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Description - Shift Teaching Forward: Advancing Career Skills to Prepare Tomorrow's Workforce by Kelly Cassaro

A practical guide to preparing students and job candidates for the demands of the modern workplace 

How can we prepare learners for an ever-changing world and job market? What are 21st century employers looking for in applicants, and how do we coach jobseekers to be ready on day one? Now is the time to rethink and expand how we prepare job seekers for the roles that will launch their careers. In Shift Teaching Forward, Kelly Cassaro gives educators the knowledge, insight, and practical advice they need to prime students for the social, emotional, and behavioral skills they need to thrive in tomorrow’s workplace.  

Shift Teaching Forward showcases the ecosystem of elements that characterizes a successful job-training program. As educators, we need to focus not only on standards alignment and technical skills, but also on the soft skills that will make students stand out as job candidates. In today’s labor market, being able to do the job is just the first step. We need to prepare students to interact with others, contribute to inclusive workplaces, and become collaborators—whatever their industry or career goals. This book shows the way. 

  • Discover why social, emotional, and behavioral skills are so critical for workplace success  
  • Get ideas and insight for integrating soft skills into secondary, postsecondary, and vocational training programs 
  • Develop training programs that will improve collaboration and inclusivity in your workplace 
  • Prepare learners for the future of work by embracing the full range of job readiness skills 

This book is ideal for secondary, postsecondary, and vocational educators and administrators, and it will also appeal to organizations looking to develop in-house talent. 

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