Middle School Counselors’ Toolbox for Career Exploration

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Susan Hunt
Coordinator, Employment Development/Business Partnerships
Glendale Unified School District
Glendale, CA

Laura Castagnari
Counselor
Toll Middle School
Glendale, CA

Jan Swinton
Associate Dean & Instructional Workforce Development
Glendale Community College
Glendale, CA

Middle School counselors now need interest surveys, job statistics, career pathway information, and familiarity with the local postsecondary offerings in order to be wise 1802 facilitators with students and parents. Glendale Unified and Glendale Community College teamed up to fill this toolbox and empower these counselors to deliver great guidance!

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Middle School Counselors’ Toolbox for Career Exploration

  1. 1. Middle School Counselors’ Toolbox for Career Exploration
  2. 2. Presented By: Susan Hunt Coordinator, Employment Development/Business Partnerships Instructional Support Services Glendale Unified School District Glendale, CA
  3. 3. Laura Castagnari & Melinda Piette Counselors Toll Middle School Glendale Unified School District
  4. 4. Jan Swinton Associate Dean Instructional Services & Workforce Development Glendale Community College Glendale, CA
  5. 5. Overview of Today’s Presentation: <ul><li>SB70 Grant – What it did for us </li></ul><ul><li>Community College Outreach </li></ul><ul><li>Projected Economic Outlook </li></ul><ul><li>AB1802 Conference Strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Tools for Career Planning in Middle School and Beyond </li></ul><ul><li>Time for Questions </li></ul>
  6. 6. SB70 Provided Tools for Counselors . . . <ul><ul><li>. . . to help students start thinking about possible careers! </li></ul></ul>
  7. 8. SB70 Grant Provided: <ul><li>Books: “The World is Flat” & “What Do I Like to Do?” </li></ul><ul><li>Conferences such as “Flight Path to the Future” </li></ul><ul><li>Counselors’ Day at Glendale Community College” </li></ul><ul><li>Middle School Counselor Career Workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Career Handouts for our Students </li></ul>
  8. 9. “ The World is Flat” Thomas L. Friedman 2006 edition <ul><li>Collapse of Berlin Wall </li></ul><ul><li>Netscape </li></ul><ul><li>Workflow software </li></ul><ul><li>Open sourcing </li></ul><ul><li>Outsourcing </li></ul><ul><li>Off shoring </li></ul><ul><li>Supply chaining </li></ul><ul><li>In sourcing </li></ul><ul><li>In-forming </li></ul><ul><li>Personal digital devices </li></ul>10 “Flatteners:”
  9. 10. Bureau of Labor Statistics December 2007 <ul><li>Post Secondary Experience needed for employment </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2006 2016 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>On the job training 70.3% 68.7% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vocational Certificate 5.2% 5.4% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Associates Degree 3.9% 4.2% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bachelor’s Degree 12.3% 13% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>M.A. and higher 8.3% 8.7% </li></ul></ul>
  10. 11. <ul><li>Fastest Growing Occupations </li></ul><ul><li>2006-2016 </li></ul><ul><li>Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts * </li></ul><ul><li>Personal and Home Care Aides </li></ul><ul><li>Home Health Aides </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Software Engineers, Applications * </li></ul><ul><li>Veterinary Technologists & Technicians </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Analysts * </li></ul><ul><li>Forensic Science Technicians * </li></ul><ul><li>Physician Assistants * </li></ul><ul><li>* Bachelor’s Degree or higher </li></ul>
  11. 12. Flight Path to the Future <ul><li>Opportunity to spend a day at Van Nuys Airport </li></ul><ul><li>Learn about all types of careers in ‘Flight” </li></ul><ul><li>Make connections with people in various fields of interest to students at all levels </li></ul>
  12. 14. Middle School Counselors’ Day at Glendale Community College <ul><li>What do the community colleges have to offer? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Certificate Programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transferring to a University </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Career Center </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GED Test </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Associate of Arts Degree </li></ul></ul>
  13. 15. Parent & Student Open House at GCC For all Middle School Families
  14. 16. Certificate Programs <ul><li>Culinary Arts </li></ul><ul><li>Restaurant Management </li></ul><ul><li>Fire Academy </li></ul><ul><li>Nursing </li></ul><ul><li>Media Arts </li></ul><ul><li>Insurance </li></ul><ul><li>Early Childhood Education </li></ul><ul><li>Emergency Medical Technician </li></ul>
  15. 17. Community College Outreach <ul><li>Tour the Career Center </li></ul><ul><li>Explore tools available for students at the college: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interest Inventories </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personality Types </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>College website </li></ul></ul>
  16. 19. Middle School Career Search <ul><li>Bridges (Computer Lab) </li></ul><ul><li>COIN – Booklet </li></ul><ul><li>Career Lessons for Classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Website Exploration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Know How 2 Go! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mapping Your Future </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Who Do You Want 2 B? </li></ul></ul>
  17. 20. Know How 2 Go!
  18. 26. AB1802 Conferences
  19. 28. Quick Facts about AB1802 Conferences: <ul><li>Review Student Records: test scores, transcripts, credits, attendance </li></ul><ul><li>Educational Options </li></ul><ul><li>Parent Interventions </li></ul><ul><li>Student’s Educational Goals </li></ul><ul><li>Student’s Career Goals </li></ul>
  20. 29. Who Gets an AB1802 Conference: <ul><li>Meet with all 7 th & 8 th Graders: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>College Prep (A-G) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Career Paths </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Special Needs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unmotivated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Undecided </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>At-Risk </li></ul></ul>
  21. 30. Conferences vary by Grade Level <ul><li>7 th Grade : Adjusting to Middle School </li></ul><ul><li>8 th Grade : Preparing for High School and Beyond </li></ul>
  22. 32. Toolboxes for Career Exploration
  23. 33. AB1802 Trade & Technical Career Paths
  24. 34. Career Toolbox <ul><li>High School Graduation Requirements </li></ul><ul><li>“Getting Ready for High School” – ROP Resource Book </li></ul><ul><li>High School Academies </li></ul><ul><li>Career & Technical Programs Handout </li></ul><ul><li>Community College </li></ul>
  25. 35. AB1802 College Career Paths
  26. 36. College Toolbox <ul><li>How PSAT/SAT relate to CST scores </li></ul><ul><li>A-G Requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Investigating Career Pathways </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What courses are required for your career? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What are the best schools for your career? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is the expected job outlook? </li></ul></ul>
  27. 37. Writing Prompts <ul><li>Designed to stimulate career discussion in all classrooms through the writing process </li></ul>
  28. 38. Key Points: <ul><li>Talk to students and their parents about careers as early as possible </li></ul><ul><li>Give them tools to investigate potential careers </li></ul><ul><li>Let them know their options & pathways </li></ul><ul><li>Remind them of community resources </li></ul>
  29. 39. Handouts <ul><li>GCC Career & Technical Programs Brochure </li></ul><ul><li>Writing Prompts </li></ul><ul><li>Website Resources </li></ul>
  30. 40. Questions?

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