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GETTING REAL. About S tudent E ducational and O ccupational P lanning ( SEOP’ s). PURPOSE OF PRESENTATION. To provide more awareness… Of what is happening in real world to understand importance to students of the SEOP process

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getting real
GETTING REAL

About Student Educational and Occupational Planning (SEOP’s)

purpose of presentation
PURPOSE OF PRESENTATION

To provide more awareness…

  • Of what is happening in real world to understand importance to students of the SEOP process
  • Of the need to help teachers understand why & how they can be involved in student career & educational planning
  • About why it is important for our students to have at least a tentative career & educational plan before registering for ninth grade, and an experienced plan when they graduate from high school
  • About the current Millennial Generation and its guidance needs
current student responses when asked about their post high school plans
Current Student Responses When Asked about Their Post-High School Plans
  • Do you now have a career goal?
  • Most do not
  • Do you have a plan on how to prepare for your career?
  • Even fewer have a preparation plan
  • What experience have you had with your career that tells you that it will be right for you?
  • Hardly any can say they’ve had experience with their chosen career

Questions asked of students:

who is planning to go to college

WHO IS PLANNING TO GO TO COLLEGE?

WHAT DOES COLLEGE MEAN TO YOU?

college today means any education or training after high school
COLLEGE TODAY MEANS ANY EDUCATION OR TRAINING AFTER HIGH SCHOOL

1 or 2 years

Community or Jr. College

Business schools

Technical schools, etc.

Apprenticeships

Military

Not just 4 year or more professional degrees!

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20

8

6

6

4

4

College Graduates

2

2

High Skill - High Wage

Occupation

Gray & Herr, “Other Ways to Win”

one more item
One more item:
  • 60% of the successful graduates will later report that they would do something different if they could!
  • Gray, GETTING REAL, p. 66
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Where are we going??

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Students who Expect & Experience Specific College Outcomes

70% 20%

Be undecided

12 65-85

DETOUR

Change majors

1 16

Fail a course

Take extra time to complete degree

8 60

Drop out

1 50

Transfer colleges

12 28

Work in college

36 60

Seek personal counseling

6 27

Need tutoring

15 20

Seek career guidance

5 25

Expect

Experience

Source: ACT/Educators Fall Workshop, 2001

we are living through one of the great periods of societal change in the history of humankind
We are living through one of the great periods of societal change in the history of humankind

There has been a fundamental shift in the way our society operates with a profound impact on the career world.

communications revolution
COMMUNICATIONS REVOLUTION
  • We now know how to communicate
    • Almost anything
    • In almost any form
    • Almost instantly
    • To almost anyone
      • and that is changing the world more rapidly than anything in history
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Basic Skills

Reading

Writing

Math

Speaking

Listening

People Skills

Social (relationship)

Negotiation

Leadership

Teamwork

Cultural Diversity

Personal Qualities

Self-esteem

Self-management

Responsibility

Thinking Skills

Creative thinking

Problem-solving

Decision making

Visualization

Skills Needed for Success in Today’s WorldSCANS SKILLSSecretary\'s Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills 1992
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The same skills are necessary for success in today’s world whether in college, or in the workforce!

the other side of curriculum
The Other Side Of Curriculum
  • The Curriculum Of The Past … An Information Curriculum
  • The Curriculum Of The Future … A Personal Development Curriculum
  • If our curriculum continues to be about information, kids don’t need us!
  • If it’s about personal development, they need us desperately!
dropouts
Dropouts

Few are failing academically when they leave.

Least likely to be employed.

Least likely to have health insurance.

Most prison inmates are high school dropouts.

Most cited reason for leaving:

No connection between school and work

u s has one of the highest dropout rates among industrialized nations of the world
U.S. HAS ONE OF THE HIGHEST DROPOUT RATES AMONG INDUSTRIALIZED NATIONS OF THE WORLD
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There is a high school dropout epidemic in America. Each year, almost one third of all public high school students fail to graduate from public high school with their class. Many of these students abandon school with less than two years to complete their high school education.

