AREA CAREER EXPLORATION SPONSORS




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WELCOME TO THE AREA CAREER EXPLORATION
Dear ACE Participants,

We are excited to have you participate in our Area Career E...
THANKS TO OUR 2009 AREA CAREER EXPLORATION VOLUNTEERS
ACE EVENT COORDINATORS:
   • Garey Ferguson, Department of Employmen...
ACE VOLUNTEERS


FINANCIAL COMMITTEE:                                          FAIRMONT AREA SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS:
   • Roni ...
ACE RESOURCE GUIDE TABLE OF CONTENTS
Welcome                                                   2           Thanks to ACE V...
WHAT IS A CAREER CLUSTER?

                                      Where do you start when choosing a career? With the numbe...
CAREER CLUSTERS INTEREST SURVEY

Name _________________________________________________________________________           ...
Activities that describe what I like to do:             Personal qualities that School subjects I like:               Tota...
Activities that describe what I like to do:              Personal qualities that School subjects I like:           Total
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Activities that describe what I like to do:              Personal qualities that School subjects I like:               Tot...
Activities that describe what I like to do:               Personal qualities that School subjects I like:             Tota...
Activities that describe what I like to do:                Personal qualities that School subjects I like:                ...
CAREER CLUSTERS INTEREST SURVEY — RESULTS
Directions: Record your totals from each box on pages 7-12 below. Look through t...
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AGRICULTURE, FOOD & NATURAL RESOURCES
                           Do you enjoy working with animals? Are you interested in ...
AGRICULTURE, FOOD & NATURAL RESOURCES

                                                                      Annual Low/
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ARCHITECTURE & CONSTRUCTION
                     Do you like to create models or make designs? Do you like to work with to...
ARCHITECTURE & CONSTRUCTION
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       Care...
ARTS, A/V TECHNOLOGY & COMMUNICATIONS
                                     Is artistic expression important to you? Do you...
ARTS, A/V TECHNOLOGY & COMMUNICATIONS
                                                                Annual Low/
     Occ...
BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT & ADMINISTRATION
                              Do you enjoy working with other people? Do you like to...
BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT & ADMINISTRATION
                                                                  Annual Low/
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EDUCATION & TRAINING
                                                   Are you outgoing? Do you like being in school?



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EDUCATION & TRAINING
                                                                    Annual Low/
        Occupation   ...
FINANCE
                            Do you enjoy working with numbers? Are you comfortable following detailed plans?


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FINANCE
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        Occupation               ...
GOVERNMENT & PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
                               Do you like to plan and organize activities? Are rules a...
GOVERNMENT & PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
                                                                     Annual Low/
      ...
HEALTH SCIENCE
                                       Can you work fast in an emergency? Do you enjoy helping people?


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HEALTH SCIENCE
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       Occupation      ...
HOSPITALITY & TOURISM
                            Have you worked in a restaurant? Do you like to plan family recreational...
HOSPITALITY & TOURISM
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        Occupation...
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2009 Career Exploration Resource Guide

  1. 1. AREA CAREER EXPLORATION SPONSORS 1
  2. 2. WELCOME TO THE AREA CAREER EXPLORATION Dear ACE Participants, We are excited to have you participate in our Area Career Exploration (ACE). Our mission is to make you aware of career opportunities in this area. There will be a chance to have face-to-face interactions with area employers and ask about the countless career opportunities available to you. Education representatives will provide you with information needed to obtain the skills necessary for the career opportunities that interest you. Our area, which is your area, is a great place to work, live and have fun. We have several great cultural events, types of recreation, and we are close to many other attractive activities. This area is rich in history with countless great employment opportunities. Our area is country living at its best. We hope you enjoy your experience at the Area Career Exploration, that ACE introduces you to opportunities in the area that interest you, and you consider becoming a part of the area. So, explore … set your goals … develop your talents … and think about the opportunities in the area. We wish you well in your journey, and we will always welcome you back. Marcia Bay Bob Wallace ISEEK Partner Communications &Training Director President iSeek Solutions Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce Garey Ferguson Denise Felder Business Service Specialist ACE Resource Guide Chair & MnCareers Editor Department of Employment & Economic Development iSeek Solutions 2
