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 2.6 NAVIGATING THE LABOR MARKET

 
 
 

 Purpose

 

P1. To provide new students with an introduction to fundamental job search and information technology skills needed to successfully navigate the labor market.

 

 Requirements

 

R1. Introduction to Information Technology

Centers must provide each new student with instruction in the following within the first 60 days of enrollment:

a. The role and impact of technology trends on business and society

b. Basic care and handling of computer hardware and software

c. Basic hardware and software components

d. Basic computer functions:

1. Keyboarding

2. Microsoft Word applications

3. E-mailing

4. Scanning

5. Managing applications (apps)

6. Video Messaging

7. Electronic job searching

e. Use of the Internet to:

1. Conduct a job search

2. Access labor market information (LMI) for career exploration

3. Identify community support service resources

4. Access One-Stop/American Job Center services

f. Appropriate use of the Internet and e-mail

R2. Job Search Skills

Centers must provide each new student with an introduction to basic job search skills within the first 60 days of enrollment. The introduction must include at a minimum:

a. Identifying personal skills and attributes

b. Sources of employment

c. Inquiring about a job over the telephone or via website access

d. Completing a paper or electronic job application

e. Writing a resume

f. Writing a cover letter

g. Job survival skills

h. Interviewing for a job

i. Information on the apprenticeship application process

j. Worker’s rights and responsibilities (e.g., including reasonable accommodation in the workplace)

k. Strategies for succeeding during the first weeks on the job

l. Availability of Career Transition Services through Job Corps and One-Stops/American Job Centers