Skills for life and work

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Presented by Jacqueline Gallagher, St Roch's Secondary, at Unlocking the Potential (May 2010)

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Skills for life and work

  1. 1. St Roch’s Secondary
  2. 2. St Roch’s Secondary Glasgow
  3. 3. Curriculum for Excellence <ul><li>Allow more choices and chances to meet the needs of individual young people. </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure that assessment and certification support learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Equip young people with the skills they will need for tomorrow’s workforce. </li></ul><ul><li>Enable young people to flourish in life and work beyond school. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Main Concerns <ul><ul><ul><li>The pupils are not enthusiastic about studying a language. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The pupils lack confidence in their own ability to find and keep a job. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The pupils have little understanding of the life skills required for work. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Centre for Confidence <ul><li>Do not pay attention to learning information </li></ul><ul><li>Get depressed and lose self-esteem </li></ul><ul><li>Denigrate their intelligence </li></ul><ul><li>Under-represent past success </li></ul><ul><li>Over-represent failure </li></ul>
  6. 6. Was Michael Jordan born slam dunking? <ul><li>“ I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed”. </li></ul><ul><li>Michael Jordan </li></ul>
  7. 7. Self Evaluation for Employment <ul><li>About Me </li></ul><ul><li>It is important that you know about yourself – the things you like about yourself and the things that you think you might like to be better at. </li></ul><ul><li>In the spaces below you should list five words that you think describe you best. You should not be looking at just how you look: </li></ul>
  8. 8. Here are some examples of qualities, but this time in French: <ul><li>Je suis précautionneux/ efficace/ patient/ motivé/ à l’heure. </li></ul><ul><li>J’ai une belle écriture / des facilités de communication/ une apparence soignée. </li></ul><ul><li>Je ne fais pas de fautes d’orthographe. </li></ul><ul><li>Je sais m’occuper des enfants/ des animaux. </li></ul>Self Evaluation careful précautioneux/ qui fait attention neat appearance Une apparence soignée Good with children/ animals Savoir s’occuper des enfants/ des animaux
  9. 9. Sample Assessments
  10. 10. RENSEIGNEMENTS D’ORDRE GENERAL Date et lieu de naissance Adresse Numéro de téléphone Émail English French 30th April in Mogadishu 30th avril dans Mogadishu 25 Rhymer St 25 Rhymer St 0141 582 0270 0141 582 0270 [email_address] [email_address] FORMATION ET ETUDES EN COURS <ul><li>2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Maths pass Examen de maths réussi </li></ul><ul><li>English pass Examen d’Anglais réussi </li></ul><ul><li>Administration pass Examen d’informatique réussi </li></ul><ul><li>2009 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Art pass Examen D’arts plastiques réussi </li></ul><ul><li>English pass Examen D’anglais réussi </li></ul>STAGES ET EXPERIENCE PROFESSIONNELLE No work experience Je n’ai pas d’experience at all professionelle CENTRES D’INTERET passe-temps, loisirs, activités personnelles/extra-professionnelles Football and ps3 Jouer au foot et à la ps3. Aller au cinéma. I also go to the cinema . I prefer J’aime la musique en particulier le rap. rap music DIVERS/QUALITES Je parle Somalien et je parle français. J’ai de bonnes compétences en informatique. Je suis très travailleur et motivé. Je parle parfaitement anglais, ma grammaire en particulier est excellente.
  11. 11. <ul><li>Why are you interested in this vacancy? </li></ul><ul><li>Are there any achievements/activities you are particularly proud of? </li></ul><ul><li>What are your main personal strengths. </li></ul><ul><li>Have you had any part-time work/work experience? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you have any responsibilities outside school? </li></ul><ul><li>An extremely angry person comes to your workplace unhappy with the service they have received. How would you handle the situation? </li></ul><ul><li>Could you give an example of when you have worked successfully in a team? </li></ul>
  12. 13. Pupil feedback <ul><li>I replied well and was confident. I was a little bit nervous in the beginning, but I felt proud of myself. I smiled, made her laugh and asked a lot of questions. </li></ul><ul><li>I am more confident about talking to others and giving my opinions and ideas to help. </li></ul><ul><li>I need to do more reading and learn new words </li></ul>
  13. 14. Personal Development - Role Play
  14. 15. Skills for Work & Life <ul><li>French/ Italian for Work Purposes Int 1&2 </li></ul><ul><li>Business: Dev Skills for Employment Int 2 Personal Development Int 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Core Skills ICT Int 1/2 </li></ul><ul><li>Customer Care Int 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Service Extraordinaire (Novotel) </li></ul>
  15. 16. Virtual Work Experience
  16. 17. Deskspace Skills for Work
  17. 19. Developments <ul><li>Retail </li></ul><ul><li>Travel & Tourism </li></ul><ul><li>Hospitality </li></ul>
  18. 20. Thank you

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