Yuliana Lavrysh

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DOI: 10.22190/JTESAP1603517L
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Abstract.   Nowadays potential technical employees demonstrate the poor level of required soft skills relevant for the particular work position. It is known that professional career growth depends on soft skills reference level. The most appropriate way to improve the engineer’s employability skills and enhance their adaptation to the requirements of the labor market is the development of their soft skills. The paper describes the concepts such as "hard skills" and "soft skills" and explains the significance of   these skills acquisition for today’s graduates.    The article contains a list of the necessary soft skills for professionals in engineering industry. As the skills of professional communication are considered to be the most significant for an engineer, it is obvious that ESP classes are the vital educational source for soft skills training. The author has analyzed some educational courses and activities which were implemented during ESP classes in order to develop soft skills for students of technical university.  

Key words: soft skills, hard skills, employability skills, ESP, communicative approach


soft skills, hard skills, employability skills, ESP, communicative approach

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