Teach High School Youth How To Get and Keep A Job!


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Wed Sep 28, 2016 07:00 AM - Wed Nov 09, 2016 08:00 AM


400 B StSouth San Francisco, CA 94080


Using our evidence-based ciriculum you would teach high school students in a Work Experince Class about:

Session One: Get Hired: Critical Thinking and Creativity

Students are introduced to the need to be work ready by developing the 4Cs skills that employers want from people

entering the workforce. Students apply critical-thinking skills and creativity to solve problems in real-life work scenarios.

Session Two: Get Hired: Communication and Conflict-Management Skills

Students apply communication skills to resolve conflicts in work-based scenarios. Students will role-play conflicts and

conflict management. They will explore behaviors that inflame conflict and behaviors that lead to a resolution.

Session Three: Get Hired: Collaboration and Creativity

Students practice collaboration - a 4Cs skill - by using a team-building model referred to as the GRPI model (Goals, Roles

and Responsibilities, Processes, and Interpersonal Relationship Skills). The model describes the behaviors found in

high-performance teams in the workplace.

Session Four: Get Hired: Strong Soft Skills

Students will review soft skills that are in demand by employers and rate their own soft skills. They will use personal stories

in a job-interview workshop to communicate these skills to a potential employer.

Session Five: Know Your Work Priorities

Students learn that in the current workforce, people change jobs or careers several times over a lifetime. That means it is

important to be prepared and adaptable. Students explore which of their priorities should be their anchors as they prepare

to enter the working world.

Session Six: Know Who’s Hiring

In groups, students analyze factors to consider when researching careers: skills learned through training and education;

interests in various career clusters; and specific high-growth jobs and the requirements needed to earn them.

Session Seven: Know Your Personal Brand

Students work in teams to rate the personal brand of candidates applying for a job by comparing cover letters, resumes,

and digital profiles of the candidates.

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  • Organization
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • People Skills
  • Critical Thinking
  • Youth Services

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