Presentation on theme: "Realizing the Choctaw Dream"— Presentation transcript:
1 Realizing the Choctaw Dream Rhonda MizeChoctaw Nation Career Development Program
2 Choctaw Career Development Tribal Mission StatementTo enhance the lives of all members through opportunities designed to develop healthy, successful and productive lifestylesTribal VisionTo achieve healthy, successful, productive, and self-sufficient lifestyles for a proud nation of ChoctawsProgram PurposeTo facilitate education & training which leads to industry recognized certifications or licensures and self-sustaining employment for Choctaw tribal membersWe take members from point A to Z: Z = gainful employment.
3 Our Clients Adult Choctaw Tribal Members Provide assistance to those seeing education/training which leads to an industry recognized certification or licensureHigh School Age Choctaw Tribal MembersPromote Career Readiness Certification and work with schools to provide career exploration activitiesChoctaw Interlocal High School StudentsProvide career class for all enrolled students
4 Key Components of Career Development Career Guidance (KeyTrain/WorkKeys)Relevant Academic Development (KeyTrain)Education & Training (KeyTrain)Credentialing (WorkKeys)Knowledge of Employer Expectations (KeyTrain)Success Experiences (KeyTrain /WorkKeys)Employment Services (CRC)
5 Win-Win-Win Program! KeyTrain WorkKeys Pre-TestsUpskillingCareer Goals – preparing for successful careerWorkKeys Preparation – effective preparation for testingWorkKeysOccupational Profiles – used for goal settingIndustry Recognized Credentials – employment toolCareer Readiness Certification (CRC)CRC Utilization – used in competitive job searchingIncentive Awards – the motivation
6 Academic Assessment Pre-Assessments Step #1 – KeyTrain/Career Ready 101 Pre-testsApplied MathLocating InformationReading for InformationCareer Cluster-Based AssessmentsRequirement for Payment of Training Assistance (minimum level 3)Required for all Adult Clients and for Interlocal School Students
7 Your Chosen Career: ______RN________ KT/WK GoalsCR101’s KeyTrain pretests are an indicator of your current skills as compared to the skills necessary for success in your chosen career field. It also indicates your possible achievement in WorkKeys, the Career Readiness Certification (CRC) assessment. Your essential score levels are listed below:Your Chosen Career: ______RN________CR101-KeyTrain Goal: Applied Math: ___6___ WorkKeys Goal: Applied Math: ___5___Locating Info: ___5___ Locating Info: ___4___Reading for Info: ___6___ Reading for Info: ___5___**your assessment scores in no way affect your educational funding through Career Development!
8 WorkKeys Occupational Profiles Profiles Available in:WK Occupation Profiles Database:/profiles/occuprof/occutop.ht mlbin/workkeys/occuprof/certifi cate/crc_lookup.cgi?SITE=crc &LETTER=a&OKCIS – Occupations, WorkKeysKeyTrain/Career Ready 101Search for Occupations by CRC Scores
9 My KT/WK Spill…1. KeyTrain Goals set by WorkKeys Occupational ProfilesThe KT lessons are relevant to success in client’s chosen career field, and can help insure client has adequate skills for success on the job.At the same time, client is preparing for success on the WorkKeys tests.2. WorkKeys Testing/CRCThrough WK testing , client gains a credential that can be used along with the to help gain employment.3. Choctaw Nation CRC InitiativeAward money up to $500 is available to Choctaw members who obtain a CRC.
11 Relevant Academic Enhancement Nursing Entrance Prep ProgramPotential Nursing StudentsFocus on Academic Skill BuildingNursing Entrance ApplicationNursing Entrance Prep Success!Joe – low grades in H.S. courses, out of school for over 5 years, worried about academics and ability to succeedKeyTrain Assessment & Enhancement3rd Highest NET Scores in KTC Nursing Programs
12 Progression Toward the Dream KeyTrainPre-tests Preparation RemediationWorkKeysAssessmentCareer Readiness CertificationDocumented SkillsCertification Used for Employment
13 Meeting Academic Goals Clients obtain Oklahoma CRC and/or CRC+CRC obtained should match WK Profile for chosen career fieldBasic academic skills for success in the workplaceNational CRCTiffany was our 1st Client to obtain the Gold CRC and $300 Initiative Award – She is studying Medical Coding/Billing
14 WorkKeys Initiative Process Individual must be an approved CNCD clientTribal MembershipProvide copy of Oklahoma CRCNational CRCs may also be submittedSign W-9 formChecks are madepayable to clientGlenda earned her NCRC at Paris Jr. College.
