CAREER EDUCATIONPete Findley, VP Career Education           May 2012
Why Giant Campus?And career education courses?
40% of high school studentsgraduate unprepared for the        workforce.   * 2011, Johns Hopkins / University of Arizona
The ideal high school curriculum“would incorporate the best aspects of both tracks: academic rigor and  cutting-edge caree...
Career Education as a method of Dropout     Prevention                        5
Students who take two CTEcourses are least likely to drop out          of high school            -NRC Stone, 2003   

81 percent of dropouts said that“more real-world learning” mayhave influenced them to stay in            school      * Bri...
Current Catalog• 21 Semester Long courses:  – Digital Arts and Media  – Information Technology  – Business Innovation  – E...
Current Catalog• Full online courses allow for flexible  implementation   –   Blended   –   Online   –   Teacher Led   –  ...
Career Electives• Excellent courses to increase student  engagement and build self esteem• Potential to ignite a passion o...
Business Innovation
Business Innovation
Business Innovation
Business Innovation
Business Innovation
Engineering
Engineering
Digital Arts and Media
Digital Arts and Media
Digital Arts and Media
Digital Arts and Media
Digital Arts and Media
Digital Arts and Media
Digital Arts and Media
Information Technology
Information Technology
Information Technology
Information Technology
Information Technology
Course Demo
Career and College Readiness (Career and)   College ReadinessCareer and College Readiness
Students who complete a rigorous   academic core coupled with a careerconcentration have test scores that equalor exceed "...
High school students who graduate    with a Career and Technical  Education concentration are 2.5 times more likely to be ...
Career and Technical Education graduates find employment 2.2times faster than graduates from   general education programs ...
Today’s best CTE programs do a   better job of preparing many students for college and career than traditional academics-o...
The ideal high school curriculum“would incorporate the best aspects of both tracks: academic rigor and  cutting-edge caree...
Three Main Use CasesElectives• “I want to take an interesting elective”Exploration• “I want to learn about possible career...
New Course DevelopmentBuilding multi-year Career Pathway coursesaround four general Pathways:
New Career Pathways CoursesFull year “Introduction” courses available late2012
Why These Four Areas?• Market Drivers & Demand – Job Forecasts• What types of courses would lend  themselves to a good onl...
Eighteen of the 20 fastest growingoccupations within the next decade will require Career and Technical              Educat...
Top 15 Fastest Growing Occupations by 2018Occupation                              Cluster                       % GrowthBi...
Top 15 Fastest Growing Occupations by 2018Occupation                              Cluster                       % GrowthBi...
Top 15 Fastest Growing Occupations by 2018Occupation                              Cluster                       % GrowthBi...
Top 10 largest wage & employment growth by 2018                                                                           ...
Top 10 largest wage & employment growth by 2018                                                                           ...
Example Sequence:                        Medical Informatics            Introduction to Health Science (1 credit)         ...
Example Sequence:                        Medical Informatics            Introduction to Health Science (1 credit)         ...
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Career ed customer presentation may 2012 b

  1. 1. CAREER EDUCATIONPete Findley, VP Career Education May 2012
  2. 2. Why Giant Campus?And career education courses?
  3. 3. 40% of high school studentsgraduate unprepared for the workforce. * 2011, Johns Hopkins / University of Arizona
  4. 4. The ideal high school curriculum“would incorporate the best aspects of both tracks: academic rigor and cutting-edge career preparation” * 2011, Center for Higher Education
  5. 5. Career Education as a method of Dropout Prevention 5
  6. 6. Students who take two CTEcourses are least likely to drop out of high school -NRC Stone, 2003 

  7. 7. 81 percent of dropouts said that“more real-world learning” mayhave influenced them to stay in school * Bridgeland et al, “The Silent Epidemic,” 2005
  8. 8. Current Catalog• 21 Semester Long courses: – Digital Arts and Media – Information Technology – Business Innovation – Engineering• Many 2 part courses (Semester 1+2= full year)
  9. 9. Current Catalog• Full online courses allow for flexible implementation – Blended – Online – Teacher Led – Virtual• Project-based courses and content• Courses in e2020 LMS
  10. 10. Career Electives• Excellent courses to increase student engagement and build self esteem• Potential to ignite a passion or unlock a career direction for students
  11. 11. Business Innovation
  12. 12. Business Innovation
  13. 13. Business Innovation
  14. 14. Business Innovation
  15. 15. Business Innovation
  16. 16. Engineering
  17. 17. Engineering
  18. 18. Digital Arts and Media
  19. 19. Digital Arts and Media
  20. 20. Digital Arts and Media
  21. 21. Digital Arts and Media
  22. 22. Digital Arts and Media
  23. 23. Digital Arts and Media
  24. 24. Digital Arts and Media
  25. 25. Information Technology
  26. 26. Information Technology
  27. 27. Information Technology
  28. 28. Information Technology
  29. 29. Information Technology
  30. 30. Course Demo
  31. 31. Career and College Readiness (Career and) College ReadinessCareer and College Readiness
  32. 32. Students who complete a rigorous academic core coupled with a careerconcentration have test scores that equalor exceed "college prep" students. These dual-concentrators are more likely topursue postsecondary education, have ahigher grade point average in college and are less likely to drop out in the first year -Southern Regional Education Board, "Facts About High School Career/Technical Studies"

