A NEW KIND OF RESUME Demetrious Paige and Eric Artson are two of the 45 Summer Youth Employment students working at Hopkins for six weeks this summer. Paige, a senior at Forest Park High School, and Artson, a junior at Douglas High School, helped develop the Work Competency Resume, a program designed to make mundane jobs more educational by encouraging students to take responsibility for their own work. Rather than simply telling a student to paint 10 fire hydrants, for example, a supervisor using the WCR teaches them such skills as how to determine the amount of paint needed for the job, negotiate with suppliers for the materials and allocate their time. The program, created last year by Arnold Packer and Frank Stluka of the Institute for Policy Studies, has been adopted this year by thousands of summer youth supervisors statewide.
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