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ACT Work Keys Presentation

  1. 1. Changing Lives, Building Futures in Today’s High School Students<br />Cindy Miller, Coordinator<br />Career & Technical Education<br />Frenship ISD<br />
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  3. 3. Mission<br />The Frenship ISD Career and Technical Education programs will provide a rigorous and relevant education for students in a positive and supportive environment that develops productive citizens who value life-long learning in today&apos;s diverse and dynamic changing world. <br />
  4. 4. Frenship ISD Demographics<br />Located 5 miles outside of Lubbock, TX<br />District Enrollment: 7,500<br />High School Enrollment: 1,650<br />Economically Disadvantaged: 40% <br />TEA “Recognized” District<br />
  5. 5. Inspirational Quote:<br />“It’s not just important that we prepare our students for success in school, but that they also lead successful lives outside of school.”<br />Dr. Bill Daggett, <br />CEO of the International Center for Leadership in Education<br />
  6. 6. Are Our Students Really Ready to Work?<br />Workplace Facts for Our Students<br />(2000-2050)<br /><ul><li>6 out of 10 jobs will require technical skills
  7. 7. 9 out of 10 jobs will require education beyond high school
  8. 8. Only 12 % of the jobs will be unskilled
  9. 9. 70% of the skilled workforce is retiring in the next 10 years</li></li></ul><li>Are Our Students Really Ready to Work?<br />Workplace Facts for Our Students<br />(2000-2050)<br /><ul><li>Half of all jobs that our students will pursue have not even been created yet.
  10. 10. What are the implications of this statement?</li></ul>Steve Murdock<br />Institute for Demographic and <br />Socioeconomic Research<br />The University of Texas at San Antonio<br />
  11. 11. Texas’ New & Evolving Careers<br />These careers fall into the following categories:<br /><ul><li>Information Technology
  12. 12. Telecommunications
  13. 13. Electronics Manufacturing
  14. 14. Health Services
  15. 15. Commercial Printing
  16. 16. Sanitary Services
  17. 17. Finance and Insurance
  18. 18. Transportation and Warehousing</li></li></ul><li>Career Challenges:<br /><ul><li>Workers in the 21st century will average 8 different careers changes
  19. 19. Job longevity will average 5 to 6 years
  20. 20. Academics required for success in the workplace are greater than academics required for success in college
  21. 21. Students need strong, integrated academics to be prepared for their future</li></li></ul><li>Where Does Education Come In?<br />Princeton Economist, Alan Blinder, says “how we educate our children may prove to be more important than how much we educate them.”<br />Students need to:<br />Learn how to Learn.<br />Have curiosity and passion - for a job, for success, for subject area or even a hobby.<br />Be good at managing or interacting with other people.<br />Nurture more of their right brain as well as their left.<br />
  22. 22. Worker Skills for Success<br />Strong Academics<br />ELA, Math, Science, Computer Skills<br />Career Skills<br />Broad and Transferable <br />Character Virtues<br />Honesty, Responsibility, Integrity<br />
  23. 23. AchieveTexas is a tool that can be used to link knowledge, skills, and application that creates a rigorous, relevant curriculum.<br />What is AchieveTexas?<br />
  24. 24. Concept -Students can succeed in school, career, and life if they plan their own individual college and career success.<br />Philosophy- No career option is intrinsically better than the other. Whether the choice is right or not simply depends on the personal objectives of the student.<br />
  25. 25. Goal- To prepare students for options, including college and career, and to allow them to choose the ones that are best for them.<br /><br />
  26. 26. “This initiative…centers on establishing career cluster systems in all of our schools. It is based on the belief that the curricula of the 21st century should combine rigorous academics with relevant career education.” <br />“Career pathways are a way of reorganizing learning around clusters of study that will prepare students to graduate ready to work in an ever more competitive global economy.”<br />Shirley J. Neely<br />Former Commissioner of Education<br />Texas Education Agency <br />
  27. 27. Career Cluster System<br /><ul><li>16 Career Clusters (
  28. 28. 6 Governor’s Industry Clusters
  29. 29. 112 Programs of Study</li></li></ul><li>Governor’s Industry Clusters for Economic Development<br />Advanced Technologies and Manufacturing<br />Aerospace and Defense<br />Biotechnology and Life Sciences<br />Information and Computer Technology<br />Petroleum Refining and Chemical Products<br />Energy<br />
