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1 Where the Jobs Are Frank C. Pendzich Career and Technology Education Wiesbaden High School, DoDDS-Europe

2 Where the Jobs Are I Am an Engineer Video Links I Am An Engineer Cisco Academy

3 Where the Jobs Are Inspiration Exercise Why Teach? Why Do We Teach?

4 What’s happening to jobs in America? Jobs are driven by a free market economy. The U.S. job market is currently rebounding. Many sent off-shore due to globalization. Manufacturing shifted into the service sector. Largest percentage held by skilled laborers. Recent rapid growth in the technology sector. Increased focus on “Boomer” health needs. More and more jobs require less education. The fastest growing jobs require new skill sets. Multiple jobs required to earn a living wage.

5 What jobs are staying? Education & Entertainment Healthcare & Personal Care Services Military, Government, Homeland Security Information Technology & Engineers Construction, Electricians, & Plumbers Hospitality and Tourism Engineers & Mechanics …and any other job that requires a physical presence.

6 Where the Jobs Are US Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupation Forecast The Data (USBLS)

7 Top 30 Fastest Growing Jobs 2008 to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Job Title Degree Salary Growth Biomedical EngineerBS$77,40072% Network Systems and Data Communications AnalystBS$71,10053% Home Health AidesOJT$20,46049% Personal and Home Care AidesOJT$19,18051% Financial ExaminersBS$70,93041% Medical ScientistsPhD$72,59040% Physician AssistantsMS$81,23039% Skin Care SpecialistsVocEd$28,73038% Biochemists and BiophysicistsPhD$82,84037% Athletic TrainersBS$39,64037% Physical Therapy AidesAA/AS$23,76036% Dental HygienistsAA/AS$66,36036% Veterinary Technologists / TechniciansAA/AS$28,90036% Dental AssistantsOJT$32,38036% Computer Software Engineers / ApplicationsBS$85,43034%

8 Top 30 Fastest Growing Jobs 2008 to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Job Title Degree Salary Growth Medical AssistantsOJT$28,30033% Physical Therapy AssistantsAA/AS$46,14033% VeterinariansPhD$ % Self-Enrichment Education TeachersOJT$35,72033% Compliance OfficersOJT$48,89031% Occupational Therapist AidesOJT$26,96031% Environmental EngineersBS$74,92031% Pharmacy TechniciansOJT$27,71030% Computer Software Engineers/Systems SoftwareBS$92,43030% Survey ResearchersBS$36,22030% Physical TherapistsMS$72,92030% Personal Financial AdvisersBS$69,05030% Environmental Engineer TechnicianAA/AS$74,02030% Occupational Therapist AssistantsAA/AS$66,78030% Fitness Trainers and Aerobics InstructorsVocEd$29,21024%

9 Top 30 Fastest Growing Jobs 2008 to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Job Title Degree Salary Growth 16 Health 8 Engineering 2 Human services 4 Business Finance All Professional or Service Sector Medical AssistantsOJT$28,30033% Physical Therapy AssistantsAA/AS$46,14033% VeterinariansPhD$ % Self-Enrichment Education TeachersOJT$35,72033% Compliance OfficersOJT$48,89031% Occupational Therapist AidesOJT$26,96031% Environmental EngineersBS$74,92031% Pharmacy TechniciansOJT$27,71030% Computer Software Engineers/Systems SoftwareBS$92,43030% Survey ResearchersBS$36,22030% Physical TherapistsMS$72,92030% Personal Financial AdvisersBS$69,05030% Environmental Engineer TechnicianAA/AS$74,02030% Occupational Therapist AssistantsAA/AS$66,78030% Fitness Trainers and Aerobics InstructorsVocEd$29,21024%

10 Top 30 - Require an Advanced Degree 2008 to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Job Title Degree Salary Growth Medical ScientistsPhD$72,59040% Physician AssistantsMS$81,23039% Biochemists and BiophysicistsPhD$82,84037% VeterinariansPhD$ % Physical TherapistsMS$72,92030%

