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1 Slide 1 of 29 9/2010 Career Day st Pre-Event Learning Point

2 Slide 2 of 29 9/2010 NOW IS THE TIME To Think About Your Future Career

3 Slide 3 of 29 9/2010 What Do You Want To Do When You GRADUATE FROM HIGH SCHOOL? Your Future Can Be In Southwest Louisiana

4 Slide 4 of 29 9/2010 What Do You Want To Be? Southwest Louisiana Businesses Include the Industry Sector: Manufacturers: PPG, Louisiana Pigment, Sasol, Others Refineries: Conoco, Citgo, Others Construction: Turner, Shaw, R&R, Ron Williams, Triad

5 Slide 5 of 29 9/2010 Southwest Louisiana Businesses Include the Service Sector: Professionals: Doctors, Attorneys, Accountants, Counselors Healthcare: Hospitals, Clinics, Private Practices, Specialties Retail: Storefront, Direct Outside Sales, Web-based Sales Financial: Banking, Investment, Advisors Other: Information Technology, Electronics, Instructional, Maintenance What Do You Want To Be?

6 Slide 6 of 29 9/2010 Southwest Louisiana Business and Industry Offers Great Opportunities for Your Future Offers Great Opportunities for Your Future Education Funding Assistance Immediate Opportunities Great Pay Generous Benefits (Insurance, Retirement, Vacation) A Secure Job Future

7 Slide 7 of 29 9/2010 Plan Now For Your Future

8 Slide 8 of 29 9/2010 In the Next Few Weeks You Will Need to Decide: What Career Path Are You Interested In? What Career Path Are You Interested In? As You Begin to Plan for Your High School Classes

9 Slide 9 of 29 9/2010 WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN: A CAREER and a JOB A CAREER is Your Chosen Pursuit: Your Profession or Occupation The Progression of Your Working Life or Your Professional Achievements Over Time A JOB is: A Regular Activity You Perform in Exchange for Payment A JOB is: A Regular Activity You Perform in Exchange for Payment

10 Slide 10 of 29 9/2010 BOTTOM LINE: Your Job is What You are Doing Today Your Career is What You Will Do With the Rest of Your Life Your Career is What You Will Do With the Rest of Your Life

11 Slide 11 of 29 9/2010 Beyond High School What Kind of School Do You Need To Consider? Learning the Necessary Skills

12 Slide 12 of 29 9/2010 What Kind of Work Would You Enjoy? Step 1 What Skills Will You Need? Step 2 What School Do You Need To Attend? Step 3 DETERMINING YOUR CAREER PATH

13 Slide 13 of 29 9/2010 What Kind of Work Would You Enjoy? Step 1 Think About How You Prefer Doing Things By Working with Your Hands? By Thinking through Processes? By a Combination of Both? Think About How You Prefer Doing Things By Working with Your Hands? By Thinking through Processes? By a Combination of Both?

14 Slide 14 of 29 9/2010 What Kind of Skills Will You Need? Step 2 What Will You Need to Know to: Work with Your Hands Think through the Processes Perform a Combination of Working and Thinking What Will You Need to Know to: Work with Your Hands Think through the Processes Perform a Combination of Working and Thinking

15 Slide 15 of 29 9/2010 THE ANSWERS TO THESE QUESTIONS: Will Help You Determine What Kind of School You Need to Attend THE ANSWERS TO THESE QUESTIONS: Will Help You Determine What Kind of School You Need to Attend Step 3

16 Slide 16 of 29 9/2010 THE WORLD YOU WILL WORK IN Career Choices and Your Educational Goals

17 Slide 17 of 29 9/2010 A Global Economy THIS MEANS ‘WORLDWIDE’ Your Workplace will Involve a Global Economy: With Global Competition THIS MEANS ‘WORLDWIDE’ Your Workplace will Involve a Global Economy: With Global Competition

