ERIC Number: ED412362
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Creating a Career Skills Portfolio. Showcasing Students' Strengths and Abilities.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Special Education Branch.
This document is intended to help students in Alberta identify skills and prepare portfolios highlighting their strengths and abilities and to help education and business leaders work together to develop a student portfolio sample promoting skills for success in education, training and work. The document is divided into two parts. Part I is a career skills portfolio sample that is based on "The Critical Skills Required of the Canadian Work Force," as depicted by the Conference Board of Canada. The sample materials are organized into five sections dealing with the following topics: identifying and communicating skills, values, and plans; identifying and communicating academic and technical skills; identifying and communicating personal management skills; identifying and communicating teamwork skills; and applying skills in project work. Part 2 is an implementation handbook that creates and guides the reader through a process for achieving the following: critical formation of business-education partnerships to spearhead portfolio projects; development of portfolios in schools; and use of portfolios in local business communities. Appended are the following: descriptions of selected portfolio initiatives in Alberta; transparency masters; promotion/marketing ideas; and sample letters. Contains 15 references. (MN)
Descriptors: Career Education, Cooperative Planning, Employment Qualifications, Foreign Countries, Job Skills, Material Development, National Standards, Partnerships in Education, Portfolios (Background Materials), Records (Forms), School Business Relationship, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Standards
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners; Students
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Special Education Branch.
Identifiers - Location: Canada