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SKILLS LEARNED IN SCHOOL How do you act?. TRANSFERABLE SKILLS The skills that can be used in many different jobs; The skills that can be used in many.

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1 SKILLS LEARNED IN SCHOOL How do you act?

2 TRANSFERABLE SKILLS The skills that can be used in many different jobs; The skills that can be used in many different jobs; Those learned through life and school; Those learned through life and school; Ex: Ex: Communication Communication Organization Organization Decision making Decision making Problem solving Problem solving

3 TECHNICAL SKILLS The skills which are learned on the job or at school; The skills which are learned on the job or at school; These are specific to one task or occupation; These are specific to one task or occupation; Performed in a limited number of circumstances in daily life; Performed in a limited number of circumstances in daily life; Ex: Ex: blue-print reading blue-print reading Accounting Accounting Mechanics Mechanics

4 PERSONAL SKILLS The skills which are developed throughout your life; The skills which are developed throughout your life; These are reflective of your personality and attitude; These are reflective of your personality and attitude; Your overall impression given to others; Your overall impression given to others; Ex: Ex: Dependable Dependable Reliable Reliable Honest Honest

5 PERSONAL MANAGEMENT SKILLS These are personal skills that allow you to control and understand your behaviours; These are personal skills that allow you to control and understand your behaviours; The means by which you control your habits and attitudes; The means by which you control your habits and attitudes; How you choose to learn new skills or concepts; How you choose to learn new skills or concepts; What you draw on to develop new habits or attitudes; What you draw on to develop new habits or attitudes;

6 POSITIVE ATTITUDE AND BEHAVIOUR Controlling your own behaviours and attitudes through thought and habit; Controlling your own behaviours and attitudes through thought and habit; SELF-DISCIPLINE SELF-DISCIPLINE Controlling habits or actions; improving a skill or preventing a behaviour that is undesirable; Controlling habits or actions; improving a skill or preventing a behaviour that is undesirable; SELF-MOTIVATED SELF-MOTIVATED Ability to encourage your own actions through positive attitude; your inner drive to complete a task; Ability to encourage your own actions through positive attitude; your inner drive to complete a task;

7 POSITIVE ATTITUDE AND BEHAVIOUR SELF-ASSESSMENT SELF-ASSESSMENT Ability to determine the importance or value of your potential or your actions; evaluating your own behaviour; Ability to determine the importance or value of your potential or your actions; evaluating your own behaviour; SELF-DIRECTION SELF-DIRECTION Ability to develop all your attitudes and behaviours to achieve a goal you have selected; Ability to develop all your attitudes and behaviours to achieve a goal you have selected;

8 RESPONSIBILITY Skill which allows you to set goals and manage your time and efforts to achieve those goals; Skill which allows you to set goals and manage your time and efforts to achieve those goals; Accepting accountability for your own actions; Accepting accountability for your own actions; GOAL SETTING GOAL SETTING Being able to see potential in all circumstances and commitment to improvement; Being able to see potential in all circumstances and commitment to improvement;

9 RESPONSIBILITY TIME MANAGEMENT TIME MANAGEMENT Understanding the importance of organization and setting priorities; being able to act based on that understanding; Understanding the importance of organization and setting priorities; being able to act based on that understanding; ACCOUNTABILITY ACCOUNTABILITY Ensuring that for every one of your actions you are aware of the reactions and consequences and are prepared to face them; Ensuring that for every one of your actions you are aware of the reactions and consequences and are prepared to face them;

10 ADAPTABILITY Skill which enables you to change your understanding, roles and attitudes in order to improve circumstances; Skill which enables you to change your understanding, roles and attitudes in order to improve circumstances; STRESS MANAGEMENT STRESS MANAGEMENT Internal/personal response to an external circumstance; too much stress can negatively affect our performance and too little can cause complacency and laziness; Internal/personal response to an external circumstance; too much stress can negatively affect our performance and too little can cause complacency and laziness;

11 ADAPTABILITY RECOGNIZE DIVERSITY RECOGNIZE DIVERSITY Ability to not only be aware of differences between people and ideas, but be able to understand how to address those differences in a respectful manner; Ability to not only be aware of differences between people and ideas, but be able to understand how to address those differences in a respectful manner; CREATIVITY CREATIVITY Ability to determine a potential solution that is providing a different means to an end; to allow for creativity/unconventional solutions; Ability to determine a potential solution that is providing a different means to an end; to allow for creativity/unconventional solutions;

12 PERSONAL MANAGEMENT ASSIGNMENT Using the chart provided, determine what responsibilities you have in each of the areas; Using the chart provided, determine what responsibilities you have in each of the areas; Briefly explain your accountability in each as well; Briefly explain your accountability in each as well;

13 PERSONAL MANAGEMENT SKILLS PROBLEM SOLVING PROBLEM SOLVING Part of having a positive attitude toward work is being able to complete the simplest problem solving tasks; Part of having a positive attitude toward work is being able to complete the simplest problem solving tasks; Even if the steps are not always laid out in the formal arrangement for every situation, each solution is achieved in the same manner; Even if the steps are not always laid out in the formal arrangement for every situation, each solution is achieved in the same manner;

14 PROBLEM SOLVING STEPS 1. Identify the problem 1. Identify the problem 2.Gather and organize the information about the problem. 2.Gather and organize the information about the problem. 3.Develop solutions to the problem. 3.Develop solutions to the problem. 4.Evaluate the solutions. 4.Evaluate the solutions. 5.Select the best solution. 5.Select the best solution. 6.Implement the solution. 6.Implement the solution. 7.Evaluate the effectiveness of the solution. 7.Evaluate the effectiveness of the solution.

15 PROBLEM SOLVING ASSIGNMENT Complete a flow chart to determine solutions to the following problems: Complete a flow chart to determine solutions to the following problems: I cannot find a job. I cannot find a job. My marks in ????? are too low this semester. My marks in ????? are too low this semester. I am always fighting with my parents. I am always fighting with my parents.

16 KNOWING HOW TO LEARN Part of the competitive business and academic world is having skills that move with the times; Part of the competitive business and academic world is having skills that move with the times; The success you will enjoy in high school and in work is a result of your level of commitment to being a lifelong learner; The success you will enjoy in high school and in work is a result of your level of commitment to being a lifelong learner; It is no longer feasible for a student or an employee to only learn 50% of the material; It is no longer feasible for a student or an employee to only learn 50% of the material;

17 KNOWING HOW TO LEARN Students who only wish to pass a course or just take little or no extra training for jobs will be downsized or laid off; Students who only wish to pass a course or just take little or no extra training for jobs will be downsized or laid off; This is because of their lack of commitment to learning in an ever changing environment; This is because of their lack of commitment to learning in an ever changing environment; Students and employees should always attempt to achieve the most out of a course or training in order to continue to increase their abilities and grow with the company; Students and employees should always attempt to achieve the most out of a course or training in order to continue to increase their abilities and grow with the company;

18 ASSIGNMENT #1 Complete the Employability Skills Profile, the My Abilities Profile, and the Skills and Characteristics Chart (fill in YOUR understanding of what each word means); Complete the Employability Skills Profile, the My Abilities Profile, and the Skills and Characteristics Chart (fill in YOUR understanding of what each word means);


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