Fashion and Creative Business

Soft skills


Duration: 1 hour

Learning outcome: In this unit the learner will acquire basic knowledge on what soft skills are, as well as how they connect with entrepreneurship.

Knowledge Skills
Learn the difference between hard and soft skills Self-assessment and self-reporting.
Recognize the importance of interpersonal skills. Ability to extrapolate.
Find out what the process is by which skills are learned. Self-criticism.
Discover what our soft skills are and how we can leverage them for our business idea.

Personal story

Tilado was born and raised in Burkina Faso. After finishing high school in her country, she decided that she wanted to work in fashion and she went to Benin to study tailoring. After she completed the course, she returned to her country and opened a shop, that became quite successful.

However, later she had to leave her country because she was persecuted for political reasons. Hence, she came to Spain as a refugee. The idea to start making dresses from African fabrics came to her when she left the CAR (Refugee Support Centre). She couldn’t find a job, but realised that she has a practical skill that help her make living in her new country. Regarding the necessary soft skills, she feels like any entrepreneur needs to put in a lot of effort and be patient.

Introduction to the Learning Unit

In this teaching unit we will discover what soft skills are. To do this we will learn the following concepts:

  • Learning the difference between soft skills and hard skills.
  • Recognize why soft skills are important
  • Identify which interpersonal skills are most demanded by employers.
  • Soft skills and entrepreneurship
  • Discover what my most relevant skills are.
Lesson Content
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