ERIC Number: ED438478
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Mar-23
Creating Your Own Business. Employability Skills Group Project.
Metro Tech Technology Centers, Oklahoma City, OK.
This document, which is intended for vocational educators, contains the materials needed for a group project designed to help students develop the employability skills required to create their own business. The document begins with the scenario for the learning project, during which teams are given a hypothetical $250,000 to form a new business related to their specific vocational program. Presented next are the project objectives, which are that students will be able to do the following: use effective oral and communication skills; demonstrate basic math skills; use computer skills to produce a word processed report; work well with team members; use higher-level problem-solving and critical thinking skills; apply organizational and time management principles; and demonstrate appropriate work ethics. The third section of the guide is an outline of the following four tasks assigned to students during the project, which are as follows: write a description of the business; design an organizational chart; create a budget; and develop an employee handbook. Concluding the guide are descriptions of the project tools and learning environment. Appended are a student project evaluation form; materials for an activity to help team members reflect on what they learned from being part of their learning team; teacher project evaluation form; and list of skills developed during the group project. (MN)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Communication Skills, Computer Literacy, Employment Potential, Employment Qualifications, Entrepreneurship, Fused Curriculum, Group Activities, Interpersonal Competence, Job Skills, Learning Activities, Learning Strategies, Mathematics Skills, Problem Solving, Questionnaires, Records (Forms), Secondary Education, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Simulation, Small Businesses, Teaching Guides, Teamwork, Time Management, Vocational Education, Work Attitudes
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Metro Tech Technology Centers, Oklahoma City, OK.