Community Exploration and Career Development - Grades 9, 10, 11, & 12

Community Exploration

9th Grade

September visit to Ohio Health Hospital to experience what impact the hospital has on the community with their health care services and technological advances. The students will also be discovering the vast employment opportunities the hospital provides for high school through college graduates.

November visit to Pioneer Career and Technology Center to experience what services are needed to make a community thrive.

10th Grade

October visit to local manufacturers to experience what impact they have on the community/world with their products and technological advances. They will also be discovering the vast employment opportunities the manufacturers provide for high school through college graduates.

January Pioneer Career and Technology Center Student Enrollment Visit: Clusters-Lunch-Academics

11th Grade

October visit the Ohio Air/Army National Guard and R.E.D.H.O.R.S.E Division. This experience will show the impact this military installation has on our community. The students will discover the vast employment opportunities the Guard offers along with understanding the difference between active, reserve, and guard committments. The students will also leave with a better understanding of the Air/Army National Guard college tuition payment benefits.

Job shadowing and college visits.

12th Grade

College Visits

Grades 10, 11, 12

Host a Professional Day which invites local community members to share what they do, what education/training it took to achieve their success level, and what future outlook their perspective fields hold for the students.  This day also provides local community human resource managers the opportunity to address their perspective hiring practices to secure qualified personnel to meet their company's employment needs.

Company mentorships are in the developing stages but eventually these mentorship relationships will help students decide if they want to further pursue that occupation/field.


Career Development

9th Grade

Session 1: Students will continue work within the OhioMeansJobs site in the "Explore It" section. Under this tab, the students will take an assessment in the Career Profile section to discover and understand their work personality and work interest code. The premise of this code is to match individuals with other individuals (who love their job) and share the same interests as they do. If a student can match their passions with other individuals who love their profession, then it is reasonable to say that they would like that same profession. Consequently, once students discover what their interest code is, they can then search for careers that engage those interests. The comprehensive  O*NET website will be introduced to students to help them conduct career searches based on their interest code and Learning Style (6th grade survey activity that was saved in the "back pack").

Session 2:  Students will continue work within the OhioMeansJobs site in the "Explore It" section. Under this tab, the students will experiment with a "living expenses" budget by utilizing "Budgeting for your Career" section. By completing this exercise, the numbers will show the student a realistic income in order to sustain their lifestyle.  The students then will be able to access the O*NET website that post median income wages for the perspective careers being researched.  This will help the student pursue or abandon the perspective career based on income potential and the budget for their lifestyle.

10th Grade

Students will continue within the OhioMeansJobs site to develop their resume, and complete post secondary search through the occupation search.

January Pioneer Career and Technology Center Student Enrollment Visit: Clusters-Lunch-Academics

11th Grade

Students will focus on career pathways and look at post secondary options through career seraching using OhioMeansJobs and Career Connections web sites.

12th Grade

Individual student career coaching and post secondary plans. Students will access Career Connections to look at additonal information on career options.

Grades 10, 11, and 12

Host a Professional Day which invites local community members to share what they do, what education/training it took to achieve their success level, and what future outlook their perspective fields hold for the students.  This day also provides local community human resource managers the opportunity to address their perspective hiring practices to secure qualified personnel to meet their company's employment needs.

Company mentorships are in the developing stages but eventually these mentorship relationships will help students decide if they want to further pursue that occupation/field.

Grades 9, 10, 11, and 12

Individual student career coaching

RESOURCES

Career Trees

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