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Tennessee Career Clusters Guide Fall TDCTE Meeting Nashville,Tennessee November 18, 2009.

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1 Tennessee Career Clusters Guide Fall TDCTE Meeting Nashville,Tennessee November 18, 2009

2 © 2009 career communications, inc W. 64th Street Overland Park, KS Making Connections

3 Career Choices Today Are Difficult More options Definitions are fluid and changing Expectations are very high © 2009 career communications, inc W. 64th Street Overland Park, KS 66202

4 The Tennessee Career Clusters Guide Provides a focus for choosing a career Information = better decision making Interests and skills matter Academics apply to the real world Tennessee-specific information © 2009 career communications, inc W. 64th Street Overland Park, KS 66202

5 Career Myths One career - lasts a lifetime Money = Happiness Hot jobs, all that matter Counselors have the answers Choosing a career is easy Success is accidental There is a perfect job out there for everyone. © 2009 career communications, inc W. 64th Street Overland Park, KS 66202

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7 Pathway to Your Future: Health Science 2010 High School Graduate Job Title #1: Optician: On-the-job training Start work in 2010 Starting Salary: $25,319 Job Title #2: Diagnostic Medical Sonographer: Associate Degree Start work in 2012 Starting Salary: $52,683 Job Title #3: Occupational Therapist: Bachelors Degree Start work in 2014 Starting Salary: $62,299 © 2009 career communications, inc W. 64th Street Overland Park, KS 66202

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9 Bring It All Together Write a paragraph Make a T-Chart Write a letter Research online Other © 2009 career communications, inc W. 64th Street Overland Park, KS 66202

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11 Green Growth Potential in Tennessee 45,000 new jobs from energy efficiency and renewable energy production 4,200 full-time jobs in wind and 400 in solar components manufacturing by occupations in 5 Tennessee energy sectors: green building, biofuels, wind, solar and geothermal energy Source: Growing Green: The Potential for Green Job Growth in Tennessee © 2009 career communications, inc W. 64th Street Overland Park, KS 66202

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13 Resources Needed to Help Students: Achieve in school Transition to college or work Make academics relevant © 2009 career communications, inc W. 64th Street Overland Park, KS 66202

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