As a business, you need employees you can count on. PTS prepares young people with the skills you are looking for but likely struggle to find: responsibility, critical thinking, teamwork, and more. Tailored to your needs and internationally proven, PTS can help you address the challenges your business faces in hiring and maintaining a reliable, driven workforce, including:

Closing the Skills Gap

PTS prepares current and prospective employees with skills that will advance your business — and broaden their opportunities for the future. Learn More

Preparing for the future of work

Over time, an investment in life skills will become only more valuable. Learn More

Improving employee retention and promotion

PTS can help you minimize lost time and money and build on in-house talent. Learn More

  • In a 2015 U.S. study of employers and recent graduates, employers rated recent graduates an average of 30 percentage points lower than students rated themselves across all 9 work readiness skill areas.

  • A 2018 study from McKinsey reveals workers will be spending 24% more working hours using soft skills in 2030 as compared to 2016.

[Thumeka] has a clear goal in where she’s going. The way she presents herself, the way she speaks in the interviews, it’s just something different compared to other learners. Thumeka communicates well and displays a mature work ethic. She is also able to set goals and prioritize very effectively … Those are the employees you are looking for in a business. They’re very rare.

Owen Francis supervisor of a PTS graduate and motor mechanic apprentice, Imperial Technical Training Academy and Hyundai Motors, South Africa


Blog Post

Why Life Skills Matter on Kenya’s Construction Sites

March 17, 2017 - Elizabeth Wanja
The rapid growth of Kenya's construction sector has left site managers struggling to fill positions. While it’s hard for them to find workers with the right technical skills, it’s even more challenging to identify qualified candidates who work well in teams, can problem-solve, and understand safety protocols.

[Passport to Success] lessons helped me a lot with my job at McDonald’s. My first day, it was really busy. People were shouting at me, but I thought, ‘I’ve got this.’ I’m not going to lie—customers can be stressed, angry, and mean sometimes. But I’m patient—I’ve learned to be patient, to listen to them, to talk to them respectfully. Sometimes, I can even brighten someone’s day.

Maria Contreras PTS graduate,
Chicago, United States

Learn More About Our Products

Discover our full line of Passport to Success® products and services, and find out which of our proven solutions will help you reach your goals.

Learn More

Clients, Partners, and Supporters

Contact Us

Curious to learn more? We’re ready to start the conversation
about tailoring PTS to meet your needs.

Get Started