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PA Career Ready Skills Continuum

Pennsylvania's economic future depends on having a well-educated and skilled workforce that is prepared to meet the current and projected demands of a global, knowledge-based 21st-century economy.  At Windber Area School District, it is our goal to ensure that our students will be prepared for meaningful engagement in postsecondary education, workforce training, and career pathways, and as responsible, involved citizens.

According to PDE, The Pennsylvania Career Ready Skills (PA CRS) are progressions that support the development of student competence. By design, the PA CRS reflect priorities to ensure youth are career-ready and prepared to meet the demands of the 21st-century workforce. The PA CRS are grouped into three domains.

Self-Awareness and Self-Management

  • Skills to understand and manage behavior, including the ability to set goals, recognize feelings, and respond effectively to challenges.
Establishing and Maintaining Relationships
  • Skills that support healthy relationships, including awareness and respect of diversity, and the ability to communicate and resolve conflicts effectively.
Social Problem Solving
  • Skills that support students to understand social norms, make responsible choices, and engage effectively in diverse contexts.