New book teaches skills entry-level employees need to survive in workforce

From high school students to former criminal offenders, Frederick Wentz knows how to develop the work habits of entry-level employees and he shares his secrets in “Soft Skills Training: A Workbook to Develop Skills for Employment”

(PR NewsChannel) / May 22, 2012 / NEW ORLEANS

Soft Skills Training

“Soft Skills Training” by Frederick H. Wentz

Any manager can teach technical skills but it is ultimately a worker’s soft skills, or their reliability, communication skills and acceptance of supervision, which determines whether an employee sinks or swims. In “Soft Skills Training: A Workbook to Develop Skills for Employment” (ISBN 1468096494), author Frederick Wentz shares his secrets using a series of 85 exercises.

The exercises were designed to reinforce the soft skills concepts and to enhance logic and problem solving skills. For those employees new to the workforce like high school students, former criminal offenders and the long-term unemployed, good work traits can be difficult to learn. The book’s exercises are a stepping stone to help individuals develop goals and to quash unproductive thinking and self-defeating emotional behaviors.

The workbook emphasizes self-esteem, decision making, communication skills and the importance of maintaining strong human relations in the workplace. Showing up on time, working in groups and taking criticism constructively are at the core of the book’s lessons. The soft skills material was developed over two decades by Frederick Wentz. He began developing his training plan while helping recently released offenders gain employment.

As civic leaders learned of Wentz’s ability to teach life skills and good work habits, he was invited to lead courses within their own job training programs. There are few books targeting the entry-level employee and hard-to-employ workers. “Soft Skills Training” is a vital addition to the curriculum of schools, churches and non-profits who seek to develop the life skills for their most vulnerable members.

“Soft Skills Training: A Workbook to Develop Skills for Employment” is available for sale online at and other channels.

About the Author: Frederick Wentz has over 25 years of experience hiring and training new hires or training and getting jobs for entry-level employees who are new or returning to the workforce after a long break. He developed his soft skills material while working for a program that helped recently released offenders enhance their problem solving skills, their communication skills and boost their self-confidence. Schools, churches and non-profits have tapped Wentz to develop similar programs for high school students, low-income families and other individuals seeking the social skills and work habits necessary for entry-level work. He earned a master of Business Administration degree from the University of New Orleans.

Frederick H. Wentz
Phone: (504) 813-8720



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