Career Interests // Skills for Success
Skills for Success

This activity will support students in identifying their skills and how they apply to job readiness.

Suggested Grade Level

Grade

10

Approximate Time Needed

Minutes

60

Instructions

Part 1: Make a List

  • What are some of the skills you will need to get your dream job?
  • What are some of the skills you will need to keep your jobs, and earn promotions and pay raises?

Part 2: Reflect

In this activity, you will reflect on what you are good at and what skills you may need to develop.

Using the Skills for Success cards, make 3 piles with the cards: What I do well, What I need to develop, What I haven’t learned to do yet.

After you are finished creating your piles, partner up and share your lists.

Part 3:

Using your "What I need to develop" pile, you will create plans for how they can develop the skills that they need to get a job and keep a job by filling out the Development Plan worksheet.

Teacher Notes

Materials:

  • Skills cards
  • Development Plan Handout
  • Chart paper
  • Markers

Debrief:

  • Why is it important to know what you are good at and what you are not good at?
  • What skills do you already have that you could use to get and keep a job now? Why are those skills important?
  • Based on the skills you feel you have developed, what types of jobs are you likely to get?
  • How does this compare with the job you want?
  • What is the difference between the skills we need to get a job, and the skills we need to keep a job?
  • What will you do to continuously improve your skills?

Assessment Notes

Fill out the Development Plan Worksheet.

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