16 CRC Success StoriesAdded confidence for previously not-so- successful studentsDisadvantaged StudentsIncarcerated Tribal MembersAward $ (held pending their release)Employment OpportunitiesSuccess Experiences
17 Education & TrainingLeads to Industry Recognized Licensure or CertificationShort-term & Long-termTechnology CentersCommunity/Junior CollegeCareer CentersUniversities2200+ Individuals in TrainingCNA, LPN, RN, Truck Drivers, Teachers, Welders, HVAC Technicians, Automotive Technicians, Cosmetologists, Real Estate Agents, Accountants, etc.900+ Individuals Placed in Jobs750+ CRC Initiative Awards Paid
18 Choctaw Nation Interlocal – (alternative program for 8 county schools) Assessments – Interests, Values, AbilitiesOKCIS (or Discover):Career Quest (Occ. Sort)IDEAS AssessmentO’NET Interest ProfilerSKILLSO’NET Work Importance LocatorAcademics & Skill BuildingKeyTrain:Applied MathematicsLocating InformationReading for Information Career ClustersClusters OverviewCareer PlanningBridges Career PlanningCareer Skills / Employer ExpectationsEmployer Expectations :Employment & Separation InformationKeyTrain:The Job SearchResume, Cover Letter PreparationEmployment Application sWork HabitsCommunication SkillsNetworkingWorkplace EffectivenessBusiness EtiquettePersonal Development:Decision Making Skills Oral PresentationMock InterviewPortfolio DevelopmentCareer Readiness CertificateWorkKeys Assessments / CRC2010 Class Theme:Preparing for Success!
19 High School Age Tribal Members CNCD Career Counselors visit schools to provide program information and assist with school activitiesPartnerships with JOM Programs to provide career exploration activitiesProvide WorkKeys Testing & CRC’sProvide WorkKeys testing for Alternative EOI’sCRC Award IncentivesCareer Expo450+ high school students currently planning to attend Career Expo on April 7th
20 Employment Services Employability Skill Development Resume & Cover Letter Development TrainingResume CritiquingInterviewing Skills TrainingJob Search TipsEmployment Application Completion TrainingCollege Central Job BoardEmployer RelationsCost Benefit AnalysisLPN ($22k) to RN ($45k), Training Costs: $7kTable Busser ($3.50/hr) to Diesel Tech ($14.00/hr), Training Costs: $4000
21 CNCD’s Annual Career Expo Traditional Opening CeremoniesMotivational SpeakerEmployment & Educational Opportunities190 Employers & Schools/Training Facilities1900+ Job Seekers & StudentsLunch Provided for AllTransportation for Tribal MembersEmployment Application LabBreakout Sessions/Workshops
22 Career Expo 2010Join us onApril 7th!Everyone is Welcome
23 “Oklahoma’s Premier Work Ready Region” Certification Ceremony – November 10th, 2009Kiamichi Technology Center, Idabel, OKOklahoma Dept. of Commerce & Governor’s Council for Workforce & Economic Development InitiativeCertified Work Ready Communities have a competitive advantage because they can qualify a skilled workforce to an existing employer or a new business considering Oklahoma for a new location.The Work Ready Community project expands the Career Readiness Certification efforts and verifies that certified communities or regions have a sustainable, reliable pipeline that delivers the right workers with the right skills at the right time.
24 “Oklahoma’s Premier Work Ready Region” 13 Counties included:Choctaw AtokaHaskell BryanLatimer CoalLeflore JohnstonMcCurtain McIntoshPittsburg HughesPushmatahaThe nation’s largest Work Ready Community!
25 Celebration Ceremony Certification Presentation by: Norma Noble, Deputy Secretary of Commerce for Workforce DevelopmentGovernor’s Commendation by Sec. of State, Susan Savage
26 All clients are directed through our website to access their Career Ready 101/KeyTrain assessments
27 Additional Keys to Success– Choctaw Asset Building (CAB) ProgramCAB provides Choctaw tribal members with:Financial IndependenceFinancial Literacy TrainingMatching Funds (IDA)“The Choctaw Nation is keenly aware of the challenges our tribal members face…This IDA savings program will provide the training and support they need to help them establish good financial habits, as well as, a high-quality asset and a path toward a brighter future.” Chief Gregory E. Pyle
28 Utilizing KeyTrain and WorkKeys Achieve to Success Effective Career CounselingAcademic Assessment & EnhancementTrainingCredentialingEmployment ServicesEconomic & Workforce DevelopmentChoctaw tribal members achieving healthy, successful, productive, and self-sufficient lifestyles