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Hello Insight:

Career/Workforce Readiness

For young people Ages 11 – 23

What makes a great colleague, employee, or even manager? It’s all about SEL.

What are some common qualities of colleagues you love to work with? They’re capable planners, who can identify big goals and break them down to figure out how to get from Point A to Point B. They’re skilled collaborators and communicators, with the ability to take multiple perspectives into account and demonstrate empathy for everyone’s point of view. In other words — they have strong skills in social and emotional learning, or SEL.

Use Hello Insight: Career/Workforce Readiness to evaluate these SEL outcomes, get tips and tricks on boosting SEL, and take your program to the next level.

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Capacities

SEL is a continuous, ongoing process in young people that involves developing many skills and attributes that are closely related, but distinct enough to be measured on their own. We call these “capacities.” Hello Insight: Career/Workforce Readiness reports on key capacities linked to future career and job attainment and success.

Collaboration

Collaboration

A young person's ability to work as part of a team toward a common goal or purpose, engage in problem-solving in groups, and listen to and respect others' opinions
Creativity and Innovation

Creativity and Innovation

A young person's ability to generate, elaborate, refine, analyze, and evaluate their own ideas in order to improve and maximize their creative efforts
Goal Orientation

Goal Orientation

A young person's ability to set and manage goals, break down big tasks into smaller steps, and reflect on challenges and success to adjust goals as necessary
Growth Orientation

Growth Orientation

A young person’s ability to persist through and adapt to challenges by trying their best and believing that mistakes help them learn, working harder to do something if they cannot succeed the first time
Communication

Communication

A young person's ability to articulate thoughts and ideas using oral, written, and nonverbal techniques for a range of purposes (e.g. to inform, instruct, motivate, and persuade)
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

A young person's ability to reflect critically on learning experiences and solve different kinds of unfamiliar problems in both conventional and innovative ways
Social Capital

Social Capital

The positive bonds young people have with other people and institutions such as schools, community centers, and youth-serving organizations
Collaboration

Collaboration

A young person's ability to work as part of a team toward a common goal or purpose, engage in problem-solving in groups, and listen to and respect others' opinions
Communication

Communication

A young person's ability to articulate thoughts and ideas using oral, written, and nonverbal techniques for a range of purposes (e.g. to inform, instruct, motivate, and persuade)
Creativity and Innovation

Creativity and Innovation

A young person's ability to generate, elaborate, refine, analyze, and evaluate their own ideas in order to improve and maximize their creative efforts
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

A young person's ability to reflect critically on learning experiences and solve different kinds of unfamiliar problems in both conventional and innovative ways
Goal Orientation

Goal Orientation

A young person's ability to set and manage goals, break down big tasks into smaller steps, and reflect on challenges and success to adjust goals as necessary
Social Capital

Social Capital

The positive bonds young people have with other people and institutions such as schools, community centers, and youth-serving organizations
Growth Orientation

Growth Orientation

A young person’s ability to persist through and adapt to challenges by trying their best and believing that mistakes help them learn, working harder to do something if they cannot succeed the first time

Experiences

Everything that young people see, think, hear, do and feel is fuel for SEL, but a few key types of experiences are especially effective at boosting SEL growth. We use advanced analytics to predict which of those experiences will best promote growth in each group of young people in your program.

Interest Exploration

Interest Exploration

Provide opportunities for young people to explore potential interests, try new things, broaden their horizons, and take risks in a safe space.
Prioritizing Young People

Prioritizing Young People

Build meaningful relationships by prioritizing young people: set high expectations for them and invite them to share their unique experiences and passions with the program.
Practicing Career Skills

Practicing Career Skills

Prepare young people to land and keep great jobs by teaching them to act confidently through application and interviewing processes and, most importantly, through their first weeks of a new job.
Peer-to-Peer Engagement

Peer-to-Peer Engagement

Encourage young people to work with and learn about others with differing backgrounds and perspectives. Promote teamwork, group cohesion, and problem solving.
Future Visioning

Future Visioning

Help young people identify what success looks like in the future and how to get there. When young people spend actively thinking about what it takes to achieve their dreams, they'll be more prepared for making their dreams a reality.
Networking

Networking

Open up career pathways by enabling young people to build connections. The relationships they build will provide them with invaluable career and workforce opportunities.
Interest Exploration

Interest Exploration

Provide opportunities for young people to explore potential interests, try new things, broaden their horizons, and take risks in a safe space.
Peer-to-Peer Engagement

Peer-to-Peer Engagement

Encourage young people to work with and learn about others with differing backgrounds and perspectives. Promote teamwork, group cohesion, and problem solving.
Prioritizing Young People

Prioritizing Young People

Build meaningful relationships by prioritizing young people: set high expectations for them and invite them to share their unique experiences and passions with the program.
Future Visioning

Future Visioning

Help young people identify what success looks like in the future and how to get there. When young people spend actively thinking about what it takes to achieve their dreams, they'll be more prepared for making their dreams a reality.
Practicing Career Skills

Practicing Career Skills

Prepare young people to land and keep great jobs by teaching them to act confidently through application and interviewing processes and, most importantly, through their first weeks of a new job.
Networking

Networking

Open up career pathways by enabling young people to build connections. The relationships they build will provide them with invaluable career and workforce opportunities.

Additional Measures

While growth in SEL is critical to job and career readiness, it is also important that young people have key knowledge and skills that are necessary to obtain a job and be successful in the workplace. Hello Insight: Career/Workforce Readiness includes additional questions that address young people’s ability to obtain and maintain a job as well as capturing their experience during an internship.

Career/Workforce Readiness Knowledge

Career/Workforce Readiness Knowledge

Young people with career/workforce readiness knowledge have the ability to weigh various employment options and know the steps it takes to apply for a job, including how to present themselves professionally during interviews.
Internship Experience

Internship Experience

The opportunity to experience an internship allows young people to practice key job skills, enhancing their personal and professional development. An effective relationship with a supervisor reinforces the workplace skills that young people learn in your program.
Career/Workforce Readiness Knowledge

Career/Workforce Readiness Knowledge

Young people with career/workforce readiness knowledge have the ability to weigh various employment options and know the steps it takes to apply for a job, including how to present themselves professionally during interviews.
Internship Experience

Internship Experience

The opportunity to experience an internship allows young people to practice key job skills, enhancing their personal and professional development. An effective relationship with a supervisor reinforces the workplace skills that young people learn in your program.

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