Middle and high school teachers are feeling the pressure to include employability skills lesson plans as part of their career readiness curriculum.
Today, teachers throughout the United States are focusing more on prepping their students for their future careers. Some teachers do this by creating a life skills curriculum. Others make a soft skills curriculum. Sometimes, they made a career skills or employability skills curriculum. Surprisingly, all of these teachers mean the same thing – they just have different ways of saying it! That means some wires got crossed somewhere.
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Every year we hear the same challenge from hundreds of middle and high school teachers. States now have standards for workplace readiness education. But even though more schools offer workplace readiness courses than ever before, it’s hard to find resources. You need lesson plans, projects, and other resources to teach workplace readiness skills! The seven best resources to teach workplace readiness skills are: United States Department of Labor Teachers Pay Teachers WeAreTeachers California Career Resource Network Customer Service Blog Post from AES CareerOneStop Workplace Readiness Curriculum from AES In this article, we’ll cover these resources to help you decide which ones to use for teaching workplace readiness to your students.
We get a host of questions centered on "How can I make employability lesson plans engaging and age appropriate for middle and high school students?"