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Workplace Readiness in Virginia Nevada CTE Advisory Council January 2012.

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1 Workplace Readiness in Virginia Nevada CTE Advisory Council January 2012

2 Topics 1.Workplace Readiness History 2.Workplace Readiness in the 21 st Century 3.Virginias Workplace Readiness Skills 2

3 3 Researching Readiness

4 What Work Requires of Schools, 1991 Focus on a broad range of skills. Teach skills in an integrated fashion that reflects the workplace. 4

5 5 CHANGING JOB SKILLS IN VIRGINIA T HE E MPLOYER S V IEW 1985 D EMOGRAPHICS & W ORKFORCE G ROUP, UVA

6 Changing Job Skills in Virginia, 1985 Predicted an increasing demand for: Basic academic skills Interpersonal skills Computer skills Reasoning and generalizing skills 6

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8 Rising expectations for: – Problem solving and decision making – Customer service – Worker flexibility – Lifelong learning – Industry credentials Virginias Changing Workplace, Identified new trends: Growing dissatisfaction with work ethic Increasing workplace computerization

9 Readiness Joins Virginias Curriculum, Key Skills, including: Work ethic Initiative Teamwork Reasoning 9


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