For many students, school is irrelevant.

When asked what would have prevented their dropping out the most common response of students (81%) was opportunities for real-world learning to make the classroom more relevant.

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A Nation At Risk:

The Imperative For Educational Reform

April 1983

A Nation At Risk:

The Imperative For Educational Reform

April 1983

Imperative for educational reform April 1983

“Our once unchallenged preeminence in commerce, industry, science, and technological innovation is being overtaken by competitors throughout the world.

…The educational foundations of our society are presently being eroded by a rising tide of mediocrity that threatens our very future as a Nation and a people. What was unimaginable a generation ago has begun to occur--others are matching and surpassing our educational attainments.

If an unfriendly foreign power had attempted to impose on America the mediocre educational performance that exists today, we might well have viewed it as an act of war. As it stands, we have allowed this to happen to ourselves.”

no longer a nation at risk now a nation way behind
No longer “A Nation at Risk;” now a nation way behind

Documentary TWO MILLION MINUTES addresses the issue of U.S. falling behind other nations in education and economic opportunity

Film crews recorded high school seniors in the U.S., India and China in 2005 and 2006. “What we saw and what the film portrays is that our culture has a highly developed athletic and extracurricular system but a deteriorating core academic system,” said Compton. “In 25 years, America has gone simply from being ‘A Nation at Risk’ to a nation way behind its largest future economic competitors – India and China.”

how teachers can help
HOW TEACHERS CAN HELP

Many students are taking classes simply to fulfill graduation requirements rather than preparing for their planned future.

Teachers can help students understand how the courses that they’re taking from them apply to the real world, especially careers.

There are resources that will help them with this.

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Career clusters and career pathways put education into a relevant context; they link what learners acquire in school to the knowledge and skills that are needed in the workplace.

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Clusters Slices – available for all 16 clusters

Cluster

Pathway

Specialty

A Closer Look at a Cluster

Health Science Career Cluster

career clusters web site
CAREER CLUSTERS WEB SITE

http://www.careerclusters.org/

posters available at
Posters available at

http://www.relevantclassroom.com/

utahfutures
UtahFutures

UtahFutures is our career and education information resource replacing the old Choices program.

It has many resources that teachers can use to help their students with career and educational planning.

introduction to utah futures instructions you can give to teachers
INTRODUCTION TO UTAH FUTURES (Instructions you can give to teachers)

Log on to your computers

Get on the internet and go to www.utahfutures.org

Click on “Create New Account”

Under “New Users” click on “create my porfolio"

Create your username and password

finding teacher career development activities
Finding Teacher Career Development Activities

On opening page click on Resources

Classroom Resources

Practical Learning Activities

Activity OverviewBusiness-EconomicsEmployability SkillsFine ArtsForeign LanguageHealthLanguage ArtsMathScienceSocial StudiesTechnology

utah dept of workforce services forcast
UTAH DEPT. OF WORKFORCE SERVICES FORCAST
  • Percent of Utah Jobs in 2014requiring Bachelor’s Degree or Higher:
  • 20.8 percent (Trendlines, Sept/Oct 2006, p. 14)
our students of today must prepare for an unknown future
OUR STUDENTS OF TODAY MUST PREPARE FOR AN UNKNOWN FUTURE
  • Web designer
  • Tissue Engineers
  • Gene Programmers
  • Data Miners
  • Myotherapist
  • relocation counselor
  • retirement counselor
  • robot technician
  • Underwater archaeologist
  • space mechanic
  • information broker
  • job developer
  • leisure consultant
  • bionic electron technician
  • computational linguist
  • fiber optic technician
  • fusion engineer
  • image consultant

Jobs unheard of a few years ago:

dave master
Dave Master

Grew up in New York City

Taught art at Rowland High School, East L.A. for 18 years

Learned animationwith his students

Connected with the professionals in the animation world (Bill Carter, Chuck Jones.etc)

