PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER HIGH SCHOOL
4 Skills & 4 Steps to a Successful Career is a FREE mini-program that can help your students understand the four different skills needed to be successful in the new economy. Below you can find each lesson plan along with a supporting video.
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THE MOST COMMON REASONS STUDENTS DROP OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL ARE HEARTBREAKING
The failure is hardly a personal one. Survey responses of nearly 2,000 students who took at least a semester off at school revealed that systemic factors like boring classes and family obligations were the guiding reasons kids left.
Research shows dropping out is strongly tied to socioeconomic status. Kids who come from low-income areas are 2.4 times more likely to drop out than middle-income kids. Unlike kids from wealthier families, for whom school is usually the primary focus, poorer students must focus on other responsibilities. School becomes secondary, if it's a priority at all.
HARD TO CONVERT
CAREER EDUCATION PROGRAMS
In response to the global pandemic and the necessity to provide skilled training remotely, this report evaluates research, effective practices, augmented reality/virtual reality, and simulated software platforms for hard-to-convert career & technical education (CTE) programs. Completed for the Los Angeles/Orange County Regional Consortium in 2020, the study highlights 12 CTE program areas that pose challenges to distance learning and explores opportunities for online conversion.
CALIFORNIA’S NEGLECTED MAJORITY
Student data is often presented as a snapshot in time, but Dr. Kevin J Fleming was interested in tracking students from ninth grade all the way to securing a living wage. The result of this education and labor market analysis was published by the National Science Foundation. The revealing white paper, California's Neglected Majority: The Case for Skilled Technicians, identifies the leaky funnel in public education using approachable data and an infographic upon which all educators should reflect.
Similar research briefs have been completed for counties, states, and districts across America. Do you really know what happens to your students upon graduation?
It's time to find out.
“ While all research tells a story,
Local data is the most powerful tool for changing and evolving the narrative. ”
Kevin J Fleming Ph.D
MAP IN ME
Individual career coaching for high school students, college students, and adults to increase satisfaction and motivation. Unique assessments and empowering tools are provided to help clarify one's career trajectory, eliminate stress, and to discover your design.
Identify your purpose in life and achieve your career dreams through eight interactive lessons. Each lesson includes great videos and motivations, as well as an online tool to connect with other students with similar career interests.
100 GO IN BUT HOW MANY COME OUT?
Excerpt from (Re)Defining the Goal
With those high school graduates that decide not to attend college, plus the number of dropouts from ninth through twelfth grade, we have a total of 3,123,501 originally enrolled ninth graders in California who will not immediately attend college. Wow!
This may seem shocking considering all the attention given towards pushing ninth through twelfth graders to enroll directly in the university. Borrowing a phrase from author and educator Dr. Dale Parnell, this group of students is what I have come to call the “neglected majority.”
These students, nearly ¾ of the population of any high school, need and deserve equal alternatives to the “college prep” curriculum. This neglected majority needs an alternative to the pervasive one-way-to-win mindset and paradigm that is so popular among today’s middle and high schools.
Type Indicator (MBTI)
This personality test builds upon Jung’s typologies and is one of the most reliable and trusted. It has been selected by the nation’s top colleges to help with career development and is backed by scientific research. This test will help your students understand themselves and how they interact with others. It will help them identify their preferences in four areas: where they focus their attention, how they take in information, how they make decisions based on the information, and how they deal with the world. The original test costs $49.95, however, a free version can be found at:
Helps your student learn how they respond to conflict, their motivations, their stressors, and how they solve problems.
Helps students identify career interest among six themes: realistic, investigative, artistic, social, enterprising, and conventional. Offers a list of suggested careers based on the profile.
At O*Net, a student can enter a work title, look up careers by expected job growth, by career cluster, by green economy sector, by industry, by job family, by STEM discipline, and by education, experience, and training necessary. As jobs are located, O*Net provides
information about the tasks, tools, technology, knowledge, skills, abilities, work activities, work context, job zone, education, credentials, interests, work styles, work values, related occupations, wages, employment, and job openings.
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