11 Top 30 - Require an Bachelor’s Degree 2008 to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Job Title Degree Salary Growth Biomedical EngineerBS$77,40072% Network Systems and Data Communications AnalystBS$71,10053% Financial ExaminersBS$70,93041% Athletic TrainersBS$39,64037% Computer Software Engineers / ApplicationsBS$85,43034% Environmental EngineersBS$74,92031% Computer Software Engineers/Systems SoftwareBS$92,43030% Survey ResearchersBS$36,22030% Personal Financial AdvisersBS$69,05030%

12 Top 30 - Require Associate’s Degree 2008 to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Job Title Degree Salary Growth Physical Therapy AidesAA/AS$23,76036% Dental HygienistsAA/AS$66,36036% Veterinary Technologists / TechniciansAA/AS$28,90036% Physical Therapy AssistantsAA/AS$46,14033% Environmental Engineer TechnicianAA/AS$74,02030% Occupational Therapist AssistantsAA/AS$66,78030%

13 Top 30 – Require On-the-Job Training 2008 to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Job Title Degree Salary Growth Home Health AidesOJT$20,46049% Personal and Home Care AidesOJT$19,18051% Dental AssistantsOJT$32,38036% Medical AssistantsOJT$28,30033% Self-Enrichment Education TeachersOJT$35,72033% Compliance OfficersOJT$48,89031% Occupational Therapist AidesOJT$26,96031% Pharmacy TechniciansOJT$27,71030%

14 Top 30 - Vocational Education Certificate 2008 to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Job Title Degree Salary Growth Skin Care SpecialistsVocEd$28,73038% Fitness Trainers and Aerobics InstructorsVocEd$29,21024%

15 Top 10 - Best Bang for the Buck 2008 to Forbes Magazine, Hub Pages, and CareerBuilder.Com Job Title Degree Salary Growth Physical Therapy AssistantsAA/AS$46,14033% Dental HygienistsAA/AS$46,36036% NursesAA/AS$66,57022% Skin Care SpecialistsVocEd$28,73038% Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder CounselorsBS$37,03021% Veterinary TechniciansAA/AS$28,90036% AccountantsBS$59,43022% Computer Software Engineers / ApplicationsBS$85,43034% Elementary School Teachers and Special EducationBS$49,33016% Environmental Science and Protection TechniciansAA/AS$42,03029%

16 Top 10 - Best Bang for the Buck 2006 to Forbes Magazine, CNN, and CareerBuilder.Com Job Title Degree Salary Growth Preparation Offered in DoDEA Schools Physical Therapy AssistantsAA/AS$46,14033% Dental HygienistsAA/AS$46,36036% NursesAA/AS$66,57022% Skin Care SpecialistsVocEd$28,73038% Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder CounselorsBS$37,03021% Veterinary TechniciansAA/AS$28,90036% AccountantsBS$59,43022% Computer Software Engineers / ApplicationsBS$85,43034% Elementary School Teachers and Special EducationBS$49,33016% Environmental Science and Protection TechniciansAA/AS$42,03029%

17 So… What’s the problem?

18 65% of America’s students are: capable, but not achieving at high levels applied (hands-on or contextual) learners will be the skilled workers in the U.S. workforce 15%65%20% What students are at risk?

19 Where the Jobs Are Video Links FIRST Robotics Contest AFNORTH and Wiesbaden High School Las Vegas Regional FIRST For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology

20 Where the Jobs Are Video Link Changing Education Paradigms YouTube Version Why do we have problems preparing students for the world of work?