  3. 3. THANKS TO OUR 2009 AREA CAREER EXPLORATION VOLUNTEERS ACE EVENT COORDINATORS: • Garey Ferguson, Department of Employment & Economic Development (DEED) — 507-235-3653, garey.ferguson@state.mn.us • Bob Wallace, Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce — 507-235-5547, bob@fairmontchamber.org ACE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: ACE EVENT MARKETING: • Marcia Bay, iSeek Solutions • Garey Ferguson, DEED • Garey Ferguson, DEED • Bob Wallace, Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce • Butch Hanson, Fairmont Area Schools • Mike Humpal, City of Fairmont Economic Development ACE EVENT DAY COMMITTEE: Authority (FEDA) • Marcia Bay, iSeek Solutions • Lynn Manske, Fairmont Area Schools • Roni Dauer, Fairmont Community Education & Recreation • Dave Patschke, Fairmont Area Schools • Sue Eisenmenger, STEP, Inc. • Bob Wallace, Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce • Garey Ferguson, DEED • Susan Gallagher, Minnesota WorkForce Center • Heather Gleason, South Central WorkForce Council ACE RESOURCE GUIDE CONTENT: • Callie Goerndt, Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce • Denise Felder — Chair, iSeek Solutions • Butch Hanson, Fairmont Area Schools • Callie Goerndt — Assistant Chair, Fairmont Area Chamber • Tammie Hested, Minnesota Valley Action Council of Commerce • Connie Hines, Minnesota Workforce Center • Garey Ferguson, DEED • Shirley Jordison, Minnesota WorkForce Center • Bob Wallace, Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce • Char Kahler, Char Commercial Art • Keith Kenney, US Bank • Lynn Manske, Fairmont Area Schools ACE RESOURCE GUIDE COVER/LOGO DESIGN: • Ernie Nuss, Roessler, Nuss and Co. P.A. • Char Kahler, Char Commercial Art • Vicki Paskey, Minnesota Valley Action Council • Jennifer Ridgeway, DEED • Lowell Spee, City of Fairmont ACE RESOURCE GUIDE PRINTING: • Tom Steffes, Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce • Norwood Publishing • Bob Wallace, Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce 3
  4. 4. ACE VOLUNTEERS FINANCIAL COMMITTEE: FAIRMONT AREA SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS: • Roni Dauer, Fairmont Community Education & Recreation • Shelia Artner, Fairmont Area Schools • Garey Ferguson, DEED • Krisit Brandt, Fairmont Area Schools • Mike Humpal, Fairmont Economic Development • Mark Borchardt, Fairmont Area Schools Association • Holly Christian, Fairmont Area Schools • Lynn Manske, Fairmont Area Schools • Scott Geerdes, Fairmont Area Schools • Tim Penney, Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation • Butch Hanson, Fairmont Area Schools — SMIF • Lynn Manske, Fairmont Area Schools • Tom Steffes, Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce • Dave Patschke, Fairmont Area Schools • Lawrence Sukalski, Martin County IGNITE • Jenny Schwieger, Fairmont Area Schools • Bob Wallace, Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce • Lee Stewart, Fairmont Area Schools • Dave Ternberg, Fairmont Area Schools EDUCATION COMMITTEE: • Jennifer Benedix, Minnesota West Community & Technical College • Kristi Brandt, Fairmont Area Schools • Scott Geerdes, Fairmont Area Schools • Butch Hanson, Fairmont Area Schools • Traci Lardy, Presentation College — Fairmont • Lynn Manske, Fairmont Area Schools • Jenny Schwieger, Fairmont Area Schools 4
  5. 5. ACE RESOURCE GUIDE TABLE OF CONTENTS Welcome 2 Thanks to ACE Volunteers 3 Career Clusters & High-Demand Occupations What is a Career Cluster? 6 Career Cluster Interest Survey 7 Career Cluster Graphic 14 Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources 15 Architecture & Construction 17 Arts, A/V & Communications 19 Business, Management & Administration 21 Education & Training 23 Finance 25 Government & Public Administration 27 Health Sciences 29 Hospitality & Tourism 31 Human Services 33 Information Technology 35 Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security 37 Manufacturing 39 Marketing, Sales & Service 41 Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics 43 Transportation, Distribution & Logistics 45 Green Careers in Minnesota 47 High-Demand Careers in South Central Minnesota 49 College, Career & Job Search Resources Education Planning & College Resources 51 South Central Minnesota College Resources 52 Career Exploration & Job Search Resources 53 Minnesota Job Banks & Employment Websites 55 National Job Banks & Employment Websites 56 ACE Event Information ACE Participating Colleges 57 ACE Participating Businesses 58 ACE Map of Fairmont High School 63 5
  6. 6. WHAT IS A CAREER CLUSTER? Where do you start when choosing a career? With the number of career choices out there, it helps to organize your options. Career clusters are one way to group career paths. Careers with common features are in the same cluster. The 16 Career Clusters can be used during career exploration as a way to find your best career match. Look at the circular graphic on page 14 to see how all the career fields, career clusters and pathways fit together. HOW CAN CAREER CLUSTERS HELP ME? Six Career Fields are the broadest level of career options. They're a good place to get started exploring. Underneath those six career fields are 16 Career Clusters. This is where you can get more details about careers paths that interest you. Careers that need the same knowledge and skills are grouped in the same cluster. Each cluster can include hundreds of different careers. Each career cluster includes one or more of the 81 Minnesota Career Pathways. A pathway is a group of related career specialties within a career cluster. A pathway has its own knowledge and skill requirements. Educational programs can be developed around each pathway. These programs are called Programs of Study, and can include high school and college courses based on industry expectations and skill standards. The center of the career pathways graphic (page 14) shows Knowledge and Foundation Skills. These are a core set of skills needed to be ready for work and college. If you don't know how to start, take the Career Clusters Interest Survey on page 7. This survey asks a few simple questions to match your interests to career clusters. 6
  7. 7. CAREER CLUSTERS INTEREST SURVEY Name _________________________________________________________________________ Grade _________________________ School ________________________________________________________________________ Date __________________________ Directions: 1. Circle the items in each box that best describe you. In each box you may circle as many items as you want. 2. Add the number of circles in each box. 3. After you've reviewed the whole survey, find your three boxes with the highest numbers and record those on page 13. 4. Discover more about the Career Clusters that matched your interests on pages 15-46. Activities that describe what I like to do: Personal qualities that School subjects I like: Total 1. Learn how things grow and stay alive. describe me: 1. Math number 2. Make the best use of the earth’s natural resources. 1. Self-reliant 2. Life Sciences circled in BOX A 3. Hunt and/or fish. 2. Nature lover 3. Earth Sciences Box A 4. Protect the environment. 3. Physically active 4. Chemistry 5. Be outdoors in all kinds of weather. 4. Planner 5. Agriculture 6. Plan, budget, and keep records. 5. Creative problem-solver 7. Operate machines and keep them in good repair. Activities that describe what I like to do: Personal qualities that School subjects I like: Total 1. Read and follow blueprints and/or instructions. describe me: 1. Math number 2. Picture in my mind what a finished product 1. Curious 2. Drafting circled in looks like. 2. Good at following 3. Physical Sciences Box B BOX B 3. Work with my hands. directions 4. Construction Trades 4. Perform work that requires precise results. 3. Pay attention to detail 5. Electrical Trades / Heat, 5. Solve technical problems. 4. Good at visualizing Air Conditioning and 6. Visit and learn from beautiful, historic, or possibilities Refrigeration / Technology interesting buildings. 5. Patient and persistent Education 7. Follow logical, step-by-step procedures. 7
