Career Prep Skills (Fall)

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Teacher: Karen B. Holston
Date/Time: Wednesday - 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Recommended Grades: 10th, 11th, 12th
Department: Other Electives
Grade Level: High School (9th-12th)

Semester Course – (Offered Fall or Spring Semester) / 90-minute class.

Cost: $325 for 4-month course (includes $25 supply fee).

Career Prep Skills is the ideal course to equip motivated high school students with the essential tools to effectively prepare them for the pursuit of a well-suited and fulfilling career path. These same skills can also be applied to successfully prepare for college, athletic or artistic pursuits, volunteer work, ministry opportunities, and life in general. In this semester-long course (offered in fall or spring) the students will learn how to apply the four “R’s” below to gain a competitive edge as they launch into a bright and prosperous future. Homework typically takes two to three hours per week.

  • Resume (first month) – how to put together a clear, concise resume and an impressive portfolio which captures an individual’s unique abilities and attributes.
  • Resources (second month) – how to research career fields and companies and seek out available job resources while thinking outside the box.
  • Requirements for Interview (third month) – how to professionally present oneself to make a favorable and memorable impression in the interview process.
  • Relational & Management Skills (fourth month) – key management skills of Leadership, Goal Setting, Communication, and Teamwork will be woven throughout the semester (see reading list below).

Books Required:

> The Secret – What Great Leaders Know and Do – by Ken Blanchard & Mark Miller

> Goal Setting – How to Create Action Plans & Achieve Your Goals – by Susan B. Wilson & Michael S. Dobson

> What More Can I Say? – Why Communication Fails and What to Do About It – by Dianna Booher

> Teamwork 101 – What Every Leader Needs to Know – by John C. Maxwell

> Career Prep Skills Workbook – by Karen B. Holston – [Provided by instructor]

With over 25 years of experience in the fields of Human Resources Management and Education combined, Karen B. Holston facilitates this compelling, highly interactive course on how to sharpen career-related life skills with effective techniques to prepare students to realize and tap into their God-given potential.