Career Pathways

Information about Career Pathways

Published on January 14, 2008

Author: Michelino

Source: authorstream.com

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Indiana Career Pathways:  Indiana Career Pathways Terminology:  Career Pathway - A set of defined experiences (K-16) which help students gain self knowledge, explore educational and career options, narrow down their career interests, make plans for the future, prepare for employment, and ultimately secure meaningful employment. Career Cluster – A group of related occupations Career Major – The career cluster which a student would like to further explore by taking related high school courses and applying academic content within that career cluster. Terminology INDIANA:  12 11 10 9 HIGH SCHOOL EXPERIENCE RELATED TO THE CAREER MAJOR CAREER PLAN GRADES K - 8 GUIDANCE Self Knowledge Exploration Planning RIGOROUS ACADEMICS Indiana Academic Standards GQE, ICTA, SAT, ACT, ASVAB Career School College Appren- ticeship Community College Military Workforce Graduation Req Core 40 Req Honors Req NCAA Req Postsec. Req 8 ASSESSMENTS: CAREER PATHWAYS INDIANA Career Plan - Sample:  Name: Cheryl Smith Career Major: Health Services Postsecondary Educational Plan: Career Development Plan Continued . . . Career Plan - Sample Career Plan – Sample (cont):  High School Course Plan: Postsecondary Transition Plan: Career Plan – Sample (cont) Hodge-Podge 4-Yr Plan:  Alg Geom Alg II Pre-Calc Eng Eng Eng Eng Gov Econ US Hist Soc PE Hlth Bio Chem Physics For Lang Chorus For Lang Food Tex-tiles Photograph Wght Lift Tchr Aid Intro Bus Study Hall For Lang Fine Arts SOC MTH FL SCI ELEC ENG ELEC 9TH GRADE 10TH GRADE 11TH GRADE 12TH GRADE Hodge-Podge 4-Yr Plan Career Major 4-Yr Plan:  Alg Geom Alg II Pre-Calc Eng Eng Eng Eng Gov Econ US Hist Soc PE Hlth Bio Chem Physics For Lang Com-munic For Lang Tech Sys Trans porta Manu factur Engineering Internship Design Proc CAD For Lang Fine Arts SOC MTH FL SCI CAREER MAJOR ENG CAREER ELECT 9TH GRADE 10TH GRADE 11TH GRADE 12TH GRADE Engineering Career Major 4-Yr Plan Career Major With Area Career Center:  Alg Geom Alg II Pre-Calc Eng Eng Eng Eng Gov Econ For Lang US Hist PE Bio Chem For Lang Health Physic AREA CAREER CENTER DRAFTING For Lang SOC MTH FL SCI CAREER MAJOR ENG CAREER ELECT 9TH GRADE 10TH GRADE 11TH GRADE 12TH GRADE Engineering World Hist Art Career Major With Area Career Center Career Major With Academy:  Alg Geom Alg II Pre-Calc Eng Eng Eng Eng Gov Econ US Hist Soc PE Hlth Bio Chem Physics For Lang Commun For Lang Tech Sys Trans port Manu Engineering Internship Design Proc CAD For Lang Fine Arts SOC FL SCI ENGINEERING CAREER ACADEMY 9TH GRADE 10TH GRADE 11TH GRADE 12TH GRADE Engineering Career Major With Academy HOW DO SCHOOLS DESIGN CAREER PATHWAYS?:  HOW DO SCHOOLS DESIGN CAREER PATHWAYS? Step 1: Involve the School and Community:  Step 1: Involve the School and Community Establish a Career Majors Steering Team  HS Administrator  HS Counselor  HS Academic Teacher  HS Vocational Teacher  HS Parent  HS Student  MS Administrator  MS Counselor  Business Reps Establish a Career Majors Community Advisory Council  ALL STAKEHOLDERS  Academic teachers  Vocational teachers  Business reps  Parents  Students  Community members  Clergy Step 2: Know Your Students and Community:  What are your student’s career interests For which labor market are we preparing our students?  local  national  state  global Within that labor market, which career clusters are high demand, low supply, and high skill? Step 2: Know Your Students and Community Step 3: Identify Career Majors:  Review student interests & labor market Review career clusters: Select career majors which support:  student interests  labor market trends Step 3: Identify Career Majors Indiana Career Clusters:  01 Agriculture and Natural Resources 02 Art, Media and Communications 03 Engineering, Science, and Technology 04 Manufacturing and Processing 05 Mechanical Repair and Precision Crafts 06 Business, Management & Finance 07 Building and Construction 08 Educational Services 09 Health Services 10 Personal and Commercial Services 11 Legal, Social and Recreation Services 12 Protective Services 13 Marketing, Sales and Promotion 14 Transportation Indiana Career Clusters Common Combined Clusters:  “Great Eight” Education Government / Legal Art / Design / Communication Social / Personal Services Natural Sciences / Resource Management Manufacturing Engineering / Construction Business Common Combined Clusters Commercial Clusters:  COIN 1. Manufacturing 2. Business 3. Personal Service 4. Education 5. Sales 6. Construction 7. Transportation 8. Agriculture 9. Repairers and Mechanics 10. Health 11. Social Science 12. Design, Commun-ication & Art 13. Science and Technical ACT (Plan) 1. Social Service 2. Business Contact 3. Business Oper-ations 4. Technical 5. Science 6. Arts CAREERWARE (Choices) 1. Arts and Communication 2. Business, Information Management, and Marketing 3. Health and Related Services 4. Social and Human Services 5. Engineering and Industrial Technologies 6. Agriculture and Natural