6 Reasons to Download our New Employability Skills Curriculum

By Denise Bodart, Realityworks RealCare Product Manager

Soft skills are necessary for getting, keeping and performing well on a job – according to a recent CareerBuilder.com survey, 77% of employers believe that the less tangible soft skills associated with one’s personality were just as important as hard, or technical, skills. Across the country, schools are being mandated to make their students college- and career-ready, and part of that career-readiness is the teaching of employability skills such as time management, organization, teamwork, problem-solving, critical thinking and leadership. After all, finding workers who have employability or job-readiness skills that help them fit into and thrive in the work environment is a real challenge for current employers.

That’s why we are excited to offer a FREE employability skills curriculum to help teach these important skills, which you can download at no cost by clicking here. Our six-lesson RealCareer Employability Skills Program can be used as a stand-alone unit on soft skills, or as a supplement to an existing career exploration program.

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Realityworks’ six-lesson RealCareer Employability Skills Program can be used as a stand-alone unit on soft skills, or as a supplement to an existing career exploration program.

Aren’t convinced yet? Here are 6 reasons you should download this new curriculum for your program:

Reason #6: This curriculum will help your students understand time management at work. Lesson 6, “Time Management at Work,” covers the benefits of what improved time management, practical information on identifying and overcoming barriers to time management, and more!

Reason #5: This curriculum will help your students use technology in the workplace. Lesson 5, “Using Technology in the Workplace,” explores the impact of technology in the work place and gives hands-on work with technical skills by creating PowerPoint presentations, Excel spreadsheets, using the Internet and more.

Reason #4: This curriculum will help your students learn to use critical thinking skills. Lesson 4, “Problem Solving and Critical Thinking,” discusses the steps to solving a problem effectively through hands-on practice with critical thinking skills used in the workplace.

Reason #3: This curriculum will teach your students how to utilize teamwork in the workplace. Lesson 3, “Effective Teamwork in the Workplace,” presents a series of teamwork tasks versus individual solutions and shows how effective teamwork skills can benefit the workplace.

Reason #2: This curriculum will teach your students effective communication skills. Lesson 2, “Effective Communication Skills,” provides opportunities to practice verbal and non-verbal communication skills, as well as examine how we communicate with family and friends, employers and colleagues.

Reason #1: This curriculum will help your students prepare for job interviews. Lesson 1, “Preparing for a Job Interview,” teaches the stages of a job interview and specific tips for preparing for a job interview including standard questions to and writing a proper thank-you letter.

The importance of soft skills in the workplace cannot be underestimated. After all, your student’s technical skills might get them in the door of a future employer, but their soft skills will help them maintain that job and turn it into a career. Click here to access our full RealCareer Employability Skills Program or individual lessons. 

How do you plan to use this curriculum? Let us know in the comments!

33 thoughts on “6 Reasons to Download our New Employability Skills Curriculum

    1. Thanks for commenting, Charles. The website field helps prevent spam, but it won’t appear in your published comment. We hope you find value in our new Employability Skills curriculum. If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us directly at 800.830.1416 or via email, information@realityworks.com. Thank you again!

  1. Please send! It is so important for students to realize that the soft skills are just as important–if not more so–than the hard skills!

  2. I am always looking for new materials for these employ-ability skills. I not only want my students to get the job, I want them to keep he job and turn into a career.

  3. I would like to try the New Employability Skills curriculum to try in my business and technology classes. This looks interesting and helpful.

  4. I teach an employability seminar Spring Term here at the college and would like to add more on “soft” skills and it looks like your curriculum is a great place to start. Please forward me a free copy of your curriculum.
    Thanks much,
    MLC

  5. This looks like a fantastic resource to use in many of my Family and Consumer Sciences high school classes. The soft skills are the things the kids the kids need the most but ones they realize the least! Thanks for providing this free curriculum.

    1. Thank you for the feedback! We’re happy to hear our employability skills curriculum could be a useful teaching tool for your program. If you have any other questions, please feel free to ask. Thank you!

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