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Soft Skills Training: A Significant Tool for Future Achievement in Higher Education

Shakirudeen Olabanji Atolagbe(School of Civil Engineering, Central South University)
Bin Yan(School of Civil Engineering, Central South University)


A shared understanding across the training and professional fields highlights the importance of being educated about transversal talents, often known as soft skills. A shared understanding across the training and professional fields highlights the importance of being educated about transversal talents, often known as soft skills. Soft talents are thought to impact work success. Rethinking educational policy-investing in skills and instilling soft skills into the lives of future generations aim to enhance their knowledge, understanding, values, and skills, which are the foundations of education for long-term development and socioeconomic benefits. First, this paper provided background concepts before analyzing the requirement for soft skills in the modern-day in terms of personality and professionalism. Second, it clarifies the significance and purpose of teaching and acquiring soft skills in today’s world. Third, it linked a complete description of the limitations that scholars undergo and strategies to fit with the structures created to establish and enhance soft skills in higher education globally. Further, it provides the current and future status of the global economic rise in soft skills. Recommendations for future research were also provided.


Soft skills; Training; Higher Education; Significant tool; Achievement

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