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Economic Value Unit Challenge 
 In Each PWP High School Chapter, Pearls Work To Develop Economic Value For Employers Based on Soft Skills They Develop In Competition Each Year. 

Communications Skills

Creativity Skills

Critical Thinking Skills

Collaboration Skills
Organization Skills

Leadership Skills

Persistence Skills

Conflict Resolution Skills

The Skills Gap In America Is Critical.
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Employer Surveys
Specific employers in each metro area in targeted industries are surveyed to identify soft skills in demand. This creates a
Skills Demand List

EVU Skill Demonstration Projects 
First, the pearl must obtain an EVU Skill Project Sponsor.

 Adults who join the Chapter Support Council provide coaches who assist with project selection and completion.  

EVU Project Points and Designation Numbers
 Each pearl selects 6 projects to complete, 3 during the first semester, and 3 more during the second semester, based on his or her interests.

Project Completion Reports
When a project is completed, the pearl prepares a project completion report, and uploads is to the website. A Scoring Panel scores each report and awards up to 100 points. 

Designation Certificate Numbers
When 500 points are received, that pearl is designated an Economic Value Unit and receives the EVU Trophy and Numbered Designation Certificate at the annual awards luncheon. 

Download the EVU Skill Projects Manual
This manual contains the rules governing the EVU Challenge, identifies the skills required to complete each project, and explains the point system used by the scoring panel to measure the value of the skills demonstrated. Each project must demonstrate 3 skills from the skills demand list.

Sample Project Types
Each Pearl Selects 3 Projects Each Semester To Complete And Is Free To Create New Project Types And Project Numbers. 

Employability Projects

Project Numbers 

Project # 1: Job Procurement 

Project # 2: Job Retention 

Project # 3: Job  Excellence  
Income Projects

Project Numbers

Project # 4: Employment Income 

Project # 5: Asset Income 

Project # 6: Securities Income 

Charitable Projects
Project Numbers 

Project # 7: Charity Identification 

Project # 8: Charity Donation 

Project # 9: Charity Assessment 

Leadership Projects

Project Numbers

Project # 10: Leadership Followers  

Project # 11: Leadership Leaders  

Project # 12: Leadership Team 

Job Description Projects
Project Numbers

 Project # 13: Job Creation 

Project # 14: Duties vs Responsibilities 

Project # 15: Delegation  
Product Creation Projects
Project Numbers

Project # 16: Product Design 

Project # 17: Product Improvement  

Project # 18:  Service Design 

Sales Projects
Project Numbers

Project # 19: Sales Transaction  

Project # 20: Sales System 

Project # 21: Product (or Service) Promotion 
Profit Projects
Project Numbers

Project # 22: Cost Analysis  

Project # 23: Cost Type Recognition  

Project # 24: Pricing and Profit Concepts 

Innovation Projects
Project Numbers

Project # 25:
Problem and Solution 

Project # 26: Scientific Research 

Project # 27: Need Analysis 

Investment Projects

Project Numbers

Project # 28:
Risk Analysis 

Project # 29: Financial Return on Investment 

Project # 30: Social Return on Investment