The Year Ten program is practical in its approach to assisting students in getting Job Getting Skills.
Students begin their session by revising work undertaken in Year 9. They revise "Job Research" by looking at:
- Where can I research?
- What resources are available?
- What basic information do I need to find out about a specific career?
The main emphasis in Year 10 is on what Job Getting Skill students need to develop and the importance of relating this to employers.
Students learn that an important aspect of “Job Getting Skills” is to find out what employers want from young people seeking work. The Business Council of Australia (BCA) and the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) identified nine key skills that employers consider makes a good employee. They were:
- Team Work
- Problem Solving
- Initiative & Enterprise
- Planning and Organising
- Cross-Cultural Understanding
Students assess the level of their personal attributes and record them in their booklets. A friend then assesses what they think their personal attributes are and then compare the responses with their own. From the “Employability Skills Framework”students identify skills they possess and again record them in their booklets.
Students are placed in groups to undertake practical exercises in developing:
- Personal Resumes - using the School To Work Template
- Letter Writing - applying for part time work
- Telephone Techniques - role play
- Application Forms - students fill in forms as supplied by employers
- Interview Techniques - role play
After these exercises students come together as a class group and each activity is looked at and tips given on how to best to develop and present these skills