  33. 33. High school students who graduate with a Career and Technical Education concentration are 2.5 times more likely to be employed while pursuing post-secondary education -Okou, PSU, 2004 

  34. 34. Career and Technical Education graduates find employment 2.2times faster than graduates from general education programs -Okou, PSU, 2004 

  35. 35. Today’s best CTE programs do a better job of preparing many students for college and career than traditional academics-only programs -Harvard Graduate School of Education, Pathways to Prosperity Project, 2011 

  36. 36. The ideal high school curriculum“would incorporate the best aspects of both tracks: academic rigor and cutting-edge career preparation” * 2011, Center for Higher Education
  37. 37. Three Main Use CasesElectives• “I want to take an interesting elective”Exploration• “I want to learn about possible careers”Pathways• “I want to specialize and prepare for a career”
  38. 38. New Course DevelopmentBuilding multi-year Career Pathway coursesaround four general Pathways:
  39. 39. New Career Pathways CoursesFull year “Introduction” courses available late2012
  40. 40. Why These Four Areas?• Market Drivers & Demand – Job Forecasts• What types of courses would lend themselves to a good online experience?
  41. 41. Eighteen of the 20 fastest growingoccupations within the next decade will require Career and Technical Education -Association of CTE, 2007 

  42. 42. Top 15 Fastest Growing Occupations by 2018Occupation Cluster % GrowthBiomedical Engineers STEM / Health 72Network Systems & Data Analysts Health Science 53Home Health Aides Health Science 50Personal / Home Care Aides Human Services 46Financial Examiners Finance 41Medical Scientists Health Science 40Physician Assistants Health Science 39Skin Care Specialists Health Science 38Biochemists / Biophysicists STEM 37Athletic Trainers Health Science 37Physical Therapist Aides Health Science 36Dental Hygienists Health Science 36Veterinary Technologist / Technicians Health Science 36Dental Assistants Health Science 36Computer Software Engineers IT 34 Source: Department of Labor
  43. 43. Top 15 Fastest Growing Occupations by 2018Occupation Cluster % GrowthBiomedical Engineers STEM / Health 72Network Systems & Data Analysts Health Science 53Home Health Aides Health Science 50Personal / Home Care Aides Human Services 46Financial Examiners Finance 41Medical Scientists Health Science 40Physician Assistants Health Science 39Skin Care Specialists Health Science 38Biochemists / Biophysicists STEM 37Athletic Trainers Health Science 37Physical Therapist Aides Health Science 36Dental Hygienists Health Science 36Veterinary Technologist / Technicians Health Science 36Dental Assistants Health Science 36Computer Software Engineers IT 34 Source: Department of Labor
  44. 44. Top 15 Fastest Growing Occupations by 2018Occupation Cluster % GrowthBiomedical Engineers STEM / Health 72Network Systems & Data Analysts Health Science 53Home Health Aides Health Science 50Personal / Home Care Aides Human Services 46Financial Examiners Finance 41Medical Scientists Health Science 40Physician Assistants Health Science 39Skin Care Specialists Health Science 38Biochemists / Biophysicists STEM 37Athletic Trainers Health Science 37Physical Therapist Aides Health Science 36Dental Hygienists Health Science 36Veterinary Technologist / Technicians Health Science 36Dental Assistants Health Science 36Computer Software Engineers IT 34 Source: Department of Labor
  45. 45. Top 10 largest wage & employment growth by 2018 New JobsIndustry Cluster (000’s)Management, scientific, and technical consulting STEM 835 servicesOffices of physicians Health Science 772Computer systems design IT 657General merchandise stores Business / 607 Nursing care MarketingEmployment services Business / 600 MarketingLocal government, excluding education andhospitals Govt / Public Affairs 487Home health care Health Science 441Elderly & disabled services Health Science 431Nursing care Health Science 394Source: National EmploymentMatrix Hospitality /Full Service Restaurants 343 Tourism
  46. 46. Top 10 largest wage & employment growth by 2018 New JobsIndustry Cluster (000’s)Management, scientific, and technical consulting STEM 835 servicesOffices of physicians Health Science 772Computer systems design IT 657General merchandise stores Business / 607 MarketingEmployment services Business / 600 MarketingLocal government, excluding education andhospitals Govt / Public Affairs 487Home health care Health Science 441Elderly & disabled services Health Science 431Nursing care Health Science 394Source: National EmploymentMatrix Hospitality /Full Service Restaurants 343 Tourism
  47. 47. Example Sequence: Medical Informatics Introduction to Health Science (1 credit) Career Pathways Knowledge & Skills (2 credits) * Anatomy & Physiology * Medical Terminology * Business Information Management Career Specialty & Occupations Knowledge & SkillsIndustry Certificate: CCA (Certified Coding Associate from AHIMA)
  48. 48. Example Sequence: Medical Informatics Introduction to Health Science (1 credit) Career Pathways Knowledge & Skills (2 credits) * Anatomy & Physiology * Medical Terminology * Business Information Management Career Specialty & Occupations Knowledge & SkillsIndustry Certificate: CCA (Certified Coding Associate from AHIMA)
  49. 49. Thank you!

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