18 Slide 18 of 29 9/2010 A Global Economy Your Job Competition will be a Mouse-Click Away You Will Be Competing for Jobs With People From: India, China, and Other Countries via Technology Your Job Competition will be a Mouse-Click Away You Will Be Competing for Jobs With People From: India, China, and Other Countries via Technology

19 Slide 19 of 29 9/2010 YOU WILL NEED TO BE: Educated about the Job Information Trained in the Skills Required for Doing the Job and Inspired to be a Life-Long Learner Educated about the Job Information Trained in the Skills Required for Doing the Job and Inspired to be a Life-Long Learner So You can Keep Up with Changes

20 Slide 20 of 29 9/2010 How can You Gain Knowledge and Skills for Your Future Job? What will Separate You from YOUR Competition? How can You Prepare NOW to Compete in Your FUTURE ? How will You Take Responsibility for Your Learning and for ‘Learning How To Learn’? DO YOU HAVE EDUCATIONAL GOALS YOU LIVE IN AND WILL WORK IN THE INFORMATION AGE

21 Slide 21 of 29 9/2010 Consider What Career Might Interest You To Determine What Skills You Will Need: THINK ABOUT SOMEONE YOU ADMIRE: What Kind of Job Does He/ She Have? What Type of Work Does He/ She Do? Step 1

22 Slide 22 of 29 9/2010 CAREERS REQUIRING: College: 4-8 Years of Education Business Professional Some Professionals Must be Licensed Business Professional Some Professionals Must be Licensed Step 1

23 Slide 23 of 29 9/2010 CAREER CHOICES: College: 4-8 Years of Education Business Professionals Step 1 Doctors Nurse Anesthetist Accountant Attorney Teacher Registered Nurse Dental Hygienist Chemist Physical Therapist Engineer

24 Slide 24 of 29 9/2010 CAREERS REQUIRING: Technical School: 16 Weeks to 2 Years of Education Technical Professional/ Craftsman Step 1

25 Slide 25 of 29 9/2010 Welder Plumber Electrician Machinist Pipefitter Iron Worker Police Truck Driver Marine Tech Banker/ Teller Firefighter Cosmetology CAREER CHOICES: Technical School: 16 Weeks to 2 Years of Education Technical Professionals Step 1 Boilermaker Automotive Tech Heavy EquiptOperator Certified Nursing Asst Aerospace Tech Pharmacy Tech Process Tech Millwright Instrument Tech Air Conditioning Tech Emergency Med Tech Auto Collision Tech Admin Assistant Medical Records Tech Dental Hygiene Asst Physical Therapist Engineer Forestry Tech Electrical Utility Linesman Healthcare Admin Draftsman Carpenter

26 Slide 26 of 29 9/2010 CRAFTS AND TECHNICAL CAREERS CRAFTS AND TECHNICAL CAREERS Thousands of Available Industrial Jobs along the Gulf Coast Region This Job Market is Continuing to Grow A Great Choice for Spending Less Time in the Classroom as Compared to the 4-Year College Graduate

27 Slide 27 of 29 9/2010 COMPENSATION Hourly = $35 Weekly = $1,404 Monthly = $6,084 Yearly = $73,008 Average Salary of a Fully Trained Craft or Technical Career Worker: (Based on Current Pay Scales)

28 Slide 28 of 29 9/2010 JOB AVAILABILITY There are well over 4,000 Craft Jobs in the Lake Charles Area 15,000 in the Golden Triangle Area Over 50,000 along the Gulf Coast Region Local and Area Forecasts Predict Continued Growth in Job Demand In the Next Few Years, the Construction Industry will need 1 Million New Workers Construction will Lead to Permanent Jobs in the Industry as Businesses Expand

29 Slide 29 of 29 9/2010 To Access the Supplemental Resources: Click: (Parents/Students Tab; Career and Technical Information Link; 2012 Career Discovery Day Pre-Event Lesson Plan Link) Instructional Designer: Devaney Bourque, MS


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