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JEDT 010 - Employability Skills Training
Course Details
Course Code:
JEDT 010

Calendar Description:
Employability Skills Training equips students with the strategies to explore career opportunities and develop the skills to successfully maintain employment in their chosen field.

Date First Offered:
2007-09-04

Hours:
Total Hours: 75
Lecture Hours: 14
Laboratory Hours: 1


Total Weeks:
5

This course is offered online:
No

Pre-Requisites:
None

Non-Course Pre-Requisites:
None

Co-Requisites:
None

Rearticulation Submission:
No

Course Content:
Career Planning
Career Exploration
Occupations
Introduction to Employability Skills
Work Essential Skills Training

Professionalism in the Workplace - Topics Covered:
Personal Grooming and Hygiene Skills
Time Management
Teamwork Skills
Ethics in the Workplace
Telephone Skills
Resume Writing and Cover Letter Layout
Interview Skills


Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, the learner will be able to:
Create a career plan
Describe a career exploration
Review various occupations
Apply employability skills to the workplace environment
Identify the eight Work Essential Skills needed in the workplace
Select appropriate wardrobe choices and practice hygiene skills on a daily basis
Demonstrate time management skills
Describe teamwork skills in the workplace
Explain ethics in the workplace
Demonstrate proper business telephone etiquette
Create a resume and write cover letters to potential employers
Perform a mock interview and recall personal information pertaining to interview questions


Grading System:
Pass/Fail

Passing Grade:
Pass (50%)

Grading Weight:
Assignments: 20 %
Participation: 30 %
Other: 50 %


Number of Assignments:
2

Nature of Participation:
Attentive and able to follow instructions, participates in a group environment, has a positive attitude towards fellow students and instructor, participates and interacts in classroom discussions, punctual for class

Percentage of Individual Work:
90

Percentage of Group Work:
10

Course Offered in Other Programs:
No

Additional Comments:
The two assignments are a resume and professionalism in the workplace review

Text Books:

Required - Support Materials provided by instructor, 2000, Discovering Life Skills - Volumes 1-8 (YWCA). Chapters Covered: Varies
Required - Support Materials provided by instructor, 2000, Employability Skills Curriculum (ASPECT). Chapters Covered: Varies
Required - Support Materials provided by instructor, 2003, English for the World of Work (American Guidance Service (AGS)). Chapters Covered: Varies
Required - Support Materials provided by instructor, 2005, Portfolio for Youth (Human Resources and Skills Development Canada). Chapters Covered: Varies
Required - Support Materials peovided by instructor, 2004, The Big Pcture (NAtional AWAL Project). Chapters Covered: Varies
Required - Support Materials provided by instructor, 2005, Workplace Essential Skills (Human Resources and Skills Development Canada). Chapters Covered: Varies
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