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  • Education, Arts, Retail, Hospitality and Tourism, and Human Services
development process
  • Project Development
    • Timeline for implementation
    • Goals of project
    • Education Review Panel
    • Labor market trends for Georgia
    • Existing courses
    • Program articulation to postsecondary institutions
approved courses 1999 200
Approved courses, 1999-200
  • Orientation to Life Skills and Careers
  • Family, Career, and Communities
  • Housing and Interiors
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Issues and Applications
approved courses cont
Approved courses, Cont.
  • Food Chemistry and Nutrition
  • Early Childhood, Education, and Services I and II
  • Nutrition
approved courses cont7
Elder Care I & II

Home and Family Management Technology I & II

Textile and Fashion Technology

Food Service Occupations I & II

Parenting for Success

Child Development and Parenting

Consumer Economics

Approved Courses, Cont.
colleges and university programs
Colleges and University Programs
  • Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

College Transfer Program

    • Family & Consumer Sciences
    • Child & Family Development
    • Early Childhood Education
    • Fashion Merchandising
    • Foods & Nutrition
    • Food Service Management
    • Home Economics Education
    • Interior Design/Home Furnishings
college and university programs
College and University Programs
  • Fort Valley State University
    • Family and Consumer Sciences
    • Food and Nutrition
    • Child Development

Associate Degree Program in Infant and Child Development

college and university programs10
College and University Programs
  • Georgia Southern University
    • Child and Family Development
    • Interior Design
    • Fashion Merchandising and Apparel Design
    • Family & Consumer Sciences Education
    • Nutrition and Food Science
college and university programs11
College and University Programs
  • Georgia State University
    • Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Hospitality Administration
    • Bachelor’s of Social Work
    • MBA with a major in Personal Financial Planning
college and university programs12
College and University Programs
  • Georgia State University
    • Didactic Program in Dietetics
    • Dietetic Internship
    • Dietetic Internship with Masters
college and university programs13
College and University Programs
  • University of Georgia

Child and Family Development

Child and Family Development

Early Childhood Education PK-2

Child Life Emphasis (health care)

Foods and Nutrition


Consumer Foods

Nutrition Science

college and university programs14
College and University Programs
  • University of Georgia
    • Housing and Consumer Education
      • Consumer Economics
      • Consumer Economics, Family Financial Management
      • Consumer Journalism
      • Housing
college and university programs15
College and University Programs
  • University of Georgia
    • College of Education
      • Family and Consumer Sciences Education
college and university programs16
College and University Programs
  • University of Georgia
    • Textiles , Merchandising, and Interiors
      • Fashion Merchandising
      • Furnishings and Interiors
        • Masters
          • Textile Science
          • Historic Costume
          • Merchandising

Ph.D. in Textile Science

university of georgia
University of Georgia
  • Family and Consumer Sciences

Proposed New Majors

Family Financial Management

Residential Property Management

Infant-Pre-K Early Childhood Education

statistical employment data
Statistical Employment Data

Georgia Department of Labor

Occupational Trends for Family and

Consumer Sciences Related Jobs

georgia department of labor
Georgia Department of Labor
  • Fastest-Growing Occupations
  • Social & Human Service Assistants
  • Tax Preparers
georgia department of labor20
Georgia Department of Labor
  • Largest Job Growth
  • Customer Service Representatives
  • Food Prep and Serving Workers
  • Teacher Assistants
  • Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
  • Child Care Workers
georgia department of labor21
Georgia Department of Labor
  • Most Annual Openings
    • Food Prep and Serving Workers
    • Customer Service Representatives
    • Sales Representatives
    • Elementary School Teachers and Special Ed. Teachers
    • Child Care Workers
    • Teacher Assistants
georgia department of labor22
Georgia Department of Labor
  • Largest Declines
    • Sewing Machine Operators
    • Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks
    • Dining Room/Cafeteria Attendants/Bar Helpers
georgia department of labor23
Georgia Department of Labor
  • Master’s Degree
  • HOT –Educational, Vocational, & School Counselors
  • School Counselors
  • Social Scientists and Related Workers
  • Archivists, Curators, & Museum Technicians
georgia department of labor24
Georgia Department of Labor
  • Work Experience With a Bachelor’s


  • Hot Financial Managers
  • Hot Management Analysts
  • Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary
  • Social and Community Service Managers
  • Hot Education Administrators, Postsecondary
georgia department of labor25

Georgia Department of Labor

Bachelor’s Degree

All Hot Jobs

hot jobs
  • Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers
  • Financial Services Sales Agents
  • Insurance Sales Agents
hot jobs27
Hot Jobs
  • Special Education, Preschool, Kindergarten, & Elementary School
  • Teachers, Primary Secondary, Adult, All Others
  • Financial Specialists
hot jobs28
Hot Jobs
  • Instructional Coordinators, Counselors, Social and Religious Workers
  • Special Ed Teachers, Secondary Schools
georgia department of labor29
Georgia Department of Labor
  • Associate’s Degree
    • Social Science Technicians
georgia department of labor30
Georgia Department of Labor
  • Postsecondary Training
      • Real Estate Sales
georgia department of labor31
Georgia Department of Labor
  • Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Supervisors of Food Prep and Serving Workers

