Be the Change: Workplace Readiness

Unit of 3 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
9
10
11
12
Subjects: 
Language Arts
Philanthropy
Social Studies
Issue Area: 
Community
Focus Question 

How does an investment in something we care about impact the future? 

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Unit Overview 

Learners investigate jobs in the nonprofit and for-profit sectors, and reflect on their own job related interests and skills. Students will create a resume, geared toward gaining employment in a particular field or job. They learn and practice skills needed for a successful job interview. Students may choose to plan and implement a "Job Skills Workshop" to share their new knowledge and skills with their peers.

Collaboration with generationOn

Service Experience 
Students share their newly learned job skills by planning and hosting a Job Skills Workshop for their peers at school or at a public place such as the local library. Have students make fliers and posters to advertise the workshop. They compile a collection of class resumes and use their own resumes as examples to teach others. They prepare a list of interview tips.    
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Be the Change: Workplace Readiness
Lesson 1 of 3
Grades: 
9
10
11
12

Learners will determine the difference between for-profit and nonprofit organizations. They will investigate jobs in the nonprofit and for-profit sectors, and reflect on their own job related interests and skills. Students will create a resume, geared toward gaining employment in a particular field.