Erie Region Career Readiness Report To Be Presented Thursday

- EDINBORO, PA (August 11, 2014) – The presentation of the first-ever Erie Region Career Readiness Report is just days away.
This comprehensive analysis is the platform for career education efforts within the region that will produce a better workforce specifically for the Erie Region.
This report will be presented on Thursday, August 14, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at Room 134, Butterfield Hall, Edinboro University. A public discussion will be held following the presentation.
The Erie Region Career Readiness Report is based on a wide range of data, including that which is compiled by the Erie Economic Research Institute led by Dr. James Kurre, and provides a regional snapshot of career readiness among graduating seniors, as well as projected markets and wages that will be available to high school students. The report also provides a list of skills in demand for regional jobs.
This data will be incorporated into the WIN Learning Software, which will empower students as they prepare for life after high school. High School students will discover individual strengths, while exploring and assessing career opportunities specific to Erie.
The WIN Software is the vital part of the Regional Career Planning Project, which was initiated in 2013 when the school districts in the Erie region came together to convert districts to a “career-driven education” model over the course of three years. The cornerstone of this project is to make students ready for college and careers.
Through a grant from the Erie Community Foundation, all school districts will make available to their students a comprehensive career program that:
1. Contains related to job availability, pay, education requirements, etc. at the local, state and national level
2. Links careers to necessary academic skills and provides the training for those academic schools
3. Provides training for the Soft Skills desired by business and industry
Created in 1996, the Worldwide Interactive Network, Inc. (WIN) is the leading provider of career readiness solutions that help districts prepare pathways for students’ futures, whether they are college, trade school, military or workplace bound. To date, more than 10 million students worldwide have participated in the specialized career–driven coursework and education intervention initiatives, as well as career-readiness certification programs.

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