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2 Student Success: Classroom Relevance in the Career-Ready Conversation Next Slide

3 Skilled Labor Gap... Worldwide, the most difficult-to-fill vacancies in 2013 are for skilled trades workers. This skills category has topped the rankings in five of the past six years 2 MANPOWER 2013 TALENT SHORTAGE SURVEY RESEARCH RESULTS Next Slide

4 Skilled Labor Gap... Experts project 47 million job openings in the decade ending 2018. About one-third will require an associate’s degree or certificate, and nearly all will require real-world skills that can be mastered through CTE. Source: Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce via Harvard’s Pathways to Prosperity report, p 29. 3 Next Slide

5 Skilled Labor Gap... According to recent surveys of hiring trends, more than 33 percent of employers have unfilled job openings because they can’t find applicants with the skills necessary for the jobs. These are good-paying jobs, too. A report by Harvard Business School found that 27 percent of trained skilled professionals earn more than the average bachelor’s degree recipient. 4 Next Slide

6 Skilled Labor Gap... The gap: The average skilled worker is 56 years old. By 2030, 79 million people will have retired while only 41 million new workers will enter the workforce. Source: 5 Next Slide

7 College Readiness... 6 Students are prepared for the next step in their education: Certificate or License OJT Short Term Training Associate Degree Bachelors Degree Professional Degree Next Slide

8 Career Readiness... Harder to define and assess Academic and Technical Skills Employability or Soft or Workplace Skills Employers are demanding an emphasis on Career Readiness! 7 Next Slide

9 Career Readiness... 8 An era of “artificial maturity” High confidence Abundance of information Low self-esteem Limited experience Dr. Tim Elmore, Growing Leaders Inc. Next Slide

10 Career Readiness... 9 Percent of High School Graduates lacking… Professionalism/Work Ethic.........80.3% Teamwork/Collaboration........... 75.7% Verbal Communication.............70.8% Ethics/Social Responsibility......... 63.4% Critical Thinking/Problem Solving.... 57.5% Information Technology Applications. 53.0% Written Communication............52.7% Diversity.........................52.1% Lifelong Learning/Self-Direction..... 42.5% Creativity/Innovation..............36.3% Consolidated Survey of Corporate America Next Slide

11 Career Readiness... 10 Percent of Two Year/Tech School Graduates lacking… Professionalism/Work Ethic......... 83.4% Teamwork/Collaboration........... 82.7% Verbal Communication............. 82.0% Critical Thinking/Problem Solving.... 72.2% Written Communication............ 71.5% Ethics/Social Responsibility..........70.6% Information Technology Applications..68.6% Lifelong Learning/Self-Direction......58.3% Diversity......................... 56.9% Creativity/Innovation.............. 45.5% Consolidated Survey of Corporate America Next Slide

12 Career Readiness... 11 Percent of Four Year Graduates lacking… Verbal Communication............. 95.4% Teamwork/Collaboration........... 94.4% Professionalism/Work Ethic......... 93.8% Written Communication............ 93.1% Critical Thinking/Problem Solving.... 92.1% Ethics/Social Responsibility..........85.6% Leadership....................... 81.8% Information Technology Applications..81.0% Creativity/Innovation.............. 81.0% Lifelong Learning/Self-Direction......78.3% National Association of Colleges and Employers Next Slide

13 Career Readiness... 12 Reality of today’s youth entering the workforce 40%believe they should be promoted every two years regardless of performance 60%guided by the belief that in any given situation they will just be able to feel what is the right thing to do 75%admit to cheating regularly in HS and college 70%experience “phantom pocket-vibrator syndrome” Creativity test scores have dropped every year since 1998 Empathy test scores have dropped every year since 2000 USA Today Survey Next Slide

14 Career Readiness... 13 What concerns us most about the next generation? Their unjustified or unrealistic sense of entitlement and need for instant gratification and affirmation Their lack of ability to communicate face-to-face and overdependence on technology They lack a strong work ethic, focus, commitment, drive and self-motivation They lack real world experiences, decision making skills and long-term perspective Source: Expanding the Leadership Equation, Developing Next Generation Leaders, Center for Creative Leadership, 2013 Next Slide

15 Career Readiness... 14 It’s not all bad news… Next Slide

16 Career Readiness... 15 What excites us most about the next generation? Their comfort and skill with technology and social networks for information and connectivity They are creative, open and bring fresh ideas Their multicultural and global awareness and tolerance of difference They are adaptable and used to the pace of change Their strong sense of service-orientation and desire to make a difference USA Today Survey Next Slide

17 Career Readiness... 16 The challenge is… Every student deserves career success and economic security. Next Slide

18 The Challenge... 17 Succinctly share how SkillsUSA is a solution to both the Skilled Labor Gap as well as student Career Readiness. Next Slide

19 What is the SkillsUSA Mission? 18 Can you recite it? Do you know where it is located? What does it mean? Do your students know the Mission Statement? Next Slide

20 SkillsUSA Mission 19 SkillsUSA empowers its members to become world class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. Next Slide

21 SkillsUSA is a solution... 20 Define SkillsUSA mission Enables the organization to: –Develop a common language that is familiar to employers, parents, administrators and students Next Slide

22 SkillsUSA is a solution... 21 Enables the organization to: –Ability to assess student skill development coupled with the language provides students the ability to articulate to employers their skills and abilities Next Slide

23 SkillsUSA is a solution... 22 Enables the organization to: –Vision for programming for the organization, develop rich experiences to build these skills in all students Next Slide

24 SkillsUSA is a solution... 23 The organization reviewed research on what employers need – used data from Quintessential Careers to develop a framework. Next Slide





29 What do students want? 28 Next Slide

30 SkillsUSA delivers on what students want! SkillsUSA engages students through: Relationships Relevance Time Play Practice Choices Authenticity Challenge Application Happens for most students at the local level 29 Next Slide

31 How can we deliver the framework to all students? Two new programs: Chapter Excellence Program (CEP) Career Readiness Curriculum (CRC) 30 Next Slide

32 309,000 6,000 50,000 Next Slide


34 Measured against a standard Provides us with a baseline for a healthy chapter/what is my chapter supposed to do to be a success? Next Slide

35 The Chapter Excellence Program (CEP) establishes a quality baseline that all chapters will be encouraged to attain with extra incentive for exemplary chapter performance. Achievement is based on student efforts in preparing for career success through the development of personal, workplace and technical skills (SkillsUSA Framework). Next Slide

36 The Chapter Excellence Program is focused on the learning and skills developed by students as a result of chapter involvement versus honoring chapters solely based on competition. Takes the best of Chapter Standards/Outstanding Chapter and infuses best practices Either completed as a section or a chapter Online application and evaluation process Next Slide

37 Includes an explanation of the framework along with components, elements and descriptors Why to get involved – value to student and value to teachers Comparison of CTE student versus CTE student plus SkillsUSA CEP Framework activity ideas Tips to complete the application Application/sample application Rubric Score sheet Download the CEP Teacher’s Guide Here! Next Slide














51 50 Brandon Hudson CTE Specialist SkillsUSA/FCCLA (615) 532-2804

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