Nebraska Summit on Career Readiness

a project of the Nebraska Department of Education in partnership with the Department of Labor, Future Force Nebraska, and Partnerships for Innovation

Walkabout Assignment

 

Good morning!

We’re going to start right in on the first activity. Please find a partner for this activity, preferably someone you don’t know, or don’t know well.

Around our meeting space there are a number of large white boards on which questions are written.  With your partner, please visit each white board, and discuss the question that is written there.  Write your answer and/or comments on the board, and move on to the next board.

You have about 20 minutes for this activity.  When you are finished responding to all the questions, or when we run out of time, please have a seat in the large group area.

Thank you!

 

Walls

The results of the participants work is below. Click on the thumbnail image and a larger version of the marker board will open in a new window. Close that window to return here.

 

What are the top 3 issues you believe are facing U.S. secondary and postsecondary public education over the next five years?

What is the definition of career ready for graduating High School students?

What is the definition of career ready for job seekers?

What does career ready mean to colleges?

 

What does career ready mean to business?

How do you know someone is career ready?

Over the next 10 years what careers do you predict will need the most workers in Nebraska?

What is the single most important thing we can do to support young people in being career ready?

What are the three most important skills businesses will need new hires to have over the next 10 years?

What are the three most important bodies of knowledge businesses will need new hires to have over the next 10 years?

Is College Ready and Career Ready the same thing? YES  |  NO

In addition to core academics, to be career ready you need the following…

 

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