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College and Career Readiness
College and Career Readiness
College and Career Readiness
College and Career Readiness
College and Career Readiness
College and Career Readiness
College and Career Readiness
College and Career Readiness
College and Career Readiness
College and Career Readiness
College and Career Readiness
College and Career Readiness
College and Career Readiness
College and Career Readiness
College and Career Readiness
College and Career Readiness
College and Career Readiness
College and Career Readiness
College and Career Readiness
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  • 1. College and Career Readiness Presented by Michael Walters THS Counseling Department
  • 2. PASS PROGRAM Promoting Academic Survival & Success P= A= S= S= Promoting Academic Survival Success
  • 3. PASS PROGRAM Goals: 1. Improve student achievement and student well-being. 2. Develop college and career readiness skills.
  • 4. PASS PROGRAM PROCESS 1. Counselor meets with each student bi-weekly to review progress and to provide support for each student’s goal attainment. 2. Small group presentations are provided every other month on the following topics: (1) Study Skills, (2) Test Taking Skills, (3) College and Career Readiness Skills and (4) Personal and Social Development Skills.
  • 5. PASS PROGRAM REWARDS To motivate and reward student achievement and effort, the PASS program provides the following rewards to students: 1. Verbal Praise and Recognition 2. Gift Cards 3. Free Tacos from Taco Bell 4. Pizza Party
  • 6. Goal Setting 1. I want to pass all of my classes for the next two trimesters. 2. What key behaviors must I do to achieve my goal of passing all my classes for the next two trimesters? Key Behaviors: Have no more than three absences, complete all of my assignments, devote 1.5 hours of homework/study time each night. 3. How will I track my progress? I will use Student Connect. I will inform my parents. I will talk to my teachers. I will talk with my counselor.
  • 7. You Can Do This.
  • 8. College and Career Readiness Presented by Michael Walters Counselor, LPC
  • 9. What Are Your Three Rules for Happiness? Here is what German philosopher Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) said: 1. You need something to do. 2. You need someone to love. 3. You need something to hope for.
  • 10. What’s the Point? We will focus on the area of “doing something” which can lead to happiness. GOAL: You will learn a strategy for career and college readiness.
  • 11. Learning Objective All students will be able to identify the three steps of the career and college readiness strategy and identify 18 public colleges in Michigan with a minimum postest score of 80%.
  • 12. Pretest Time = 6 minutes
  • 13. The Three Steps of Career and College Readiness 1. Awareness of Careers and Colleges 2. Exploration of Careers and Colleges 3. Decision-making; planning and preparation
  • 14. Important Facts:
  • 15. 1950 VS. 2014 In 1950, 60% of the jobs were classified as unskilled, attainable by young people with high school diplomas or less. In 2014, less than 20% of the jobs are considered to be unskilled. In 2014, 80% of jobs require some post-secondary education or training.
  • 16. What’s the Point? To compete in today’s economy, you will need to further your education. More education is associated with higher earnings and higher rates of employment in Michigan. So, know your educational an career options.
  • 17. Think-Pair-Share Working with a partner, devise a strategy to learn the listed 18 Michigan colleges so that you will have greater awareness of your postsecondary educational options.
  • 18. Career Awareness Survey www.thspass.blogspot.com 1. What are your top three interest codes? 2. Do the codes seem accurate? 3. List three career-pathways which match your career interest codes.
  • 19. After Graduation, What Will Be Your Next Step? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. OJT: On the Job Training Apprenticeship Military Certificate Program 4 Year College (Bachelor’s Degree) 2 Year College (Associate’s Degree) Entrepreneurship
  • 20. Postest Review Take 2 minutes to review for post-test with your partner. Take 1 minute to review by yourself.
  • 21. Postest 6 minutes
  • 22. Summing Up Congratulations! You now know the three steps of the college and career readiness strategy. You also know at least 18 colleges in Michigan. You also have more awareness of your career interests. Continue with your post-secondary education and career planning.

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