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  • So what do you want to be when you grow up? Think about it because I might ask you later! <<Tell a little about yourself and your background…>>
  • The goal for today is to let you see data and sources that will help your students make good career choices. Careers that pay well and have a future.
  • So why is planning your career important? The Montana Dept. of Labor did a study that showed that 17% of people change their job every year. Over 40% said they had a plan, but almost 70% said that, if they were starting over, they would want more information. Changing careers, or “false starts” can cost you: tuition for retraining, turnover, and unemployment.
  • Since we all know that information is power, the more information you have, the better your decision will be. The information listed here…labor force, occupations, wages, and so on…are the types of data that will help your students make good career decisions.
  • So, let’s look at the population and labor force in South Carolina. We will use SC data today since you are from all over the state.
  • In order to know what you face in an adult ed environment, you need to understand the make-up of what is coming through your doors. This table shows population characteristics for the state and for the 3 largest counties. You can see that over 23% of the population in SC is under 18 years old. There is also a large group, 14.1%, that is 65 years or older. The state is predominately white, with over 28% black. This varies by county as you can see with Richland County being almost even between black and white, while Greenville County has only 18% black. We will talk in more depth about high school graduates and Bachelor’s degrees later on. It is interesting to see the percentages of languages spent at home that are other than English: Greenville has over 11%!
  • Before you can really understand the labor force, you need to understand some definitions… EMPLOYED: People 16 or older who worked FOR PAY anytime during the week of the 12 th of the month. You might think that is an arbritary date but the 12 th was picked because it is the date closest to the middle of the month that has the fewest national holidays. UNEMPLOYED: Same age group but want a job and are able to work. We call this the “able and available rule”: you are able to work (you have transportation and child or elder care figured out, and you are not sick, and you are available for work. LABOR FORCE: Just employed and unemployed added together UNEMP. RATE: Just a mathematical equation of the unemployment divided by the labor force. The unemployment rate is NOT just everyone who gets an unemployment check. It is more than that. Initial unemployment claims are included but the “recipe” also includes employment, turnover, layoffs, and data from neighboring states that share a labor market.
  • This is the BLS website, one of the hard ones to navigate… Check out what the arrow is pointing to…BLS will soon have more information for students and teachers!
  • But here are some teacher-friendly parts of the BLS website:
  • The US Census Bureau should be familiar to all of us and the keeper of the data about the population. It has a vast amount of information but can be hard to navigate. They do have a great teacher resource through…
  • This puts all of the education/school-related Census resources in one place. Facts for Features is very timely—it has Back to School statistics up now—Yes, already!! They also have lesson plans and teaching ideas. It’s a great resource!
  • Adult ed counselors aug 2013

    1. 1. August 23, 2013August 23, 2013 Lorraine FauldsLorraine Faulds Workforce Intelligence CoordinatorWorkforce Intelligence Coordinator SC Department ofSC Department of Employment & WorkforceEmployment & Workforce ““What do you want to beWhat do you want to be when you grow up?”when you grow up?”
    2. 2. Expose counselors to information they can shareExpose counselors to information they can share with students so better education and careerwith students so better education and career choices can be made.choices can be made. Goal for this workshop:Goal for this workshop:
    3. 3. 20 million Americans (17%) change jobs each year.20 million Americans (17%) change jobs each year. 41% of adults said they had a career plan.41% of adults said they had a career plan. 69% said if they were starting over, they would try69% said if they were starting over, they would try to get more career information.to get more career information. Educational “false starts” cost in tuition, possibleEducational “false starts” cost in tuition, possible occupational mismatches, employee turnover, andoccupational mismatches, employee turnover, and unemployment.unemployment. Source: The Importance of Career Planning, Montana Department of Labor & Industry Why is career planning important?Why is career planning important?
