College & Career Success

Working

Working

WORKING, 5E gives users a solid grasp of how to prepare for work and life through career planning, money management, and independent-living techniques. This text spans the entire life/work cycle from career exploration all the way through planning for retirement. By also expanding academic connections and adding 21st Century Skills coverage, we provide a text that is matching the needs of industry and education. Written in engaging and flexible content, this edition has new features such as coverage of today's hottest careers, easy-to-remember rules for improving study skills, and strong emphasis on 21st Century Skills.

Access to Gale's online Career Transitions is available with each text at no additional charge. This career search and resume building tool allows students to immediately apply what they learn in the classroom. Most chapters contain an activity that guides the student through the Career Transitions program.

With comprehensive coverage and special sections that focus on diversity, listening skills, problem solving, and time management, this text provides the tools needed to excel and succeed in both academic and professional careers. This revision has a more concise format with a one-column classroom preferred internal design and 22 chapters instead of the previous editions 32 chapters. STUDENT EDITION: 9780840068569

FOCUS on College and Career Success

FOCUS on College and Career Success

With increased attention to diversity, mindfulness, resilience, grit, financial literacy, technology and productivity, college-related "life hacks," alternative presentation e-tools, and the newest strategies in career planning, the third edition of FOCUS ON COLLEGE AND CAREER SUCCESS recognizes the varied experiences of today's students. Thoroughly researched, the text covers the topics most important to student success and incorporates the underlying themes of professionalism, motivation, and self-discipline. Rather than talking down to students or speaking over their heads, FOCUS ON COLLEGE AND CAREER SUCCESS initiates a personal and informal conversation with readers, directly connecting them with and drawing them into text discussions. Written by Steve and Constance Staley, two of the best-known names in the field of first-year student motivation, this text increases the credibility of the college success course by providing tools that help students succeed, thereby improving institutional retention rates. In a survey of students using FOCUS, 97% recommended that their professors use this book again with next year's first-year students. Many students today are distracted, over-optionalized, and over-obligated. FOCUS ON COLLEGE AND CAREER SUCCESS addresses these issues head-on, creating teachable moments -- and concrete results -- in every face-to-face or online learning experience. STUDENT EDITION: 9781337097185

Career Exploration

Investigating Your Career

Investigating Your Career

INVESTIGATING YOUR CAREER, UPDATED PRECISION EXAMS EDITION, 3E offers students an opportunity to direct their attention toward an area of interest that might develop into a career path while also identifying high school and college course offerings related to their career choices. This career exploration text uniquely focuses on the student’s individual PATH to success: their Passions, Attitude, Talents, and Heart, as career possibilities are explored. STUDENT EDITION: 9781337911283

Soft Skills for the Workplace

Illustrated Course Guides : Professionalism - Soft Skills for a Digital Workplace

Illustrated Course Guides : Professionalism - Soft Skills for a Digital Workplace

Give your students the professional skills needed for success throughout their education and career with ILLUSTRATED COURSE GUIDES: PROFESSIONALISM - SOFT SKILLS FOR A DIGITAL WORKPLACE, 2E. Part of the acclaimed ILLUSTRATED SOFT SKILLS SERIES, this book, like all others in the series, makes it easy to teach students the essential soft skills necessary to succeed in today’s competitive workplace. Each book addresses 40 critical skills, providing your students with extensive knowledge they can bring with them into the professional world. MindTap™ for Soft Skills--Illustrated offers five eBooks from the ILLUSTRATED COURSE GUIDES: Soft Skills for a Digital Workplace series, including: PROFESSIONALISM, TEAMWORK AND TEAM BUILDING, PROBLEM SOLVING AND DECISION MAKING, VERBAL COMMUNICATION, and WRITTEN COMMUNICATION. STUDENT EDITION: 9781337119269

Illustrated Course Guides : Written Communication - Soft Skills for a Digital Workplace

Illustrated Course Guides : Written Communication - Soft Skills for a Digital Workplace

Give your students the professional communication skills needed for success throughout their education and careers with ILLUSTRATED COURSE GUIDES: WRITTEN COMMUNICATION - SOFT SKILLS FOR A DIGITAL WORKPLACE, 3E. Part of the acclaimed ILLUSTRATED SOFT SKILLS SERIES, this book, like all others in the series makes it easy to teach students the written communication and other essential soft skills necessary to succeed in today’s competitive workplace. This text delves into the importance of effective and professional written communication -- from creating professional documentation to E-mail correspondence. MindTap™ for Soft Skills--Illustrated offers five eBooks from the ILLUSTRATED COURSE GUIDES: Soft Skills for a Digital Workplace series, including: PROFESSIONALISM, TEAMWORK AND TEAM BUILDING, PROBLEM SOLVING AND DECISION MAKING, VERBAL COMMUNICATION, and WRITTEN COMMUNICATION. STUDENT EDITION: 9781337119290

