Take away one thing today and that is the relationship between your education and your income plus success in getting/keeping a job Graph from Bureau of Labor Statistics on April 2007 Salary by Educational Level Unemployment Rate by Education Level
Jobs And Economic Development2012
Jobs and Economic Development Why Should You/I/We Care About Them? Presentation by Gary Crossley to the Youth Citizenship Academy on Friday, June 15, 2012 2Workwww.LovetoWork.or
Outline • *Why Should You Be Concerned With Your Local, Regional, State, National, or World Economy and Economic Development? • *How Do You Fit In? • *What Can I Do to Prepare for the Jobs of the Future? • *Handouts (Education Pays and Deciding on a Career)
Recession or a 3-D Depression? Depth – When will the unemployment rate go down further? • U.S. 8.2%May vs. 5.0% in 2007 • S.C. 8.8%April vs. 6.2% in 2008 • Charleston 7.1% compared to 5.0% in 2007 Duration – How long will the downturn last? Dispersion – How many industries are impacted?
Economic Development Location, Location, Location Worker Skills/Education Opportunity Wages Natural Resources Quality of Life Business Climate/Regulation
How Do You Fit Into the Economy? As a worker • Earning wages • Producing a product or providing a service • Performing your job at high achievement levels As a consumer • Purchasing products or entertainment As a voter • Informed on the issues (port, preservation, politics/facts, etc.) As an educated participant!
Choosing a Career ASAP Assessment, what are your interests? Skills, how can I improve my skills to get the best job for me? Analysis, reviewing information to make the best decision for my situation Preparation, doing what is needed Just Do It!
Homework Assignment Read the Business Section of the Newspaper or a Business Magazine Notice Your Environment and Business Landscape (Closing & Openings) Think about What you Enjoy Doing Take an Interest Inventory at School (SCOIS or Kuder) Improve your Basic Skills (School Subjects/3Rs, WorkKeys)
Presentation Summary Know What and How Your Area Economy is Doing Position Yourself to be in Sound Financial Shape During All Economic Seasons Work on Your Basic Skills because Education Pays! Find an Occupation that You are Passionate About and Do it Well Care for Others, Your Family, Your Community, and Yourself
Questions? Gary Crossley, GCDF LovetoWork.org, LLC firstname.lastname@example.org 2Workwww.LovetoWork.or
What – Me Worry?Not about jobs or economic development!