This lesson plan is designed to enhance understanding and awareness of essential soft skills and employability skills for success in the workplace. Students will create a cover letter for a job they want and incorporate their strengths and weaknesses into their letter.
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This lesson is designed to follow the Getting Started With SAEs lesson. The objective is to move students from starting their SAE project to developing the next level of skills and competencies in the intermediate level of performance indicators. The students will continue to work on their Foundational SAE project based on their career interest, but research topics at the intermediate level. The teacher may choose to only use the Foundational SAE project or they can also include an immersion SAE project that students keep track of their time, income and expenses over the course of the class. The students will participate in weekly assignments for their Foundational SAE and if they are completing an immersion SAE they will keep track of their hours each week. Starting SAE projects in the classroom should be simple for the teacher and students. Minimum expectations that can still produce success for all students would be tracking 1-hour of SAE time per week, exploring one career topic per week, and recording one financial entry per month. A final report or project at the end of the class would also be a minimum expectation for all students.