have broad and long-lasting value.
- of employers said "soft skills" were as or more important than technical skills (Wall Street Journal survey).
- of employers say the life skills they value most are hardest to find and worry that shortages could impair their company's growth (PwC's 20th CEO Survey, 2017).
- return on investment from teaching employees soft skills (University of Michigan).
Passport to Success® In Person
Since 2004, IYF has honed face-to-face PTS training around the world. Highly skilled trainers who understand the local context and speak the language bring to life lessons in self-confidence, responsibility, teamwork, and time management. Whether you call what they’re learning life skills, soft skills, or socio-emotional skills, or essential skills, young people who complete this training perform better in school and at work.
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Interested in online or blended learning? Want to know more about measuring the skills PTS teaches? The PTS product line offers multiple learning modalities and complementary tools that align to the needs of your organization and the young people you hire, teach, or serve.
Passport to Success® Gets Young People Job Ready
40 percentof Hilton Team Members that took PTS have been promoted six months after completing training.
31 percentimprovement in work climate at Cummins in Peru, thanks to increased mutual respect and teamwork.
32 percentreduction in dropout rates among PTS graduates in Chihuahua, Mexico.
Sixnational technical educational & training systems have selected PTS as their life skills training program (Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, Morocco, South Africa, Mozambique and Tanzania).
Passport to Success® prepares young people to be the kind of employees every company wants to hire and retain: responsible, motivated, and engaged team players.
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