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Career Preparedness

TermDefinition
American with Disabilities Act (ADA) A 1990 federal law that forbids discrimination against persons who are disabled.
Career cluster a group of jobs that require similar abilities and skills.
areer Stereotype A belief that certain careers are only for people who meet certain characteristics such as gender, age, ethnicity or other factors.
Child Labor Laws The Fair Labor Standards Act limits the hours that youth under 16 years of age can work and lists hazardous occupations too dangerous for young workers to perform.
Employability Skills General skills that are essential for job success but are not necessarily linked to specific occupational knowledge.
Federal Pell Grant The largest pool of federal grant money. You must apply for a Federal Pell Grant, using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), to be considered for the Pell Grant and other forms of aid. Students are not required to pay
Interpersonal Skills how you get along with others. It may involve responding appropriately to the needs, feelings, and capabilities of different people in different situations; being tactful, compassionate and sensitive; and treating others with respect.
Nontraditional Occupation Any occupation in which men and women comprise 25% or less of its total employment.
Transferable skills skills that can be used in a variety of jobs or occupations.
Soft Skills desirable qualities of employment that do not depend on knowledge: they include common sense, listening, the ability to deal with people, and a positive, flexible attitude.
Created by: mar6lene