College and career readiness for high school
Let’s teach employability skills, together.
Before high school students walk off the graduation stage, they must understand:
- How to send a professional business email
- How to speak on the phone
- How to hold meaningful face-to-face conversations
Why? Employers and college admissions teams need young people to arrive with strong communication on skill (ex: email etiquette and phone etiquette).
Rubin makes it happen through an innovative mix of activities based on work-based learning scenarios. Students love the material because it’s tangible and relevant to their lives.
Drew Coffin works on his “storytelling” cover letter (a clear example of his work ethic) inside the Rubin Emerge online curriculum. As a high school senior in Haxtun, Colorado, Drew used the cover letter in his application to Colorado School of Mines, a top-tier engineering school. Drew was accepted and is now on campus studying robotics.
Online Learning Platform
Say hello to Rubin Emerge, a 100% online program viewable on any size device with activities aligned with state standards for employability skills. The program draws upon Rubin material to provide writing and speaking lessons for email etiquette, the job search, entrepreneurship and leadership.
Students will gain a clear edge as they look for employment, seek scholarships and apply to college. Why? Because in here, students learn by doing.
- 300+ writing templates for reference
- 100+ video and audio lessons
- 100+ self-paced assignments
- 150+ pre-loaded quiz questions
- Easy-to-grade rubrics for every assignment
- Opportunity to earn valuable digital badges
Rubin material is supported by the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE).
The program is ideal for a number of faculty members.
- CTE director
- Curriculum coordinator
- CTSO adviser
- Family and consumer science (FACS) teacher
- Computer or IT teacher
- Business or marketing teacher
- English teacher
- Agriculture teacher
- Health science teacher
- And anyone else who believes employability skills are vital for their students
"The material is user friendly, engaging and stated in common language. Perfect for teachers and students alike!"
Program manager for family and consumer sciences (FACS) Fairfax County Schools (Fairfax, VA)
Melanie Foust (left) accepts her regional title for the "Job Interview" division at the Business Professionals of America (BPA) competition.
To gain an edge, Melanie's teacher used Rubin Emerge to prepare her students for public speaking and other employability skills.