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Trident 21st Century Skills Trident (Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester Counties) employers highly recommend the following work behaviors to potential employees. The behaviors are listed in priority order. Basic reading and math skills should be integrated into the execution of all Trident 21st Century Skills listed; thus, it is displayed as the pillar of support to the left of the skills.

Basic Reading and Math Skills – include the basic academic skills of reading and math. How to compete: successfully complete reading and math assignments
Work Ethic – includes a set of values based on hard work and diligence. It is also a belief in the moral benefit of work and its ability to enhance character. ( How to compete: complete class assignments and arrive to class on time
Communication Skills – include abilities in the areas of language understanding, communicating expressively, and practical language skills. ( How to compete: complete speaking activities
Critical Thinking - involves logical thinking and reasoning including skills such as comparison, classification, sequencing, cause/effect, patterning, webbing, analogies, reasoning, forecasting, planning, hypothesizing, and critiquing. ( How to compete: create outlines for class assignments
Problem Solving – involves clarifying a description of the problem, analyzing causes, identifying alternatives, assessing each alternative, choosing and implementing one alternative and evaluating if the problem was solved or not. ( How to compete: use creativity to complete class assignments
Teamwork – requires members to be flexible, adaptable, and able to work together to further their organization's goals to succeed and stay competitive. ( How to compete: cooperate with others and be willing to compromise
Technology Skills – involve appropriate knowledge and use of electronic technology. How to compete: gain additional knowledge about and use electronic equipment to present class assignments
Trident Job Specific Skills – include skills specific to Trident organizations. How to compete: learn more about Trident organizations

Training options may be found at the following links:

Learning Express

Steps for youth to Gain High Demand Career Skills

Computer Skills (login required)

Free Computer Basics Programs

Basic Computer Tutorial

Preparation Ebooks

A Learner's Guide to the Computer

The Senior's Guide to the Computer

Career Ready101 (keytrain for Workkeys)