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Building the Skills to Get the Job in the First Place

In addition to the computer science skills my students learn they are also immersed in the communication skills necessary for the 21st century world. If we don't teach our students the skills they need to get a job, are we really giving them the life skills they need in order to succeed?

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Leslie is the Lead Teacher and Coordinator of Foshay Learning Center’s Technology Academy. She teaches a group of 150-180 students from 10th -12th grade that stay together for their entire three years.
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