What we do for a living matters when we measure the overall quality of our lives.
Success – in earning a living and finding satisfaction in life – begins with preparation.
Research the wide variety of career options available in the 21st century.
Take time to consider career fields that appeal to you.
Find out what preparation, education, and/or training is required to enter and advance in those fields.
More than one-third (39%) of Pennsylvania’s 5.8 million jobs now require a college degree or some postsecondary education/experience.
Business and industry leaders point to a “skills gap” that hinders success in the workplace. Lack of specialized skills is only part of the problem. Employers say lack of commitment, unreliability, and inability to follow instructions and complete tasks are barriers to success. Proper career preparation includes attention to establishing a solid, general work ethic.
Do you have the type of skills that are needed in the workforce?
Many employers say there is a skills gap – a difference between the skills and traits people bring into the workforce and the level of skill and accountability that is needed to do the jobs that are available in business and industry today.
It is not only specialized skills that are lacking, employers say. They also say they have difficulty finding people who are reliable, committed to their work, and able to follow instructions and complete tasks that are required.
In addition to education and training, proper career preparation includes attention to establishing a solid, general work ethic.
Will your career preparation plan fill the gap?
Careers related to design (graphic, web and interactive, architectural, engineering and industrial)
Careers related to natural resources, energy and sustainability
Careers related to computers, electronics and information technology
Careers related to engineering technologies, manufacturing and construction
Careers related to business, health, human and legal services
Careers related to automotive, aviation, collision repair/restoration, diesel and heavy equipment
Wed, 14 Mar 2018
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The Working Class blog is written by the Executive Producer of the Working Class Documentary Series.
Students and faculty find passion and purpose where real lives intersect in a real Working Class.
Classrooms that connect learning with real work experiences give students the opportunity to explore vibrant career fields and to find areas of interest in which they can make an impact in the real world.
In a Working Class, history provides clues for solving present-day challenges, math explains the mystery behind technology, and communication help us work together to build rich and rewarding lives.
The Working Class documentary series, connects teachers, parents and students to resources that relate technology, career awareness, and practical, hands-on activities to math, science, reading, and writing education.
Penn College’s 100-year history of connecting comprehensive education with real workforce needs also is chronicled in a series of publications.
March 16 entry deadline
K-12 students, teachers and parents may submit original works of art that turn trash into treasure. Each artist must use a throwaway item and ordinary art materials to create his/her work.
Entries will be accepted via email, with a digital photo (JPEG file) of the original artwork attached.
A separate email is required for each entry and must include the following information:
Email entries and questions to Elaine Lambert, executive producer of “Working Class,” at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A chosen artist in each category (Teacher/Parent, Student in Grades K-Six, and Student in Grades Seven-12) will receive a basket of books and supplies related to the art challenge. Each entrant will receive a certificate of entry via email.
“House of Floating Rooms”
by Damian Lanzoni, 2nd grade, Moscow Elementary Center (Lackawanna County, PA)
These works of art were submitted in response to the Episode 1 audience challenge. You may share photos of your original artwork featuring the color purple via Facebook or Twitter using hashtag #PurpleArtChallenge.