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Career Exploration For Youth

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Prepare for GSETA 2010 Conference

Prepare for GSETA 2010 Conference

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  • 1. Presented by Michele Martin Info & Links at: http://gsetaconference10.wikispaces.com
  • 2. AGENDA
    • Some context
    • Some reasons
    • Getting started
    • Funding
    • Educator/Youth Services Examples
    • Student/Parent Examples
  • 3. Youth career decisions based on. . .
    • Self-Assessment
    • Career Exploration
      • Exposure/Awareness of options
      • Knowledge of skills, requirements, preparation, etc.
      • Experiences
    • Peer, parent, teacher influences
  • 4. Career Awareness
    • Occupations/Industries
    • Skills
    • Requirements/Expectations
    • Work environments
    • How to prepare
  • 5. Career Preparation
    • Work-based learning experiences
      • Internships
      • Mentoring
      • Apprenticeship
  • 6. Career Acquisition
    • Job search skills
    • Work experience
  • 7. Why Go Beyond WIA & TANF?
    • Support for ALL youth
    • Improves dropout rates
    • Improves quality of career decision-making
    • Gateway to employer engagement
    • Stretch resources
    • Marketing/branding for WIB/One-Stop
  • 8.  
  • 9. Develop Network
    • Who is interested in supporting career exploration activities for youth, parents and teachers?
    • How can you leverage/support activities?
  • 10. Tie to NJ Life & Career Standards
  • 11. Tie to Teacher Professional Development Requirements
  • 12. Build in Sustainability
    • Common Vision/Goals
    • Leveraged Funding
    • Connect to Existing Activities
    • Use the Network!
  • 13.  
  • 14. Use Technology
    • Webinars
    • Wikis
    • Slideshare
    • Blogs
    • Twitter
    • Google
  • 15. Americorps/VISTA
  • 16. Partner with Employers
    • Fund specific activities
    • Sponsor an aspect of an activity (e.g., pay for lunch)
    • In-kind support
    • Work with SHRM, industry associations
  • 17. Partner with Youth-Serving Organizations
    • Apply for grants together
    • Leverage existing grants
    • Share in-kind resources
  • 18.  
  • 19. Purpose
    • Educate teachers, guidance counselors and youth providers
    • Share information about demand occupations/industries & expectations
    • Help teachers connect lessons to “real-world.”
  • 20. Educator in the Workplace
    • Job shadow with private sector for 1 day to 1 week
    • Develop and share lesson plans
    • Offer professional development/grad credit
    • Partner with industry, Chambers, etc.
  • 21. Educator/Employer Forums
    • Panel(s) of employers speak to educators about expectations, requirements
    • Can be industry/occupation-focused
    • Full or half-day
    • Can include workplace tour
  • 22. Online Events
    • Webinars
    • Twitter chats
    • Wiki or blog-based activities
  • 23. Curriculum Toolkits
    • Provide teachers with resources/information for integrating Career Standards into classroom and exposing students to demand occupations.
  • 24.  
  • 25. Purpose
    • Make students/parents aware of options, requirements, preparation
    • Tie school to “real-world”
  • 26. Workplace Tours/Job Shadows
    • Recruit employers and develop directory
    • Use technology for “virtual” job shadowing
  • 27. Career Exploration Academy
    • Developed with SHRM
    • Aligned to standards
    • Offered as curriculum for schools to deliver and as a class for students to attend, run by Career Center staff and SHRM partners
  • 28. Employer Forums for Students/Parents
    • “ IRL” or virtual
    • Held at college, high school, employer site, WIB, etc.
    • Employers discuss jobs, expectations, requirements
  • 29. Industry Clubs
    • Partner with “Learning for Life” to explore careers through curriculum/participation in “explorer posts.”

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