Workforce preparation skills means the knowledge, skills, and competencies that, when developed and demonstrated, prepare individuals to obtain or retain employment or to advance in the workforce. These skills include interpersonal and communication abilities such as teamwork, collaboration, and customer service; and workplace competencies including demonstrated professionalism, critical thinking, and systems thinking within their specific work setting.
- Workforce Preparation: Issue Brief
- Best Practices in Workforce Preparation: A Case Study
- Workforce Preparation: O*NET Interest Profiler Lesson Plan
- Workforce Preparation: Local Labor Market Information Lesson Plan
- Workforce Preparation: Event Planning Integrated and Contextualized Learning Lesson
- Workforce Preparation: Unmet Workplace Performance Outcomes Problem-Based Learning Lesson
- Workforce Preparation: Classroom Workplace Code of Conduct Project-Based Learning Lesson
- Workforce Preparation: Annotated Instructional Resources and References
- Teaching the Skills That Matter: Workforce Preparation in Action
This video shows the components for teaching a Workforce Preparation lesson. You'll see Lia Olson teach a lesson titled "Unmet Workplace Performance Outcomes" as she guides her intermediate and intermediate-high (NRS levels) students through deciding how to solve problems in the workplace. You’ll see Lia Olson guide her multilevel ESL class through each step of the IDEAL problem solving strategy. Dr. Olson is a Teaching Skills that Matter Coach in addition to being an ABE and ELL teacher at The Ronald Hubbs Center for Lifelong Learning. In the video, you'll also hear from KayLynn Hamilton, an adult education subject matter expert and the Education Program Associate at Penn State University’s Institute for Adult Literacy.