Illustrated Course Guides : Teamwork & Team Building - Soft Skills for a Digital Workplace

Illustrated Course Guides : Teamwork & Team Building - Soft Skills for a Digital Workplace

Give your students the teamwork skills needed for success throughout their education and career with ILLUSTRATED COURSE GUIDES: TEAMWORK AND TEAM BUILDING - SOFT SKILLS FOR A DIGITAL WORKPLACE, 2E. Part of the acclaimed ILLUSTRATED SOFT SKILLS SERIES, this book makes it easy to teach students the essential team building and other soft skills necessary to succeed in today’s competitive workplace. Each book addresses 40 critical skills, providing your students with extensive knowledge they can bring with them into the real world. MindTap™ for Soft Skills--Illustrated offers five eBooks from the ILLUSTRATED COURSE GUIDES: Soft Skills for a Digital Workplace series, including: PROFESSIONALISM, TEAMWORK AND TEAM BUILDING, PROBLEM SOLVING AND DECISION MAKING, VERBAL COMMUNICATION, and WRITTEN COMMUNICATION. STUDENT EDITION: 9781337119276

Illustrated Course Guides : Problem Solving and Decision Making - Soft Skills for a Digital Workplace

Illustrated Course Guides : Problem Solving and Decision Making - Soft Skills for a Digital Workplace

Give your students a 360-degree education and career advantage with ILLUSTRATED COURSE GUIDES: PROBLEM-SOLVING AND DECISION MAKING - SOFT SKILLS FOR A DIGITAL WORKPLACE. Part of the Illustrated Series Soft Skills, this book, like all others in the series, makes it easy to teach students the essential soft skills necessary to succeed in today’s competitive workplace. Timeless information highlights marketable skills that students need for success in the technological workplace. This book addresses 40 critical skills that equip your students with extensive knowledge they can bring with them into today’s real world. MindTap for this course includes five eBooks from the ILLUSTRATED COURSE GUIDES: Soft Skills for a Digital Workplace series, including: PROFESSIONALISM, TEAMWORK AND TEAM BUILDING, PROBLEM SOLVING AND DECISION MAKING, VERBAL COMMUNICATION, and WRITTEN COMMUNICATION. STUDENT EDITION: 9781337119252

Illustrated Course Guides : Verbal Communication - Soft Skills for a Digital Workplace

Illustrated Course Guides : Verbal Communication - Soft Skills for a Digital Workplace

Give your students the professional communication skills needed for success throughout their education and careers with ILLUSTRATED COURSE GUIDES: VERBAL COMMUNICATION - SOFT SKILLS FOR A DIGITAL WORKPLACE, 3E. Part of the acclaimed ILLUSTRATED SOFT SKILLS SERIES, this book, like all others in the series, makes it easy to teach students the essential soft skills necessary to succeed in today’s competitive workplace. Timeless information highlights marketable verbal skills that students need for success in today’s technological business world. This text delves into the importance of effective, professional, and polite verbal communication -- from speaking with clients to everyday dialogue with colleagues.MindTap™ for Soft Skills--Illustrated offers five eBooks from the ILLUSTRATED COURSE GUIDES: Soft Skills for a Digital Workplace series, including: PROFESSIONALISM, TEAMWORK AND TEAM BUILDING, PROBLEM SOLVING AND DECISION MAKING, VERBAL COMMUNICATION, and WRITTEN COMMUNICATION. STUDENT EDITION: 9781337119283

Business Communication

Business Communication

Turning you into an effective communicator across all media types, Means' BUSINESS COMMUNICATION, 3rd edition, equips you with the communication tools you need to succeed in today's workplace. Its engaging, contemporary design offers clear, easy-to-follow instructions that guide you to more effective writing, listening, speaking, computing and research skills while using the latest technology tools. With an emphasis on English grammar and writing mechanics, the unique Writing Styles feature helps you build powerful writing skills and effectively maintain reader interest. Ethics and cross-cultural issues integrated throughout help you develop decision-making skills that will serve you well throughout your career. The book also offers the most current coverage available on smart phones, the Cloud, document sharing, VOIPs, webinars, enhanced security measures and much more. STUDENT EDITION: 9781337403900

