Presentation on theme: "Career Awareness and Preparation"— Presentation transcript:
1 Career Awareness and Preparation Grade 9Career and college readiness unit-lesson 2Essential Question: How do your interests and personality relate to your career goals?Directions:1.) Please get a computer from the lap top cart or sit at a computer in the room, Log on.2.) Please start working on the mbti personality test that was given to you on your way in.3.) be prepared with a pencil/pen and paper.
2 Before embarking on your postsecondary goals, it is important to complete some self-exploration. Self Exploration helps to:Increase awareness about your current skills, talent and aptitudes.Relating your skills, interest, talent sand aptitudes to career choices.Making a connection between both and beginning to develop a plan.Discover post secondary schools and careers that compliment your strengths, interests and abilities.Self Exploration1.) Please complete the MBTI Personality Type test.2.) Compare your result code type with the Career Key map on what Career Cluster might fit you.
3 CAREER CLUSTERSPennsylvania maintains and support programs of study across 15 of the 16 Career Clusters, including:Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources Career ClustersArchitecture & Construction Career ClustersArts, A/V Technology & Communications Career ClustersBusiness Management & Administration Career ClustersEducation & Training Career ClustersFinance Career ClustersHealth Science Career ClustersHospitality & Tourism Career ClustersHuman Services Career ClustersInformation Technology Career ClustersLaw, Public Safety, Corrections & Security Career ClustersManufacturing Career ClustersMarketing Career ClustersScience, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Career ClustersTransportation, Distribution & Logistics Career Clusters
4 Part II CAREER PLANNING *Log on to www.careercruising.com. Click on “Learn About Careers” and then on the “16 Career Clusters” tab.Click on your career cluster (the one you circled).Begin to search for careers within that cluster.Choose 1 career to begin your essay.CAREER PLANNING*To access Career CruisingUsername: TulpehockPassword: Careers
6 Career Path Concept Map What are my required courses?Do I need a language?BCTC?Other requirements?What are my interests?HighschoolWhat is my major?Internship?Classes?Finances?Sports?4 year college/Tech school/Work forceFind job in my fieldSet goals for future success in my career.What more will I want to do in my career?Community involvementAfter GraduationDo I need more education to reach my goals and what does that look like?Graduate School/Continuing EducationCareer Path Concept MapMake a rough draft of a potential career plan from the information you have gathered.Look at:MBTI personality testCareer cluster you chose1 Career choice from the career cluster to map out.
7 STUDENT ESSAY ACADEMIC CAREER ESSAY BCTC INTEREST ESSAY Paragraph 1-Introduction (Thesis Statement) Explain why you chose this career. You may begin your paragraph with, “The career field I would like to pursue after graduating high school/ college is…Describe the job (what do they do?)Paragraph 2- Describe the working conditions, salary, and educational requirements.Paragraph 3-Describe personal characteristics/ abilities needed for the career and the occupational outlook (job openings?) Describe which level you are most likely to follow. Why?Paragraph 4-Conclusion : Explain why you are suited or not suited for this career. Discuss at least two other career options you might explore if this choice doesn’t work out for you or if you change your mind.Describe your long term career goal and why you chose to pursue this goal( e.g., My career goal is to become a stone mason. My grandfather and father were both stone masons; I would like to follow in their footsteps and eventually own my own business).What you have done to date that has helped you learn more about this field . (job shadow, volunteer work, summer job)Why you feel you will be successful in this career field.Please note: Your written response will be evaluated on evidence of career planning, preparation, and interest.