Soft Skills at the Moroccan University Level: Case of the Faculty of Sciences Ben M'Sick and Faculty of Sciences Ain Chock of Casablanca

S. Khadija Chadil, Pr. Mohamed Radid, Pr. Youssef Sefri


Throughout their education, young people can acquire various skills that they can use on the job market. This study aims to study the perceptions of students regarding the importance of soft skills. Many studies have recently focused on "soft skills" in the labor market, that is to say, non-cognitive skills, particularly in relation to life skills, knowing how to become and knowing how to have, which could influence the employability of future students seeking employment. From a study on a sample of 400 students enrolled in the third year of college  in two faculties: the Faculty of Sciences Ben M'Sick (FSBM) of Casablanca, and the Faculty of Sciences Ain Chock (FSAC) of Casablanca, we built a general idea on the opinion of the  students of science branches in the university concerning soft skills, we identified the most important soft skills according to their perspective, with various educational institutions' pedagogical methods; their relevance and impact in developing soft skills and their benefits to students, the implementation of soft skills in academic settings, and the measures that should be taken by universities to better enable the acquisition of soft skills.   


Keywords: soft skills, faculty, science, employment, professions.

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