What's your strength? ® is an award-winning card activity created by Careers Adviser, Katherine Jennick.
The cards have been designed to empower people to develop self-awareness, discover their own skills and qualities, and unlock potential. There are three different packs, one for teens, one for adults, and one called Let’s get started! which was made in collaboration with Skills Builder and is aimed at learners with additional needs.
All three packs have been designed to help people recognise the transferable skills they have developed throughout their life experiences. Using the cards prompts thought provoking conversation, encourages self-reflection, boosts self-esteem, and helps to develop career planning skills such as CV writing and preparing for interviews.
Let’s get started! is an interactive card activity to support career learning and self-awareness for young people with additional needs. Let’s get started! cards are a simple yet powerful activity to help learners identify and reflect upon their own essential skills. The visual nature of the cards including photographs, simple vocabulary and consistent links to Skills Builder icons make them a perfect tool to start a journey of self-discovery.
The accompanying glossary offers clear and consistent definitions, and the instruction leaflet offers suggestions for reflective discussions and extension activities, including references to Skills Builder resources to practice skills further.