Robert Bowles

Does the Inclusion of "Soft Skill" Training in a Technical Workforce Development Program Effect Student Motivation?

This research investigates the effect on student motivation of integrating technical and soft skills in a workforce development program. Informal observations of students in courses that explicitly feature skill integration seem to indicate increased student motivation.  More formal student surveys and focus groups and an analysis of course completion rates seem to indicate also that skill integration fosters higher student motivation.

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