21 What are employers looking for?

22 Who’s Most Likely to Succeed? A Survey of 428 Employers All Workers Need a Solid Foundation Basic Skills — reading, writing, science and mathematics, speaking, and listening Thinking Skills — thinking creatively, making decisions, solving problems, knowing how to learn, and reasoning Personal Qualities — individual responsibility, self-esteem, sociability, and self-management

23 How has DoDEA addressed the needs of the American employer? 1987 – “Shop” changes to Technology Education 1992 – SCANS: Competencies Integrated 1995 – Computer Aided Drawing replaces Drafting 2000 – Technology Education becomes Pre-Engineering 2001 – Computer courses from Math to Career Ed 2002 – Industry accepted certification offered for Cisco 2003 – Career Ed becomes Professional Tech. Studies (PTS) 2003 – Huge investment with purchase of Lab-Volt equipment 2004 – Certification for CCNA, CompTIA A+, and MOSC Career Clusters and Pathways identified and articulated Cooperative Work Experience becomes Career Practicum 2005 – Culinary Arts and Hospitality & Tourism added 2006 – ACE Adobe Photoshop and In-Design Certification 2008 – Evaluation and Adjustment to PTS Course Offerings 2010 – DoDEA CTE Task Force to Evaluate PTS Curriculum 2011 – Pilot of 4 New Engineering Course Offerings Presidential STEM Initiative and STEMposium Pilot of Engineering Courses Expanded

24 Why Career and Technology Education? Courses are relevant to potential career choices. Career exploration before college saves tuition. Practical connections to other classes are made. Improved attendance and graduation rates. Benefits students that are hands-on learners. Certification leads to employment opportunities. CTE graduates earn more money. Employability/Interpersonal skills are taught. DoDEA’s development of Career Clusters and Pathways help students obtain special endorsements upon graduation.

25 What are Career Clusters? Career Clusters are groups of related occupations. They were selected based upon projected job growth and the DoDEA academic and CTE programs available to our students. In some cases, clusters were added to reflect the needs of the emerging U.S. job market.

26 Current DoDEA Career Clusters Architecture & Construction Arts, A/V Technology and Communications Business, Management & Administration Government & Public Administration Health Sciences Hospitality & Tourism Human Services Information Technology Manufacturing Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Transportation Distribution & Logistics

27 Current DoDEA Career Clusters Architecture & Construction Arts, A/V Technology and Communications Business, Management & Administration Government & Public Administration Health Sciences Hospitality & Tourism Human Services Information Technology Manufacturing Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Transportation Distribution & Logistics Career Clusters Offered at Wiesbaden High School

28 What are Career Pathways? Career Pathways are combinations of academic and CTE courses that support a desired career interest. As early as 8 th grade, students can layout a course schedule that would help them prepare for their dream job.

29 What Career Pathways do we offer students? Architecture & Construction  Design/Pre-Construction Arts, A/V Technology & Communications  Audio & Video Technology  Journalism & Broadcasting Business, Management & Administration  Administration and Information Support  Business Financial Management & Counseling  Management  Marketing Information Technology  Information Support & Services  Interactive Media  Programming/Software Engineering  Network Systems

30 What Career Pathways do we offer students? Science, Technology, Engineering & Math  Engineering & Technology Manufacturing  Manufacturing Production Process Development Government & Public Administration  National Security (JROTC) Health Science  Therapeutic Services Human Services  Personal Care Services Current DoDEA CTE Course List

31 What does a Pathway look like? Cluster: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math Pathway: Engineering & Technology Typically one required course is offered per pathway.

32 What does a Pathway look like? Cluster: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math Pathway: Engineering & Technology Related recommended courses are also offered.

33 What does a Pathway look like? Cluster: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math Pathway: Engineering & Technology Finally, associated core curriculum is prescribed.

34 What’s a Diploma Endorsement? Completed Career Pathways are listed on the student’s diploma and transcript as an endorsement. As with Certifications… Endorsements tell schools and perspective employers about previous job training and special qualifications.

35 Why certification in high school? Industry recognized certification gives graduating high school students a competitive edge. Those certified are employable and most colleges, universities, and technical schools award credit or advanced standing to certificate holders. DoDEA offers courses for several certifications.