Resources Commercial Clusters Step 4: Stepped Implementation:  WHICH MAJOR TO IMPLEMENT FIRST Consider the resources you have or need:  faculty  business / industry involvement  instructional materials  area vocational school programs Step 4: Stepped Implementation Step 5: Supportive Programs and Structures:  INSTRUCTION  career applications for academic content  academic – vocational integration  team teaching (academic + vocational)  project-based instruction  career academies STRUCTURES  block scheduling  master schedule “friendly” to career pathways Step 5: Supportive Programs and Structures Step 6: Create Recommended HS Experiences:   Summer Work Experiences  Job Shadowing Experiences  Internship Experiences  Community mentors  4-Year Course Plan Step 6: Create Recommended HS Experiences Items to Include in Each Recommended Course Sequence:  Recommended 4-Yr High School Course Plans Academic course sequence Vocational course sequence Graduation requirements Indiana Core 40 requirements Indiana Academic Honors Diploma requirements Postsecondary admissions requirements NCAA eligibility requirements Industry certification requirements Items to Include in Each Recommended Course Sequence Sample 4-Yr Course Sequences:  http://doe.state.in.us/publications/pathways.html SAMPLE 4-YR COURSE PLANS FOR 37 OCCUPATIONAL GROUPING INDIANA CAREER CLUSTERS STATE APPROVED COURSE TITLES Sample 4-Yr Course Sequences HOW DO KIDS SELECT CAREER MAJORS?:  HOW DO KIDS SELECT CAREER MAJORS? Step 7: Develop a Guidance System:  Step 7: Develop a Guidance System Guidance for ALL KIDS Sample Guidance Competencies:  SELF KNOWLEDGE All students will identify their career interests area(s). All students will identify their career aptitude(s). EXPLORATION All students will state the high school’s graduation requirements, Core 40 requirements, and Honors Diploma requirements. All students will describe a variety of types of postsecondary education opportunities including their admission requirements. All students will describe six career clusters in detail. All students will describe current labor market trends. PLANNING All students will identify a high school career major which matches their career interests and aptitudes. All students will create a flexible career plan. All students will create a flexible high school course plan. Sample Guidance Competencies Competencies – Prior to Developing a Career Plan:  SELF KNOWLEDGE Understand of their personal: Learning style Career interests Career aptitudes Career preferences Standardized tests scores EXPLORATION Be knowledgeable of: Career clusters Demand, supply, wage, skill as job descriptors. Graduation & various diploma requirements Postsecondary education options & admissions requirements Area career center Labor market trends Global economy Financial aid PLANNING Develop a Career Plan including: Career major Possible occupation occupations Possible postsecondary education options 4-Yr high school course plan * Education and career exploration plan * Transition plan * * All plans are flexible Competencies – Prior to Developing a Career Plan Systemic Implementation:  School Counselors Classroom Teachers Teacher Advisors Community Members Systemic Implementation Sample Classroom Integration:  MATH Graphing GPA’s Cost Comp – Post HS ENGLISH Info Interview - Careers Lit – Decision Making SCIENCE LAB Consensus Building Conflict Management SOC ST Anger Management Assertiveness Skills Sample Classroom Integration Pre- & Post- Assessment:  I can name my career interest areas based on an interest assessment. I can describe six career clusters in detail. 3. I have a 4-yr high school course plan on file with my counselor. Yes Don’t Know No Yes Don’t Know No Yes Don’t Know No Pre- & Post- Assessment Other Types of Assessment:  MULTIPLE CHOICE EXHIBITIONS PORTFOLIO Other Types of Assessment Step 8: Students Select Career Major:  PICKING AN OCCUPATION FOR LIFE PICKING A CAREER CLUSTER TO EXPLORE Step 8: Students Select Career Major Career Clusters & the College Bound:  Means to explore potential college majors DOUBLE MAJOR Academic Major + Career Major Career Clusters & the College Bound Why Career Pathways?:  When students and their parents have knowledge of . . . Their personal interests and aptitudes Labor market trends / global economy Career opportunities Educational opportunities They make different choices! Select more difficult courses Work harder in school Increase achievement Why Career Pathways? Achievement:  The goal of career pathways is improved student achievement. In what achievement areas do you think students will improve if your career pathways are successful? Do you have baseline data in these areas? Achievement Change is slow . . .:  Developing career pathways is a slow process that takes most schools years to accomplish. Start with the big picture. What will your whole school look like when you’re finished? Then, complete one step at a time! Change is slow . . . DOING WHAT’S BEST FOR KIDS:  Indiana Career Pathways DOING WHAT’S BEST FOR KIDS

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