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- Get to better know yourself. This module asks career seekers: Who are you? What is motivating you to make positive
changes in your life?
- Managing Change & Your Attitude. We share the reasons people resist change and how to overcome some of your self-sabotage
techniques. We also discuss attitude and how the way we see the world will share
- Goal Setting. We discuss short term, midterm and long-term goals, how to set SMART goals and make
sure your goals are balanced. We then have a series of more student success related
topics that all tie back to how these skills are going to help participants succeed
in the workplace.
- Effective Communication & Networking. This module addresses the different ways we communicate I the world from verbal to
non-verbal communication. We also talk about people in your existing network that
could lead to a career opportunity and how to identify a mentor that aligns with your
- Today's Job Search Strategies. This is where we discuss the hidden job market (people in your network) versus the
published job market (indeed.com) and how to navigate the two effectively. We then
have three modules on interviewing.
- Branding: Resume, Cover Letter, Job Application, Online Presence. Professional branding gets into all the factors that contribute to a career seekers
professional brand from their first impression in a job application, how their resume
is put together, their online social media presence and professional dress.
- Learning to Learn & Stress Relief Strategies. We discuss the importance of becoming a life-long learner and how this makes you more
adaptable and positioned for upward mobility. We also give stress relief strategies
including mental preparation, physical preparation and breathing techniques.
- Becoming a Successful Online Student. This module serves as a translation guide for anyone that is used to learning in a
face to face classroom setting that is moving to an online learning environment. We
address LMS navigation, discussion board etiquette, how to communicate with facilitators,
etc. We then start to address the skills gap issues employers are asking about regularly.
- Time Management. Time Management gets into how to set a schedule, looking at your daily responsibilities,
how you are currently spending your time and opportunities to become more productive.
We also address procrastination. Not only that we do it, but what are some of the
reasons for procrastinating and how can we overcome it.
- Preparing for the Interview. This module addresses how to research the company, the specific person your meeting
with, what kinds of questions to have prepared. How to prepare differently if you
are meeting on Zoom versus a group or one on one interview.
- The Interview Process Part 2.The interview processes let’s career seekers know that interviewing is a buyer/seller
relationship. It is your job to understand the needs of that specific employer and
match yourself up as the solution. We share different personality types of interviewers
and how to effectively answer questions for their buying style. We also discuss overcoming
objections, asking for next steps and follow up.
- Answering Difficult Questions. This module gets into the most commonly asked interview questions and strategies to
successfully answer them
- Performance & Student Skills. Study Skills gets into note taking, test taking, reading strategies, etc. and how
learning these skills will help you in the workplace.
- Cultural Diversity & Conflict Resolution. This module discusses the different biases we all enter the world with based on our
background and influences and how we can turn those biases into curiosity to create
more productive working relationships.
- Responsible Borrowing & Budgeting. This module gets into basic financial literacy including how to set a budget, what
is the difference between a student loan and grant, what is a credit score and the
factors that contribute to that. Even down to what is a credit card annual percentage
rate and how is that calculated.
- Working in Teams. This module addresses group dynamics, the different roles we play when we are working
in a team and how to make decisions in a group environment.
- On the Job Success. On the job success is all about defining what initiative looks like and how to show
up as a 21st century superstar. Being early, helping with new hires, volunteering
for special projects and keeping a positive attitude.
- Work Life Ballance & Preparing for the Future. This module goes into all the of the factors that surround a successful career. What
is a 401K? And why should I participate if my company offers one. The importance
of healthy sleep patterns, nutrition, exercise, and work-life balance strategies.
WHAT IS CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING?
Credit for prior learning is a term used to describe knowledge gained outside of a
traditional academic environment. Potential areas for credit for prior learning can
- Work experience
Participation in employer training programs
- Military service
Volunteer work or community service
- Study of open source courseware
By demonstrating the knowledge gained through these experiences, via various prior
learning assessments (PLAs), you may be able to earn college credit. Credit for prior
learning is the same credit that would be awarded if you learned through a traditional
It is important to note that Credit for Prior Learning is not a guarantee that credit
will be awarded; rather Credit for Prior Learning is a process that creates the opportunity
for review of relevant skills in consideration for college credit.
How Can I Use It?
Credit for prior learning applies toward majors, minors, concentrations, general education
requirements, and electives that count toward the degree or certificate you're seeking.
They can also satisfy prerequisite requirements.
What Are the Requirements?
Credit for prior learning can only be awarded to students who have been admitted to
We also recommend that any students interested in credit for prior learning meet with
their academic advisors to ensure that the credit they're interested in will meet
requirements for their academic programs. Changing majors may results in the reassessment
of the credit and how it can be used toward the new program's educational requirements.
How Much Can I Use?
MCTC will honor a maximum of 30 credit hours of prior learning credit for an associate's
degree. However, whether you're seeking a certificate, diploma, or degree, at least
25% of the credit hours required for a credential must be completed at the MCTC college
awarding the credential. This means that the amount of prior learning credit you can
apply to your credential may be less than the full 30 credit hours.
For assistance contact Angie K. Potter Coordinator for Credit for Prior Learning.
606-759-7141 ext. 66112 or via email.
Are you prepared with the right soft skills to jumpstart or reignite your career?
Develop the areas that matter most!
The Sixteen Competencies
- Analytical Problem Solving
- Continuous Learning
- Cooperative Teamwork
- Coping with Pressure
- Customer Focus
- Drive for Excellent Results
- Influential Communication
- Integrity and Respect
- Management of Others
- Planning and Organizing
- Strategic Vision
- Click on Am I Job Ready?
- Select Develop Your Skills
- Select A Competency Video to Watch
- Test the Skill
- Watch another video and test the skill
When you have WATCHED all videos, and MASTERED all sixteen competencies you will have earned an electronic seal that you can show
employers that showcase your talents and strengthens your personal brand.
Source: PAN Am I Job Ready?
Please click on employer above to post a job.
Please click on student above to review and apply for jobs.
For some positions you are required to type at least 35-50 correct words per minute.
Do you know if you can pass that test? If not, take the test now and if you need
to practice you can do so by clicking on start below.
Angie K. Potter
Coordinator, Center for Career Development and Experiential Learning & Coordinator,
Credit for Prior Learning
To schedule an appointment: https://go.oncehub.com/AngiePotter
Phone: 606-759-7141 ext. 66112