skill

/skil/

noun

  1. a craft, trade, or job requiring manual dexterity or special training in which a person has competence and experience:

“difficult work, taking great skill”

 

A skill is the learned ability to perform an action with determined results with good execution often within a given amount of time, energy, or both.

DIFFERENT TYPES OF

SKILLS

HARD SKILLS

Or technical skills relating to a specific task or situation. It involves both understanding and proficiency in such specific activity that involves methods, processes, procedures, or techniques. These skills are easily quantifiable unlike soft skills which are related to one’s personality. These are also skills that can be or have been tested and may entail some professional, technical, or academic qualification.

SOFT SKILLS

 A combination of people skills, social skills, communication skills, character or personality traits, attitudes, mindsets, career attributes, social intelligence and emotional intelligence quotients, among others, that enable people to navigate their environment, work well with others, perform well, and achieve their goals with complementing hard skills.

It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill.

– Wilbur Wright

LIFE SKILLS

An ability and capacity acquired through deliberate, systematic, and sustained effort to smoothly and adaptively carryout complex activities or job functions involving ideas (cognitive skills), things (technical skills), and/or people (interpersonal skills).

PEOPLE SKILLS

 According to the Portland Business Journal, people skills are described as: understanding ourselves and moderating our responses, talking effectively and empathizing accurately, building relationships of trust, respect and productive interactions.

DIG DEEPER DISCUSSION

 

 Watch the movie “GO Karts” on Netflix. Think over these discussion questions and how you would answer them in a group discussion:

The track owner, Patrick, appeared to be very brisk and ornery. Why do you think he made Jack work so hard before he would help them?

Why did Patrick make Jack paint the storage building wearing a hat with a paintbrush attached to it? Spray the track? Wash the karts with his feet? Drive 100 continuous laps and then clean out the shed?

Did the pile of parts that they used to build our go cart looks similar to our project we did for FABcamp last summer? How did Mandy use her engineering mindset?

Mandy’s father wouldn’t let her work at his own company building karts. Why do you think society makes women prove that they can be engineers and do the same thing that men do?

The different tasks that Patrick had Jack do at the race track, how did repeating those tasks build Jack’s skill set?

 

 

“An almost indispensable skill for any creative person is the ability to pose the right questions. Creative people identify promising, exciting, and most important, accessible routes to progress – and eventually formulate the questions correctly.”

~ Lisa Randall

ENGINEERING MEETS ART

Find your favorite SKILL quote and place it somewhere that you will see it every day. Your computer, your mirror, make a graphic you can print and hang on your wall, be creative and turn it into a piece of art! Submit your artistic creation for us to use on our social media channels to get extra points!

 

“When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.”

John Ruskin

“Some people, through luck and skill, end up with a lot of assets. If you’re good at kicking a ball, writing software, investing in stocks, it pays extremely well.”

Bill Gates

“In a world that is constantly changing, there is no one subject or set of subjects that will serve you for the foreseeable future, let alone for the rest of your life. The most important skill to acquire now is learning how to learn.”

John Naisbitt

“Communication is a skill that you can learn. It’s like riding a bicycle or typing. If you’re willing to work at it, you can rapidly improve the quality of every part of your life.”

Brian Tracy

“I really believe that everyone has a talent, ability, or skill that he can mine to support himself and to succeed in life.”

Dean Koontz

“I like to solve problems. I know it is a skill set, but it’s also an obligation. I grew up with parents who believe that you don’t simply complain you try to find solutions and fix what’s in front of you.”

Stacey Abrams

“Learning how to learn is life’s most important skill.”

Tony Buzan

“A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill except for learning how to grow in rows.”

Robert Kiyosaki

“Schooling doesn’t assure employment, but skill does.”

Amit Kalantri

SKILL VOCABULARY

WORD SEARCH

There are 15 words in the puzzle. It’s up to you to find them! Use your skills to learn the terminology to use with employeers.

Attitude
Character
Collaboration
Communication
Creativity
Critical Thinking
Decision Making
Empathy
Leadership
Management
Mindset
Negotiation
Organization
Skill
Trust

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