Confront Misconceptions and Explain
This site provides online access to actual secondary student on-the-job experiences and interviews with men and women who work in different advanced manufacturing careers in Florida describing their jobs.
This is a list of technical communication skills needed by engineers. May be adapted to suit technicians.
From Selfe, C. L. (1983). Decoding and encoding: A balanced approach to communication skills. Engineering Education, 74(3), 163–64.
A list of the various kinds of communication skills needed in IT fields.
In school and work, it is important to clarify that success in any career depends on being perceived as adapting flexibly to workplace expectations. For students, discuss how developing such adaptability in school builds habits that can transfer to the workplace. Besides providing examples through
Napier & Johnson (2007) outline a model of how expectations of teamwork, demographic diversity, and collaborative behavior impact team satisfaction.