We can help Stamford’s youth gain the 8 ESSENTIAL SKILLS they need for success in college & careers!
Learn more about these skills on the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) website.
Why is this important?
As youth prepare to enter the workforce, it is important for them to strengthen their non-academic essential skills.
What can we do?
Across Stamford, we need to use a common vocabulary and framework to establish defined competencies as guidelines when educating and advising students on the essential skills needed for success in higher education and careers. We also need to create a pathway to acquiring these skills.
We developed an informational brochure to present this framework for community providers, schools, and employers that work with youth in Stamford.
We laid the foundation for the work necessary for our community partners to prepare students for a successful transition to higher education and careers by combining:
- Stamford Public Schools Strategic Vision for developing habits of Mind, Body, and Heart;
- Overcoming Obstacles Life Skills Curriculum provided by Community for Education Foundation (CEF); and
- College and Career Readiness Core Competencies outlined by National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), these efforts lay the foundation for the work necessary by our community partners in preparing our students for successful transition into higher education and careers.
If you’re interested in learning more about Skill Building or want additional support, contact Akosua Agyei at Akosua.firstname.lastname@example.org.