Southern Union is committed to the success of its students. Part of our commitment for technical students is to evaluate and enhance workplace skills as a student completes technical training at the College. Workplace Readiness standards will be incorporated into the Technical Division’s Programs of Study. Students will be measured on how well they demonstrate proficiency in several different areas, but the effort is primarily designated to address soft-skills. The topics include, but are not limited to: participation and punctuality, teamwork, problem solving, critical thinking, project-based learning, lean manufacturing skills, and communication skills. Southern Union will use various methods of delivery which may include online modules and cross curricular projects in addition to regular lab routines that incorporate these skill sets into the curriculum and training. These topics are not generally taught in the traditional college setting; however, area employers have stated that they believe applicants need these skills to be successful in today’s job market.