George Washington High School has a dedicated resource with all things job in CareerConnect Coordinator Ms. Jen Stoffel. ¬ Ms. Stoffel has regular office hours in Room 321, right next to the elevator on the 3rd floor. ¬ She can assist you with your job search, building a resume or preparing you for an interview. ¬ Don’t delay, see her today! ¬ Alternatively, you can¬ click here¬ to see the latest postings from the Goodwill Community Directory.
Little Feet Children’s Shoes is looking to hire a George student to complete their team. ¬ Check out their Hiring Flyer¬ for details and apply today!
George Washington High School CareerConnect students in all grades have improved their attendance 1.4% year over year through¬ the first 4 weeks of school. ¬ This is very promising news, as we look to instill the importance of attendance with all of our students to help prepare them for post-secondary opportunities and job expectations.
This area of the website is to serve as a resource for parents, guardians and family members to reference in helping their students develop necessary lifelong skills to be successful after high school.
The term “Soft Skills” is defined at the common-sense, everyday skills, like getting along with others, that help youth succeed in all aspects of life. ¬ Many work sills have benefits that extend beyond the work place. ¬ Learning work skills can contribute to a youth’s ability to function independently in the community, have positive experiences in post-secondary education, and thrive in social situations. ¬ There are several strategies available to families to help their youth develop necessary work skills.
Work readiness skills, which include “Soft Skills,” fall into four categories.
- Communication Skills
- Interpersonal Skills
- Decision Making Skills
- Lifelong Learning Skills
September 16, 2015
What You Can Do
Is texting shaping the writing style of your youth? ¬ According to this July 2015 article¬ , texting and social media are having an adverse effect on youth’s ability to communicate in work skill situations such as interviewing for a job with business ¬ leaders. ¬ At home, keep an eye out on your student’s writing style and make sure that he or she understands that it is important to use correct punctuation, complete sentences, and accurate spelling in other forms of written communication.
September 21, 2015
What You Can Do¬
Have your student practice sending thank you notes for appropriate occasions. ¬ Sending thank you notes is more than good manners, it also provides youth with a perfect opportunity to practice proper grammar and give careful consideration to exactly what they want to say.
October 6, 2015
What You Can Do
Bring a job application home or find one online and have your student fill it out. ¬ This will be an opportunity to see if your son or daughter needs help understanding written instructions in addition to seeing how your students talks about their skills and experiences.
Making the Connection
Helping Youth Build Skills for Job Success In Everything We Do
Welcoming staff back to the building in late August, CareerConnect Pathway Director Gideon Geisel had the opportunity to present on the importance of ‚ÄúSoft Skills‚ÄĚ in the classroom and how we all must model these skills in everything we do to help students better make the connection between behaviors at school and success on the job. Click to view the presentation:¬†Making the Connection
The reality is that Colorado has an incredibly talented and competitive workforce. We rank 48th in the nation in jobs available to high school graduates and drop-outs, meaning everyone has a responsibility to ensure that our students are prepared with essential basic skills to take advantage of and gain access to post-secondary opportunities, whether that be the college, military, workforce or trade school. Preparing Patriots for Success¬†is a classroom visual that was created to help teachers model and implement specific soft skills during lessons so that students are continuously exposed to workforce expectations.
Check back often for updates on how parents can implement and support Soft Skills‚Äô Development in the home, which will further allow for students to see the importance of their behavior no matter the environment.
Getting Excited for CareerX Site Visits
This year at GWHS, we introduced two new CareerConnect programs, MedConnect and BusinessConnect. We are getting excited to take over 150 CareerConnect students to Anschutz Medical Center, Porter Hospital, Western Union and more to shadow professionals on the job. Check out this awesome video to learn more about CareerX opportunities!