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  1. NEW HAMPSHIRE SCHOLARS College Ready, Work Ready, Ready for Life. “Follow The Child”

  2. What is NH Scholars? Challenge Yourself • National program using business leaders to motivate students, beginning in 8th grade, to complete a rigorous course of study • Helps students attain skills they need in work & life: the ability to tackle challenging work & learn what they need to know to do it Over 70% of recent high school grads wish they had taken more rigorous courses in high school. Source: Achieve 2005 Business volunteers help students learn the 21st century skills that today’s employers require

  3. Who can be a NH Scholar? Program targets all students • Generally, 25% of students already doing this • Main target: Remaining 75% of student body • What does a NH Scholar receive? • Gold medallion at graduation • NH Scholars seal on diploma • Electronic indication on transcript • Increased academic and financial rewards

  4. 4-YearCollege Workforce (Civilian & Military) Community or Technical College New Hampshire Scholars Have More Options in Their Chosen Career Pathway Encourages students to go above and beyond high school graduation requirements.

  5. Why participate? College, Career, Money • Your high school transcript is your scorecard. • Colleges and employers evaluate you on your skills and accomplishments • More opportunities for federal, local and institutional scholarships (That’s FREE money for college!) • Challenge yourself! Put yourself in a position to succeed.

  6. New Hampshire Scholar

  7. Global Competition SOURCE "Global Gamesmanship," Harvard Business Review, Vol. 81, No. 5, May 2003.

  8. Hours an Average American Student Spends in School

  9. Typical Japanese Student School Day/Week • Two-hour home study time Sun.–Thurs. • School year of 225 days vs. our 180 PLUS

  10. Phasing Out Low-Skill Jobs telephone operator fork lift operator assembly line worker Fact: 70% of jobs that may be available to you after high school have not even been invented yet.

  11. “About 60% of applicants are poorly prepared for a typical entry-level job because they simply lack the necessary basic education skills required in today’s labor market.” 25 Applicants – 15 Do Not Qualify 10 Qualify Prepared Applicants Get the Jobs SOURCE: 2005 Skills Gap Report – Deloitte, 2005

  12. Prepare Now! For Life-long Learning • Keep up to date in current job/vocation • Retrain for newly created jobs • Have flexibility to switch careers WHY? Life-span Analysis High school is the most critical period in your life 0–14 14–18 22–70 70–90 HIGHSCHOOL WORKING LIFEOF 48 YEARS

  13. Business & Industry Need… • Solid academic preparation • Good communication skills (verbal and written) • Sound science and math foundation • Ability to think critically and make decisions • Computer-literacy • Team-orientedemployees

  14. IMAGINE your job $27,000/year $2,250/month Tom Mortensen, Postsecondary Opportunity, No. 89, November 1999

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  32. SkilledLabor $14.50 x 40 hrs/wk $580.00 x 52 wks/yr $30,160.00 year Minimum Wage vs. Skilled Job Unskilled Labor $7.25 x 40 hrs/wk $290.00 x 52 wks/yr $15,080.00 year You choose!

  33. World-Class Jobs for New Hampshire Scholars Starting Salaries with 2-year Associate’s or Certificate Degree Office Manager $38,000 Industrial Engineering $53, 500 Paralegal $45,820 SOURCE: US Bureau of Labor Statistics and US Census Bureau, 2005

  34. World-Class Jobs for New Hampshire Scholars Starting Salaries with a Bachelor’s Degree Architect $58,000 Electrical Engineer $54,209 Business Administration $53,928 SOURCE: National Association of Colleges and Employers, 2005

  35. Make the most of high school This time period shapes you The next four years are the best chance students have to determine their future. No matter what your past performance was, you have a brand new opportunity to become a better student and succeed in life! Make becoming a New Hampshire Scholar part of preparing for your Career Pathway!

  36. What’s Next? • You and your parent sign the pledge sheet • Meet with your counselor to develop a 4-year education plan • Challenge yourself every day

  37. Top 10 Reasons to be a New Hampshire Scholar 1. Better prepared for post secondary, the workforce, and/or military– NH Scholars test out of remedial classes in college 2. Economic prosperity - Quality workforce brings jobs to your community 3. & 4. Scholarships & College Admissibility- Better candidate for merit scholarships and admission to college • Recognition – Gold medallion, transcript, diploma, benefits, acknowledgement • Attendance and discipline- Scholars attain critical thinking and problem solving skills • SAT, ACT, NECAP and college entrance exams are higher • Community Service – Scholars are recognized in their community for their volunteer service. It is a fact that students who do community service make better grades in school. • Nationally recognized program – StateScholars is a nationally recognized program in twenty-five states by the US Department of Education. • It is just the smart thing to do. Without an education there are lesser opportunities for a career that will adequately support a family in the future. High School is the place that you must start to plan your future.

  38. Become a Scholar today… Become aSuccess tomorrow! For more information about the New Hampshire Scholars Program please contact: Scott Power, Director 3 Barrell Court, Suite 100 Concord, NH 03301 603.225.4199 x300 www.NHscholars.org