This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Student Work Placement Program.
Skill Savvy – Professional Skills for Canada’s Electricity Sector
10 professional skills that all electricity sector workers need, where they fall short, and how they can be fostered through work-integrated learning.
Soft Skills are Professional Skills
From the boardroom to the front line, careers in electricity take more than technical skills—they require professional skills: the ability to communicate, work together, and organize work effectively.
To explain these skills and the value they have to any worker or employer, we’ve published Skills Savvy. Based on research and international best practices, this paper identifies 10 professional skills that all electricity sector workers need, where they fall short, and how they can be fostered by educators and employers through work-integrated learning.