“Developing skills is as important as training. A larger effort is needed to create a skilled workforce with employment potential.” - Pallam Raju

Who is involved?

The #NoblesvilleWORKS Soft Skills campaign is an initiative of the Noblesville Workforce Development Council, a council that includes schools (K-Ivy Tech), businesses, nonprofit organizations, and the City’s Economic Development Department, to accomplish the goal of providing strategies and a collaborative approach to improve workforce preparedness and training for individuals within our community, in-turn enhancing the Noblesville business environment.

What is #NoblesvilleWORKS?

The #NoblesvilleWORKS Soft Skills Program was developed to foster the relationship between the city, businesses, and schools with a community-wide effort to increase awareness of soft skills throughout Noblesville and to help ensure our that our current and future residents are “work ready.”

Why are Soft Skills Important?

All businesses look for different skill sets and experience when it comes to hiring. They have expressed the frustration of finding employees with the right balance of hard and soft skills. It is no longer enough to be an expert in your field. Companies are looking to hire new (and retaining existing) employees who have the ability to combine soft skills, those personal qualities, habits, attitudes, and social graces that make someone a good employee, with the hard skills, those teachable abilities that can be defined and measured.
Our workforce council heard the businesses loud and clear and that’s why #NoblesvilleWORKS was launched.
Speaking from an Economic Development perspective, we know that a talented, well prepared workforce is vital to our community's ability to be competitive in both attraction and retention. Site selectors, CEO’s, and local businesses, have all expressed the immediate need for quantity and quality workforce ready employees. A community hoping to attract or retain a business will tip the scale favorably, while competing, if they show a pipeline of talent, training, and timing that provides the solution for their workforce needs.
All local educators and community leaders know it is vital to the success of our businesses, residents, and community to create and sustain “work ready” residents.

What is the desired outcome of the #NoblesvilleWORKS Program?

Our goal is to grow the awareness and create buzz about the importance of soft skills in our collaborative community.
This important campaign will highlight a monthly soft skill category and theme through creative resources (in print, electronic and social media formats) for community organizations to display cooperatively. We have infused flexible and modifiable utilization of the resources so participants can tailor their message according to their audience.  We provide prepared posters and social platform communication that can be delivered as presented "as-is" or altered to their liking. #NobesvilleWORKS icons and color coding will remain consistent throughout all communication outlets in order to retain the strength of the branding and public relations campaign.
The program will communicate the importance of six key soft skills categories in today’s technology-focused work environment. They are: Communication Skills, Work Ethic, Personal Ethics, Teamwork, Critical Thinking, and Higher Level Soft Skills.

Our overall concept is to create a community-wide campaign that features a specific soft skill, one per month, for the 2016/2017 academic year. The campaign’s goal is to increase awareness of the importance of soft skills for individual success and to identify the “Top 12” of those skills. We want to provide a toolkit for all community stakeholders for each monthly theme. They can use these tools to promote that month’s theme in their workplace, classroom or living room. We want to engage a broad spectrum of users so that this becomes a community-wide conversation on the importance of soft skills for individual success.

To support the monthly theme in your workplace, school, or organization you can view the available creative materials and social media tools. Posters may be printed locally by FF&S Printing through an online ordering site.  Click Here to place your order!

Creative Materials and Social Media Tools

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Noblesville Works Social Media Posts

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