Essentials of Business Communication

Essentials of Business Communication

Ensure your students are job-ready with the number one choice in the field -- Guffey/Lowey's ESSENTIALS OF BUSINESS COMMUNICATION, 11E. In a time when writing and communication skills rank high on recruiters’ wish lists, this tried-and-true text helps students develop job-readiness for the 21st century. ESSENTIALS highlights best practices and strategies backed by leading-edge research to help students strengthen professionalism, expert writing techniques, workplace digital savvy and résumé-building skills. Students learn how writing is central to business success, regardless of the communication channel. ESSENTIALS discusses best practices for social media and mobile technology while equipping students with skills using grammar exercises, documents for editing and grammar practice no longer found in competitors. Unparalleled author-generated ancillaries support this leading approach. STUDENT EDITION: 9781337711487

Digital Literacy

Technology for Success and Shelly Cashman Series Microsoft Office 365 & Office 2019

Technology for Success and Shelly Cashman Series Microsoft Office 365 & Office 2019

Introduce students to important new features in the latest version of Microsoft® Office and equip them with skills to further their academic, professional and personal lives with TECHNOLOGY FOR SUCCESS AND SHELLY CASHMAN SERIES MICROSOFT® OFFICE 365® & OFFICE 2019. Part of the acclaimed Shelly Cashman Series that has introduced computer skills to millions of students, this edition's enhanced presentation appeals to a variety of learning styles. This edition makes computer concepts relevant and manageable by addressing the “what, why and how” as the award-winning authors emphasize a deep understanding and real-life applications. Updated activities, case scenarios and learning features engage readers, improve retention and prepare students for success with Microsoft® Office 2019. MindTap online resources and the latest version of SAM (Skills Assessment Manager) further ensure mastery. STUDENT EDITION: 9780357375556

Technology for Success and Illustrated Series™ Microsoft® Office 365® & Office 2019

Technology for Success and Illustrated Series™ Microsoft® Office 365® & Office 2019

Introduce students to important new features in the latest version of Microsoft® Office and equip them with skills to further their academic, professional and personal lives with TECHNOLOGY FOR SUCCESS AND ILLUSTRATED SERIES MICROSOFT® OFFICE 365® & OFFICE 2019. Part of the acclaimed Illustrated Series that has introduced computer skills to millions of students, this edition's enhanced presentation appeals to a variety of learning styles. This edition makes computer concepts relevant and manageable by addressing the “what, why and how” as the award-winning authors emphasize a deep understanding and real-life applications. Updated activities, case scenarios and learning features engage readers, improve retention and prepare students for success with Microsoft® Office 2019. MindTap online resources and the latest version of SAM (Skills Assessment Manager) further ensure mastery. STUDENT EDITION: 9780357119747

New Perspectives Series Microsoft Office 365 & Office 2019 Introductory

New Perspectives Series Microsoft Office 365 & Office 2019 Introductory

Develop the Microsoft® Office 365 and Office 2019 skills students need to be successful in college and beyond with the emphasis on critical-thinking, problem-solving, and in-depth coverage found in NEW PERSPECTIVES MICROSOFT OFFICE 365 & OFFICE 2019: INTRODUCTORY. Updated with all-new case scenarios, this edition clearly applies the skills students are learning to real-world situations to make concepts even more relevant across the applications and reinforces critical skills to make them successful in their educational and professional careers. NEW PERSPECTIVES MICROSOFT OFFICE 365 & OFFICE 2019: INTRODUCTORY demonstrates the importance of what students are learning while strengthening your skills and helping students transfer those skills to other applications and disciplines for further success. In addition, MindTap and updated SAM (Skills Assessment Manager) online resources are available to guide additional study and ensure successful results. STUDENT EDITION: 9780357375426

Century 21® Computer Skills and Applications, Lessons 1-88

Century 21® Computer Skills and Applications, Lessons 1-88

Provide your students with the best in keyboarding education from the proven keyboarding leader--now fully updated to Microsoft Office 365/2016. This latest edition of CENTURY 21 COMPUTER SKILLS AND APPLICATIONS helps students in middle school through high school prepare for a lifetime of keyboarding and computer success with innovative solutions updated to reflect today's business challenges. Century 21 pedagogy takes a cycle approach as students learn a foundation of basic skills and then revisit them multiple times to improve, enhance, and build business technology skills. Other online keyboarding software does not offer triple control guidelines for timed writings or content and practice with current technologies like voice-recognition software and working in the cloud, or allow students to work collaboratively or practice career-focused scenarios and digital citizenship skills. CENTURY 21 COMPUTER SKILLS AND APPLICATIONS prepares students to excel in today's business environment, and increase communication skills with relevant, step-by-step activities. Students learn to master computer applications using Microsoft Office 365/2016 for e-mail, database, electronic presentations, spreadsheets, and advanced word processing. Trust the leader who has taught more than 85 million people to type…bringing more than 100 years of publishing experience and a century of innovations together in a complete line of keyboarding solutions. NOW AVAILABLE WITH ONLINE KEYBOARDING IN SAM, students can read the full, interactive eBook, and practice well-known keying drills previously in MICROTYPE in an updated, ADA-compliant, online environment. Online Keyboarding in SAM offers auto-grading for keying drills and customizable weighting for timed writing assignments, so you can choose where you want your students to focus throughout you course, whether that be on GWAM, Accuracy Percentage, Number of Errors, or Speed. STUDENT EDITION: 9781337910309

