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WORKPLACE BASICS: Essential Skills for Success DVD
The five vignettes in this program will convince students of the direct connection between the skills they learn in school and their success in the workplace.
Self-Management Skills - Lucy loved science experiments in school. She is employed as a lab assistant, where her sense of responsibility, eagerness to learn and willingness to admit the occasional mistake has made her an invaluable employee.
Creative Thinking / Problem-Solving - When Mr. Leslie reminds Lyle that accounting is waiting for invoices, he says that his email is down. Lyle learns the role problem-solving and taking the initiative have in how his employer views his performance.
Computer Literacy - Kim is having trouble getting a job because of her lack of computer skills. Marc encourages her to take a course so she can get out of her dead-end job at a fast-food restaurant and get an interesting job.
Communication Skills - Tanya learns that eye-contact, good listening skills, being respectful and understanding how to get your point across in written communications are the skills employers look for.
The Three R's - Jackie makes lots of computational errors at work. Lucy suggests that Jackie take a remedial course so she doesn't lose her job. Students learn that if you don't have basic reading, writing and math skills you are at a definite disadvantage.
*Includes Teacher's Guide