Brian Miller, principal of the Regional Occupational Center at Kern High School District in Bakersfield, CA visited the Career Solutions Publishing exhibit booth at the Educating for Careers Conference in Sacramento on March 5. Kern’s teachers and students use Job Ready Career Skills on a daily basis to enhance students’ soft skills preparation for future careers. Brian shares information about his school’s usage and success with Job Ready Career Skills:
“The Job Ready Career Skills curriculum has been an excellent addition to our campus the past two years. It has helped to get our school focused on career readiness skills throughout the entire year by infusing the modules into our regular instructional programs. Teachers and students have found it easy to use, and the customer service skills of the Career Solutions Publishing team is second to none.”
Berwyn, PA, February 1, 2019 – Beth Gordon of Long County High School, Ludowici, GA, was the winner of a one-year software site license for her entire school at the Designing and Implementing Quality Work-Based Learning Systems National Conference in Savannah on September 25. Job Ready Career Skills, a curriculum developed by Career Solutions Publishing, prepares students by teaching the employability and soft skills employers say are essential for entry-level and long-term career success.
Mrs. Gordon, the Work-Based Learning Coordinator for Long County Schools, is responsible for supervising 57 students employed with local companies, including Long County Public Library, Coastal Manor, and the Long County School System. She believes, “an on-the-job experience is essential for understanding the challenges and opportunities of employment in today’s technological world. Whether students are headed for college or training of another type before beginning a career, Long County High School takes pride in providing rich, work-based learning that will enhance the student’s future success.” The Job Ready Career Skills software will be used in each of the Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education classes to help all Long County High School students develop employability skills that will help them in their future careers. Mrs. Gordon encourages local employers who would like to contribute to the career growth of Long County students to contact her through the high school office at (912) 545-2135.
Dr. Danny Smith, Career Solutions Publishing’s customer service representative in Atlanta passed away in early 2017. In his memory, the company awarded memorial site licenses of its premier Job Ready Career Skills online software to two schools with teachers at the Georgia CTAE Conference in July. The winners were Broderick Stargell of Callaway Middle School in LaGrange, GA, and Robyn Woods of Pelham High School in Pelham, GA.
Dr. Smith was a highly-respected, beloved educator who served the Atlanta Public Schools for over thirty years. He was known as a curriculum innovator and mentored many young educators who now serve Georgia counties as CTE directors, WBL coordinators, classroom teachers, and counselors. Danny will be missed.