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Stacking the Deck

Stacking the Deck competency cards use the U.S. Department of Labor’s Engineering Competency Model categories to create opportunities for students to understand and practice employability skills.

Career Conversation Starters

Career Conversation Starters are conversational prompts that can be used to help students clarify and build their mindsets and behaviors for personal, academic, and workplace success.

WOWI Career Assessment

World of Work Inventory (WOWI) offers the WOWI career assessment, which incorporates career interests, work-related skills, and values to find the user’s best career matches.

Habits of Mind Framework

The Habits of Mind framework describes and offers strategies for building 16 habits of mind with self-assessment rubrics and other resources contributed by practitioners.

Geographic Solutions/Corrections

Geographic Solutions offers a comprehensive, secure career pathways system for justice-involved individuals preparing for reentry called Virtual OneStop Reentry Employment Opportunities (VOS REO).

WholeStory

WholeStory prepares job seekers to develop their personal story to communicate and highlight their strengths and skills.

Valor Manufacturing Training

Valor Manufacturing offers the 180 Skills suite of on-demand, industry-specific skills training to meet student and worker manufacturing training needs across industries and organizations.

The Hechinger Report: With a Degree No Longer Enough, Job Candidates Are Told To Prove Their Skills in Tests

This article describes how one in four employers now use pre-hiring assessments to find prospective employees. The assessments’ popularity is fueled by employers who no longer consider a college degree to be a measure of career preparedness and therefore no longer require a college degree. Employers also use pre-hiring assessments to ensure more equitable hiring, since fewer African Americans hold college degrees. Advances in technology and artificial intelligence make it possible to create assessments that measure whether an applicant can work in teams, communicate well, and make good decisions. Tech employers have been drawn to hackathons to find talented students who demonstrate their drive and ingenuity to solve a problem. Since COVID-19, with an increased number of job candidates, and health risks making it hard to meet in person, the use of pre-hiring assessments is growing faster than in the past.

Credential Finder

Credential Finder is a search engine tool for exploring and comparing credentialing opportunities that are published to the Credential Registry.

College and Career Readiness: A Guide for Navigators

The FHI 360 College and Career Readiness: A Guide for Navigators provides a framework-based guide with specific activities for college and career readiness instruction, advising, and coaching.

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