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College Career Skills Challenges
At-risk students select projects to demonstrate weekly specific skills they select. When enough points have been scored in a specific skill, a skill award is received.

College Chapter
Pearl Membership Cards 

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Skill Certifications
Skill Level 5
2-1 and 4-1 Pearls 
Alumni Pearls
1,300 Points To Start. 1,700 points to complete.  
Skill Level 6
2-2 and 4-2 Pearls
1,700 Points To Start. 2,100 Points To Complete
Skill Level 7
4-3 Pearls
2,100 Points To Start. 2,500 Points To Complete 

Skill Level 8
4-4 Pearls
2,500 Points To Start. 2,900 Points To Complete 
Skill Level 9
G-1 Pearls
2,900 Points To Start. 3,300 Points To Complete

Skill Level 10
G-2 Pearls
3,300 Points To Start. 3,700 Points To Complete

 Soft Skills Development For College Pearls 
Earn Yearly Skill Certifications To Qualify For Intern Opportunities

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Communications Skills

Creativity Skills

Critical Thinking Skills

Collaboration Skills

Social Relationship Skills

Planning/Strategy Skills

Mentoring Skills

Coaching Skills
Self Confidence Skills

Leadership Skills

Persistence Skills

Learning Skills

Conflict Resolution Skills

Technology Skills

Organization Skills

Analytical Skills

The Skills Gap In America Is Critical.
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Rules That Govern the College Career Skills Challenge

Internship Opportunities

The College Skills Challenge Works As Follows

Step 1: Pearl Obtains a College Skills Challenge Sponsor
Sponsors are recruited by the area manager. Each sponsor selects one or more pearls to sponsor, or college chapters to sponsor.

Step 2: Pearl Selects a Skills Project Coach (Chapter Support Council)
The coach helps the pearl select projects to complete each week for 50 weeks, and suggests ways to perform high-scoring video skill demonstration sessions required to complete each project, and earn skills needed to advance through skill levels.

Step 3: Pearl Completes Weekly Skill Demonstrations (50)
Videos are made of skill demonstrations and posted on social media.  

Step 4: Pearl Uploads Weekly Completion Reports
When each demonstration is complete, pearl prepares a project completion report, and uploads the report document into his or her online account.

Step 5: Pearl Reviews Volunteer Scoring Panel Scores   
This panel scores each report and each accompanying video using a rubric for each skill demonstrated. Up to 15 skill points are awarded for each report. 

Step 6: Pearl Receives "Intern Ready" Certification - 400 Points
Each year, when 400 points have been received, the pearl is certified "intern ready" and is eligible to be hired by any college sponsor as a college intern.

Step 7: Monthly Sponsor Review of Intern Ready Pearls
Each pearl has an online skills profile that enables sponsors to identify intern ready candidates to fill intern positions.


Sample Project Types
Each Semester, You Select 3 Skill Projects To Complete.
You may select from the approved project list or you may create a new project using the Skill Projects Manual. 

Approved Project List
(See Project Types and Numbers Below)
Each project involves the demonstration of 3 skills
1 skill must be demonstrated each week.
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Employability Projects
Objective: To Become Employed And Remain Employed For 12 Months

Project Type Numbers 

Project # 1: Job Procurement 

Project # 2: Job Retention 

Project # 3: Job  Excellence  
Income Projects

Project Type Numbers

Project # 4: Employment Income 

Project # 5: Asset Income 

Project # 6: Securities Income 

Charitable Projects
Skills To Support Local Charities
Project Type Numbers 

Project # 7: Charity Identification 

Project # 8: Charity Donation 

Project # 9: Charity Assessment 

Leadership Projects

Project Type Numbers

Project # 10: Leadership Followers  

Project # 11: Leadership Leaders  

Project # 12: Leadership Team 

Job Description Projects
Skills To Perform A Job
Project Type Numbers

 Project # 13: Job Creation 

Project # 14: Duties vs Responsibilities 

Project # 15: Delegation  
Product Creation Projects
Project Type Numbers

Project # 16: Product Design 

Project # 17: Product Improvement  

Project # 18:  Service Design 

Sales Projects
Project Type Numbers

Project # 19: Sales Transaction  

Project # 20: Sales System 

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

Project # 22: Cost Analysis  

Project # 23: Cost Type Recognition  

Project # 24: Pricing and Profit Concepts 

Innovation Projects
Project Type Numbers

Project # 25:
Problem and Solution 

Project # 26: Scientific Research 

Project # 27: Need Analysis 

Investment Projects

Project Type Numbers

Project # 28:
Risk Analysis 

Project # 29: Financial Return on Investment 

Project # 30: Social Return on Investment