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1 Students will be able to: Unit 3 Theme:Career CrossroadsObjective 3.01Students will be able to:Classify strategies for making personal, education, and job/career choices to achieve lifestyle goals.
2 Career CrossroadsPF Objective 3.01: Classify strategies for making personal, education, and job/career choices to achieve lifestyle goals.
3 Career Crossroads How well do you handle choices? Are you good at making decisions?Have you chosen a career for your future? If so, what have you chosen, and why did you choose it?How many times in your lifetime will you change careers?
4 What turns will you take? This map contains many roads one may travel to reach destinations, so there are many different directions individual s may take to do their life’s work. There will be times in each persons life when crossroads will be reached and one has to decide which way to go.
5 ESSENTIAL QUESTIONSWhat strategies can be used to make personal choices that lead to achievement of lifestyle goals?What strategies can be used to make education choices that lead to achievement of lifestyle goals?What strategies can be used to make job/career choices that lead to achievement of lifestyle goals?
6 StrategiesEach young person needs to reflect about the type of lifestyle he/she would like to lead as an adult and use strategies to make appropriate personal, education, and job/career choices to achieve lifestyle goals.Strategies for personal choicesStrategies for education choicesStrategies for job/career choices
8 Strategies for Career Choices Individual interestsConsider key questions when identifying interestsUse career interest inventoriesResearch careers in clusters based on individual inventory resultsMatch career paths with personal interests
9 Strategies for Career Choices PersonalityIdentify personal qualities, values, and goalsChoose a career pathway to match personal qualitiesDevelop personal qualities that employers seekBecome involved in informal experiences in which qualities for success are learned
10 Strategies for Career Choices Personal priorities and goalsAnalyze ideals and principles that are important to youIdentify types of work that would make you feel you are making a differenceIdentify types of work where you have developed skillsIdentify specific achievements you want to realizeFind work that is enjoyable and challenging
12 Strategies for Education Choices Human capital --- the complete set of skills that a person has acquiredInvest in your own human capital to increase productivityInvest in your own human capital to increase earningsWhat are you doing now to improve your human capital?
13 Strategies for Education Choices Will you attend community college, college, or a university program?How will you make the right educational decision ?Begin planning early for collegeChoose a school that satisfies your goals and reasons for going to collegeConsider costsConsider your high school record and performanceCompare available college/university choicesDecide on the size of school in which you would be most successfulDecide how close to home you would like to beInvestigate options for online courses
14 Occupational Training Programs Specialize in a specific field of employmentConsider occupational training programs that match your talents, skills, and interestsEvaluate carefully the quality and content of any program before enrolling
15 Other Learning Opportunities Investigate internships and apprenticeshipsLearn as you earn with “On The Job Training”Find out about military programsTake advantage of opportunities for continuing education throughemployer oron your own
16 Strategies for Job/Career choices Classify job and career factorsIn general, select jobs for short-term purposes, careers for longer termsUse jobs to supplement income while going to college or working in careerUse jobs to serve as stepping-stones to reach career goalsThink of a career as a lifetime investment
17 Job OR Career? Is there a CAREER in sight? Does anyone see a JOB anywhere?B Job/Career Choices
18 B-3.01 - Job/Career Choices Job AND CareerThanks for getting me to the hospital on time. I have to assist in surgery at 9:00.I love my job as a taxi driver. It’s been a good source of extra income since I retired. And, it gets me out of the house!B Job/Career Choices
19 B-3.01 - Job/Career Choices Job or Career? Part 1Work FactorsJOBCAREEREarningsIncome levelLength of commitmentPurposeB Job/Career Choices
20 B-3.01 - Job/Career Choices Job or Career? Part 2Work FactorsJOBCAREERType of trainingWork scheduleExtra work timeOpportunities to advanceB Job/Career Choices
21 B-3.01 - Job/Career Choices Work Strategies- Jobs & CareersSelect jobs for short-term purposesPlan a career for the long termUse jobs to supplement income when neededUse jobs as stepping-stones to careersThink of a career as a lifetime investmentB Job/Career Choices
22 Example: Lifetime Career Planning High School GraduatePart time job as sales associate at RevcoCommunity College Associates DegreePart time job as assistant manager at RevcoPharmacy Tech Certification OnlineFull time career as pharmacy tech at RevcoUniversity Pharmacy degreeInternship at Revco to complete Pharmacy degreeFull time career as registered pharmacist
23 How to Classify Job and Career Factors 1. EarningsEarn wages – money for hours workedEarn salary – set amount per pay period2. Income levelGenerally wages are fixed, ranging from entry- to low- or mid-range incomesGenerally provide higher levels of income and benefits3. Length ofcommitmentUsually relatively short-term---weeks or months—although can be longerA more long-term commitment --- years or a lifetime4. PurposeWork primarily to earn incomeContribute to a profession or life’s work5. Type of trainingInitial training required; additional training to learn new procedures as implementedContinual training required6. Work scheduleWorking hours are set each weekOne works until tasks are completed7. Extra work timeHours over 40 per week earn overtimeNo overtime for extra hours worked8. Opportunities toadvanceGenerally optional; seek promotions within current job, find better job, or move to a career positionGenerally expected; obtain work experience, develop skills, earn higher degree to advance within a career field
24 B-3.01 - Job/Career Choices What are some of the crossroads you will come to as you plan your career?B Job/Career Choices
25 Remember to consider all of these factors when you reach each Career Crossroad and makedecisions thatwill affectyour lifestyle.