Secondary School Programs :: JA Success Skills®

JASuccessSkills.jpg

JA Success Skills meets the needs of a diverse group of secondary school students by providing engaging, academically enriching and experiential learning sessions in work-readiness education and career perspectives.

 

It is a series of seven sessions recommended for students in Form Two to Form Five. The average time for each Session is 45 minutes.

 

The objectives listed beside each activity state the skills and knowledge students will gain.

 

Session One: It's My Life

Students are introduced to 16 Success Skills. Working in groups, they evaluate sample resumes to determine which job candidate they would hire.

Objectives

Students will be able to:

  • Identify personal work-readiness skills.
  • Complete a personal skills assessment.
  • Explore connections between their personal assessment and their dreams, values, goals and skills.

Session Two: Listen Up

Working with partners, students participate in a role-playing activity designed to develop effective speaking and listening skills. Using verbal and nonverbal cues, they learn how to build rapport with others.

Objectives

Students will be able to:

  • Explore strategies of effective formal and informal workplace communication.
  • Identify nonverbal communication uses and implications.
  • Complete an informal self-assessment.

Session Three: Stay Connected

By analysing case studies and completing a puzzle activity, students recognise the need for teamwork and cooperation in the workplace.

Objectives

Students will be able to:

  • Identify the role of cooperation, integrity and respect in effective teamwork.
  • Evaluate strategies for working effectively with others to achieve a mutual goal.
  • Complete an informal self-assessment.

Session Four: Resolve Conflict

Working in teams, students develop solutions to potential workplace conflicts. They consider win/win, win/lose, and lose/lose responses to conflict.

Objectives

Students will be able to:

  • Evaluate and apply effective speaking and listening skills to resolve conflict.
  • Identify and implement win/win solutions to conflict.
  • Complete an informal self-assessment.

Session Five: Work Smart

Working in groups, students participate in a game show in which they practice their decision-making skills by solving common workplace problems.

Objectives

Students will be able to:

  • Identify and apply strategies necessary for effective problem-solving in real-life contexts.
  • Complete an informal self-assessment.

Session Six: The Marketing Spin

Working in groups, the students practice the Success Skill Reflect and Evaluate. They identify the connection between advertising a product and promoting themselves.

Objectives

Students will be able to:

  • Analyse and assess product advertising.
  • Present selected products based on advertising information.
  • Assess and evaluate personal information and prepare a resume.

Session Seven: It's My Future

During this final session, students participate in mock employment interviews. They review the 16 Success Skills presented throughout the course of the program.

Objectives

Students will be able to:

  • Identify effective interviewing skills.
  • Evaluate peers and provide feedback.
  • Reflect on the JA Success Skills experience

 

To request a program in your school, please click here.

Connect With Us

Donate-Now

volunteer

request-a-program

You must install Adobe Flash to view this content.