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1 Career Advisement : A “ HOT ” Topic in Career and Technical Education Jan Bennett Bell- Career Advisor/ Middle School Specialist Carol Mahar- Tech Prep Specialist/ College Relations Tulsa Tech, Tulsa, OK

2 Eighth Grade Achievement is the best predictor of students’ ultimate level of college and career readiness by high school graduation- even more than students’ family background, high school coursework, or high school GPA” Nationally 30% of entering 9 th grade students will not graduate with their class. Factors leading to student drop outs are in place by the time students enter ninth grade. Studies show that students who drop out have made the decision by November of their freshman year. The Forgotten Middle: Ensuring that All Students Are on Target for College and Career Readiness before High School, ACT 2008 “Scary” Statistics

3 “HOT ” Research…

4 “HOT” Information

5 Salaries! Salaries! *National Assessment of Vocational Education Report Students who participate in Postsecondary (or Secondary) CTE coursework, even without earning credentials, earn a higher yearly salary (15% average) than high school graduates who do not take Postsecondary CTE courses.

6 “ Smokin ’ HOT ” Earning Power! CareerTech grads earn and save more money during a lifetime than those with only a high school diploma. The entry wage of CareerTech grads is about 15% higher than high school grads. *www.elevatingoklahoma.com

7 And… Hiring Advantages! CareerTech graduates are hired sooner and advance quicker in careers than those with only a high school education.

8 COLD job market? Turning up the “HEAT” with Career Advisement! Career Interest Surveys *OKCIS States Career Cluster Interest Inventory Test Interpretations: ACT EXPLORE and PLAN Development of Plans of Study (6 Year Plans of Study ideally developed in 8 th grade) Educational/Training Options through CareerTech National Industry Certifications College Credit Opportunities Concurrent Enrollment

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10 Payoffs to Tech Prep Schools It’s FREE with a signed MOU, participating and networking opportunities at monthly meetings! Quality Professional Development : – Career Focus for the year and 6 year Plans of Study – Yearly updates on Cooperative Alliance Agreements with College Partners – Oklahoma State Regents For Higher Ed Data training for ACT results Counselor/ Principal Retreats Oklahoma GEAR-UP (Community/Parent/Student improvements)

11 MAX Teaching with Reading and Writing Mark A. Forget Credit Recovery and Remediation thru Tulsa Tech Academic and Success Center Current Trends in our State- Workforce Tulsa

12 -Current Technology use for the Classroom: Skype, Wikis, Podcasting & Nanotechnology -Demonstration of our Social Media: TulsaTech Facebook

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14 Utilize QUALITY Career Advisement and/or Career Counseling to help students transform their lives maximize their potential in the job market AND Help employers close the Skills Gap for a Strong AMERICA!


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