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World of Work, The

The Seven Competency Skills for the Workplace (#101)

This documentary follows teens as they tackle their first jobs-waiter, grocery clerk, ice cream shop scooper, cashier, garden nursery worker-and learn what it takes to be a success. Good communication skills, leadership, adaptability, problem-solving, negotiation, computer literacy and the ability to juggle multiple demands are skills that will take teens from their first jobs through a lifetime of working. [21 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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Series Description: Central to the Iowa Core Curriculum are 21st century learning skills including those skills that will enhance the employability of future workers. This new series provides comprehensive guidelines and strategies to help teenagers grasp the importance of communication, reliability, adaptability and other employability skills essential for career qualification and advancement. Programs also connect school work with the world of work and help students match their skills to their dream jobs.

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