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Principal infuses Job Ready Career Skills into instructional program

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.”

 

CA Job Ready Career Skills User visits CSP staff at 2018 ACTE Vision Conference

San Antonio, TX, November 30, 2018 – Sonia Martin, work experience teacher at Wilson High School, Santa Clara USD, CA stopped by Career Solutions Publishing’s exhibit booth at the 2018 ACTE Vision Conference in San Antonio to say hello and spend time with Christopher Needles, technical support associate. Wilson High School has been a user of Career Solutions Publishing’s Job Ready Career Skills and Managing Your Money software since 2016, along with Wilcox High School and Santa Clara High School.

Ms. Martin commented on the career readiness value that Job Ready Career Skills and Managing Your Money bring to her students. “When I visit work sites and mention the curriculum, particularly Job Ready Career Skills, the supervisors enthusiastically support the teaching of soft skills.

They have told me they don’t have the time or personnel to train for the types of soft skills needed—how to work in groups, how to speak to a supervisor, interacting with customers, and time management, to mention a few. Managing Your Money teaches the essentials of what to do with your new-found-wealth! I especially appreciate the online gradebook in the programs!”

Ethan Robles, a Job Ready Career Skills student is shown in the photo below. Ethan uses his soft skills on the job at the AMC Theatre in the Mercado Center in Santa Clara.

The staff of Career Solutions Publishing looks forward to visiting with all teachers at the 2019 Vision Conference in Anaheim, CA on December 3-6.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long County, GA high school teacher wins software at national event

(Hinesville, GA)

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.

 

2019 Conference Presentations and Exhibits

Look for Career Solutions Publishing at Upcoming Conferences

Berwyn, PA (Philadelphia) December 13, 2018 - Career Solutions Publishing, the soft skills and career readiness publisher, will be travelling this year to present and exhibit at CTE and special education conferences across the country. Educators are invited to attend one of the professional development sessions or software demonstrations to learn about trends, updates, and employer expectations in the workplace readiness arena.

Several conferences and dates are listed below. Additional conferences will be posted throughout the year. The Career Solutions Publishing staff looks forward to hearing from educators with recommendations for future products, ideas to share, or questions to be answered about the company's current curriculum products.

Sacramento, CA

Harrisburg, PA

Greensboro, NC

Washington, DC

Monaca (Pittsburgh), PA

Athens, GA

State College, PA

Rancho Mirage, CA

Anaheim, CA

TBD

Educating for Careers

MLP/ELD Conference

NC-DCDT

Advance CTE Spring Meeting

ACTE Region I

GACTE (Lunch and Learn Sponsor)

PACTA

CALCP/CAROCP Conference

ACTE CareerTech Vision

Georgia WBL/YAP Conference

March 3-5

April 2-4

April 3-5

April 8-10

April 24-26

July 14-16

July 24

November 20-22

December 4-7

TBD

Dr. Daniel K. Smith memorial winner at GACTE Conference

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.