  8. 8. Activities that describe what I like to do: Personal qualities that School subjects I like: Total 1. Use my imagination to communicate new describe me: 1. Art / Graphic design number information to others. 1. Creative and imaginative 2. Music circled in 2. Perform in front of others. 2. Good communicator / good 3. Speech and Drama Box C BOX C 3. Read and write. vocabulary 4. Journalism / Literature 4. Play a musical instrument. 3. Curious about new 5. Audiovisual Technologies 5. Perform creative, artistic activities. technology 6. Use video and recording technology. 4. Relate well to feelings 7. Design brochures and posters. and thoughts of others 5. Determined / tenacious Activities that describe what I like to do: Personal qualities that School subjects I like: Total 1. Perform routine, organized activities but can describe me: 1. Computer Applications / number be flexible. 1. Organized Business and Information circled in 2. Work with numbers and detailed information. 2. Practical and logical Technology Box D BOX D 3. Be the leader in a group. 3. Patient 2. Accounting 4. Make business contact with people. 4. Tactful 3. Math 5. Work with computer programs. 5. Responsible 4. English 6. Create reports and communicate ideas. 5. Economics 7. Plan my work and follow instructions without close supervision. Activities that describe what I like to do: Personal qualities that School subjects I like: Total 1. Communicate with different types of people. describe me: 1. Language Arts number 2. Help others with their homework or to learn 1. Friendly 2. Social Studies circled in new things. 3. Math BOX E 2. Decision maker Box E 3. Go to school. 3. Helpful 4. Science 4. Direct and plan activities for others. 4. Innovative/Inquisitive 5. Psychology 5. Handle several responsibilities at once. 5. Good listener 6. Acquire new information. 7. Help people overcome their challenges. 8
  9. 9. Activities that describe what I like to do: Personal qualities that School subjects I like: Total 1. Work with numbers. describe me: 1. Accounting number 2. Work to meet a deadline. 1. Trustworthy 2. Math circled in 3. Make predictions based on existing facts. 3. Economics BOX F 2. Orderly Box F 4. Have a framework of rules by which to operate. 3. Self-confident 4. Banking / Financial 5. Analyze financial information and interpret 4. Logical Services it to others. 5. Methodical or efficient 5. Business Law 6. Handle money with accuracy and reliability. 7. Take pride in the way I dress and look. Activities that describe what I like to do: Personal qualities that School subjects I like: Total 1. Be involved in politics. describe me: 1. Government number 2. Negotiate, defend, and debate ideas and topics. 1. Good communicator 2. Language Arts circled in BOX G 3. Plan activities and work cooperatively with others. 2. Competitive 3. History Box G 4. Work with details. 3. Service minded 4. Math 5. Perform a variety of duties that may change often. 4. Well organized 5. Foreign Language 6. Analyze information and interpret it to others. 5. Problem solver 7. Travel and see things that are new to me. Activities that describe what I like to do: Personal qualities that School subjects I like: Total 1. Work under pressure. describe me: 1. Biological Sciences number 2. Help sick people and animals. 1. Compassionate and caring 2. Chemistry circled in 3. Make decisions based on logic and information. 3. Math BOX H 2. Good at following Box H 4. Participate in health and science classes. directions 4. Occupational Health 5. Respond quickly and calmly in emergencies. 3. Conscientious and careful classes 6. Work as a member of a team. 4. Patient 5. Language Arts 7. Follow guidelines precisely and meet strict 5. Good listener standards of accuracy. 9
  10. 10. Activities that describe what I like to do: Personal qualities that School subjects I like: Total 1. Investigate new places and activities. describe me: 1. Language Arts / Speech number 2. Work with all ages and types of people. 1. Tactful 2. Foreign Language circled in 3. Organize activities in which other people enjoy 2. Self-motivated 3. Social Sciences BOX I Box I themselves. 3. Works well with others 4. Marketing 4. Have a flexible schedule. 4. Outgoing 5. Food Services 5. Help people make up their minds. 5. Slow to anger 6. Communicate easily, tactfully, and courteously. 7. Learn about other cultures. Activities that describe what I like to do: Personal qualities that School subjects I like: Total 1. Care about people, their needs, and their problems. describe me: 1. Language Arts number 2. Participate in community services and/or 1. Good communicator / good 2. Psychology / Sociology circled in volunteering. listener 3. Family and Consumer BOX J Box J 3. Listen to other people’s viewpoints. 2. Caring Sciences 4. Help people be at their best. 3. Non-materialistic 4. Finance 5. Work with people from preschool age to old age. 4. Uses intuition and logic 5. Foreign Language 6. Think of new ways to do things. 5. Non-judgmental 7. Make friends with different kinds of people. Activities that describe what I like to do: Personal qualities that School subjects I like: Total 1. Work with computers. describe me: 1. Math number 2. Reason clearly and logically to solve complex 1. Logic / analytical thinker 2. Science circled in problems. 2. See details in the big 3. Computer Tech / Box K 3. Use machines, techniques, and processes. Applications BOX K picture 4. Read technical materials and diagrams and solve 3. Persistent 4. Communications technical problems. 4. Good concentration skills 5. Graphic Design 5. Adapt to change. 5. Precise and accurate 6. Play video games and figure out how they work. 7. Concentrate for long periods without being distracted. 10