Keyboarding and Word Processing Complete Course Lessons 1-110: Microsoft® Word 2016

Keyboarding and Word Processing Complete Course Lessons 1-110: Microsoft® Word 2016

This comprehensive learning package integrates keyboarding, essential and advanced word processing, document formatting and design, and communication skills within a single text, along with a strong emphasis on honing skills by competing projects in a realistic office environment. Using Microsoft® Word 2016, students will format advanced business correspondence, tables, reports, mail merge files, graphics, and a broad range of common document types, including meeting, travel, news, legal, medical, and human resources/employment. The text includes 15 modular projects and three comprehensive projects to help students apply what they learn and prepare to be productive immediately when beginning their careers. Combined with Skills Assessment Manager (SAM)—an interactive, online learning and testing tool—the text makes your course easier to teach and manage by enabling students to work independently from anywhere. STUDENT EDITION: 9781337103275

Leadership

The Leadership Experience

The Leadership Experience

Give students the critical leadership skills and solid understanding of today’s theory needed to become effective leaders in today’s turbulent times with THE LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE, 7E. Acclaimed author Richard Daft helps students explore the latest thinking in leadership theory as well as contemporary practices at work within organizations throughout the world. Students examine emerging topics, including enhancement of emotional intelligence, leadership vision and courage, and leadership of virtual teams, and they connect those topics to recent world events such as ethical scandals, leader successes and mistakes, and political turmoil. Packed with memorable examples and unique insights into actual leadership decisions, this full-color text includes crisp, clear visuals to reinforce the book’s engaging presentation. This edition’s proven applications, designed for today’s leadership theory and applications course, and a solid foundation grounded in established scholarly research make the topic of leadership come alive for students. In addition, THE LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE is available with MindTap, an integrated text and online learning solution that enhances understanding of course content and offers opportunities to extend learning. STUDENT EDITION: 9781337102278

Personal Financial Literacy

Personal Financial Literacy

Personal Financial Literacy

PERSONAL FINANCIAL LITERACY, Third Edition, covers the most current and relevant financial topics that impact today’s students, including budgeting, identity theft, saving, investing, risk management, and careful use of credit. This text teaches students how to plan and manage their personal finances; how to live a financially successful life; and what their financial responsibilities are as citizens. It is aligned with the Jump$tart Coalition's National Standards for Personal Financial Literacy. The personal focus of this course makes it relevant and meaningful to those just starting down the path to personal financial independence. MindTap for Personal Financial Literacy, Updated Precision Exams Edition, 3rd edition is the digital learning solution that helps teachers engage and transform today’s students into critical thinkers. Through paths of dynamic assignments and applications that you can personalize, real-time course analytics and an accessible reader, MindTap helps you turn cookie cutter into cutting edge, apathy into engagement, and memorizers into higher-level thinkers. MindTap for this course includes the full, interactive eBook as well as auto-graded reading activities throughout the eBook for each lesson as well as student tools like flashcards, practice quizzes, and auto-graded homework and tests.

Entrepreneurial Skills

Entrepreneurship: Ideas in Action

Entrepreneurship: Ideas in Action

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: IDEAS IN ACTION 6E provides students with the knowledge needed to realistically evaluate their potential as a business owner. This text encourages students to examine all the major steps involved in starting a new business: Ownership, Strategy, Finance, and Marketing. As students complete the chapters, they will develop a business plan and learn what it takes to get an entrepreneurial venture off to a good start. STUDENT EDITION: 9781337904698

2020-2021 Career and Technical Education Catalog

2020-2021 Career and Technical Education Catalog

Partnership with Precision Exams for Stackable, Industry-Aligned Certifications

Partnership with Precision Exams for Stackable, Industry-Aligned Certifications

Precision Exams builds exams from business insights. They meet regularly with industry experts to learn what businesses expect from their workforce and listen to subject-matter experts from various industries to keep knowledge standards up to date and relevant to today’s jobs. National Geographic Learning, a part of Cengage, has published Career and Technical Education (CTE) materials that correlate to state and national standards and industry trends for decades. Many of our long-loved titles are correlated to Precision Exams knowledge standards and more are being added every year. Our close partnership with Precision Exams pairs industry-backed certification and performance reporting with sound pedagogy and digital activities. 

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