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  • October 2015

    Employers Demand Soft Skills: The Roadmap Helps Grads Get Them with Easy to Use, Low Cost & Accessible Software

    Like SAT prep for career success, Roadmap bridges the gap between academic and soft skills learning via technology. Empowering students with the know-how and professional readiness skills to stand out and succeed, Roadmap’s robust software reaches students where they live – on their phones, computers and tablets.

    Although the US unemployment rate is the lowest in 40 years at 5.4 percent, according to Generation Opportunity’s September 2015 Millennial Jobs Report, 13.1 percent of 18 to 29 year-olds are out of work. While an improvement over 14.2 percent in January 2015 and over the same time last year, the number is still more than twice the national jobless rate.

    While prospects may be improving, according to a recent CareerBuilder Survey employers are concerned that new college grads may not be ready for the real world. Twenty-one percent of employers do not feel academic institutions are adequately preparing students for roles needed within their organizations, with 46 percent citing too much emphasis on book learning versus real world learning, and 30 percent wanting more workers with a blend of technical and soft skills.

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