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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