    4. 4. What Students Would Have Done DifferentlyWhat Students Would Have Done Differently To Be Successful in Today’s Labor MarketTo Be Successful in Today’s Labor Market Source: Unfulfilled Expectations: Recent College Graduates Struggle in a Troubled Economy, John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, Rutgers University, May 2011
    5. 5. ……information about theinformation about the labor market you arelabor market you are interested ininterested in Information such as:Information such as: PopulationPopulation Labor forceLabor force Educational dataEducational data IndustriesIndustries OccupationsOccupations WagesWages Educational requirements for occupationsEducational requirements for occupations Career clustersCareer clusters So we need information to makeSo we need information to make intelligent decisions…intelligent decisions…
    6. 6. A look at the local area…A look at the local area… (population & labor force)(population & labor force)
    7. 7. PopulationPopulation SC Greenville Richland Charleston 2011 Total Population 4,679,230 461,299 389,116 357,704 Under 5 years old (2011) 6.5% 7.1% 6.3% 6.6% Under 18 years old (2011) 23.1% 24.2% 22.6% 20.7% 65 years old and over (2011) 14.1% 13.0% 10.0% 13.0% White (2011) 68.4% 77.2% 48.9% 66.8% African American/Black (2011) 28.1% 18.4% 46.3% 29.7% Other (2011) 3.5% 4.4% 4.8% 3.5% Median household income (2010) $43,939 $46,830 $47,922 $48,433 Persons below poverty level (2010) 16.4% 14.1% 14.5% 16.5% High school graduates, age 25+ (2010) 83.0% 84.0% 88.4% 87.4% Bachelor's degree or higher, age 25+ (2010) 24.0% 30.0% 36.5% 37.5% Language other than English spoken at home Age 5+ (2010) 6.6% 11.3% 7.9% 7.2% Source: US Census Bureau, American Fact Finder Population Characteristics for SC and Selected Counties
    8. 8. First, a few definitions… Employed: Persons 16 years old or older who worked for pay any time during the week that included the 12th of the month. Unemployed: Persons 16 years old or older who are not working but want a job, and are able and willing to work. Labor Force: Employed plus unemployed. Unemployment Rate: Unemployment divided by labor force. Labor Force InformationLabor Force Information
    9. 9. Source: SC DEW, Local Area Unemployment Statistics program Employment in SC, Last 12 MonthsEmployment in SC, Last 12 Months
    10. 10. Source: SC DEW, Local Area Unemployment Statistics program Unemployment in SC, Last 12 MonthsUnemployment in SC, Last 12 Months
    11. 11. Source: SC DEW, Local Area Unemployment Statistics program Unemployment Rate, Last 12 MonthsUnemployment Rate, Last 12 Months SC & USSC & US
    12. 12. Source: SC DEW, Local Area Unemployment Statistics program US & SC Unemployment Rate with RecessionUS & SC Unemployment Rate with Recession RECESSION
    13. 13. A look at educationalA look at educational data…data…
    14. 14. South Carolina Educational Attainment 2011South Carolina Educational Attainment 2011 SC population 25 years old and older No school, 1.2% K-12, no diploma, 14.9% HS/GED, 30.5%Some college, 20.7% Associate's, 8.5% Bachelor's, 15.7% Master's +, 8.6%
    15. 15. About the jobs…About the jobs…
    16. 16. •Job openingsJob openings •Which industries have jobs?Which industries have jobs? •What occupations?What occupations? •Which companies are hiring?Which companies are hiring? When it comes to jobs,When it comes to jobs, people should be looking at…people should be looking at…
    17. 17. Where Are The Jobs?Where Are The Jobs? Industry % of total emp. Health Care and Social Assistance 13.0 Retail Trade 12.8 Manufacturing 12.1 Accommodation and Food Services 10.3 Educational Services 9.4 Administrative and Waste Services 7.7 Public Administration 5.9 Professional and Technical Services 4.4 Construction 4.3 Finance and Insurance 3.6 Wholesale Trade 3.6 Transportation and Warehousing 3.2 Other Services, Ex. Public Admin 2.6 Information 1.5 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation 1.5 Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 1.4 Utilities 0.9 Management of Companies and Enterprises 0.9 Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting 0.6 Mining 0.1 SC Employment by Industry, Oct.-Nov. 2012 Health Care and Social Assistance 13.0 Hospitals 37.7 Ambulatory Health Care Services 32.5 Nursing and Residential Care Facilities 17.7 Social Assistance 12.1