36 What kind of certification training? ACA (Adobe Certified Associate)  Adobe Image and Publishing Software CompTIA A+ (Computer Service/Support)  Credential for entry-level computer technicians CCENT (Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician )  Computer network design, service, and support MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist)  Word, Excel, PowerPoint, & Access Software DoDEA pays for all certification exams! (For Qualified Applicants)

37 What kind of certification training? ACA (Adobe Certified Associate) Digital MediaWeb Design Digital Publishing  9 th – 12 th Grade Students An Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) is a person who has demonstrated entry level proficiency with one or more Adobe software products. To become an ACA, you must pass a product-specific proficiency exams. An Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) credential certifies individuals have the entry-level skills to plan, design, build, and maintain effective communications using different forms of digital media.

38 What kind of certification training? CompTIA A+ (Computer Service/Support)  Computer Service and Support (1 Year)  9 th – 12 th Grade Students A+ certification is a industry recognized certification that certifies the competency of service professionals in the computer industry. It is for anyone who wants an internationally recognized credential that validates competency in computer service and technical support.

39 What kind of certification training? CCENT (Cisco Certified Entry Level Network Technician)  Home Networking (1 Year)  Business Networking (1 Year)  11 th – 12 th Grade Students The Cisco CCENT certification validates the ability to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot medium-size routed and switched networks, including implementation and verification of connections to remote sites in a Wide Area Network.

40 What kind of certification training? MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist)  Word, Excel, PowerPoint, & Access Software  9 th – 12 th Grade Students The Microsoft Office Specialist certification program provides computer program literacy, measures proficiency, and identifies opportunities for enhancement of skills. Successful candidates receive a Microsoft Office Specialist certification credential that sets them apart from their peers in the competitive job market.

41 Do students need college after CTE? There are as many options as there are career choices. Students should match their means against their desired career before selecting a school. Some form of post-secondary education or training is required for most high school graduates to earn a living wage.

42 What’s a living wage? The National Poverty Level is $10,400 per year. Minimum Wage of $7.25 per hour or $15,080 per year. It’s the wage a full-time worker requires to support them self or a family at 100% to 130% of the poverty line. A living wage ranges from a low of $6.25 ($13,000 per year) in Milwaukee to a high of $12 ($24,960 per year) in Santa Cruz.

43 What’s a living wage?

44 What kind of college is best? University or College – BA, BS  4 or 5 Year Program - Diploma  Academics and General Exposure to Occupation  Specific Occupation Skills Taught in Graduate School  Campus, Sports, and Dormitory  Large Class Sizes and Greater Student Anonymity Community or Junior College – AA and AS  2 Year Program - Diploma or Certificate  Academic and Occupation Skills Integrated  Campus, Athletics, but No Dormitory  Smaller Class Sizes With More Individual Instruction Technical or Vocational School - Certification  Duration Depends on Requirements - Certificate  Academic and Occupation Skills Specific  Office Building Instructional Environment $50,000 to $160,000 $10,000 to $16,000 News Flash ! Regardless of the institution or its tuition costs, there is no significant difference in employability upon graduation!News Flash ! The average difference in salary between a college and junior college graduate is $3000 per year! $4,000 to $6,000 News Flash ! Obtaining certification credentials in high school can greatly reduce tuition costs!

45 Where can I find the best college? Find a match for student needs: collegeboard.com …and Find a College.

46 What are the goals of CTE? Help students make relevant choices when selecting required and elective courses Teach technical skills that give additional meaning to Math, Science and other academic areas Teach skills that are broad enough to overlap other career fields Enhance computer and technology literacy Give students the opportunity to explore a variety of careers Enhance problem solving skills in varied circumstances Build employability and interpersonal relationship skills that enhance teamwork Help students discover and capitalize upon their strengths to prepare them for America’s job market Give DoDEA students a competitive edge

47 Where the Jobs Are Shift Happens… Video Links Shift HappensShift Happens XPlane Shift HappensShift Happens Animation Karl Fisch and Scott McLeod

48 Where the Jobs Are Frank C. Pendzich Career Technology Education Wiesbaden High School, DoDDS-Europe


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