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ERIC Number: EJ909598
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1527-1803
Employability Transcripts: Proactive Career Planning
Metcalf, Elaine
Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J1), v85 n7 p40-43 Oct 2010
With high school dropout rates at about 30 percent nationwide and an anticipated severe workforce shortage as baby boomers retire, now is the time to engage future workers. Educators must encourage high school students to be proactive career planners. Today's high school students will fuel the workforce pipeline with educated, skilled workers who are ready to fill quality, high-paying jobs in industries such as health care, manufacturing, technology and engineering. The Lee's Summit R-7 School District, located in suburban Kansas City, is a large district of 17,400 students that is committed to raising the priority of career planning for students. In this article, the author discusses how the school district implemented employability transcripts and a focused learning model so that each student graduates with an area of focus and a transcript outlining their areas of career readiness.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Missouri