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The Careers Program at St Patrick’s College provides students with information about the various opportunities available during the secondary years of schooling and beyond.
Visit our Careers Website at www.stpatrickscollegetownsvillecareers.com
The Careers Centre provides many resources and activities to help students with their career development. These include:
How can parents help their young person in making career decisions? The following are great principles to adopt.
The High Five Principles of Career Development include:
For further assistance and some amazing resources go to: www.skillsroad.com it is an absolutely fantastic website. It includes sections for parents, students, teachers and employers. There is a work ready quiz, students can complete to see if they are ready to tackle that first paid job.
The world your daughter is going find employment is going to look very different to the one we know. It is exciting. The following information comes from a paper entitled:
Future Work Skills 2020 Institute for the Future for the University of Phoenix Research Institute
The world of work has “Six Drivers of Change”
What do these six disruptive forces mean for the workers of the next decade – your daughter?
They have identified ten skills that they believe will be critical for success in the workforce.
Sense Making: Ability to determine the deeper meaning or significance of what is being expressed.
Social Intelligence: Ability to connect with others in a deep and direct way, to sense and stimulate reactions and desired interactions.
Novel & adaptive thinking: Proficiency at thinking and coming up with solutions and responses beyond that which is rote or rule based.
Cross – Cultural competency: Ability to operate in different cultural settings
Computational thinking: Ability to translate vast amounts of data into abstract concepts and to understand data-based reasoning.
New media literacy: Ability to critically assess and develop content that uses new media forms, and to leverage these media for persuasive communication.
Trans-disciplinary: Literacy in, and ability to understand concepts across multiple disciplines.
Design mindset: Ability to represent and develop tasks and work processes for desired outcome.
Cognitive load management: Ability to discriminate and filter information for importance, and to understand how to maximize cognitive functioning using a variety of tools and techniques.
Virtual collaboration: Ability to work productively, drive engagement, and demonstrate presence as a member of virtual team.
http://www.iftf.org/futureworkskills/ Accessed 20/02/2016
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