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Learn how to utilize the Youth Employability Skills (YES!) framework to foster confident, well-rounded, career-ready students. This resource helps educators teach 21st century skills, such as problem solving and critical thinking, to ensure that each learner is prepared for the workplace or higher education.

Benefits

  • Consider nine essential employability skills and how to foster each in students.
  • Benefit from a comprehensive framework that includes activities, instructional strategies, and resources.
  • Align with the mandates of the Every Student Succeeds Act to prepare students to succeed in college and careers.
  • Gain an understanding of educators’ roles in connecting students to the vast possibilities and opportunities ahead of them.
  • Examine real-life examples as well as supporting research and evidence that the YES! framework is effective.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Chapter 1: Communication
Chapter 2: Teamwork and Collaboration
Chapter 3: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Chapter 4: Workplace Relationship Building
Chapter 5: Resource Management
Chapter 6: Growth Mindset, Resilience, and Grit
Chapter 7: Ethics, Values, and Integrity
Chapter 8: Networking and Interview Know-How
Chapter 9: Career-Pathway Preparation
Epilogue
Appendix

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Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

SUGGESTED RESOURCES

Books

  • Jensen, E. (2019). Poor students, rich teaching: Seven high-impact mindsets for students from poverty (Rev. ed.). Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.

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