    18. 18. The JobsThe Jobs Top 20 jobs with the most openings in SC (2010-2020) Retail Salespersons Registered Nurses Combined Food Prep. & Serving Workers, Inc. Fast Food Cashiers Office Clerks Laborers & Freight, Stock, & Material Movers, Hand Customer Service Representatives Personal Care Aides Landscaping & Groundskeeping Workers Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers Nursing Aides, Orderlies, & Attendants Waiters & Waitresses Receptionists & Information Clerks Elementary School Teachers (not Special Ed.) Janitors & Cleaners (not Maids/Housekeepers) Bookkeeping, Accounting, & Auditing Clerks Childcare Workers Supervisors of Office & Administrative Workers Security Guards First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
    19. 19. Top 50 Jobs with the Most Openings inTop 50 Jobs with the Most Openings in SCSC See handout for complete list. Occupation Title # Change (2010-20) % Change (2010-20) Avg. Hourly Wage ($) Career Cluster Education Level* Retail Salespersons 10,867 17.0 11.63 Marketing Sales and Service Less than high school Registered Nurses 10,238 24.7 28.33 Health Science Associate's degree Combined Food Prep. & Serving Workers, Inc. Fast Food 6,651 18.7 8.46 Hospitality and Tourism Less than high school Cashiers 6,328 11.1 8.88 Marketing Sales and Service Less than high school Office Clerks 6,112 17.3 12.72 Business, Management and Administration High school diploma or equivalent Laborers & Freight, Stock, & Material Movers, Hand 5,223 17.1 11.95 Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics Less than high school Customer Service Representatives 5,165 15.6 14.41 Business, Management and Administration High school diploma or equivalent Personal Care Aides 4,618 57.0 9.37 Human Service Less than high school Landscaping & Groundskeeping Workers 4,507 20.8 10.69 Agriculture, Food and Natural Resource Less than high school (sorted by number of jobs) South Carolina's Top 50 Projected Occupations for 2020
    20. 20. Declining OccupationsDeclining Occupations By numerical change Top 20 Declining Jobs in SC (2010-2020) Correctional Officers and Jailers Door-to-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service Postal Service Clerks Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Sewing Machine Operators Chemical Plant and System Operators Data Entry Keyers Food Service Managers File Clerks Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders Information and Record Clerks, All Other Legislators Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials Rehabilitation Counselors Floral Designers
    21. 21. About the money…About the money…
    22. 22. Highest/Lowest Wages in SCHighest/Lowest Wages in SC Entry Average Experienced All Occupations 8.27 18.61 33.69 Highest 76.05 More than $90/hr 113.81 Anesthesiologists Anesthesiologists Oral Surgeons Lowest 7.55 8.41 9.77 Shampooers Counter Attendants Fast Food Cooks
    23. 23. Reality check!Reality check! www.jumpstart.org/reality-check.htmlwww.jumpstart.org/reality-check.html
    24. 24. An example from Reality Check…An example from Reality Check… •ShelterShelter: Share apartment with roommate: Share apartment with roommate •TransportationTransportation: Used car (includes insurance, maintenance, car: Used car (includes insurance, maintenance, car payment)payment) •FoodFood: Eat out: Eat out •UtilitiesUtilities: Electric, gas & water, cell phone: Electric, gas & water, cell phone •ExpensesExpenses: Minimum clothing, company health insurance,: Minimum clothing, company health insurance, Internet accessInternet access •EntertainmentEntertainment: Basic cable, concerts, clubs, music downloads: Basic cable, concerts, clubs, music downloads •PersonalPersonal: Basic haircut, makeup, do laundry at laundromat, car: Basic haircut, makeup, do laundry at laundromat, car wash, personal hygiene items, savings/gift/church fundwash, personal hygiene items, savings/gift/church fund Take home pay would need to beTake home pay would need to be $15.23/hour!!$15.23/hour!!
    25. 25. Take home vs. gross payTake home vs. gross pay Students need to be made aware that their hourly rateStudents need to be made aware that their hourly rate is NOT their take-home rate!is NOT their take-home rate! Usual deductions include:Usual deductions include: •Social Security and Medicare taxesSocial Security and Medicare taxes •Federal income taxFederal income tax •State and local income taxesState and local income taxes •Medical insuranceMedical insurance •Other deductions (union dues, disability insurance,Other deductions (union dues, disability insurance, meals, etc.)meals, etc.) •Voluntary deductions (other retirement savingsVoluntary deductions (other retirement savings accounts such as a 401 (k))accounts such as a 401 (k)) Deductions could total 20% or more of your gross pay!!Deductions could total 20% or more of your gross pay!!
