Day 3 - Preparing for the Workplace
This PD day takes place after the JS 1 Module. Trainees will be introduced to important skills needed for the workplace.

Prior Knowledge

All trainees should have signed the Student Agreement.
All trainees should have completed PD Day 1 and 2
All trainees should have completed PD coursework
All trainees should have recieved feedback on their Honeycomb cell 'Working With My Team'

Session 1 (40 mins- 1 hour)


In a futurespective, we imagine that we’re in the future, and we look back to past events.
    To look into the future your upcoming work, projects or events
    To decide what your goals are
    To imagine what success will look like
    To figure out what could cause them problems

Session 2 (30 mins- 40mins)

Developer skills - Asking good questions and getting the right help

    To introduce trainees to the ways developers learn on the job
    To introduce tainees to the resources available to developers for getting "unstuck"
    To teach trainees how developers ask questions when they need help

Session 3 (30 mins- 45mins)

Guest speakers- CYF Graduate and Employer:

Importance of PD and relevance to getting a job/graduating

Session 4


    To introduce what is meant by "professionalism"
    To show why professionalism is important both at CYF and in a work setting
    To convey what behaviors are expected of a professional

Session 5

Brag Diary

    To introduce the idea of knowing your strengths and achievements
    To show how useful keping a Brag Diary will be when doing job interviews and answering competency questions
    To further develop self reflection skills

Session 6

Diversity and Inclusion

    To raise awareness of trainee's biases
    To help help trainees uncover behaviours which limit opportunities for themselves or others
    To help create an inclusive community at CYF

Session 7

Honeycomb Introduction - Maximising my time cell and feedback

    To introduce the benefits and barrier to managing time effectively
    To identify techniques to manage time effectively
    To identify and reflect on maximising my time habits

Independent Practice- Coursework introduction

There are 2 separate Google Classrooms. 1 for technical coursework and another for PD coursework. There will be PD assignments every week so please check both Google Classrooms. See the coursework here.
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