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Hampton Middle School Parent Presentation. “College and Career Readiness” For All Students October 8, 2013 Michael D. Thompson Counselor Consultant, Pa. Department of Education. What’s Their Type?. Using Career Self Assessments To Figure Out Life and Work Settings That Will Assist Your

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hampton middle school parent presentation

Hampton Middle SchoolParent Presentation

“College and Career Readiness”

For All


October 8, 2013

Michael D. Thompson

Counselor Consultant, Pa. Department of Education

what s their type

What’s Their Type?

Using Career Self Assessments


Figure Out Life and Work Settings That Will Assist Your

Child To Discover and Enhance Their “Spark”

the journey begins 2 assessments
The Journey Begins2 Assessments


6 Types Based on Personality & Work Settings

Realistic ~ Doer

Investigative ~ Thinker

Artistic ~ Creator

Social ~ Helper

Enterprising ~ Persuader

Conventional ~Organizer

Career Clusters

16 Groupings of Occupations With Similar

Skills & Competencies

Agriculture, Food & Nat. Resources

Architecture & Construction

Arts,Audio Video & Communications

Business Management & Administration

Education and Training


Government & Public Administration

Health Science

Hospitality & Tourism

Human Services

Information Technology

Law, Public Safety,Corrections & Security



Science,Technology,Engineering & Math

Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

career development definition and rationale
Career Development Definitionand Rationale
  • Career Development is a continuous life long process through which people come to understand themselves as they relate to the world of work and their role in it.
  • The Career Development process is where an individual fashions a work identity. In America, we are what we do, thus it becomes a person’s identity.
  • It is imperative when educating our young people that our school systems assist and consider the significance of this responsibility for our youth and their future. The influences on and outcomes of career development are one aspect of socialization as part of a broader process of human development.
  • Hampton School District is beginning the process of building a K-12 career development program for “all” students. Tonight's Career Expo is part of that initiative!
the economic consequences of neglecting k 12 career development

The Economic Consequences of Neglecting K-12 Career Development

A generation of students without a career focus with numerous employment shifting and “college major hopping.”( ave.3-4 times in college career)

Ineffectual transitioning from secondary to post-secondary and work will cost employers millions in training and re-training because the average amount of time that is spent on a first job holder is less than a year.

Young people move through a series of “job experiments” in their early to late twenties costing employers and the young person time and money. This is extremely detrimental to the economy as well as the person.

pathways to prosperity educational reform brief
Pathways to ProsperityEducational Reform Brief

Pathways to Prosperity: Meeting the Challenge of Preparing Young Americans for the 21st Century

February 2, 2011

Harvard Graduate School of Education

Dr. William Symonds

the workforce issue
The Workforce Issue

The Forgotten Half in the United States

30% of United States people between 18-25 do not have a high school diploma.

20% of United States people between 18-25 “only” graduate from high school

3 solutions to the problem
3 Solutions to the Problem

Better Partnerships Between Business and Education-(Creating a Culture of Classroom Relevance)

Better K-16 Career Counseling(Everybody’s Business)

Government Contract With Youth to Make Postsecondary More Attainable

many youths without a purpose
Many Youths Without A Purpose

The Purposeful:

Found something meaningful,sustained

Interest and a clear sense of future Purpose

The Disengaged:

Neither a purpose in life nor an inclination to find one





The Dabblers:

Tried potentially purposeful pursuits, yet to commit

The Dreamers:

Imagining great things,

No practical pursuits

William Damon-Paths to Purpose

the pa pipeline to college
The Pa. Pipeline to College

PA ranks 5th in the nation

for sending HS students

to college.

PA ranks 45th in the

nation for graduating the

same HS students from



the crushing burden of post secondary debt
The Crushing Burden of Post-Secondary Debt

Average Loan debt is 29,000 per student in the U.S.

