ERIC Number: ED394042
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
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Job Skills for the 21st Century. A Guide for Students.
Jones, Lawrence K.
This guide, which is intended for middle and high school students, explains how job skills are the key to success in the work force and provides a strategy for developing the various types of skills needed for work in the 21st century. The following topics are discussed in the guide's five chapters: role of skills as the keys to success (the challenge of getting a good job, the different types of skills required for high-paying jobs, the special importance of foundation skills, and special skills for different clusters of occupations); foundation skills (basic skills, thinking skills, people skills, personal qualities); special skills and career planning (choosing a career direction, identifying motivated skills, overcoming stereotypes and life challenges); learning new skills (reaching dreams, using proven strategies to learn new skills, learning skills after high school); and the portfolio as a vehicle for presenting skills. Numerous checklists and forms for students to use in assessing their skills are included throughout the guide. (MN)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Career Choice, Career Education, Career Planning, Check Lists, Communication Skills, Computer Literacy, Creativity, Decision Making Skills, Education Work Relationship, Employment Opportunities, Employment Projections, Employment Qualifications, Interpersonal Competence, Interpretive Skills, Job Skills, Labor Needs, Motivation, Portfolios (Background Materials), Postsecondary Education, Records (Forms), Secondary Education, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Skill Development, Teamwork, Thinking Skills, Visual Literacy
Oryx Press, 4041 North Central at Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ 85012-3397.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
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