Teachers in the World of Work. Developing business focused learning units and collaborations that enrich the Career Academy experience and create successful students and viable employees. . Our aim:. What were expectations before visits to business partners?.
Teachers in the World of Work
Developing business focused learning units and collaborations that enrich the Career Academy experience and create successful students and viable employees.
“I have been in education for 20 years. I went to gather an understanding of the business world and how the Career Academy and businesses could work together for the benefit of our staff and students- the future workforce.”
Businesses are not looking for “content knowledge.” They are looking for 21st Century Skills and the “SOFT SKILLS” that influence attitudes…
Attention to Detail
Acceptance of Diversity
Negotiation and compromise
Problem-solving and Trouble-shooting skills
Database and Spreadsheet Management
Leadership and Lifeskills Crew (LLC)
The goal of LLC is for students to see self-value and to carry over their LLC experiences to school, to their career path and to everyday life through the application of leadership and service.
What skills are being used by these students?
Lockheed Martin engineers at a leadership training.
What do you think they walked away from this experience with?
Service to Others
“Operation Southern Comfort”- Collaboration with Construction Trades experts and the Home Depot.
Developed Small BusinessEntrepreneurial Proposal.
Contacted local businesses: wrote business letters and used professional telephone skills.
Developed resumes and participated in mock interviews.
All students will read the book 10 Things Employers Want You to Learn in College.
Presentations and Public Speaking
Election Unit with Clear Channel Communication and the Syracuse Post-Standard
The Great American Smoke-out interview with WAER
Twisted movie trailer judged by the author, Laurie Halse Anderson
Seniors have planned an event for 300-plus people.
Students worked with Wegman’s and other businesses.
Implemented a weekly Career-Ready Dress day.
Career Clothing Closet seniors solicited donations for, and operate the “Closet” to provide business-ready dress for students.
How do we get it?
To best benefit our students, your future workforce, our collective aim is to provide students an opportunity for real-life application of skills.
Experts in the classroom (or in the field) are powerful tools for teachers.
The Business Partners present a vast pool of experts to bring true working knowledge and workplace relevance to Career Academy students.
Through the CTE Program for laboratory technicians students work authentically in the field and in the classroom. Lab tech students have worked with the staff from Lab Alliance.
Lab tech student dressed for Career-ready Dress day.
Student intern, Kiki, was recruited for her math and people skills.
Soft Skills were emphasized with a job coach.
Composting project interfaced with school recycling program.
Other collaborations are being developed.
Meaningful, relevant and it reinforces Science Standards.
Collaboration on relevant projects between the Career Academy, the business community and CTE will
empower students to develop as valued, equal, responsible members of society.
For the benefit of all.