Career Communication Class - Authentic Exemplars
by CRTC Director Steve Rothenberg
We are pleased to announce that we have hired Rebecca Gaul as a consultant to help develop our new Career Communication class. Rebecca is a certified English teacher who, for the past decade, has worked in a comprehensive CTE high school in Las Vegas. Her focus for the next few months is to capture actual examples of workplace writings and presentations, and then break their elements down into two realms - workplace and English. Through her work she will analyze these examples to help us best capture the techniques and voices used to make these particular communication strategies effective. All-in-all, her work will help our English teacher provide the most authentic experiences.
There will be examples that are specific to particular industries, as well as some that are generic. For example: a letter to a customer dealing with a complaint (workplace - negative communication; English - argumentative); a report on a particular industry trend (workplace - informational; English - informative/explanatory texts), a particular personnel concern. Specific industry examples could include: a proposal to gain a contract to develop a corporate logo; a summary of dealership repair work done to a vehicle (3 C’s - Concern, Cause, Correction); a police report that is void of vagueness and emotion to eventually be used in court. Rebecca is working to find examples in our community, and in doing so, needs any help you can provide. Feel free to contact us and we will send it along to her.