Reference Materials

  
  WORKplace Readiness Syllabus
              Employability & Life Skills Rubric
   Desired Workplace Skills list 
(ABI-Association of Business & Industry)
  What DO they want?
   Top 10 Skills Employers Want (Manpower)
  

 MINDTOOLS site 

https://www.mindtools.com/

Toolkit = Categories

 

For each unit of this course, you will be directed to complete a Mind Tools assignment. 

1.Go to this link, and the topic specified below.
2.Read.  Explore.  Absorb.
3.Write/Summarize your reading/doing by submitting a 2-3 paragraph(typed) summary which explains points you discovered, which develops with what you agree and/or disagree.
4.Email this to Mrs. Roth with the SUBJECT LINE:  U4:  Mind tools.  Due with Unit summary.

 

NOTE:  IF any topic requires completing an assessment/survey/quiz, answer the statements/questions as best you can, then use GRAB to capture your results.  Paste this capture onto the Word document/email.

 DO 
Unit 1: Learning Skills.
o Mind Maps  (include your favorite mind map with your writing)
 DO 

Unit 2:  Communication Skills.

oRead—Start Here.
oHow Good are your Communication Skills?  Take the assessment.  Grab results.  Read the summary of how your score measures up!  (NOTE-the summary is worth the length!
oWrite a summary of your result, and one specific area you see could use improvement.  Explain it thoroughly.

Other great reads:  10 Common Communication Mistakes and The 7Cs of Communication

DO 

Unit 3:  Time Management.

oRead—Start Here.  What is Time Management?
oHow Good is your Time Management?  Grab results.  Read the summary of how your score measures up!  (NOTE-the summary is worth the length!
oWrite a summary of your result, and one specific area you see could use improvement.  Explain it thoroughly.
 DO 

Unit 4:  Stress Management.

oRead--Start Here:  What is Stress?
oManaging Stress
oThe Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale.  Scroll down and take the assessment!  Instead of sharing your score—write me a summary about what you have learned by taking it.

Other great reads:  Albrecht's Four Types of Stress

  
  
 Kent State site http://www.kent.ac.uk/careers/sk/skillsmenu.htm 
  http://www.kent.ac.uk/careers/sk/top-ten-skills.htm                    
  Unit 2:  1.  Analyze your employability skills.  2. What are your strengths   3.  What are the top ten skills?
  
  Unit 3:  Read Choose a career,
  Unit 3:  Do the--What career suit me?
  
  
WHAT do colors mean?
  Color Assignment
  
 Color Collection