Introducing the NC-NET Employability Skills Resource Toolkit

Introducing the NC-NET Employability Skills Resource Toolkit

YOURE FIRED! NO, REALLY. http://youtu.be/75SEy1qu71I Frank Scuiletti - NC Community Colleges NC-NET is The North Carolina Network for

Excellence in Teaching, http://www.nc-net.info A collaborative, statewide professional development system committed to sharing best practices, leveraging resources, and avoiding duplication Perkins funded Celebrating its 10th Anniversary this year! What are employability skills? Skills desired by employers (in addition to technical skills)

Interpersonal Skills and Teamwork Communication Integrity and Professionalism Problem Solving and Decision Making Initiative and Dependability Information Processing Adaptability and Lifelong Learning Entrepreneurship

http://prezi.com/ur8tlfkdxwaq/employability-skills-assignm ent/ Why do employability skills matter? Are we data-informed? Survey Says From a state perspective Over 1,000 employers were surveyed by the North Carolina Association of Workforce Development Boards; the resulting report, Closing the Gap: 2012

Skills Survey of North Carolina Employers, revealed: The lack of basic communication skills has been a large obstacle. Employees who have an understanding of problem solving, team work, and continuous learning are very valuable. Attitude, enthusiasm, and appropriate attire are the key basics. Experience and education is

Nationally Job Outlook 2013 report, published by the National Association of Colleges and Employers what makes a new graduate stand out from equally qualified competitors . . . is the evidence of the soft skills needed in the workplace. Employers prize skills such as communication skills, the ability to work in a team, and problem-solving skills.

Internationally For the report 2012 Talent Shortage Survey, Manpower Group surveyed more than 38,000 employers in 41 countries Eighteen percent noted that soft

skills are where job candidates most often fall short Professionalism Flexibility/adaptability Ability to deal with ambiguity/complexity

Attention to detail Problem solving and decision making U.S. Department of Education http://cte.ed.gov/employabilityskills/ NC-NET Responded by Creating http://www.nc-net.info/employability.php Toolkit Purpose

Instead of waiting for change at the system level, the resources enable instructors to integrate employability skills practice into their courses Designed to help instructors bridge the gap between academic and technical skill sets and employability skills Toolkit Contents

Eight modules, each containing: Introduction to one of the 8 topics identified by the Super CIP

Instructor presentation materials (PowerPoint and notes) Classroom lessons with instructor notes and student materials Discussion questions Hands-on activities Rubrics for assessment (and student self-assessment) Suggestions for adaptation in various technical fields Additional resources Employability skills identified by the NCCCS Super CIP 1. 2. 3.

4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Interpersonal Skills and Teamwork Communication Integrity and Professionalism Problem Solving and Decision Making Initiative and Dependability Information Processing Adaptability and Lifelong Learning Entrepreneurship

http://www.nc-net.info/employability.php Download the whole toolkit as a .pdf (511 pages) Download individual modules as .pdfs or editable Word documents Download editable presentations for each module Contact information Dr. Robert Witchger

NCCCS Director, Career & Technical Education [email protected] Frank Scuiletti NCCCS Program Coordinator, Engineering & Technology [email protected] Ann-Claire Anderson Center for Occupational Research and Development [email protected]

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