  11. 11. Activities that describe what I like to do: Personal qualities that School subjects I like: Total 1. Work under pressure or in the face of danger. describe me: 1. Language Arts number BOX L 2. Make decisions based on my own observations. 1. Adventurous 2. Psychology / Sociology circled in 3. Interact with other people. 2. Dependable 3. Government / History Box L 4. Be in positions of authority. 3. Community-minded 4. Law Enforcement 5. Respect rules and regulations. 4. Decisive 5. First Aid / First 6. Debate and win arguments. 5. Optimistic Responder 7. Observe and analyze people’s behavior. Activities that describe what I like to do: Personal qualities that School subjects I like: Total 1. Work with my hands and learn that way. describe me: 1. Math-Geometry number 2. Put things together. 1. Practical 2. Chemistry circled in 3. Do routine, organized and accurate work. 2. Observant 3. Trade and Industry courses Box M BOX M 4. Perform activities that produce tangible results. 3. Physically active 4. Physics 5. Apply math to work out solutions. 4. Step-by-step thinker 5. Language Arts 6. Use hand and power tools and operate equipment/ 5. Coordinated machinery. 7. Visualize objects in three dimensions from flat drawings. Activities that describe what I like to do: Personal qualities that School subjects I like: Total 1. Shop and go to the mall. describe me: 1. Language Arts number 2. Be in charge. 1. Enthusiastic 2. Math circled in BOX N 3. Make displays and promote ideas. 2. Competitive 3. Business Education / Box N 4. Give presentations and enjoy public speaking. 3. Creative Marketing 5. Persuade people to buy products or to participate in 4. Self-motivated 4. Economics activities. 5. Persuasive 5. Computer Applications 6. Communicate my ideas to other people. 7. Take advantage of opportunities to make extra money. 11
  12. 12. Activities that describe what I like to do: Personal qualities that School subjects I like: Total 1. Interpret formulas. describe me: 1. Math number 2. Find the answers to questions. 1. Detail oriented 2. Science circled in 3. Work in a laboratory. 3. Drafting / Computer-Aided BOX O 2. Inquisitive Box O 4. Figure out how things work and investigate 3. Objective Drafting new things. 4. Methodical 4. Electronics / Computer 5. Explore new technology. 5. Mechanically inclined Networking 6. Experiment to find the best way to do something. 5. Technical Classes / 7. Pay attention to details and help things be precise. Technology Education Activities that describe what I like to do: Personal qualities that School subjects I like: Total 1. Travel. describe me: 1. Math number 2. See well and have quick reflexes. 1. Realistic 2. Trade and Industry courses circled in 3. Solve mechanical problems. 3. Physical Sciences BOX P 2. Mechanical Box P 4. Design efficient processes. 3. Coordinated 4. Economics 5. Anticipate needs and prepare to meet them. 4. Observant 5. Foreign Language 6. Drive or ride. 5. Planner 7. Move things from one place to another. Record your top three boxes on the bottom of page 13. Disclaimer: Your interests may change over time. These survey results are intended to assist you with informal career exploration. Consider more formal assessments and other resources or services to help you plan your career. This survey does not make any claims of statistical reliability. Note: This survey does not make any claims of statistical reliability and has not been normed. It is intended for use as a guidance tool to generate discussion regarding careers and is valid for that purpose. Source: Adapted from the Guidance Division Survey, Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education (2005) 12
  13. 13. CAREER CLUSTERS INTEREST SURVEY — RESULTS Directions: Record your totals from each box on pages 7-12 below. Look through the information about your top three Clusters on pages 15-46. When you attend ACE, visit the career exhibitors that match your top three clusters. Pages 15-16 Box A _____ Pages 31-32 Box I _____ Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources Hospitality & Tourism Pages 17-18 Box B _____ Pages 33-34 Box J _____ Architecture & Construction Human Services Pages 19-20 Box C _____ Pages 35-36 Box K _____ Arts, A/V Technology & Communications Information Technology Pages 21-22 Box D _____ Pages 37-38 Box L _____ Business, Management & Administration Law, Public Safety & Security Pages 23-24 Box E _____ Pages 39-40 Box M _____ Education & Training Manufacturing Pages 25-26 Box F _____ Pages 41-42 Box N _____ Finance Marketing, Sales & Service Pages 27-28 Box G _____ Pages 43-44 Box O _____ Government & Public Administration Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Pages 29-30 Box H _____ Pages 45-46 Box P _____ Health Science Transportation, Distribution & Logistics My top three Career Clusters of interest are: 1. 2. 3. _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ For more information, check with a career counselor at your high school, college or job training program, community agency, or WorkForce Center. 13
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  15. 15. AGRICULTURE, FOOD & NATURAL RESOURCES Do you enjoy working with animals? Are you interested in protecting the environment? Skills Used in this Cluster: Cluster Description: • Computer skills to use related Agriculture, food, and natural resources workers produce agricultural goods. This technology and software. includes food, plants, animals, fabrics, wood, and crops. You might work on a farm, • Patience and cooperation skills ranch, dairy, orchard, greenhouse, or plant nursery. You could also work in a clinic or for working with people and animals. laboratory as a scientist or engineer. Some agriculture, food, and natural resources workers market, sell, or finance agricultural goods. • Physical stamina for heavy lifting, carrying and working with large machinery. Ways to Explore this Cluster: • Problem-solving skills to deal with • Join a group concerned with environmental issues like living or renewable energy. weather-related complications or animal wellness issues. • Job shadow or volunteer at a local animal shelter. • Science skills to know rules and • Get involved with the National Future Farmers of America Organization (www.ffa.org) methods for working with natural or Foremost Farms (www.foremostfarms.com). • Volunteer to care for flowers at the local park. resources. • Take a class related to: o Agricultural Business o Agriculture Technology o Animal Science o Natural Resources Management o Environmental Science ACE Participating Businesses: • Martin Soil & Water Conservation District • Fairmont Veterinary Clinic LLP • Natural Resources Conservation Service • Hawkeye Sow Center • Rural Advantage • Marin County Pork Producers • WFS 15
