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Life Skills Center

Workshops

FALL 2018
Soft Skills - The Hard Facts of Professional Success:

This interactive 1 hour workshop utilizing the US Dept. of Labor's Skills to Pay the Bills video series will cover the 10 most important "soft skills" employers are looking for in today's workforce. Participants will leave with an understanding that: (1) it is not enough to just have "hard skills" and training for the job, (2) the definition of soft skills, (3) why "soft skills" are critical for success, and (4) how to practice them successfully.

Top Ten Soft Skills: Self Confidence, Work Ethic, Time Management, Positive Attitude/Being a Team Player, Flexibility/Adaptability to Changes, Working Well Under Pressure, Problem Solving Skills, Good Communication, How to Accept and Learn from Criticism, and Dealing with Difficult People.

Participants will be encouraged to see the LSC Coordinator for individual assistance on areas they identify as challenging.

(Based on participant feedback, may break out 1 or 2 of the 10 for more in-depth sessions in the future.)

Additional workshops are available by appointment. Please contact Brad Kauffman at 803-822-3443 or kauffmanb@midlandstech.edu for more information.

Airport Campus

FALL 2018 Dates:
Day Time Location
September 10 10:00AM – 11:30AM AC 115 CANCELLED
September 25 2:00PM – 3:30PM AC 115
October 8 4:00PM – 5:30PM AC 115
October 25 10:00AM – 11:30AM AC 115
November 7 2:00PM – 3:30PM AC 115

Beltine Campus

FALL 2018 Dates:
Day Time Location
September 12 10:00AM – 11:30AM LRC 225 CANCELLED
September 27 2:00PM – 3:30PM LRC 225
October 10 4:00PM – 5:30PM LRC 225
October 23 10:00AM – 11:30AM LRC 225
November 5 2:00PM – 3:30PM LRC 225

Computer Basics:

This 1 hour workshop is designed to help students with basic computer literacy which includes the following:

  • Basic computer components
  • Confidently and safely navigating the internet
  • Sending and receiving email
  • Utilizing services offered through MyMTC
  • Familiarization of D2L
  • Computer Applications - Microsoft Office
  • FALL 2018 Dates: As Requested

    Please contact Brad Kauffman at 803-822-3443 for additional information and scheduling.

    Financial Literacy:

    This 1 hour presentation will introduce students to the fundamentals of money management and financial literacy. There will be specific focus on: budgeting, saving, attitudes towards debt, student loans, accessing, understanding and improving credit reports/scores, banking vs quick cash centers, and balancing accounts.

    FALL 2018 Dates: As Requested

    Please contact Brad Kauffman at 803-822-3443 for additional information and scheduling.

    Study Skills:

    This 1 hour workshop is designed to help students with general best practice recommendations on: note taking, studying, handling test anxiety, critical thinking, proactive steps (coursework/instructors/tutors), and utilizing resources (online and on campus). Attendees will be encouraged to meet with the LSC Coordinator for individualized assessment of their study habits with a resulting Individualized Success Plan (ISP).

    Additional workshops are available by appointment. Please contact at Brad Kauffman 803-822-3443 or kauffmanb@midlandstech.edu for more information.

    Airport Campus

    FALL 2018 Dates:
    Day Time Location
    September 17 10:00AM – 11:30AM AC 115
    October 2 2:00PM – 3:30PM AC 115
    October 15 4:00PM – 5:30PM AC 115
    November 1 10:00AM – 11:30AM AC 115
    November 14 2:00PM – 3:30PM AC 115

    Beltine Campus

    FALL 2018 Dates:
    Day Time Location
    September 19 10:00AM – 11:30AM LRC 225
    October 4 2:00PM – 3:30PM LRC 225
    October 17 4:00PM – 5:00PM LRC 225
    October 30 10:00AM – 11:30AM LRC 225
    November 12 2:00PM – 3:30PM LRC 225

    Interview Skills:

    TBA

    Time Management Skills:

    FALL 2018 Dates:
    Day Time Location
    October 2 9:00AM – 10:00AM AC 115

    Please contact Brad Kauffman 822-3443 for location and registration information.

    ACT Engage:

    This 30 minute online assessment tool is the first participant requirement. The assessment measures students' behaviors and psychosocial attributes, which are critical, but are often overlooked components of their success in college. Without the pressure of a high-stakes assessment, students answer 108 simple questions about themselves. The resulting report is the foundation of the Individualized Success Plan (ISP) which will be generated by the LSC Coordinator.

    The assessment measures:

    Motivation & Skills
    Personal characteristics that help students to succeed academically by focusing and maintaining energies on goal-directed activities: academic discipline, general determination, goal striving, commitment to college, study and communication skills.

    Social Engagement
    Interpersonal factors that influence students' successful integration or adaptation into their environment: social connection and social activity.

    Self-Regulation
    Cognitive and affective processes used to monitor, regulate, and control behavior related to learning: academic self-confidence and steadiness.

    FALL 2018 Dates: As Requested

    Please contact Brad Kauffman at 803-822-3443 for additional information and scheduling.