REGION VIII ESC VISION STATEMENT It is the vision of Region VIII Education Service Center to create a partnership between school districts, teachers, school board members, universities and community colleges, community members and business leaders to provide quality services for school improvement that will prepare students to cope with the challenges of the future. SCANS Secretary’s Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills Who commissioned the study and who conducted the research? The U.S. Department of Labor commissioned the study. 32 SCANS Commissioners representing education, business, labor, and state government, and SCANS staff and research teams Who did they interview and what did they ask? Employers, managers, and frontline workers in wide range of U.S. businesses. (Employers) What kind of skills their employees need. (Workers)What skills they use in their jobs. What did they answer? Bothsaid “Good jobs depend on people who can put knowledge to work.” SCANS FOUNDATION SKILLS BASIC SKILLS Reading Writing Mathematics (knowing concepts) Arithmetic (knowing concepts) Listening Speaking SCANS FOUNDATION SKILLS Thinking Skills Creative Thinking Decision Making Problem Solving Reasoning Seeing Things in the Mind’s Eye Knowing how to learn SCANS FOUNDATION SKILLS Personal Qualities Individual Responsibility Self Management Integrity Sociability Honesty Self-Esteem SCANS COMPETENCIES Resource Allocation Identifying Organizing Planning Allocating Time Money Materials Workers SCANS COMPETENCIES Information Acquire & Evaluate Organize/Maintain Interpret/Communicate Process by Computer SCANS COMPETENCIES Interpersonal Negotiating Exercising Leadership Working with Diversity Teaching Others New Skills Serving Clients and Customers Participating as Team Member SCANS COMPETENCIES Systems Understand Monitor/Correct Performance Improve and Design SCANS COMPETENCIES Technology Selects Applies to Task Maintains Troubleshoots RESUME Objective: “I am seeking a position that will allow me to utilize my current in depth knowledge of networking and security on multiple hardware and software platforms, while providing the opportunity for me to expand upon that knowledge in a challenging and dynamic work environment. My solid background in network design, deployment and administration combined with a work ethic for excellence will make me a valuable addition to your IT/MIS team” SCANS RESUME Qualifications: “Expertise includes understanding systems, monitoring, correcting and improving their performance. Extensive knowledge of network computing on multiple hardware and software platforms, network design, deployment and administration combined with experience in PN and IP routing technology. Will be a valuable addition to IT/MIS teams with equal ability to work independently.” ORIGINAL RESUME RESULTS Original Resume Placed on “Monster” for 3 weeks Viewed by employers 38 times No job offers SCANS RESUMET RESULTS SCANS Resume Placed on “Monster” at 6 AM Viewed 12 times in one day Two job offers on table One accepted to start to work in 5 days SCANS LOOKFOR THESE SKILLS TODAY.
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