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  1. 2. Hello… <ul><li>When I was your age I… </li></ul><ul><li>Professionally I am… </li></ul><ul><li>My educational background is… </li></ul><ul><li>I am here today because… </li></ul><ul><li>My expectations of you today are… </li></ul><ul><li>This presentation will last… </li></ul>
  2. 3. <ul><li>High school will be the most critical period in your life! </li></ul>0–14 70–90 Prepare Now! HIGH SCHOOL 14–18 For Lifelong Learning Prepare Now for Life! 18 – 22 WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO? Why? <ul><li>Keep up to date in current job/vocation </li></ul><ul><li>Retrain for newly created jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Have flexibility to switch careers </li></ul>WORKING LIFE OF 48 YEARS 22–70
  3. 4. Our Changing World <ul><li>In the next 6 minutes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>60 babies will be born in the U.S. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>244 babies will be born in China. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>351 babies will be born in India. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Knowledge is increasing at incredibly rapid rates: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 week’s worth of the New York Times contains more information than an average person in the 18 th century would have encountered in a lifetime. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The amount of technical information doubles every 2 years. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>China will soon become the #1 English-speaking country in the world. </li></ul>Did you know?
  4. 5. Evolving Technology 1973 - First cell phone Weight: 1 lb, 14 oz. 1964 IBM Mainframe 8MB Memory Today’s laptops and iPods: Thousands of times more memory than the original computers Today’s cell phone: Weight < 3 oz.
  5. 6. The Last 25 Years <ul><li>A few of our technological advances . . . </li></ul><ul><li>DVDs </li></ul><ul><li>Digital cameras </li></ul><ul><li>Automotive navigation systems utilizing GPS technology </li></ul><ul><li>PDA’s </li></ul><ul><li>Grocery store self-checkout lanes </li></ul><ul><li>Satellite TV </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail </li></ul><ul><li>World Wide Web </li></ul><ul><li>. . . What will the next 25 years bring? </li></ul>
  6. 7. The next 25 years? <ul><li>Low skill jobs will continue to be eliminated. Today we see: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Grocery store checkers replaced by self-checkouts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Receptionists replaced by voicemail systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bank tellers replaced by ATM machines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Toll takers replaced by EZ tags </li></ul></ul><ul><li>At the same time, technological advances create more jobs requiring higher skill levels. </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>You will need to know more—no matter what you plan to do beyond high school </li></ul><ul><li>Most of the jobs available when you are ready to enter the workplace will require some form of education or training beyond high school. </li></ul>What will this mean for you?
  8. 9. <ul><li>4 years of English Language Arts </li></ul><ul><li>2 years of a foreign language </li></ul><ul><li>4 years of social studies </li></ul><ul><li>4 years of math </li></ul><ul><li>4 years of science </li></ul><ul><li>Speech, fine arts, and computer classes </li></ul>What will you need in high school? Research shows that a specific set of courses will help ensure that you have the greatest chance of success after high school:
  9. 10. Become a Texas Scholar <ul><li>Complete either the Recommended High </li></ul><ul><li>School Program ( RHSP ) or </li></ul><ul><li>Distinguished Achievement Program ( DAP ) </li></ul><ul><li>Complete at least 2 courses eligible for </li></ul><ul><li>college credit while in high school </li></ul>
  10. 11. The Texas Scholars: High School and Beyond Program is all about options World of Work Military Service 2-Year Program (i.e. Associate’s Degree) College High School
  11. 12. Think About It… $ $
  12. 13. Imagine . . . $28,000 Annual Salary $2,333 monthly budget Item Payment Amount left Federal Income Tax (10%) $233 $2,100 Social Security Tax (7.65%) 178 1,922 Medical/dental insurance + out-of-pocket 150 1,772 Housing (Rent - 1 Bdrm, Unfurn) 600 1,172 Food 330 842 Car Payments 300 542 Car Insurance 167 375 Gas, Oil, etc. 70 305 Telephone 30 275 Utilities 105 170 Clothing 30 140 Entertainment 30 110 Personal Items 25 85 Furniture, TV, appliances 50 35 Savings 25 10 Miscellaneous 10 0
  13. 14. Minimum Wage vs. Skilled Job You Choose! $6.55 x 40 hrs/wk $262.00 x 52 wks/yr $13,624 Unskilled Labor $13.50 x 40 hrs/wk $540.00 x 52 wks/yr $28,080 Skilled Labor
  14. 15. World-Class Jobs for Texas Scholars <ul><ul><li>Licensed Vocational Nurse $31,544 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accounting Clerk $29,323 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Radiologic Technologist $37,913 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Electrician $29,037 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Physical Therapy Assistant $32,928 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chemical Technician $37,758 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CAD Drafter $40,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Electronic Technician $39,273 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Forensic Science Tech $33,848 </li></ul></ul>Starting salaries with Certificates and 2-year Associate Degrees Update per Texas Workforce Commission—Wage Information Network, Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown MSA
  15. 16. World-Class Jobs for Texas Scholars Starting salaries with 4-year college degrees <ul><ul><li>Chemical Engineer $62,124 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Financial manager $48,150 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Registered Nurse $47,706 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accountant $38,757 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Network Administrator $36,200 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher-Houston area $38,815 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Physician’s Assistant $56,404 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Statisticians $50,025 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer Software Engineer $47,868 </li></ul></ul>Update per Texas Workforce Commission—Wage Information Network, Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown MSA
  16. 17. Career Planning Resources www.tbecachievetexas.org
  17. 18. Begin Thinking About Your Future Now! www.tbecachievetexas.org
  18. 19. College is Affordable <ul><li>Scholarships and Grants </li></ul><ul><li>Loans </li></ul><ul><li>Work-study programs </li></ul><ul><li>Tax credits </li></ul><ul><li>Completion of the Recommended High School Program is CRITICAL to your being eligible for financial aid. </li></ul>
  19. 20. Prepare Now . . . By making choices that will give you good options later on in your life!
  20. 21. . . .For An Exciting Future <ul><li>Technological advances will mean exciting new opportunities for those who are prepared. </li></ul><ul><li>Competition will be fierce—so strive to do your best . . . </li></ul><ul><li>Look to Texas Scholars – High School and Beyond </li></ul>What will the next 25 years bring?
  21. 22. Graduate as a Texas Scholar