Online Courses

Soft Skills AHA was created by the American Hospitality Academy (AHA). Since 1986, the American Hospitality Academy, in partnership with premier resorts and hotels throughout the USA, has been the bridge between colleges and industry, providing career-focused curriculum and structured training plans for thousands of students and young adults. It is through our close working relationship with top industry leaders that AHA has developed an appreciation and clear understanding of how to best teach the 21st Century soft skills that are vital to success in any career.
In 2005, in partnership with the American Hotel and Lodging Association, AHA created the first college internship manual SERVLEAD - Service Leadership in a multicultural workplace. Our SERVLEAD manual provided professional development and leadership course work, training competencies, and an industry certification to students who successfully completed our program.
In 2009 AHA was licensed as a non public postsecondary institution by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education. Our professional development programs are designed to meet the focus of companies around the world who "hire for attitude and train for aptitude." Our engaging career readiness curriculum and positive online learning environment emphasizes the essential employability traits needed to be successful both in the workplace and in life. AHA is now bringing our 30+ years of successful workplace internship preparation on the college level to Soft Skills AHA in order to help prepare students for workplace success.

4 Main Programs
Soft Skills High
Soft Skills Pro
Teacher’s PD

Below is a summary on what each participant license includes:
  • Full access to Soft Skills High for all years enrolled in high school.
  • Career and Life Essentials Course – 10 module, online certificate program.  Each module consists of 6 interactive and engaging learning activities.  Students receive a course certificate upon successful completion.
  • Career PREP – Virtual Career Guidance Center – Students begin building their career portfolio while  completing a personal assessment, learning to write SMART goals, writing a cover letter & resume, and preparing for a job interview.
  • Soft Skills Pro – Workplace Certificate Program - Students demonstrate in the workplace the application of the soft skills learned in the Career and Life Essentials course.  An industry certificate is awarded upon a successful assessment by the employer.
  • Online Teacher Training Course – A three module course designed for teachers to learn how to enroll, assist, and support students enrolled in Soft Skills High.
  • Student license fees are determined by number of students enrolled.


At Educom Overseas, you now have the opportunity to gain professional experience by integrating a Virtual Internship into your studies. We understand that building your skills and gaining experience is one of your top priorities at the moment, that’s why we’ve partnered with Virtual Internships to give you the chance to undertake a remote internship with a global host company in your desired career field to build your professional skill set/gain valuable experience/build your global become more employable.
Whether you’re a first-year student looking for a summer internship, a graduate looking to boost your resume/CV, or a career switcher contemplating the experience you need to change your path, Virtual Internships offer remote internships with major companies in 18 career fields, alongside personalized support and coaching, and access to an award-winning professional development hub.

You’ll have complete flexibility to choose from:
● The length of your internship from 4-16 weeks
● Your weekly time commitment of 10-30 hours
● The desired location of your host company
● The career field you’d like to gain experience in
● Gain experience to improve your career prospects and boost your employability
● Become equipped with the skills employers are actively looking for in this new era of remote work
● Expand your professional skill set and develop core soft skills
● Build a network of global relationships
● Enjoy the flexibility of being able to fit your internship around your studies, lifestyle, and work
● Save time and money by working remotely - there’s no need to travel, relocate, or commute

To indicate your preference for course(s) and topics to cover, please fill out the form below. You can then schedule your personalised advice session on the next page. Alternatively, if you would prefer to discuss things further via email first, please contact us on

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