Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) January 24, 2014
ArtSchools.com, a leading directory of art schools in California, discusses why arts education is important and how creativity spawned from an arts background molds better employees.
According to a January 2 article published by Omaha titled “Midlands Voices: Strong arts education is invaluable,” the article says research has found that most employees need work in the “soft skills” area, which include patience, motivation and teamwork. These skills can be a great asset to a company, especially in terms of productivity and efficiency. American workers are also falling short when it comes to creativity, which can be provided through a strong arts education.
The article says, “Fortunately, there is a growing body of research and evidence which suggest that a strong arts education is the link between promoting advanced technological students and evolving those who are also employable.
“According to Americans for the Arts (AFTA), 72 percent of employers say creativity is the No. 1 skill they look for when hiring.”
Andrew Girard, a representative from ArtSchools.com, a directory of art schools in California, agrees. He says creativity is often overlooked in many educational institutions and hiring processes. “Creativity is one of those skills and personality traits that can be used across the board,” he states. “Just because you’re sitting behind a desk doesn’t mean you aren’t expected to think creatively. Businesses value creativity more than ever and creative employees can help businesses become more successful in the long run. But, in order to be a creative person, you have to explore your creativity at an early age. This is why having an arts education is essential.”
ArtSchools.com is a comprehensive directory of art degrees, art schools and art-related programs listed and maintained by Monster.com, the leading platform for job seekers. ArtSchools.com is dedicated to assisting prospective artists, teachers, and students find schools, jobs, and programs best suited for their preferences. Whether you’re looking for a new job, a new school or a new direction, the ArtSchools.com directory offers insight into top degree programs in a variety of fields, including graphic design, fashion design, interior design, game design, web design, photography and film.
ArtSchools.com is an affiliate of CookingSchools.com, a similar directory featuring the best culinary schools.