National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment Resource Library
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The NCASE Resource Library connects you with tools, profiles, and information on a range of key topics in Out-of-School Time.

Ready for Work? How Afterschool Programs Can Support Employability Through Social and Emotional Learning

This brief outlines the "soft skills" that are needed to be successful in the workplace in the 21st century, and how Out-of-School Time (OST) practitioners can be more proactive in supporting the development of these employability skills. This resource may be especially useful to those OST practitioners working with older youth. A companion planning tool available here: https://www.air.org/resource/how-afterschool-programs-can-support-employability-through-social-and-emotional-learning helps providers identify priority areas for employability skills building based on youth and employer input.

Related Topics: 
Supportive Learning Environment
Culturally Responsive Practice & Inclusion
Publisher: 
American Institutes for Research (AIR)
Author: 
Elizabeth Devaney and Deborah Moroney
Resource Type: 
Length: 
10 pages
Publication Date: 
2015