A SCANS Report for America 2000. What the US Department of Labor Wants From YOU As an Employee in America’s Work Force. SCANS? S ecretary’s C ommission on A chieving N ecessary S kills. Why SCANS? To help educators make high school courses more relevant to the needs of a modern work force.
What the US Department of Labor Wants From YOU As an Employee in America’s Work Force.
WRITINGHow well do I communicate my thoughts, ideas, information, and messages in writing? Do I understand the difference between formal register and informal register when communicating?
ARITHMETICHow well do I make estimates in my head? Can I use whole numbers and percentages in practical situations? Do I have a sense of measurement for time, space, or distance?
MATHEMATICSCan I solve practical problems with mathematical techniques?Do I know how to figure how much carpet to buy? Do I know how much paint it would take to paint a room?
Seeing Things Through the Mind’s EyeDo I see the total picture?Do I see a building when I read a blueprint?Can I see the system’s operation from the schematic or storyboard design?
KNOWING HOW TO LEARNHow well do I take the foundation skills that have been provided to me for many years and apply them to new information? What kind of foundation do I really have?
SELF-MANAGEMENTDO I SET GOALS AND COMPLETE WORK?DO I EXHIBIT SELF-CONTROL?DO I PLAN WITH & UTILIZE TIMELINES?DO I RESPOND TO FEEDBACK WITHOUT GETTING DEFENSIVE?
You will be responsible for giving yourself a portion of your own SCANS grade in this class.To be successful adults in the work place you will learn to develop the SCANS skills that every employer wants.