  16. 16. AGRICULTURE, FOOD & NATURAL RESOURCES Annual Low/ Career Title Description Education / Training Job Outlook Median Wages On-the-Job Training Plant and harvest crops, or care for Farm and Ranch Animals Most learn working on farms. livestock. Responsible for $22,949 / $25,001 Farmworkers College education optional for equipment and supplies. specialized tasks. Purchase farm products either for Related Work Experience further processing or resale. Include Farm Products Purchasing Most advance with previous Christmas tree contractors, grain $44,544 / $51,730 Agents and Buyers experience or knowledge of the brokers and market operators, grain company. buyers, and tobacco buyers. Operate or tend food or tobacco Food & Tobacco Roasting, roasting, baking, or drying On-the-Job Training Baking & Drying Machine equipment, including hearth ovens, $22,203 / $31,605 Most receive short-term Operators kiln driers, roasters, char kilns, and training. vacuum drying equipment. Repair and install heating, air 1-2 Years Heating & Cooling System conditioning, refrigeration systems, Most complete 1-2 years at a $38,019 / $45,795 Mechanics oil burners, hot-air furnaces and technical college. Others train heating stoves. on the job. Adjust and repair cranes, bulldozers, 1-2 Years Heavy Equipment graders and conveyors used in Most have degree in diesel $32,516 / $41,514 Mechanics construction, logging and surface mechanics or automotive mining. repair. Plant and take care of flowers, On-the-Job Training shrubs and trees on large Landscapers & Most receive short-term training properties, grassy fields or private $18,556 / $20,643 Groundskeepers on the job. Certification for lawns. Might also shovel and some tasks required. remove snow. Help engineers to design, test and Associate Degree assess engines, machines or other Mechanical Engineering Most have 2-year degree in products. Might do research, read $35,303 / $42,080 Technicians engineering technology. Work blueprints, build prototypes and experience helps. record data. 16
  17. 17. ARCHITECTURE & CONSTRUCTION Do you like to create models or make designs? Do you like to work with tools, objects, and numbers? Skills Used in this Cluster: Cluster Description: • Customer service skills are Architecture and construction workers work on buildings and other structures. This includes highways, bridges, houses, and buildings. You might create the designs or used by independent contractors plans for new structures. Or, you might use the plans to build it or manage the workers to relate to clients. on the project. Some architecture and construction workers do skilled trades, like • Dependability to be on time carpentry, painting, or plumbing. Or, you might work as a landscaper and take care of and work well with others. flowers and trees on large properties. • Manual dexterity is necessary to fit pieces of various sizes together and use a variety of tools. • Mathematics is used every Ways to Explore this Cluster: day to quickly compute simple • Do home-repair projects. calculations and measurements. • Job shadow at an architecture or home design firm. • Problem-solving skills are • Read trade magazines to stay current on major construction projects and trends. needed to finish the project even • Start a lawn mowing service. when a dilemma occurs. • Take a class related to: o Blueprint Reading o Business Computer Applications o Computer-Assisted Design (CAD) o Geometry o Technical Writing ACE Participating Businesses: • Carpenters - Local 464 • Plumbers - Local 34 • Day Plumbing, Heating & Cooling • Sheet Metal Workers - Local 10 • Operating Engineers - Local 49 • Tech Builders, Inc. • Pipefitters - Local 455 17
  18. 18. ARCHITECTURE & CONSTRUCTION Annual Low/ Career Title Description Education / Training Job Outlook Median Wages Apprenticeship Cut, fit and assemble wood and Most complete an other materials to construct Carpenters $32,497 / $38,034 apprenticeship or train for 18- buildings, houses, fixtures or 22 months at a technical equipment. college. Prepare cost estimates for product manufacturing, Bachelor's Degree construction projects, or Cost Estimators $40,036 / $54,346 Most have 4-year degree in a services to aid management in related field. bidding on or determining price of product or service. Install, maintain or fix electrical Apprenticeship systems or fixtures. Ensure Most complete 3-5 year Electricians $40,131 / $47,620 work complies with building apprenticeship. License codes. required. Repair and install heating, air 1-2 Years Heating & Cooling System conditioning, refrigeration Most complete 1-2 years at a $38,019 / $45,795 Mechanics systems, oil burners, hot-air technical college. Others train furnaces and heating stoves. on the job. Build, install or repair pipe Apprenticeship systems carrying water, steam, Most complete 4-5 year Plumbers & Pipefitters air or other liquids or gasses. $32,185 / $42,491 apprenticeship. Math skills Systems can be metal, plastic needed. or ceramic. Operate or maintain stationary engines, boilers, or other mechanical equipment to On-the-Job Training Stationary Engineers & Boiler provide utilities for buildings or $37,783 / $43,740 Some complete formal job Operators industrial processes such as training programs. generators, motors, turbines, and steam boilers. 18
  19. 19. ARTS, A/V TECHNOLOGY & COMMUNICATIONS Is artistic expression important to you? Do you like to work with technology? Skills Used in this Cluster: Cluster Description: Arts, audio/video technology, and communications workers use creativity and their • Customer service skills are talents on the job. You might work for an audience as a performer or artist. This used by independent contractors includes painters, dancers, sculptors, actors, and singers. Or, you might work behind to relate to clients. the scenes to make a performance successful. This includes set designers, editors, • Dependability to be on time broadcast technicians, and camera operators. Some audio/video technology and and work well with others. communications workers have high-profile jobs. Or, you might use your creative • Manual dexterity is talents with technology and work as an animator, graphic designer, or film editor. necessary to fit pieces of various sizes together and use a variety of tools. • Mathematics is used every Ways to Explore this Cluster: day to quickly compute • Join a community theatre group. simple calculations and • Seek opportunities at a campus radio station, community cable TV station, web venture or local measurements. newspaper. • Problem-solving skills are • Volunteer to teach multimedia, art, music or dance classes. • Write a blog or publish original fiction, drawings, photography or videos. needed to finish the project even • Take a class related to: when a dilemma occurs. o Band, Chorus or Music o Creative Writing o Interactive Media and Web Design o Mass Media Marketing o Public Speaking ACE Participating Businesses: • Ad Mfg, Inc. • Sauck Media Group • Image Wear • Seifried Portrait Design • KSUM/KFMC • Sentinel 19
