NEXT Steps Job Market

D. Jewel Harris


Job Market Digital Badge

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The Job Market Task  Digital Badge is designed to help students identify, secure, understand and complete all documentation needed to gain employment. Students will demonstrate their ability to:


  • Develop their CTAE Resume Profile
  • Define terms commonly used on job applications specific to their STEM++ career pathway(s) and industries.
  • Explain the importance of good references and secure one from their Legacy Mentor
  • Interpret application questions and provide appropriate, thoughtful and fact-based responses
  • Complete 2-3 job applications
  • Ensure they have located and/or secured their social security card
  • Ensure they have located and/or secured a valid state or government issued ID
  • Ensure they have located and/or secured a copy of their birth certificate (or know the whereabouts of the notarized original)
  • Complete an I-9 form
  • Complete the online application for a work permit (if under the age 16)


A Strategic Partnership With Georgia Tech University

In the space below, provide:

  1. Your name, age, grade, and the name of your school or community group
  2. The name of your JEM Team and the role you play on it
  3. The name of your College Town Service-Learning Project and a brief description of the affected area.
  4. A description of your mission (service goal) and how you used the STEM++ skills of this digital badge to achieve it.
  5. Links and/or attachments to documents, videos, photos, audio clips, blog posts, news articles, social media content, etc. that show you implementing action items to complete your mission.