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The latest ideas, tips, and trends for CTE, career readiness, business education, and computer applications teachers.

Career Readiness | Employability Skills

By: Bri Stauffer
January 24th, 2022

Middle and high school teachers are feeling the pressure to include employability skills lesson plans as part of their career readiness curriculum.

Career Readiness | Employability Skills

By: Bri Stauffer
November 17th, 2021

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 places to find workplace readiness skills lesson plans 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.

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Career Readiness | Employability Skills | Interview Skills

By: John Krimmel
October 27th, 2021

Whether they’re a freshman looking for their first part-time job or a senior getting ready to join the workforce, job seeking skills are some of the most important concepts you can teach to high school students.

Career Readiness | Employability Skills | Soft Skills | 21st Century Skills

By: Chris Zook
June 14th, 2018

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.