  20. 20. ARTS, A/V TECHNOLOGY & COMMUNICATIONS Annual Low/ Occupation Description Education / Training Outlook Median Wages Format typescript and graphic 2-4 Years elements using computer Most receive formal training or Desktop Publishers $24,948 / $30,514 software to produce earn a degree. Internships or publication-ready material. work experience is essential. Create designs using print, Bachelor's Degree electronic and film media for Most have degree in art or Graphic Designers commercial or promotional $25,297 / $31,578 design. Portfolio needs, including packaging, recommended. displays or logos. Set up or operate printing 2-4 Years machines, like offset, letterset Most train through 2-year Printing Press Operators $21,633 / $25,553 or screen printers, to print on associate's degree or paper or other materials. apprenticeship. 1-2 Years Telecommunications Service or repair telephones Most complete 1-2 years at a Equipment Installers and and other communication $37,718 / $43,494 technical college. Others train Repair equipment in homes or offices. on the job. Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including Master's Degree University & College Art, fine and applied art, such as $42,341 / $54,121 Most have degree in education Drama & Music Teachers painting and sculpture, or or a subject area. design and crafts. 20
  21. 21. BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT & ADMINISTRATION Do you enjoy working with other people? Do you like to plan and organize activities? Skills Used in this Cluster: Cluster Description: • Computer skills to use relevant Business, management, and administrative workers give the support needed to make software and technology. a business run. You might check employee time records or train new employees. Or, • Critical-thinking skills for problem- you might work as a top executive and provide the overall direction for a company or solving and generating new ideas. department. There are many types of jobs at all levels. For example, you might manage • Leadership skills to be willing to the financial activities of a business, direct the public to specific people or do extra tasks and make timely departments, or record incoming and outgoing shipments. decisions. • Cooperation skills to work on projects with coworkers. Ways to Explore this Cluster: • Speaking skills to effectively • Participate in a school or charity fundraiser. relay information to customers • Join Junior Achievement and coworkers. • Use school assignments and extra-curricular activities to practice managing workflow and timelines. • Start your own business. • Take a class related to: o Algebra I and II o Business Law o International Business o Office Procedures o Public Speaking ACE Participating Businesses: • City of Fairmont • Rosen's, Inc • Federated Rural Electric • Steve E. Pierce, CPA LTD • Preferred Capital Management 21
  22. 22. BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT & ADMINISTRATION Annual Low/ Occupation Description Education / Training Outlook Median Wages Conduct programs of compensation and benefits Compensation, Benefits & Job and job analysis for employer. Bachelor's Degree Analysis Specialists May specialize in specific $37,646 / $41,850 Many have 4-year degree areas, such as position related to human relations. classification and pension programs. Recruit and place workers. Bachelor's Degree Might work for a human Employment, Recruitment & Most have 4-year degree in resources department, $35,740 / $41,368 Placement Specialists human development, HR or headhunter or nonprofit business. employment service. Provide high-level administrative support by conducting research, preparing reports, handling information On-the-Job Training Executive Secretaries & requests, and performing Most advance with previous $30,946 / $36,510 Administrative Assistants clerical functions such as experience or knowledge of the preparing correspondence, company. receiving visitors, arranging conference calls, and scheduling meetings. Varies Check employee time records, Most receive training at a Payroll & Timekeeping Clerks record payroll data and $28,290 / $33,579 community or technical prepare paychecks. college. Others train on the job. 22
  23. 23. EDUCATION & TRAINING Are you outgoing? Do you like being in school? Cluster Description: Skills Used in this Cluster: Education and training workers guide and train people. As a teacher, you could • Creativity and enthusiasm to influence young lives. You could also support the work of a classroom teacher as a keep students interested in counselor, librarian, or principal. You could coach sports activities or lead community materials. classes. You could also work with adults. For example, you could lead training to • Flexibility to present materials and employees in a business. Or you could work as a university or college professor for concepts in a variety of ways to undergraduate or graduate students. different people. • Organization skills to create lesson plans and track students' Ways to Explore this Cluster: progress and problems. • Coach a sports team. • Self-confidence to stand in • Teach a class at a community center. front of people and speak. • Tutor a family member or neighborhood youth. • Tolerance to deal with • Volunteer at a library or literacy program. unmotivated or disruptive • Take a class related to: students and changing o Child Development educational guidelines. o Cultural/Ethnic Studies o Psychology o Safety and First Aid o World Languages ACE Participating Businesses: • Minnesota West Community & • Elmore Academy • ISEEK Technical College - Fire Safety • Fairmont Area Schools • Minnesota West • Presentation College • Fairmont Community Community & Technical • Rasmussen College Education & Recreation College • South Central College 23
