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Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs). Employability Skills: CTSO Students Win in Careers Gretchen Schwambach , Facilitator Karen Olewnick, Today’s Moderator. Housekeeping Information. All participants are on mute during the entire webinar.

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Career and technical student organizations ctsos

Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs)

Employability Skills:

CTSO Students Win in Careers

Gretchen Schwambach, Facilitator

Karen Olewnick, Today’s Moderator


Housekeeping information

Housekeeping Information

All participants are on mute during the entire webinar.

Presentation will be 45 minutes, questions and answers will be 15 minutes.

To ask a question, type your question in the question control panel in the lower right corner of your screen to: Gretchen@spnet.us.

We will try to answer questions in the order received. Questions will be addressed at the end of the presentation.

If you are disconnected for any reason please call (518) 723-2137


Webinar extras
Webinar Extras

  • This webinar is being recorded to be placed on the CTE TAC Website.

  • You will be able to download the entire PowerPoint slide show….including Fall 2013 dates for related Webinars and State CTSO leadership contact information


Employability skills

?Employability Skills

Soft Skills

Intrapersonal Skills

21st Century Skills

Transferrable Skills


The Problem

The skills employers are desperate for are not only technical skills, but also EMPLOYABILITY skills (teamwork, communications, leadership, goal-setting, etc.).


Employability skills lesson plans preparing a professional
Employability Skills Lesson Plans: Preparing a Professional

Professional Development Program –

  • • Delivers skills employers want

  • • Builds a job portfolio

  • • Teaches workplace values and employability skills

  • • Meets SCANS and state standards requirements

  • • Involves industry in the classroom

  • • Facilitates teamwork between academic and CTE

  • • Easy to implement or modify to meet your needs


The difficult job of matching jobs and job seekers a study

The Difficult job of matching jobs and job seekers….a study

By KENT GARDNERPolicy WonkRochester Business JournalOctober 25, 2013

338 Firms Responded

Skills Gap -- 740 Unfilled positions

Production occupation were the plurality

Basic Employability Skills

Lack of skills -- good work ethic, coming to work on time


Jessica Loden Kirby

Managing Director

Apple Barrel Country Store and Cafe


How fbla helped me in my career

How FBLA helped me in my Career

LeeAnn Arnold,

Assistant Branch Manager, NBT Bank of Schoharie

past FBLA Treasurer


Confidence -

College – Degree in Accounting

Aware of deadlines and accountability

Continuous Learning –

- Bank Teller – Management

Successful Business Leader in Our Community




Skill development
Skill Development

  • Students develop skill through experience. FFA recognizes students for both the time and dedication they show to developing a skill and for the quality of their individual project.

Degrees

Awards


Employer perspective
Employer Perspective

  • FFA is valuable because…

    • Engages young people in an industry that is highly needy for employees but often is not well promoted.

    • Students develop skills and work ethic through experience.

    • Being connected to FFA as an organization connects you to >579,000 young people interested in agriculture as a career. It’s a captive and targeted audience.


Employer perspective cont
Employer Perspective (cont).

  • FFA is valuable because…

    • Provides proven competence at career specific skills (traditional industry looks for this)

    • The organization amplifies soft skills such as common sense, reasoning, character, reliability, courage, etc.

    • “The cost of hiring an FFA member is less…”


Student perspective
Student Perspective

  • “They hired me because they knew I had experience and knowledge of what they wanted me to do… and that’s why they wanted me to find more ways to partner with agriculture students, too.” – Government & NGOs

  • “I was given the interview by my company because they had seen the American Degree on my resume and knew that meant I would follow through on what I started.” – Communication

  • “Because of my experience in FFA, I have the confidence and the credibility to meet with customers and executives from the start. In the field, I’m a farm girl who has gotten my hands dirty so farmers believe me. In the board room, I’m poised enough they put me in front of one of our corporate VPs in the first year on the job.”– Agribusiness


Student perspective cont
Student Perspective (cont).

  • “If it weren’t for FFA, I’d have been successful - academically. I was valedictorian and didn’t have to try that hard to get there... But the experiences and mentoring I received gave me direction that steered me into my career and my passions. I think I would have floated trying to find where I belonged, even though I was smart. Ag Ed was probably more important to MY career readiness than any of the college preparatory classes I took. It gave me direction as well as skills to succeed.” – Not for Profit

  • “The single most valuable thing I got from FFA in terms of employability was… the connections… And similarly, I have a personal connection to a known brand. I’m part of something that has a label and already has a recognized value to it.” – Agribusiness


Josh miller schoharie high s chool class of 2003 sales representative jack miller s tractor inc

Josh Miller – Schoharie High School Class of 2003 Sales RepresentativeJack Miller’s Tractor, Inc.

FFA member 1998-20032002-2003 NYS FFA president2002-2003 NYS & North East Star in Agribusiness 2003 Winner NYS Extemporaneous speaker2003 Winner NYS Livestock Judging


Ross Mosher

Director of Production Services

The Gigunda Group, Inc.

1998 Graduate of Berlin Jr/Sr High School-Berlin, NY

Former FCCLA Member and State Officer

Degree in TV/Radio Broadcasting and Production


Disaster Relief work

Disaster Relief Work

Tide Loads of Hope


Duracell and Kelloggs…



Questions
Questions with

  • Sent in from today’s listeners:


Nys ctso contacts
NYS CTSO Contacts with

  • DECA: Mary Peres, clpmlp@aol.com;

    631-525-2678

  • FBLA: Jennifer Judge, jjudge@nysfbla.org;315-954-3100

  • FFA: JuleahTolosky; jft25@cornell.edu;

    • 607-254-2880

  • FCCLA: Karen Thomas; kthomas189@twcny.rr.com; 315-788-2006

  • HOSA: Sandra Keller, sandra.keller@ymail.com;

    • 315-331-6120

  • SkillsUSA: Bruce Potter, bpotter@nysskillsusa.org; 585-366-4675

  • TSA: Evelyn Weinstein, nystsa1@gmail.com;

    607-539-7907


  • Resources for today s presentation

    Resources for Today’s Presentation with

    www.nyctecenter.org


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