Postsecondary Vocational Teachers

Food Service Managers

Supervisors of Housekeeping

work experience in a related occupation
Work Experience in a Related Occupation
  • Vocational Education Secondary, Chefs and Head Cooks
  • Supervisor, Protective Service Worker, all other
georgia department of labor33
Georgia Department of Labor
  • Long-term On-the-job Training
  • Faster than average Growth
  • Cooks, Restaurant
  • Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria
  • HOT Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigations
  • Textile, Apparel,& Furnishings Workers
georgia department of labor34
Georgia Department of Labor
  • Moderate-term on-the-job-training
  • Faster than average growth
  • Social & Human Service Assistants
  • Bakers
  • Tax Preparers
  • Demonstrators & Product Promoters
georgia department of labor35
Georgia Department of Labor
  • Short-term on-the job Training
  • Faster than average growth
  • Food Prep and Service Workers
  • Customer Service Representatives
  • Child Care Workers
  • Teacher Assistants
  • Receptionists and Information Clerks
  • Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks
  • Food Servers, Non-restaurant
  • Protective Services Workers
  • Fitness Trainers
  • Library Technicians
traditional facs courses
Traditional FACS Courses
  • Orientation to Life Skills & Careers
  • Family, Career, & Communities
  • Textiles & Fashion Technology
  • Nutrition
traditional facs courses cont
Traditional FACS Courses, Cont.
  • Home and Family Management Technology I And II
  • Housing and Interiors
  • Child Development and Parenting
courses dropped from the board list
Courses Dropped from the Board List
  • Orientation to Life Skills and Careers
  • Family, Career, and Communities
  • Housing and Interiors
  • Nutrition
  • Family & Consumer Sciences Issues and Applications
courses dropped from the board list39
Courses Dropped from the Board List
  • Elder Care I & II
  • Home and Family Management Technology I & II
  • Textiles & Fashion Technology
  • Food Service Occupations I & II
  • Parenting for Success
non specialized program pathway choices
Non-Specialized Program Pathway Choices
  • Middle School FACS Connections
  • Foundations of FACS I
  • Foundations of FACS II
  • Consumer Economics
  • Child Development and Parenting
  • Food Science and Nutrition
  • Family & Consumer Sciences Co-op,Internship I & II
facs programs of study pathways
FACS Programs of Study (pathways)

Early Childhood Education and Services

  • Teacher Apprenticeship training program
  • College track, non-education focus
  • Early Childhood Education
facs programs of study pathways42
FACS Programs of Study (pathways)
  • Interior Design
  • Family Services
  • Nutrition and Wellness
  • Consumer Services
  • Professional Foods
career education plans
Career/Education Plans
  • Commonalities
    • Foundational level course for 9th grade
    • At least two upper level specialty courses
    • Work-based learning (WBL)
    • Opportunity for WBL through internships, apprenticeship, or other forms of WBL
    • Meets graduation requirement for 4 credits in Career & Tech Ed
why career guidance
Why Career Guidance?
  • Career Development is a lifelong process by which individuals define and redefine career-related choices and outcomes.(NOICC, March 1994)
teacher as advisor program tap
Teacher-as -Advisor Program (TAP)
  • A guidance delivery system

Whereby large student populations are grouped in smaller pods to receive guidance services including academic development, personal/social development and career development facilitated by local school personnel.

why students
Why? Students
  • Need help to enter a rewarding career
  • Need a hopeful vision of the future
  • Need the opportunity to experience the world of work
why students49
Why? Students
  • Need to recognize the link between the world of work and education
  • Need to know that postsecondary education is required in many occupations
why students50
Why? Students
  • Need to recognize that the expectation is for them to become productive citizens
  • Need to know that they will change jobs several times in their lifetime
why students51
Why? Students
  • Will change the way they work because of advances in technology
  • Are expected to perform a variety of tasks
  • pected to be creative, intuitive, and team-oriented
  • Will compete in global markets
rationale teachers as advisors
Rationale: Teachers-as- Advisors
  • Counselor ratios of 1 counselor to 457 students are common
  • Middle school counselors may have 700 students
  • Most counselors spend 47% of their time off task performing non-program duties.
rationale cont
Rationale, (cont.)
  • Many school systems have not embraced a systematic and developmental approach using a comprehensive guidance program such as SMART CHOICES or the ASCA national model.
rationale cont54
Rationale (cont.)
  • Classroom instructors must concentrate on teaching specific performance standards in a effort to raise test scores
  • Instructors have more contact minutes with students
rationale cont55
Rationale (cont.)
  • Students need the connection that one caring adult can make
  • Students enter the 9th grade with little or no information about the Labor market, graduation requirements nor postsecondary education.
rationale cont56
Rationale (cont.)
  • Students cannot make the link between school and work
  • Students enroll in classes without the least bit of planning
career guidance strategies
Career Guidance Strategies
  • Teachers-as-advisors workshops and grants
  • Career activities are included within existing programs
  • Web site contains a TAP workshop to can be used with staff to develop,implement and evaluate a TAP.
family career and community leaders of america

Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America

Career Clusters and Student Organizations

national programs an essential tool
National Programs: An Essential Tool
  • Provide a link between classroom instruction and the real world
  • Reinforce SCANS competencies using leadership skills
  • Strengthen ties to business with community service projects
  • Enhance content using FCCLA career-specific programs
star events another tool
STAR Events: Another Tool
  • Competitive events give students opportunities for personal growth, learning life lessons, and practice and mastery of classroom instruction.
  • Competitive events are an opportunity to publicize the program and recruit volunteers, mentors, and potential employers.
next steps for facs
Next Steps for FACS
  • Provide assessment tools
  • Continue to develop lesson plans
  • Offer staff development
  • Cross-walk with CTSO curriculum
  • Provide links to additional educational and career resources
  • Revise Industry Certification Guidelines
  • Evaluate and “refresh”
references and resources
References and Resources

Georgia’s Occupational Trends in Brief:Projections to 2010

Georgia Department of Labor

HOT Careers to 2012, website information

Georgia Department of Labor (Workforce Information &


references and resources63
References and Resources
  • Georgia Career Information Systems (GCIS)

Georgia State University, Atlanta

  • FCCLA National Publications
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