  24. 24. EDUCATION & TRAINING Annual Low/ Occupation Description Education / Training Outlook Median Wages Master's Degree Help students with career and Most have a master's degree School Counselors education choices, and $41,797 / $49,516 in counseling or education. personal and social problems. License required. Instruct and motivate athletic groups or individuals. Varies Fitness Trainers & Aerobics Demonstrate techniques and $18,099 / $19,563 Most have certificates or Instructors evaluate performance. Exclude degrees plus experience. Athletic Trainers. Teach children from 4-6 years Bachelor's Degree old. Prepare for elementary Most have degree in Preschool Teachers $24,719 / $36,783 school or teach basic science, education. Varies by school art, music, math and reading. type. License required. Teach courses pertaining to education, such as counseling, Master's Degree University & College Education curriculum, guidance, Some have master's degree. $42,916 / $53,609 Teachers instruction, teacher education, Others have 8-year doctoral and teaching English as a degree in a specific field. second language. Teach courses in English Master's Degree University & College English language and literature, Some have master's degree. Language & Literature $45,279 / $60,436 including linguistics and Others have 8-year doctoral Teachers comparative literature. degree in a specific field. 24
  25. 25. FINANCE Do you enjoy working with numbers? Are you comfortable following detailed plans? Skills Used in this Cluster: Cluster Description: • Accuracy skills for dealing Finance workers keep track of money. You might work in financial planning, banking, with numbers and money. or insurance. For example, you might provide financial services to a business or • Computer skills for individual. Or, you could maintain financial records or give advice to business spreadsheet and financial executives on how to operate their business. software along with standard office programs. • Discretion to protect customers' personal information. Ways to Explore this Cluster: • Instructional skills for • Join a local investment club. advising people about • Manage your own checking account. investment opportunities. • Take a class in personal finance. • Mathematics skills to calculate • Volunteer or get elected treasurer of an organization. transactions. • Take a class related to: o Accounting o Algebra I and II o Business Computer Applications o International Business o Statistics ACE Participating Businesses: • AgStar Financial • First Farmers & Merchants National Bank • State Bank of Services • Peterson Anthony Insurance Agency, Inc. Fairmont • Bank Midwest • Profinium Financial • US Bank • Borchardt Agency, Inc. • Sweet Financial Services • Wells Federal Bank 25
  26. 26. FINANCE Annual Low/ Occupation Description Education / Training Outlook Median Wages Find and notify customers On-the-Job Training behind on payments. Might Most receive short-term Bill & Account Collectors receive payments, prepare $24,367 / $29,867 training on the job. College statements, start repossession courses helpful for procedures or keep records. advancement. Review settled claims to determine that payments and settlements have been made Varies Claims Adjusters, Examiners & in accordance with company $52,086 / $59,299 Most have certificates or Investigators practices and procedures. degrees plus experience. Report overpayments, underpayments, and other irregularities. Plan, direct, and coordinate accounting, investing, banking, Bachelor's Degree insurance, securities, and Most have 4-year degree or Financial Managers $83,475 / $100,168 other financial activities of a higher in a related field and branch, office, or department extensive work experience. of an establishment. Sell policies that provide Bachelor's Degree financial protection for people Most have a 4-year degree in Insurance Agents $37,185 / $40,662 or property in case of death, business or economics. accidents or acts of nature. License required. Interview persons desiring to On-the-Job Training open bank accounts. Explain Most receive short-term banking services available to New Accounts Clerks $26,415 / $28,390 training on the job. College prospective customers and courses helpful for assist them in preparing advancement. application form. 26
  27. 27. GOVERNMENT & PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION Do you like to plan and organize activities? Are rules and laws important to you? Skills Used in this Cluster: Cluster Description: • Communication skills for effective Government and public administration workers help pass and enforce the law. You writing, speaking and listening to could work in national, state, or local government. You will find almost every type of clients and coworkers. occupation within the government, including some jobs that are only found within • Confidentiality to guard clients' government. For example, you might inspect new or remodeled buildings for safety, and organizations' private information. help people file the paperwork for a marriage license, or create proposals for urban • Critical-thinking skills when development. making decisions about the lives of others and possible consequences. • Organization and time Ways to Explore this Cluster: management skills to complete • Attend city government meetings. multiple projects on time. • Join the debate team. • Patience when working on projects • Go on a work-site visit to a local courthouse or city hall. with many obstacles or that take a • Run for student government or an organization's board. long time to complete. • Take a class related to: o Cultural/Ethnic Studies o Economics o Political Science o U.S. and World History o World Languages ACE Participating Businesses: • City of Blue Earth • Fairmont WorkForce • Minnesota National Guard • City of Fairmont Center • U.S. Army • City of Winnebago • Labor Market • U.S. Marines • Department of Employment & Information • U.S. Navy Economic Development • Martin County 27
  28. 28. GOVERNMENT & PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION Annual Low/ Occupation Description Education / Training Outlook Median Wages Plan, direct, or coordinate supportive services of an Bachelor's Degree organization, such as Administrative Services Most have 4-year degree or recordkeeping, mail $60,345 / $69,513 Managers higher in a related field and distribution, telephone extensive work experience. operator/receptionist, and other office support services. Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of companies or Bachelor's Degree organizations. Duties can General & Operations Most have 4-year degree or include formulating policies, $56,082 / $77,442 Managers higher in a related field and managing daily operations, and extensive work experience. planning use of materials and human resources. Plan and direct social service Bachelor's Degree programs for public and private Most have 4-year degree or Social & Community Service agencies. Oversee staff, $52,197 / $62,570 higher in counseling, social Managers volunteers, budgets and work, management or related program activities. field. Collect taxes from individuals Bachelor's Degree and businesses. Follow state Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Most have degree in and federal laws and $42,269 / $56,220 Revenue Agents accounting, business or regulations to determine how related field. much is owed. 28
