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1 Engaged in School and Career Ready

2 Student Centered Career Readiness Plan development requires an understanding of: Who Am I? Where Am I Going? How Do I Get There? Being career ready means, in part, that a high school graduate has a viable postsecondary plan with, at least initial occupational goals, and understands the steps necessary to achieve those goals.

3 Engaged Imaginations Einstein said: “imagination is more important than information or knowledge,” Information is essential, but insufficient. When we can visualize ourselves in appealing future scenarios (vacation, career…), a spark is ignited. We become purposeful and intentional in the present to create the future we want.

4 CalCRN Resources Linking Information & Imagination California Career Center (new) California CareerZone California Reality Check California Career Planning Guide The Real Game California TM (TRGC 2.1)


6 CalCRN Home Page Links to all CalCRN resources State Agency Partner links Presentations inc Power Point and Reports What’s New inc Meeting Schedule


8 California CareerZone Assess Yourself --- Four Types: Quick Assessment (Holland) *Interest Profiler (Holland) Work Importance Profiler Skills Profiler (New) Explore Industry Sectors 863 Occupations (300 with videos) 7418 Postsecondary Schools (NCES) Online Account Option Filter Occupation Results (New) Compare Occupations (New) Compare Colleges (New) Class Management (pending) *IP worksheets in Spanish, Chinese and Vietnamese Occupation Details (Graphic Format) About the Job Its Also Called What They Do Interests Work Values Things they Need to Know Things They Need to be Able to Do Education Required Wages Outlook Common College Majors Industries That Employ This Occupation Similar Occupations Find Job Openings * Workbook PDF available

9 California CareerZone Portfolio Account Set-Up: Username, Password, Zip Code Expanded Portfolio Features –Filter the report elements: Assessment Summaries, Journal Entries, Flagged items, # Assessment results –Save Work Importance, Interest & Skills results –Assessment Matches (Combined WIP, IP, SP) –Flagged Occupations, Colleges & Majors –Rated Occupations, Colleges & Majors –Record Notes in the Journals


11 California Reality Check 3. Begin “Occupation Direct” then count down through the budget categories Build a Monthly Budget Housing Utilities Food Transportation Clothing Health Care Personal Entertainment Misc Savings Student Loan Debt Taxes (Family) * Print/Email results *Workbook available Three Exploration Options 1. Build a Budget in one of 22 California Cities, then Choose an Education Level, then Choose an Occupational category 2. Begin with a “Future Salary” then go directly to Education Level/Occupational Category page *Data updated November 2011


13 California Career Planning Guide Contents Summary Introduction to the Career Planning Process Learn About Yourself Investigate the World of Work Use What You Have Learned Test the Waters Wrap It Up – Create a Career Action Plan Additional resource links and online How-To Video, plus English, Spanish & text PDFs. We plan to have writable PDF worksheets available soon.


15 The Real Game California 2.1 Four Units - Twenty-two Sessions 1.Making a Living – Spin Game, Wish Lists, Role Profiles 2.Quality of Life – Time Budgeting, Financial Budgeting, Financial Literacy 3.Changes & Choices – Gender Equity, Job Loss, Disasters, Self-Employment 4.The Personal Journey – Self Understanding, Occupational Options, Life Planning 96 California Role Profiles Facilitator’s Guide


17 California Career Center (May 2012) Student Centered Quick Start My Stuff Middle & High School Career Options Education & Training Getting A Job Challenges Money Management Student Created Videos Also Crisis Lines CCC Roadmap Adult Job/Career Seeker Educator Resources Parent/Guardian Resources

18 California Career Center Key Links California Career Zone* (Career) California Reality Check (Career/Finance) California* (College)* (Community College) My Future* (Military) Find and Get the Right Job (CalCRN PDF guide) * Student Account available

19 Educator Resources Student Activities Educator Resources Helping Students Address Challenges Educator Web Links Educator to Educator: Resource Sharing ListServ Sign Up

20 California Parent/Guardian Resources Career Development Parent Handbook [PDF] California CareerZone Workbook [PDF] California Reality Check Workbook [PDF] Quick Guide to Career & College Exploration Helping Your Child Address Challenges Parent/Guardian Web Links

21 Counselors’ Guide to Career Exploration Using Resources from CalCRN California Career Zone California Reality Check California Career Planning Guide The Real Game California 2.1 * 1.One brief session with a student 2.One long session with a student 3.Multiple sessions with a student 4.Full class session with a group 5.Multiple sessions with a group 6.Full term with a group*

22 Find and Get the Right Job Student Guide Step 1: Assess Yourself Step 2: Prepare for the Job Search Step 3: Search for a Job Step 4: Contact Employers Step 5: Interviewing Succeed at Work Student Guide Step 1: Acting Self-Employed Step 2: Starting a New Job Step 3: Being an Excellent Employee Step 4: Living a Balanced Life Step 5: Enjoy Your Current Position

23 CalCRN email list Quarterly meeting announcements, agendas, handouts, follow-up notes New Resources Resource update Career guidance resources/training Funding opportunities

24 Explore California Career Zone and California Career Center

25 Additional Resources




29 Roadtrip Nation PBS Seasons Seven and Eight Episode Guides High School Curriculum Middle Grades Curriculum (Pending) Explore Featured/Recent Roadtrips & Blogs Listen to Roadtrip Nation Artists


31 Edupunks Guide Tutorials include: –How to Write a Personal Learning Plan –How to Teach Yourself Online –How to Get a Credential The DIY Degree: A Degree At Your Own Pace (18 months to 18 years) at 81% Off Retail Seven Ways to Get College Credit Without Taking a College Course 45 Open Learning Resources for free textbooks, study aides, study groups and classes beyond MIT Open Courseware and the Khan Academy






37 California CTE Pathways provides information about Career Technical Education (CTE) course pathways that have been developed or are being developed within local schools to help students gain the skills needed to succeed in their chosen fields. Search for programs by: City or zip code California Career Technical Education Industry Sector or Pathway Career Cluster


39 Explore Colleges and Careers Discover the colleges and universities in California Determine the careers that best match your skills and interests Match schools with your career interests Plan and Pay for College See which high school classes are needed to meet admission requirements Learn about ways to pay for college Create a personal portfolio to track your college planning College Admissions Gather information about the admission requirements at all California colleges and universities Apply online to many of the colleges and universities in California


41 Counselor Resources Posters Videos CA CTE Industry Sector Pathways One-Page Overview Counselor ToolKit User Guide Counselor Lesson Plans and Handouts Counselor Toolkit –Class Planning Tear Pads –Counselor Planning Cards Roadtrip Nation CTE videos on student pages


43 ASVAB Career Exploration Program Comprehensive career exploration and planning experience based on current career development theory and practice Results can be used by students interested in entering the military Schools/Parents determine whether or not individual student information is released to the military Information for Counselors Information for Parents

44 Next Steps Worksheet

45 California Career Resource Network Contact Information John Merris-Coots Program Director 916-324-8151

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