Monday, 4 August 2014

Is - Skills for Employability - for You?


Some Features and Benefits for Those Seeking Employment and for Teachers, Tutors, and Trainers.

Over the last two weeks I have posted excerpts from Skills for Employability Part One: Pre-Employment. You may be asking yourself, "Is this book for me? Originally designed for the home learner and those who want to improve their career, both books - as are all the books in this series - are also a useful resource for new and existing learning programme. here is another excerpt:

"For those seeking employment:

Features.
Ø  Each chapter/section will detail the learning outcomes and relevance to other qualifications.
Ø  At the end of each topic, there will be a series of questions/activities for self-assessment to check learner progress. In turn, this will add to a sense of achievement.
Ø  Learners will be able to measure how far they have travelled.
Ø  Much of the content will feed into and is signposted to Functional Skills; Awards and Certificates in Employability and Personal Development; or Personal Life and Employability Skills, all of which are linked to the Qualification Credit Framework (QCF).
Ø  All content will relate to the current gaps in knowledge & understanding and softer skills for those who are pre-employment e.g. Year 10 and Year-11 school leavers; 16-18 year old unemployed; returners to work; learners with disabilities who are seeking a change of employment, are in employment and seeking to enhance their prospects or are between jobs.
Ø  The book will have some illustrations to enhance text.
Ø  There are links to websites e.g. for legislation and further current information. This will provide more interaction and variety for the learner and ensure currency of information.
Adult Literacy and Numeracy will not be addressed in this book, as there are many excellent resources available.
Benefits.
After completing Skills for Employability Part One: Pre-Employment, learners will:
Ø  Have more awareness of the standards of behaviour and requirements of employers.
Ø  Be introduced to health and safety in the workplace.
Ø  Have an awareness of health, safety, and security relating to ICT in the workplace.
Ø  Have completed short practical activities that aim to test their understanding.
Ø  Have raised their self-esteem and confidence.
Ø  Have an awareness and understanding of the business environment.
Ø  Have some basic knowledge and understanding, which will feed into Awards/Certificates in Employability and Personal Life Skills/Development, vocational qualifications, or company training programmes.

For Teachers, Tutors, and Trainers:

Feature.
Available in print and e-book formats for most readers.
Benefit.
Time and cost savings. A ready-made resource reduces time and cost of design and/or photocopying.

Feature.
In print form, Skills for Employability Part One can be used in the traditional way with everyone having their own copy.
Benefits.
It can be taken away by the learner to be absorbed as part of homework or an assignment.
It can be issued as a resource for the course to be used as intended—as a workbook.

Feature
Available in a variety of e-book formats worldwide:
  • Kindle and Kindle Apps for desktop, iBook, Android etc.
  • Adobe Digital Editions DRM *pdf for desktop and readers for download from e-retailers worldwide.
  • E-Pub. Apple iBookstore, Sony eBooks, Nook, Diesel eBooks, Kobo, Smashwords, and Blio.
Benefits.
  • Can be downloaded to a PC and be tutor led via presentation screen or whiteboard with learners following from the print version.
  • Can be downloaded to college computers or a hand-held reader for full interaction with tutors and learners.
  • Cost effective. Budget will go further.
  • Learners can adjust the font size and background colour to suit individual sight preferences, thus overcoming one of the barriers to reading enjoyment.
  • The majority of learners are used to technology and reading on-screen.
User-friendly."


To read more and prepare for work or to improve your current practice follow the link here to your favourite bookseller or online retailer worldwide in the bookstore. Available in print, Kindle, Adobe Digital Editions *pdf and ePub for iBookstore, Kobo, Nook etc.


Hello reader,
Thank you for reading this excerpt from Skills for Employability Part One: Pre-Employment. This is the third of the Lifelong Learning: Personal Effectiveness Guides. It aims to fill gaps in underpinning knowledge and skills needed for the future and guide you through the minefield of looking for a job and being successful at interview.
You may be on the verge of leaving school, have been unemployed for some time, and be returning to work after a number of years of home responsibility or illness. You may have a job but are unable to attend formal courses, which can help you to progress.
Whatever the scenario, I hope that this user-friendly workbook, which you can plough through at your own pace, will help you to achieve your dreams as you increase in confidence.

Rosalie Marsh


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