Integrated Job and Career Readiness
Integrated Job & Career Readiness (IJCR) is a supplementary training for Workforce and Corporate College students, designed to bridge the gap between training to employment by preparing students through interviewing skills, job search tactics, professional communication and development. IJCR students will also be given opportunities to meet with employers and resource providers throughout the program. The programs schedule is designed to be flexible so it does not interfere with the student’s primary training program. IJCR is coordinated by the Job Link Services department.
|Transferable Skill Identification||The graduate is able to identify the difference between “hard” and “soft” skills within self and within classmates. The graduate is knowledgeable about proper work attire.|
|Professional Work Habits||The graduate is able to perform in a professional environment. The graduate is also able to keep a professional appearance on social media.|
|Job Application Preparedness||The graduate is familiar with the job application process and the required documentation. (cover letter, thank you note and application)|
|Job Search Strategies||The graduate is familiar with multiple avenues to find job opportunities. The graduate has a resume and knows how to modify it for different application processes.|
|Professional Communication||The graduate has experience conducting verbal presentations utilizing the Four Points Method.
1. Who you are (handshake)
2. Credentials, education and experience
3. What you want and why they should hire you
4. How to contact you (business card)
|Behavioral Interviewing||The graduate uses the STAR method (situation, task, action and result) to answer behavioral interviewing questions.|
The outline above is a snapshot of the skill sets that Integrated Job & Career Readiness graduates will attain.