  29. 29. HEALTH SCIENCE Can you work fast in an emergency? Do you enjoy helping people? Skills Used in this Cluster: Cluster Description: Health science workers promote health and wellness. They diagnose and treat injuries • Computer and technical skills to and disease. As a physician, dentist, or nurse, you could work directly with patients. use office, lab and medical You could also work in a laboratory to get information used in research or provide equipment, like X-ray machines. administrative support by keeping medical records. Health science jobs are found at a • Detail orientation to notice small variety of different sites. For example, you could work in a hospital, office, clinic, or changes in patients' symptoms nursing home. Or you could work on a cruise ship, at a sports arena, or within a or data records. patient's home. • Organization skills to manage multiple projects and scheduled appointments. Ways to Explore this Cluster: • Physical stamina to stand for • Attend community health events about health issues or ailments. long periods of time and lift • Join a student organization like Health Occupation Students of America (www.hosa.org). equipment and/or patients. • Participate in the Science Club • Speaking and listening skills to • Volunteer at a hospital or nursing home. make sure patients understand • Take a class related to: treatments and medical concepts. o Anatomy and Physiology o Computer Applications o Human Development o Safety and First Aid/CPR o World Languages ACE Participating Businesses: • Burtis Chiropractic Center • Fairmont Medical Center-Mayo Health System • Lakeview Methodist Health Care Center 29
  30. 30. HEALTH SCIENCE Annual Low/ Occupation Description Education / Training Outlook Median Wages Clean teeth and look for signs Associate Degree of oral disease. Might instruct Most have 2-year degree. Dental Hygienists patients in tooth care, take X- $60,765 / $67,465 Some have bachelor's degree. rays and apply fluoride or License required. sealants. Plan diets and educate people Bachelor's Degree about nutrition. Might Most have degree in nutrition Dietitians and Nutritionists supervise food preparation for $44,428 / $49,594 or food services management. individuals, hospitals, schools License required. or other facilities. Perform complex medical laboratory tests for diagnosis, Bachelor's Degree Medical & Clinical Laboratory treatment and prevention of $46,716 / $53,006 Most have degree in medical Technologists disease. Might train or technology or life sciences. supervise staff. Mix and dispense medications Professional Degree following prescriptions issued Most have bachelor's and Pharmacists by physicians, dentists or other $103,005 / $116,033 complete a 4-year pharmacy authorized medical program. License required. practitioners. Assess and plan rehabilitative Doctorate programs that improve Industry shifted from master's Physical Therapists mobility, relieve pain, and $60,597 / $67,194 degree to requiring 8-year decrease deformity of patients Ph.D. Licensed required. with disease or injury. Care for patients under supervision of a physician. Professional Degree Might give physicals, collect Most have bachelor's and Physician Assistants $72,687 / $79,686 patient histories, counsel complete a 2-year PA program. patients or prescribe License required. medications. Assess patient health and care 2-4 Years for ill or injured patients. Might Most have associate or Registered Nurses $52,135 / $62,782 advise patients on care bachelor's degree. License management. required. 30
  31. 31. HOSPITALITY & TOURISM Have you worked in a restaurant? Do you like to plan family recreational activities? Skills Used in this Cluster: Cluster Description: • Customer service skills to Hospitality and tourism workers help people enjoy vacations and entertainment deal effectively and courteously activities. You might work at a restaurant, resort, sports arena, theme park, museum, with the public. or hotel. For example, you might manage operations of a college cafeteria, guide high • Flexibility to handle unexpected school students on a trip to Spain, or rent equipment at a recreation center. and hectic situations. • Memorization skills for remembering orders, tables and customers. Ways to Explore this Cluster: • Patience to satisfy customers' • Help plan an event like a dance or charity event. expectations, particularly those • Plan a family vacation. establishments dependent on • Plan and cook meals for family or neighborhood events. repeat business. • Take a part-time job in a restaurant, amusement center or hotel. • Physical stamina to lift • Take a class related to: platters of food or cooking o Family and Consumer Sciences pots and stand for long o Geography periods of time. o International Business o Marketing o Office Procedures ACE Participating Businesses: • Hampton Inn • Comfort Inn • Holiday Inn • Fairmont Convention • Perkins Restaurant & Visitors Bureau • Super 8 31
  32. 32. HOSPITALITY & TOURISM Annual Low/ Occupation Description Education / Training Outlook Median Wages Varies Plan, direct, or coordinate Some complete 2-4 month activities of an organization or Food Service Managers $30,508 / $37,747 program at a community or department that serves food technical college. Work and beverages. experience necessary. Accommodate patrons by registering and assigning rooms, transmitting and On-the-Job Training Hotel, Motel, & Resort Desk receiving messages, keeping $17,684 / $19,556 Most receive short-term Clerks records of accounts and training. collecting payments from departing guests. Use hand tools to perform On-the-Job Training Meat, Poultry, & Fish Cutters & routine cutting and trimming of $20,661 / $22,648 Most receive 1 month to 2 Trimmers meat, poultry, and fish. years training. Prepare, cook and present 1-2 Years food according to recipes in Restaurant Cooks $17,743 / $20,252 Some train on the job or attend restaurants, hotels and short-term program. institutions. Serve food and beverages to On-the-Job Training customers at tables or Most learn on the job. Upscale Waiters and Waitresses counters. Take orders and $16,796 / $25,208 restaurants require previous make out checks. Might set or experience. clear tables. 32

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