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What can we do to help get students college-and career-ready?

Academic readiness is key, but it’s only part of the equation. Social and emotional learning (SEL) is also important. Developing students’ social and emotional skills has been shown to improve academic performance and provide students with a solid foundation for achieving success in post-secondary environments and the workplace.

Here are six ways to increase students’ college- and career-readiness with SEL:

1. Teamwork: In school and the workplace, students need strong relationship skills. They must have the ability to work collaboratively, and their success often depends on being a team player.

2. Decision-Making: Employers rank strong problem-solving skills at the top of their list of desired traits in workers. In our ever-changing digital world, students need to be able to apply knowledge in creative and constructive ways. They need to learn from others and from their own experiences and apply critical thinking to solve a problem.

3. Effective Communication: The ability to communicate clearly is essential to students’ success throughout their lives. Communication depends on listening, emotional regulation, and critical thinking. SEL helps students develop the skills needed to be effective communicators.

4. Organization: Whether it’s keeping track of lessons and assignments or managing duties and deadlines at work, students must demonstrate strong organizational skills.

5. Goal-Setting: Earning a college degree or completing a post-secondary program is a big

commitment. It’s important to teach students how to set goals and create a plan to achieve those goals. This way, they will have experience working toward a goal and will be more likely to stay on-course in college and the workplace.

6. Self-Efficacy: Students need to know they can succeed. In fact, their belief in their ability to

succeed can impact how successful they become. Confidence can determine which activities

students choose to participate in (or opt out of), how much effort they put in, and how long they persist. It can also help them persevere through failure. Whether students choose a trade school, an apprenticeship, or a traditional college or university, we need to better prepare them for success. Schools and educators can teach students the social and emotional skills they need to thrive in post-secondary and workplace settings. Implementing SEL strategies now will lay the groundwork for long-term success.

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Have a wonderful October,

Cam Wyatt


Career Center

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Buy your D51 Spec Racer Kit today!

The Small Engines program has been testing and promoting the D51 Spec Racer program. Please contact the Small Engines class to buy your D51 Spec Racer Kit today. Students are finishing their Briggs and Stratton labs in anticipation of beginning their first project-based learning experience of the 2019-20 school year. Link to the D51 Spec Racer website.

School to Work Alliance Program

SWAP would like to honor all of the students who are working and learning more about careers and jobs that interest them as they enter the transition from school to work. We are having fun with the Career Center Employment Wall, the kids are proud to get noticed for their hard work. Health Care Professions is in the lead right now for the most students working. We are proud of all of our Career Center kids - they rock!
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