Youth Career Development, Skill Building, And Credentialing

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  • Expose youth to career options they never knew existed Narrow down choices based on strengths and interests Focus on soft skill building that is currently lacking in Generation Y Giving youth an edge over same aged individuals who are exiting high school and entering the workforce Students spend a specific number of hours working through KeyTrain Hard Skills (Reading for Information, Applied Mathematics, Locating Information) – Also spend a specific number of hours working through KeyTrain Soft Skills (Work Habits, The Job Search, Communication Skills, Workplace Effectiveness, Business Etiquette). Soft Skill building is followed by a mock interview, a job shadow, and a powerpoint presentation. Students also complete the WorkKeys exam. Businesses provide job shadowing sites / experiences, conduct interviews, provide work experiences, and participate in relevant community experiences, request profiling for WorkKeys. Support further credentialing and further business awareness of WorkKeys
  • CR – OKCIS, Career Clusters Survey, Overview, Wages, Top Three – Research Papers on all 3, power presentation on top choice Hard Skills Soft Skills WorkKeys Exam – Mention 1 session vs 1 session per day Interview – Video Taped, members of the community / SCOWIB, instant feedback through form and self evaluation on videotape. Job Shadowing in top choice when possible. Discuss process for selection (non-demand occupation) and what happens when youth chooses THREE non-demand occupations. Presentations – Soft Skill Building, Technical Skill Building, Constructive Criticism,
  • MacArthur – Bronze 11 Silver 11 Eisenhower CDC B – 10, Silver – 34, Gold – 3
  • Duncan HS – Bronze 28 Silver 59 Gold 37 Eisenhower Senior Class B – 8, Silver – 26, G – 11 *Will discuss possible reasons for the difference in prepped students vs non-prepped students in a moment.
  • Youth Career Development, Skill Building, And Credentialing

    1. 1. October 9 – 10, 2008
    2. 2. Overview <ul><li>Purpose / Plan </li></ul><ul><li>WorkKeys In Local High Schools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Testing Approaches </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Results </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Implementation Tips </li></ul>
    3. 3. Purpose / Plan <ul><li>Purpose </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Career Research / Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Career Skill Building </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emerging Workforce Credentialing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Plan </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student Role </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business Role </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Workforce Investment Board Role </li></ul></ul>
    4. 5. Testing Approach <ul><li>Career Development Class </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Career Research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Career Selection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>KeyTrain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hard Skills </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Soft Skills </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WorkKeys Exam </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interviews / Job Shadowing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Presentations </li></ul></ul>
    5. 6. Testing Approach <ul><ul><li>Stand Alone Exam </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Identifying Examinees </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Recruiting </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Prepping Examinees </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Administering The Exam </li></ul></ul></ul>
    6. 7. Results* 15% 53% 0.04% IKE CDC —73% Achieved MAC HS—90% Achieved 45% 45% Career Development Class Results
    7. 8. Results* Duncan HS—77% Achieved IKE Senior —97% Achieved Stand Alone 17% 23% 37% 57% 24% 17%
    8. 10. <ul><li>Formulate a plan </li></ul><ul><li>Identify Target Group </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Liaison </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Demographics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Number </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Identify Testing Environment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Setting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Length / Duration </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Prepare </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Supplies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Proctors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Liaison </li></ul></ul>
    9. 11. <ul><li>Administer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Control Environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Control Setting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Count and Signature (location) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Count, Signature, Data Validate (office) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Results </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Be the access point </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data Validate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Distribute Certificates and Scores Centrally </li></ul></ul>

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