A SCANS Report for America 2000 What the US Department of Labor Wants From YOU As an Employee in America’s Work Force.
Why SCANS? To help educators make high school courses more relevant to the needs of a modern work force.
The work place has changed and you need to know these skills to help you better succeed.
BASIC SKILLS • READING • WRITING • ARITHMETIC • MATHEMATICS • LISTENING • SPEAKING
BASIC SKILLS • CREATIVE THINKING • DECISION MAKING • PROBLEM SOLVING • SEEING THINGS IN THE MIND’S EYE • KNOWING HOW TO LEARN • REASONING
READINGCan I locate, understand, and interpret information from manuals, graphs, online resources, and schedules-to perform tasks?
WRITINGHow well do I communicate my thoughts, ideas, information, and messages in writing? Do I understand the difference between formal register and informal register when communicating?
ARITHMETICHow well do I make estimates in my head? Can I use whole numbers and percentages in practical situations? Do I have a sense of measurement for time, space, or distance?
MATHEMATICSCan I solve practical problems with mathematical techniques?Do I know how to figure how much carpet to buy? Do I know how much paint it would take to paint a room?
LISTENING • RECEIVES • ATTENDS • INTERPRETS • AND RESPONDS TO VERBAL MESSAGES
SPEAKINGHow well do I present information to others? Do I speak clearly and respond to listener feedback?
CREATIVE THINKING • Uses imagination and combines ideas and information in new ways.
DECISION MAKINGHow well do I evaluate risks and choose the best alternatives? How often do my choices get me into trouble?
PROBLEM SOLVING • Do I recognize when a problem exists? • Do I know how to find the resources I need? • Can I make a plan to solve it? • Do I evaluate progress? • Can I revise the plan if it doesn’t work?
Seeing Things Through the Mind’s EyeDo I see the total picture?Do I see a building when I read a blueprint?Can I see the system’s operation from the schematic or storyboard design?
KNOWING HOW TO LEARNHow well do I take the foundation skills that have been provided to me for many years and apply them to new information? What kind of foundation do I really have?
REASONING • Do I have logical thinking skills? Do I approach a problem with a plan? Am I able to see the next step to accomplish a goal?
BASIC SKILLS= ACADEMIC GRADES these are EASY TO MEASURE….NOW ON TO the Most IMPORTANT SKILLS FOR SUCCESS.
RESPONSIBILITY SELF-ESTEEM SOCIAL SELF-MANAGEMENT INTEGRITY HONESTY PERSONAL QUALITIES
RESPONSIBILITY • DO I EXERT A HIGH LEVEL OF EFFORT TO ACHIEVE A GOAL? Do I have a Good Work Ethic? • WHAT ABOUT MY ENTHUSIASM? • AM I PUNCTUAL IN ARRIVAL, ATTENDANCE, and for DEADLINES? • ARE MY STANDARDS HIGH? • DO I HAVE MATERIALS FOR CLASS? • DO I PERSIST EVEN IF I THINK THE WORK IS HARD?
DO I BELIEVE IN MYSELF? WILL I LET OTHERS SEE MY SKILLS OR DO I HIDE WITH POOR BEHAVIOR? DO I REALIZE I INFLUENCE OTHERS? WILL I TRY TO DO THE RIGHT THING WHEN OTHERS DON’T? SELF-ESTEEM
SOCIALHOW DO I TREAT OTHERS?DO I TRY TO HELP OR BELITTLE?AM I ABLE TO RESPECT OTHERS?
SELF-MANAGEMENTDO I SET GOALS AND COMPLETE WORK?DO I EXHIBIT SELF-CONTROL?DO I PLAN WITH & UTILIZE TIMELINES?DO I RESPOND TO FEEDBACK WITHOUT GETTING DEFENSIVE?
INTEGRITY/HONESTY • CAN I BE TRUSTED? • IF ASKED TO GET A TASK DONE AND LEFT UNSUPERVISED, DO I WORK or GOOF OFF? • DO I TELL THE TRUTH EVEN IF IT MIGHT BE UNCOMFORTABLE FOR ME?
You will be responsible for giving yourself a portion of your own SCANS grade in this class.To be successful adults in the work place you will learn to develop the SCANS skills that every employer wants.