Transferable Skills (TS)
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To be successful in the workplace, employees have to possess transferable skills sets. Knowing about these skills will help teens and adults prepare to be successful in the workplace. Soft (TS) skills are a product of our talents, traits and knowledge. These skills determine how you respond to new activities, work situations or jobs.

Soft (TS) skills are non-job specific skills that you have acquired during any activity or life experiences. Student activities and experiences include campus and community activities, class projects, and assignments, hobbies, athletic activities, internships and summer part-time jobs.

Transferable (TS) Skills Survey

new transferable skills scale

The TS Survey is a researched and validated assessment. The TS Survey is a short assessment that identifies an individual’s strongest soft (TS) skills. The eight (8) soft (TS) skills are:

  • Analytical
  • Numerical
  • Interpersonal
  • Organizational
  • Physical
  • Informational
  • Communicative
  • Creative skills

The benefits of the TS Survey are -

  • Complete in 20-25 minutes
  • Is easy to use
  • Has color-coded design
  • Is Self-scoring and self-interpreting
  • Can be used as both a career exploration guide and a job search strategy tool
  • Includes suggested resources for career exploration as well as a worksheet for comparing possible careers
  • Includes job titles from the most recent O*NET database
  • Can be given to groups or individuals

The TS Survey has 5 sections -

  1. Mark Your Answers
  2. Add Your Scores
  3. Interpret Your Scores
  4. Identify Occupations that Match Your Skills
  5. Explore Occupations that Match Your Skills

Reference material for the The TS Survey lists the relationship between Soft Skills and Holland Codes

Holland Career Model Areas

Holland Codes

Holland Code Letters

Transferable Skills

Things

Realistic

R

5. Physical

Ideas and things

Investigative

I

1. Analytical

People and ideas

Artistic

A

8. Creative

People

Social

S

3. Interpersonal
7. Communicative

People and data

Enterprising

E

4. Organizational

Things and data

Conventional

C

2. Numerical
6. Informational

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Cost:$7/ printed

Transferable Skills Scale - Online Version

Here is video that provides a Transferable Skills Scale overview.

The second video tells details about the Transferable Skills and Holland Codes

With your purchase, you will receive access to additional videos that cover -

  • Registering Transferable Skills Scale
  • Administering Transferable Skills Scale
  • Exploring careers
  • Generating Transferable Skills Scale

The cost for the online Transferable Skills Scale is $7.

Top Soft (TS) Skills Web Sites

Soft(TS)skills skills fall into three (3) groups:

Working with people, working with things, and working with data/information. These terms are defined below:

  • Working with people skills happen when people sell, train, advise, and negotiate.
  • Working with things skills occur when people repair, operate machinery, sketch, survey, or troubleshoot.
  • Working with data/information skills involve budgeting, researching, and analyzing.

The Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS) is a model for skills resources and web sites. In 1990, a commission of schools, government, unions, and corporations developed five SCAN competencies and three SCAN foundation skills. The five (5) Competencies are: Resources, information, interpersonal, systems, and technology.

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