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Romeo, Liberty and Forest Win Second Annual "Soft Skills" Competition

NOVEMBER 2, 2018 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Kevin Christian, APR, CPRC, Public Relations & Communications Director

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ROMEO, LIBERTY AND FOREST WIN SECOND ANNUAL

“SOFT SKILLS” COMPETITION

 

MARION COUNTY – With 23 public schools participating in the second annual “Soft Skills” competition, three local schools are sharing bragging rights for finishing first.

 

Romeo Elementary, Liberty Middle, and Forest High scored the highest in their grade-level categories for being most creative, most consistent, and most effective in a recent contest coordinated by the Career and Technical Education department of Marion County Public Schools.

 

Schools were tasked with creating plans to integrate “soft skill” concepts – dependability and reliability, work ethic, communication, positive attitude, and team-work mentality -- into their everyday lessons and activities.  Plans involved all teachers, staff, and students.  These “soft skill” concepts are the most-desired qualities local companies want in new employees based on a recent survey of business leaders. 

 

Winning schools also submitted their own videos and will receive a faculty/staff luncheon sponsored by Mojo Grill and additional shopping days in the “Tools 4 Teaching” store at the Public Education Foundation of Marion County.

 

Winning videos can be viewed by clicking these links:

 

Romeo Elementary              Liberty Middle             Forest High

 

Judges also wanted to recognize Dunnellon Middle’s video entry in the spirit of the competition.

 

For more information, contact CTE Executive Director Mark Vianello at Mark.Vianello@marion.k12.fl.us

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