    26. 26. Hourly, weekly, monthly & annual wagesHourly, weekly, monthly & annual wages Cheat Sheet!Cheat Sheet! $10/hour =$10/hour = $400/week =$400/week = $1,733/month =$1,733/month = $20,800/year$20,800/year
    27. 27. The more you learn, the more you earn!!The more you learn, the more you earn!! $- $10,000 $20,000 $30,000 $40,000 $50,000 $60,000 Less than high school High school graduate/GED Some college/Associate's Degree Bachelor's Degree Master's Degree or higher $17,645 $24,579 $30,343 $40,976 $54,100 Wages by Educational Attainment in SC, 2011
    28. 28. Educational Requirements forEducational Requirements for the Top 50 Jobs in SCthe Top 50 Jobs in SC 41 out of 50 do not require classroom training beyond high school! But remember, many of these occupations do not pay well because they do not require much education. Education # of Occs. High school diploma or equivalent 27 Less than high school 14 Bachelor's degree 4 Postsecondary non-degree award 3 Associate's degree 2
    29. 29. Jobs that require OJTJobs that require OJT (from the top 50 occupations) Medical Assistants ($14.00)Medical Assistants ($14.00) Truck Drivers, Heavy Duty ($17.55)Truck Drivers, Heavy Duty ($17.55) Customer Services Reps ($14.41)Customer Services Reps ($14.41) Retail Salespersons ($11.63)Retail Salespersons ($11.63) Security Guards ($12.57)Security Guards ($12.57)
    30. 30. OJT jobsOJT jobs where a certificate will help…where a certificate will help… Pharmacy Technicians ($13.59)Pharmacy Technicians ($13.59) Truck Drivers, Heavy/Tractor Trailer ($17.55)Truck Drivers, Heavy/Tractor Trailer ($17.55) Bookkeeping, Accounting and Auditing Clerks ($16.18)Bookkeeping, Accounting and Auditing Clerks ($16.18)
    31. 31. Jobs that requireJobs that require Postsecondary/Career Training orPostsecondary/Career Training or an Associate’s Degreean Associate’s Degree Registered Nurses ($28.33)Registered Nurses ($28.33) Nursing Aides/Orderlies/Attendants ($10.44)Nursing Aides/Orderlies/Attendants ($10.44) HVAC Mechanics/Installers ($17.72)HVAC Mechanics/Installers ($17.72) Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) ($18.77)Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) ($18.77)
    32. 32. BUT REMEMBER…BUT REMEMBER… The more you learn, the more you earn!!The more you learn, the more you earn!! $- $10,000 $20,000 $30,000 $40,000 $50,000 $60,000 Less than high school High school graduate/GED Some college/Associate's Degree Bachelor's Degree Master's Degree or higher $17,645 $24,579 $30,343 $40,976 $54,100 Wages by Educational Attainment in SC, 2011
    33. 33. Elementary School Teachers ($23.38)Elementary School Teachers ($23.38) Management Analysts ($34.34)Management Analysts ($34.34) Accountants & Auditors ($28.18)Accountants & Auditors ($28.18) Middle School Teachers ($23.60)Middle School Teachers ($23.60) Jobs that requireJobs that require a Bachelor’s Degree or highera Bachelor’s Degree or higher
    34. 34. Current Online Job OpeningsCurrent Online Job Openings (Top 20 in SC)(Top 20 in SC) Registered Nurses Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers Retail Salespersons First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers Customer Service Representatives Maintenance and Repair Workers, General Physical Therapists Insurance Sales Agents First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products Industrial Engineers Occupational Therapists First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers Computer User Support Specialists Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food Network and Computer Systems Administrators Nurse Practitioners Medical and Health Services Managers Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
    35. 35. Certificates for Online JobsCertificates for Online Jobs 7 of the top 10 requested certificates are healthcare- related Certified Registered Nurse Commercial Driver's License Certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Basic Life Support Advanced Cardiac Life Support Occupational Safety & Health Administration Certification Licensed Practical Nurse Top Secret Sensitive Compartmented Information Certified in Nursing Administration Physical Therapist Certification
    36. 36. Soft Skills Requested by EmployersSoft Skills Requested by Employers Oral and written communication skills Customer service oriented Microsoft Office Problem solving Detail oriented Self-starting / Self-motivated Organizational skills Sales and operations planning Sales experience Troubleshooting
