Now, more than ever, high school students are told they must be prepared for higher education or a skilled profession in the workplace. Gone are the days when the ultimate goal of a high school graduate was to enter a traditional 4 year college program. In it’s place are a number of different pathways that a graduate can take in order to enter the workforce.
This course introduces you to a variety of education and vocational opportunities and helps you identify which pathway will help you reach your goals. Some of the lessons that you will work through include: how to build an effective resume, how to groom and dress in the workplace, the power of networking and how to develop disciples that lead to great
Why have 21st-century skills become such a focus for educators, parents and employers? The global economy is changing so fast and the educational experience hasn’t kept pace with the demands in a competitive, knowledge-based, technology-driven society. Students must now develop a digital literacy that allows them to compete in a market that’s becoming more and more competitive.
For most high school students, non-cognitive abilities like values, beliefs, attitude and social awareness are becoming just as important as their academic abilities. To be college and career ready signifies that the student has developed the capacity to succeed in whatever they choose to do in life.