Target Work, Part of the Next Generation of LearnDoEarn
Building on the success of the LearnDoEarn Student Achievement System, the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Foundation was asked by educators to develop experiential workshops to assist general education students in preparing for the world after graduation. Topics within Target Work are parallel to those in Mission Transition and the College and Career Ready Academy, but with an additional focus on the value/need for some level of education beyond high school.
Target Work corrects faulty assumptions, uses the power of business as young adults’ future employers to motivate them to work harder, remain employable, and cultivate appropriate attitudes. Workforce data help participants make better behavioral decisions and understand an employer’s perspective.
|Business Basics:||building a supportive environment, teamwork, general workforce information, addressing adults in the workplace, meeting protocols|
|Communications:||culture of school vs. business, language (writing, speech, body), attitude|
|Get Ready:||building a network; greeting people; habits to cultivate|
|The Hiring Process:||how to remain employable by developing valued skills|
|Apply Yourself:||mock interviews, online job application process|
|Market Yourself:||building/writing a basic résumé|
|The Interview:||interview protocols|
|Get Essential Skills:||define/prioritize 'soft' skills; self-evaluation|
|Hard Skills:||disappearance of low skill jobs, create a plan for necessary preparation|
|Keep The Job:||behavioral protocols; work ethic; ethics; manners; work/life issues|
|The Firing Process:||reasons for dismissal|
|Financial Literacy:||definition; health related to wealth|
|Grit:||acquire grit, how to cultivate perseverance and tenacity|