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Alumni Engagement

Free virtual event: Foundational Skills for Career Success

May 6, 2021

You’re invited! Ten Thousand Coffees is hosting a free webinar on May 20, 2021 at 12:30 p.m. CT to help you build essential skills for career success.

We focus a lot on building technical skills for the workplace – school is where we match theory with hands-on, practical learning so grads are set up to meet industry needs (which is awesome!). But we could all use a little extra work on foundational skills: the skills that set us up for long-term career success. These are often called ‘soft skills’ but there’s nothing soft about them – the ability to work effectively in teams, resolve conflicts, solve problems, have empathy, and think critically are all human skills that are not just nice-to-haves in today’s market, they’re need-to-haves.

In a study conducted by LinkedIn, 91 per cent of companies responded that it’s a struggle to find candidates in the marketplace that not only meet education and experience requirements, but also have well-developed soft skills.

Join Ten Thousand Coffees co-founder and CEO Dave Wilkin and Harpal Sekhon, Head of HR for Johnson & Johnson Consumer Canada, for this Office Hour to find out which foundational skills are the most in demand in Canadian workplaces. This session will cover why these essential human skills are necessary for career success and how you can grow your own skillset to become a superstar in the office (and in life).

The event is free and open to all Red River College students and alumni. Whether you’re already a member of the Red River College Café or new to our mentoring platform, you’re invited to enhance your networking skills at this workshop event.

Why join?

  • You’ll learn why soft skills are the foundation on which to build your career
  • You’ll find out which essential skills are the most in-demand right now by employers and how to grow these skills
  • You’ll have the opportunity to hear directly from an expert at Johnson & Johnson
  • You’ll be able to network with hundreds of students and alumni from across Canada

Don’t miss this exciting workshop hosted by Ten Thousand Coffees.

Dave Wilkin, Co-Founder & CEO, Ten Thousand Coffees

Guest Speaker:
Harpal Sekhon, Head of Human Resources, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Canada

For more mentoring and networking opportunities, join the Red River College Café, powered by Ten Thousand Coffees.