This study used the theories of Pedagogical Constructivism, Transformative Learning, and Social and Cultural Capital to understand better the soft skills competencies that need to be imparted to adult learners to thrive in a technological world. The study was set at Midwest Tech Company, a suburban software technology company located outside of Minneapolis, Minnesota. The research design was qualitative, using a phenomenological approach. Data were collected within interviews, focus group activities, and from documents. Analysis of the data collected revealed lived experiences of career technology professionals that described effective communication, willingness to learn, and the value of mentorship within technology professional work.
Date Dissertation Completed
Doctorate of Education
Dissertation Committee Members
DeJuanna Parker, Kent Willis
Fillman, Scott A., "Educating 21st Century Technology Career Professionals: Perspectives on Soft Skills" (2021). Education Doctorate Dissertations. 8.