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Monday, September 28, 2020

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Monday, September 28 • 10:00am - 10:50am
"What Employers Want: Lesson Plans and Strategies To Teach Soft Skills and Career Readiness to Students."

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Graduating high school and college students may believe they’re ready for a job, but employers think otherwise. Business educators and employers both agree that graduates overestimate their confidence, competence and career-readiness for employment. The presenter, a cooperative education coordinator who works with local community business leaders and owners to provide job opportunities for high school students, shares employer feedback about desired skills that students do not demonstrate—how to carry on a genuine conversation, interact professionally with co-workers and customers, and how to act as an employee. In this session, the presenter shares the employer perspective about skills that students are lacking, what traits and soft skills that employers demand in new hires, and shares career-ready and employ-ability lesson plans and resources used to ‘bridge the gap.’

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Charisse Woodward

Educator, Sherando High School
Charisse Woodward has been teaching at Sherando High School since 2008. In that position, she has taught Economics and Personal Finance, Business Management (Dual Enrolled), Computer Applications, Business Law, Principles of Business and Marketing, and Entrepreneurship. She is also... Read More →


Monday September 28, 2020 10:00am - 10:50am CDT