  30. 30. 8 Steps for System Building<br />Implement AchieveTexas<br />Span All Grades<br />Implement Texas Achievement Plan<br />Enhance Guidance<br />Build Seamless Connections<br />Establish Extended Learning<br />Build Strong Partnerships<br />Offer Professional Development<br />
  31. 31. 1. ImplementAchieveTexas<br />Build buy-in<br />Recruit leadership<br />Do the research<br />
  32. 32. 2. Span all grades<br />Elementary  Career Awareness<br />Middle  Career Exploration<br />High  Career Concentration<br />Postsecondary  Career Preparation<br />Lifelong  Career Advancement<br />
  33. 33. Frenship ISD Career Readiness<br />High School:<br />Career Connections—required for all students<br />Will offer National Career Readiness Certificate by ACT Workkeys in March 2009 for all senior students <br />Groundhog Job Shadow Day Event<br />High School GO Center (College for Texans)<br />21 Industry Standard Certifications<br />Tech Prep Career Expo<br />
  34. 34. Frenship ISD Career Readiness<br />Middle School:<br />Career Investigations—optional; available online during the summer/Career Cruising<br />Go Girl Engineering Event/Summer Career Camp<br />Keyboarding, Information Technology Fundamentals, Broadcast Media, Principles of Engineering<br />Elementary:<br />PAWS in Jobland<br />Careers on Wheels<br />Summer camps<br />
  35. 35. National Career Readiness Certificate<br />Piloted with all seniors in our CTE courses<br />Took three assessment tests:<br />Applied Mathematics<br />Reading for Information<br />Locating Information<br />Out of 157 CTE seniors:<br />51 received a bronze certificate<br />70 received a silver certificate, and <br />18 received a gold certificate<br />Total: 139 students (88%)<br />
  36. 36. 3. Texas Achievement Plan<br />A smart, flexible college and career plan<br />Includes high school, extended learning, and postsecondary education<br />Based on Programs of Study<br />
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  38. 38. 4.Enhance Guidance<br />Recognize students’ unique abilities<br />Empower students to take charge of their futures<br />Design and build a more effective guidance system<br />Focus on college and career counseling<br />
  39. 39. 5. Build Seamless Connections<br />Jump-start postsecondary education<br />Advanced Placement classes<br />Advanced Technical Credit (statewide articulation)<br />Dual Credit<br />College Tech-Prep Local Articulation<br />
  40. 40. Current CTE Dual Credit Courses<br /><ul><li>Arts, AV, & Communications:
  41. 41. ARTC 1313 (BIMM I) Digital Publishing I
  42. 42. IMED 1345 (BIMM II) Interactive Multimedia I
  43. 43. Information Technology:
  44. 44. COSC 1401 (BCIS II) Intro to Computers and Science
  45. 45. Education & Training:
  46. 46. CDEC 1317 Child Development I (online)—(Ready, Set, Teach I & II)
  47. 47. CDEC 2322 Child Development II
  48. 48. CDEC 2324 Child Development III</li></li></ul><li>Current CTE Dual Credit Courses<br />Health Science:<br />VNSG 1420 Anatomy & Physiology for Allied Health<br />VNSG 1331 Pharmacology<br />VNSG 1126 Gerontology<br />VNSG 1116 Nutrition<br />Manufacturing:<br />INMT 1370 MSSC Production Technician Certification<br />TOTAL HOURS: 26<br />
  49. 49. Still to Come<br />Business:<br />ACCT 2301 Accounting I (2009-2010)<br />ACCT 2302 Accounting II (2010-2011)<br />BUS 1301 Introduction to Business (2010-2011)<br />Health Science: (2009-2010)<br />HITT 1305 Medical Terminology<br />EMSP 1501 Emergency Medical Technician-Basic<br />EMSP 1160 Clinical EMT/Technician<br />Transportation, Logistics & Distribution (2009-2010)<br />AUMT 1301 Intro/Theory Auto Tech<br />
  50. 50. Still to Come<br />AUMT 1410 Auto Brake Systems<br />AUMT 1407 Auto Electrical Systems<br />AUMT 2417 Auto Engine Performance Analysis I<br />Manufacturing:<br />INMT 2370 MSSC Production Technician Advanced Certification (2009-2010)<br />STEM:<br />ENGR 1304 Introduction to Engineering<br />TOTAL HOURS: 36<br />
  51. 51. Cost Savings<br />
  52. 52. 6. Establish Extended Learning<br />Career and Technology Student Organizations (CTSOs)<br />Work-based Learning<br />Job Shadowing<br />Career Preparation<br />Internships<br />Service Learning<br />
  53. 53. 7. Build Strong Partnerships<br />Establish B.E.S.T - Business Education Success Teams (Advisory Comittees)<br />Industry Partnerships<br />Job Shadowing (Industry Tours)<br />Career Preparation<br />Internships<br />Apprenticeships<br />
  54. 54. 8. Professional Development<br />Engage students<br />Career guidance<br />Education Service Centers<br />Business and Industry<br />Other PD opportunities<br />
  55. 55. Questions?<br />