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  1. MAP YOUR FUTURE A Career Planning Guide

  2. It is never too early to think about your future! MY FUTURE?? Because, what you do in school today... will impact your choices in the future!

  3. Not only are you learning important subject skills, but you are learning other valuable skills that you will need... • communication • problem-solving • responsibility • good work habits • team work • positive attitude You'll need all this knowledge when you go to work!

  4. SCHOOL gives you the tools you need to build a solid future!

  5. Career development is an important part of your education, too. In fact, the more information you have about yourself and the world of work, the more informed decisions you can make! Remember, career development is an on-going, lifelong process!

  6. There are three stepsthat lead to yourfuture!

  7. 1. Assessment Who Am I? • Life priorities • Interests • Preferences • Aptitudes • Skills • Achievements 2. 3. Exploration Action Where Am I Going? • Career Information • Labor Market Information • Career research • Goal setting • Connecting Classroom • to World of Work How Do I Get There? • Skills to Develop • Education / Training • Self-marketing activities: • networking, resumes • interviews, follow-up • Obstacles and strategies

  8. 1.ASSESS-Learn about yourself! Before you know what kind of work is right for you, you need to discover who you are. What are your interests, skills, and values? 2.EXPLORE-Learn about careers! Labor market information will help you learn about educational requirements and the number of workers needed in a particular career. 3. PLAN-Be a goal setter! Planning what courses you need in high school can help you reach your career goals.

  9. Florida CHOICES PLANNER www.flchoices.org

  10. Florida CHOICES PLANNER: • WORK SECTION • career information program • assessments • 650+ occupations • career videos • resume builder • LEARN SECTION • 8,000 postsecondary schools • high school & postsecondary planning • YOUR PORTFOLIO SECTION • stores assessment results • saves education & career plans

  11. On Florida CHOICES: • Create a portfolio in the student section. • Take the Interest Profiler. • You will get a list of occupations that match your results. • Explore the occupations on your list for • information. • You can find out: • a description of the career • the average annual wage • the future outlook • the education/training required • the Career Cluster

  12. Most occupations today require some type of education or training after high school.In fact, 85% of all new jobs projected will require education/training past high school.Workers will need to be better educated to fill new jobs and continue to learn as technology and skill requirements change. That means life-long learning!

  13. When you have information on yourself and • careers, it's time to map out a plan. • list your career goal • list what you will do this year • to achieve your goal • list what you will do in high • school to achieve your goal • list the education/training • required after high school • Your electronic portfolio in CHOICES saves your • career and education plans. • Go to www.FACTS.org to complete • your ePEP. • (electronic Personal Education Plan)

  14. You can plan your high school courses, and... You can select your major area of interest-electives that help you learn more about areas you might be considering in future careers. Then you'll be on the success track to high school graduation!

  15. Map out the future you want! • Understand that what you do in school matters! • Know your interests and possible careers that match! • Make plans to prepare for a rewarding future!