While employability skills are great to teach using practical, hands on activities, there are also a number of handy resources to support teachers. These include:
'Skills for Work Books 1-4' (Anne Vize, Phoenix Education, Australia)
Fact sheets and general information about generic skills
'Classrooms that work: Teaching generic skills in academic and vocational settings' (Cathleen Stasz et al, NCRVE)
As a school community, work on building a library of useful resources (print and online) which can be accessed by all staff and used with student groups at various age levels. Include information about employability skills in the school newsletter or on the school website, and look for opportunities to include members of the wider community in helping students learn about this important area. For example, family members could be asked to talk to a class about their work, and how particular employability skills are important in their career area.
Encourage other teachers to systematically include employability skills as a consideration in their curriculum development and lesson planning, and to do so from early secondary ages rather than leaving it as a 'career area' which can only be included in specific career or work skills lessons. Employability skills lesson plans can be incorporated into the wider high school curriculum in a range of creative and stimulating ways.