The Association of American Colleges & Universities just released the results of a survey they did with employers seeking to learn what they were looking for in job candidates.
Here’s a summary:
It was targeting what they were looking for in college graduates, but I think it’s safe to assume the assisting our high school students develop the same skills would be helpful, too – and not just for job-seeking. I think employers’ priorities are legitimately ours, too.
Here are links to “Best” lists corresponding those highlighted qualities:
“Oral Communication”: “BEST” LISTS OF THE WEEK: LISTENING & SPEAKING RESOURCES
“Critical Thinking”: The Best Resources On Teaching & Learning Critical Thinking In The Classroom
“Working Effectively In Teams”: The Best Sites For Cooperative Learning Ideas and The Best Resources On Developing A Sense Of Community In The Classroom
“Written Communication”:“BEST” LISTS OF THE WEEK: RESOURCES FOR WRITING INSTRUCTION
“Real-World Application Of Skills’: The Best Resources For Learning About The Concept Of “Transfer” — Help Me Find More
I’m adding this info to The Best Info On Skills Employers Are Looking For In Job-Seekers.