Debt load for students in the US has increased by 300% since 2001.*

Student Loan Debt has just passed credit card debt in the Pa. and the US. *

Only borrow what you expect to make in your first salaried year after Graduation from a two or four year program.* (Less than 12% of gross income) *Pheaa

types of post secondary training
Types of Post-Secondary Training
  • OJT(on the Job Training)- Weeks to Months, necessary skills, paid while attending training (Stackable credentials are now an employers preferred way to demonstrate specific industry skills).
  • Diploma or Certificate Program- 6 months to 1 year, entry level skills, technical schools,community colleges and even some universities.
  • Military Training- 3 years or more, skilled training with the GI Bill to pay for college after discharge or serve 20 years until retirement with full benefits.
  • Apprenticeship Program- 3-4 years, Industry-based program training workers on the job and in a classroom setting as well. Journeyman status in a specific industry. Apprentices paid as they go to school.
  • Associates Degree Programs-2 years, Terminal 2 year degrees allowing person to gain entry level employment in a specific career. Many workers go on for future degrees or credentials at workers expense. Located at community colleges and junior colleges. Many universities are now possessing 2 year terminal degrees and transfer possibilities.
  • Bachelors Degree Programs- 4 years, Four year degrees with a combination of general education course work and a specific major.
  • Graduate and Professional Degree Programs-1-5 years beyond the Bachelor’s Degree. Post graduate fields such as law, medicine, Phd and other professional degrees.
some popular careers and job growth in sw pa
Some Popular Careers and Job Growth in SW Pa.

Careers% Job Growth by 2016

  • Physical Therapists- 26.1%
  • Occupational Therapists- 23.2%
  • Social Worker- 22.6%
  • Pharmacy- 21.5%
  • Registered Nurse- 19.1%
  • Roustabouts,Oil and Gas- 17.0%
  • Child Care- 16.3%
  • Paralegals- 15.2%
  • Pre-School Teachers- 11.0%
  • Police Officers - 5.5%
  • Civil Engineers - 4.5%
  • Lawyers- 4.0%
  • Sound Engineering Technicians- -3.7%
  • Middle School Teachers -2.6%
  • Civil Draftsman/Architectural- -11.9%
  • Computer Programmers- -10.5%
most popular majors in us 4year
Most Popular Majors in US-4Year
  • #10. Political Science and Government
  • #9. Communications
  • #8. Economics
  • #7. English Language
  • #6. Education
  • #5. Biology/Biological Sciences
  • #4. Nursing
  • #3. Psychology
  • #2. Business Administration
  • #1 Undeclared/Undecided (1 in 8 students)

Huffington Post 2011

most employable majors 4 year
Most Employable Majors-4 Year

Based on: Job Growth Starting Salary

  • 10.Applied Math 16.7% $52,600
  • 9. Petroleum Engineering 17.0% $97,900
  • 8. Management Information Systems 18.1% $51,000
  • 7. Geology 19.3% $45,300
  • 6. Civil Engineering 19.4% $53,100
  • 5. Environmental Engineering 21.9% $51,700
  • 4. Software Engineering 24.6% $54,900
  • 3. Computer Science 24.6% $56,600
  • 2. Biochemistry 30.8% $41,700
  • 1. Biomedical Engineering 61.7% $53,800

Huffington Post 2012

least employable majors
Least Employable Majors

Based on: Unemployment Rate Starting Salary

  • 10. English Literature 9.2% $32,000
  • 9. History 10.2% $32,000
  • 8. Commercial Art&Graphic Design 11.8% $32,000
  • 7. Physical Education & Parks/Rec. 8.3% $31,000
  • 6. Music 9.2% $30,000
  • 5. Liberal Arts 9.2% $30,000
  • 4. Philosophy 10.8% $30,000
  • 3. Fine Arts 12.6% $30,000
  • 2. Film,Video,Photographic Arts 12.9% $30,000
  • 1. Anthropology/Archaeology 10.5% $28.000

Huffington Post 2012*

stages of career development linked to the cew standards

Stages of Career Development Linked to the CEW Standards

Stage, Age and Grade

Fantasy- Birth-10 years old (Grades K-4) Awareness

Interest- 11-12 years old (Grades 5-6) Awareness/


Capacity- 13-14 years old (Grades 7-8) Exploration

Tentative-15-17 years old (Grades 9-11) Planning

Crystallization- 18-21 years old (Graduation)

Students will be able to “crystallize” a vocational preference upon graduation from high school instead of by their mid 20’s!

*Donald Super

students need to know
Students Need to Know…..

