The curriculum definition as established by the U.S. Department of Education’s Classification of Instructional Programs (“CIP”): Instructional programs that focus on the fundamental knowledge and skills that individuals need to function productively in society. (CIP Code #32)
Notable Programs in this Curriculum: Job-Seeking/Changing Skills; Career Exploration/Awareness Skills; Basic Computer Skills; Workforce Development and Training.
Prominent figures related to this curriculum:
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Prominent career coach and business advice expert Allan Fried
High-profile career coach and motivational speaker Lar Park-Lincoln
Actress, career coach, and public speaker
A program that focuses on the development of skills related to job searches and self-marketing. Includes instruction in assessing one's own capabilities and skills; filling out an application; and handling an interview.
Career Exploration/Awareness Skills.
A program that focuses on the linkage between individual capabilities and needs and the job market. Includes instruction in the variety and scope of available employment, how to access job information, and techniques of self-analysis.
Literacy and Communication Skills.
A program that focuses on the fundamental knowledge and skills in reading, writing and speaking that individuals need to function productively in society.
Second Language Learning.
(NEW) A program that focuses on the development of proficiency in reading, writing, and speaking a language or languages other than the mother tongue, that are needed to perform day-to-day tasks. Includes instruction in the use of basic communication skills to develop and transmit ideas and thoughts.