    37. 37. For special jobseekers…For special jobseekers… You may have some students who will be special jobseekers such as… •Older: www.careeronestop.org/JobSearch/SpecialTips/for-older-workers.aspx •Younger: http://worksc.org/teen-job-search •No experience: http://blog.simplyhired.com/2010/09/finding-a-job-when-you- have-no-work-experience.html •Long time since they have searched for a job: www.theladders.com/career-advice/how-to-return-workforce-age •People with a disability: http://www.diversityworld.com/Disability/jobseek.htm
    38. 38. Where can we find moreWhere can we find more information?information? SC Department of Employment and Workforce, Labor Market Information (LMI): www.scworkforceinfo.com U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: www.bls.gov US Census Bureau: www.census.gov O*Net: www.onetonline.org
    39. 39. Community ProfilesCommunity Profiles
    40. 40. Community Profiles (con’t.)Community Profiles (con’t.) A profile of your area isA profile of your area is onlyonly three clicks away!three clicks away!1. Click on “Community Profile Report.” 2. Select your geographic area. 3. Click on “View Report.” Comprehensive 20+page report contains:  Economic Data  Demographic Data  Industry Data  Occupational Projections Data  Educational Data
    41. 41. Hands-on ToolsHands-on Tools Free for download or printing from the LMI website. • Business, Administration and Legal • Construction • Engineering • Healthcare • Information Technology • Installation, Maintenance & Repair • Manufacturing • Transportation, Distribution & Warehousing • Business, Administration and Legal • Construction • Engineering • Healthcare • Information Technology • Installation, Maintenance & Repair • Manufacturing • Transportation, Distribution & Warehousing
    42. 42. Information is Power!Information is Power! Power Pages •Jobseekers •Employers •Educators •Economic Development •Entrepreneurs
    43. 43. www.bls.govwww.bls.gov
    44. 44. www.bls.govwww.bls.gov •Use “Subject Area” tab to see a list of all topics on the website •Resources for Students or Teachers: Occupational Outlook Handbook & Occupational Outlook Quarterly; Recent articles include: Math at Work and Careers in Online Creativity Spotlight on Statistics (might be good for a math class!): Effects of Hurricane Sandy and Fashion
    45. 45. www.census.govwww.census.gov
    46. 46. www.census.govwww.census.gov For Teachers (www.census.gov/schools/for_teachers/) •Lesson Plans — Please check back often for new Census in Schools' lessons and information to help teachers and students learn about the importance of the 2010 Census. •Teaching Ideas — Ideas for you to incorporate census information into the classroom. History, graphing, collecting and understanding data, and more! •What High School Teachers Need to Know [PDF] — High School teachers, the Census Bureau has written a handbook just for you on how to understand and use American Community Survey data. •History of the U.S. Census — Learn how the census has changed from the first census of 1790 to the upcoming Census 2010. •Facts for Features — Share little known tidbits of information with your students. A compilation of facts about special days including anniversaries and observances such as Women's History month, Cinco de Mayo, Back to School, and more. •Distribution of U.S. Cities: 1790 to 2000 — Discussing history or geography? Share with your students a series of 22 maps showing changes in the size and distribution of American cities between 1790 and 2000. •QuickFacts — Quick, easy access to facts for students and teachers to learn about people, business, and geography for the nation or your state, county, or large city. •Broadcast, Photo, and Radio Services — Easy-to-access research opportunities include photos and videos as well as Profile America, a popular, daily, 60-second, bilingual feature with stories celebrating key observances or monthly commemorations using information collected by the Census Bureau
    47. 47. www.onetonline.orgwww.onetonline.org
    48. 48. 11 33 22
    49. 49. Assessment ToolsAssessment Tools Users can identify occupations that require skills and knowledge similar to their current or previous job, learn more about these suggested matches, locate local training programs, and/or apply for jobs. www.myskillsmyfuture.org www.mynextmove.org • For students and job seekers • Easy-to-use search and career overviews • Web-based Interest Profiler
    50. 50. QUESTIONS?QUESTIONS?
    51. 51. South Carolina Dept. of Employment & Workforce Labor Market Information Department (803) 737-2660 or 1-800-205-9290 www.scworkforceinfo.com Lorraine Faulds: lfaulds@dew.sc.gov

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