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  1. What does your future hold? Practical career guidance for teens

  2. What is on your horizon? A job is defined as work. A career is defined as a profession. Do you want a job or a career?

  3. Career Planning Would you want to do your current high school job for the rest of your life? Have you thought about your future plans? Do you want to enjoy going to work and doing something that you want to do?

  4. Why is education so important? • http://ohiolmi.com/proj/projections/ohio/EdPays.pdf • High school diploma = average $626 per week • Bachelor’s degree = average $1038 per week • You can earn over $20,000 more per year with a degree

  5. Future Trends in the Workforce Expectations of the 21st Century Workforce : • 90% of the fastest-growing occupations require some education beyond high school. (U.S. Department of Education, 2006a) • In 2010, the number of jobs requiring at least a bachelor’s degree increased 21.6%, and the number of jobs requiring at least an associate’s degree increased to 32%. (Ohio Business Roundtable, 2006) • The proportion of new jobs requiring a high school education or less is expected to drop from 47% in 2004 to 37% in 2014. (Hecker, 2005) • If current trends continue, more than 40 percent of manufacturing jobs will require postsecondary education by 2012. Thirty years ago, more than half of U.S. manufacturing workers did not even have a high school diploma. (Ohio Business Roundtable, 2006)

  6. Labor Market Information • Labor Market Information (LMI) is statistical data that provides details of job growth for a particular area • http://www.careerinfonet.org/oview1.asp?next=oview1&Level=Overall&optstatus=&jobfam=&id=1&nodeid=3&soccode=&ShowAll=&stfips=39

  7. Earnings potential, What is it? • Choose the level of education you wish to achieve • Choose the annual wage range that you wish to make • http://ohiolmi.com/jobs/CareerEdWage.htm

  8. Job Market in Ohio • Buckeye Top Fifty • http://ohiolmi.com/proj/projections/ohio/Buckeye50.pdf • Northwest Ohio Jobs in Manufacturing • http://www.ohiomeansbusiness.com/key-industries/manufacturing.php

  9. Still undecided? • College? Technical School? Military? Now is the time to research • Many students begin college without declaring a major • You can research careers before and during your first year of college • http://www.mynextmove.org/

  10. College or Tech School : Where do I go? • It’s important to compare schools • Do they have the degree you desire? • How much will it cost? • There are over 50 career technical schools in Ohio • http://students.ohiohighered.org/awe/locations • There are 82 four year colleges and universities in Ohio • http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/

  11. But how do I pay for continued education? • Yes, college and technical school is expensive but assistance is available • Scholarships, grants, work-study and loans • http://www.aie.org/

  12. The age of technology • Be cautious of your electronic communication • Your Facebook or MySpace pages • Email addresses must be appropriate; partydude@yahoo.com is NOT appropriate • Voicemail messages must be appropriate; “Yo, you know what to do, wait for the beep dog!” is NOT appropriate • Ringback tones must be appropriate; Anything that you wouldn’t want your Grandma to hear is NOT appropriate • http://blog.simplyhired.com/2011/02/professional-email-address-and-voicemail-message.html

  13. Questions & Contact Info • Local One-stop office: Mercer County One-stop 220 W. Livingston St. Celina, OH 45822 419-586-6409 WIA Youth Rep: Sommer Myer ODJFS Rep: Ben Salazar Workshop Presenter: Laura Jones