Preparing Students for a World of Opportunities
Today’s students are the region’s future employees, entrepreneurs, and business and community leaders. To be successful in our global and connected society, students need to graduate from high school with more than traditional academic knowledge. They must be able to solve problems, adapt to changing conditions and communicate effectively.
Cincinnati Public Schools is expanding our career-readiness initiatives by infusing our curriculum with opportunities and experiences for students to discover what careers interest them, experience what to expect and what is expected of them in the workforce, and to be inspired by professionals and mentors they meet along the way.
High school is a critical time for students to uncover their passions and start planning how to make their post-high school dreams reality. Grades 10 and 11 have several important events and milestones.
Grade 10 – Business Training Center
Students build the foundation for success in the workplace — no matter what or where that future workplace may be -- by developing soft skills, which include:
- Professionalism, critical thinking and problem solving
- Communication, team work and cultural competency
- Ethics, actions and accountability
- Managing self
Grade 11 – Career and Workforce Readiness Program
Throughout grade 11, students participate in lessons on resume writing, build on the communication and teamwork competencies from grade 10, and learn about the qualities that can help them stand out in a crowded job market.
Students in grade 11 also experience four career-based milestones with local business professionals to develop career awareness, explore career opportunities and gain essential skills:
- Fourth-Annual CPS-Business-Education Connectivity Council (BECC) Career Expo - October 25, 2018
- BECC-CPS Career Expo - video of 2015 event
- Life Ready – January 31, 2019
- Job Shadowing – February 28, 2019 or March 1, 2019
- Mock Interviews – March 20, 2019
The Career and Workforce Readiness Program for students in grade 11 is an initiative of the Business-Education Connectivity Council (BECC), a partnership between CPS and the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Action Team.
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