CRED10106 Week 10 Discussion | Mohawk College
DISCUSSION 4: Employability Skills
Employability Skills 2000+ are the critical skills you need in the workplace. They include communication, problem solving, positive attitudes and behaviors, adaptability, working with others, and science, technology and mathematical skills.
1) Go to http://www.conferenceboard.ca/topics/education/learning-tools/employability-skills.aspx (Links to an external site.) Read carefully and consider the Fundamental, Personal Management and Team Work Skills employers are looking for in new hires.
2) Initial posting: In your dedicated discussion board "Employability Skills":
a) In the subject line of your initial posting, type your top 5 strengths
b) Tell your group how will you apply your top 5 strengths from your StrengthsQuest report to the development and/or demonstration of each Employability Skill?
A sample initial post is below (If you have any of the Strengths in the sample, do not copy the wording – your statements should be reflective of YOUR thoughts.):
Fundamental Skills – communication, manage information, use numbers and think/solve problems: I believe my ARRANGER strength will help me here. This strength helps me to stay organized. I am highly flexible and can figure out how to maximize productivity by organizing all of the pieces of a project or group of job responsibilities. My Arranger strength allows me to prepare orderly reports with all the needed backup data to support conclusions.
Personal Management Skills - Demonstrate Positive Attitudes and Behaviors, be Responsible, Be Adaptable, Learn Continuously, Work Safely. I believe my LEARNER strength will help me here. I love the process of learning new things and want to continuously improve what I do. My desire to improve showcases my responsibility and my positive attitude
Teamwork Skills - Work with Others, Participate in Projects and Tasks. I believe my HARMONY strength can help me here. I actively seek consensus when I am working in a group or attending a team meeting.
3) Response Posting: Help at least one other student in your dedicated discussion group by adding ideas on how they might leverage their strengths to meet the employability skills requirements.