October 31, 2012
A definition for what it means to be “career ready” recently emerged with the release of “Building Blocks of Change: What it Means to be Career Ready,” by the Career Readiness Partner Council, which is coordinated by the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium. An article in Education Week‘s – Global Learning blog by Heather Singmaster with the Asia Society, discusses “four broad skills that are particularly important for global competency” that help prepare students for the global economy and how they are addressed in the career ready definition. They are: adaptability to new skills required in the global economy, increased cross cultural communications, using technology effectively in learning and teaching, and providing students with opportunities to gain real-world work experience prior to completing high school.
Read the full article here.