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COURSE NUMBER: ABED190
COURSE TITLE:Job Readiness I
DIVISION:Adult Education
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COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course is designed to provide practical information necessary to students for locating meaningful employment. The course contains two components: Career Awareness and Job Search Techniques. Materials covered in this course will allow students to learn more about themselves and how this information relates to different careers. Students will also review information necessary for the completion of effective resumes, applications, job search strategies and interview techniques.
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STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
A. Define personal skills
B. Learn training and education requirements for various occupations
C. Match personal skills with specific occupations
D. Assist students develop effective resumes
E. Develop skills necessary to adequately complete application forms
F. Assist student develop job search strategies
G. Identify and formulate answers to standard interview questions
H. Identify appropriate non verbal behavior to display during the interview process
I. Identify factors that cause employees to be terminated

II.
TOPICAL OUTLINE:
A. Identifying personal skills
  1. Definition of skills
  2. Types of skills
B. Developing personal data base
  1. Organizing personal history
  2. Building data base
C. Assessment Testing
D. Defining the ideal job
  1. Skills
  2. Values
  3. Environment
E. Exploring careers and job alternatives
  1. Career categories
  2. Matching yourself to a particular career
F. Discussion of career information, training and education
  1. Cost of education
  2. Apprenticeship program
G. Contemporary issues in the workplace
  1. Smoking
  2. Drug testing
  3. Parental leave
  4. Day care
H. Resume
  1. Definition and use of resume
  2. Active verbiage to be used
  3. Form and style
  4. Preparation of a resume
I. Applications
  1. Types of applications
  2. How to obtain applications
  3. Types of questions encountered
  4. Documentation that may be requested
  5. Completion of an application
J. Job Search Strategies
  1. Word of mouth
  2. Want ads
  3. Employment agencies
  4. Placement offices
K. Interviewing
  1. Preparing for the interview
    a. Researching the position/company
    b. anticipating questions
    c. appropriate attire
  2. The Interview
    a. Promptness
    b. Answering questions
    c. Appropriate non verbal behavior
  3. After the interview
    a. Thank you letter
L. Job Retention
  1. Reasons many employees lost their jobs
  2. Personal factors that might influence job retention
  3. Fair employment practices
TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:
The Right Job For You, JIST Works Inc.
The Job You Want - How to Get It, Southwestern Publishing
Getting a Job, Educational Design, Inc.
How to Get a Job and Keep It, Steck-Vaughn
Teacher generated materials

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EVALUATION:
Students will receive and "S" for satisfactory progress or an "I" for incomplete based upon class attendance, participation and mastery of assigned tasks.

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