His students were hired out of his high school program over students graduating from college in animation

dave master1
DAVE MASTER
  • Became director of artist development and training for Warner Bros. Studios in Hollywood and London
  • Of all the resumes sent to Warner Bros. for employment, only one in a thousand qualified for employment
  • Dave says “more and more it is your portfolio that will get you the job, not your degree.”
the millenial generation
THE MILLENIAL GENERATION
  • Optimistic, happy, confident
  • Individualistic, yet group oriented
  • Short – very short – attention span
  • Busy, multi-tasking
  • Achievement oriented
  • Acknowledge and admire some authorities
  • Conventional – get along well with parents
  • Ambitious yet clueless
today s students need intervention
TODAY’S STUDENTS NEED INTERVENTION
  • Without intervention, most will not make an informed decision
  • Simply graduating from high school and going on to college is usually not an informed choice. It is the industrial age conveyer belt route
  • We tend to measure success by the numbers of students who graduate from high school and go on to college
  • Success can only be measured by the numbers of students who are in well-paying and satisfying careers
intrusiveness
INTRUSIVENESS

An effective Student Leadership model should be on the constant lookout for students in need of help and guidance… learning to be naturally intrusive.

(from Beatty presentation Working with Millennials)

how can we help them succeed
How can we help them succeed?

Important things must be made Mandatory and NOT Optional!

We should assign points to the activity.

Monitor their completion of tasks.

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Bill Gates: Rules for the New Economy

  • Rule 1: Life is not fair; get used to it.
  • Rule 2: The world will not care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.
  • Rule 3: The vast majority of students will not make $40,000 a year right out of high school. You won\'t be a vice president with a car phone until you earn both.
  • Rule 4: If you think your teachers are tough, wait until you get a boss. He doesn\'t have tenure.
  • Rule 5: Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your grandparents had a different word for burger flipping; they called it opportunity.
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Rule 6: If you mess up, it\'s not your parents\' fault, so don\'t whine about your mistakes; learn from them.
  • # 7: Your school may have done away with winners and losers but life has not. In some schools they have abolished failing grades and they\'ll give you as many times as you want to get the right answer. This doesn\'t bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real life!
  • Rule 8: Life is not divided into semesters. You don\'t get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you "find yourself." Do that on your own time.
  • Rule 9: Television is not real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.
  • Rule 10: Be nice to nerds. Chances are you\'ll end up working for one!
tools for intervention
TOOLS FOR INTERVENTION
  • SEOP’s
  • UtahFutures
  • Work Based Learning
  • Academies
moral imperative for counselors and all educators
Moral Imperative for counselors and all educators
  • Get rid of the “students have the right to fail” attitude through clear intervention strategies
  • Present accurate, clear and informative data to students and parents
  • We are in the information age, ignorance is a choice, not a given
  • Insist on a tentative career plan before 9th grade by using intervention tools as guides
  • Challenge the One Way to Win mentality by

asking why students are going to college

  • Confront them with real world data to

assure that they are making informed choices

references
REFERENCES
  • Kenneth Gray, Edwind Herr GETTING REAL, 2000 ed.
  • Kenneth Gray, OTHER WAYS TO WIN, be sure to get the Feb, 2006 edition
  • Ken is Professor Emeritus of Education at Penn State University and has been researching workforce, education and career outcomes for 20 years
references1
REFERENCES
  • DElBeatty, Working withMillennialsDirector of Student Involvement and University LeadershipSouthern Utah
references2
REFERENCES
  • Thomas Friedman,
  • The World Is Flat [Updated and Expanded]: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century (April, 2006)
what does the world future society predict about the millennials
What does the World Future Society predict about the Millennials?

1. They will have a huge impact on every aspect of society.

2. They are the next “great generation” of U.S. society exhibiting many of the heroic qualities of the WWII generation.

3. They have a strong entrepreneurial bent. Twice as many say they would prefer to own a business rather than be a top executive

4. Employers will need to adjust their policies to the values of this new generation

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