Who they are…

(Awareness) Grades K-5

Where they want to go…

(Exploration) Grades 6-8

And understand the process of…

how they are going to get there!…

(Planning) Grades 9-12

what can you do
What Can You Do?
  • Get to know your childs “spark” and validate and embrace it.
  • Provide experiences and resources to explore their “spark”
  • Assist them and teach them good decision making skills to plan their “spark”.
resources for career planning
Resources for Career Planning

Career Information

  • Contact the school counselor for resources and experiences.
  • Look at the assessments that the school has given as well as their

career portfolio. Discuss these with your child.

  • Get involved in their course selection process.
  • Encourage involvement in extracurricular activities and part-time jobs.
  • Provide resources in the community for shadowing and internships.
  • Help your child research employable careers and college majors.
  • Discuss with your child about researching majors/programs to study then

selecting the type of school.

Websites to consider:






resources for college planning
Resources for College Planning

College Planning

  • Educate yourself on the various types of post-secondary schools and discuss this with your child.
  • Attempt to research the types of programs that lead to employment.
  • Research the cost of post-secondary programs.
  • Visit campuses and schools on vacation or throughout their entire high school years.
  • Establish a relationship with the counselor to discuss resources and experience.
  • Be open to new ideas and new information as your child begins to crystallize a plan.

Helpful Websites










Michael D. Thompson

PDE Consultant


pennsylvania higher education assistance agency pheaa
Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency - PHEAA
  • Administer the Pennsylvania State Grant & Other Funding Programs for PA residents
  • Provide Access to Post Secondary Goals
  • Higher Education Access Partners
  • Financial Aid Presentations, FAFSA Completion Sessions, Counselor Workshops, Education & Employment / Career Trends
  • Targeted Industry Program (TIP)

Affordable Post Secondary Options

    • Be Informed Consumers
    • Employment & Return On Investment
    • Commuting, Summer Credits, Meal Plans, Community College (2 + 2)
    • Academic Progress

EducationPlanner.org - MySmartBorrowing,




Marian Hargrave 724.614.3823 mhargrav@pheaa.org

a w beattie career center 18 career and technical programs
A.W. Beattie Career Center18 Career and Technical Programs
  • Advanced Computer Programming
  • Advertising Design
  • Agile Robotics
  • Auto Body Repair
  • Automotive Technology
  • Building Construction
  • Carpentry
  • Computer Systems Technology
  • Computer Network Engineering
  • Cosmetology
  • Culinary Arts
  • Dental Careers
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Emergency Response Technology
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Health Science Technology
  • Heating, Ventilation, and Air-Conditioning
  • Pastry Arts

Kim Zylinski

School Counselor



a w beattie career center nocti 2012 2013 review
A.W. Beattie Career Center NOCTI 2012-2013 Review
  • 885 Industry Certifications
  • 23 On the Job Internship Experiences
  • 7 Student Co-Op Employment Experiences
  • 284 Student Job Shadowing Experiences
  • 15 Junior Achievement Student Teaching Experiences
  • 35 Students on Clinical Rotations
  • NOCTI (National Occupational Competency Testing Institute)
    • 176 Eligible Seniors
    • 81% scored Competent or Advanced Overall
    • 94 % scored Competent or Advanced on the Written Exam
    • 84 % scored Competent or Advanced on the Performance Exam

United States Military

CPT John Thompson – APMS RMU

Not For Self, But Country

This We’ll Defend

National Guard / US Army Reserve

Over 120 specialties

National Guard – Mirrors Active Duty

Reserve – Support Units

National Guard – State and Federally funded

Reserves – Federally funded

Part-time Military, allows you to pursue another career

NG – full funding in-state colleges


NG has dual mission (State and Federal)

Active Duty

Over 150 specialties

Combat Arms

Combat Support

Combat Service Support

7 Army Values / Marine Core Values

Core Tenets

50 State friendships

3-6 year commitment

10 week BCT, 3-5 month AIT

Fitness and Nutrition

Family and Education






Semper Fidelis

Aim High…Fly, Fight, Win

united states military
United States Military


  • Over 1400 colleges and universities
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • 11 Satellite schools
  • Emphasize major over military
  • Leadership course
  • 2, 3, and 4-year scholarships
  • STEM and Nursing
  • 3-5 hours a week as a freshman
  • Normal college experience
  • Internships, Language programs
  • Scholars, Athletes, Leaders
  • Colin Powell, Lou Holtz, Sam Walton, James Earl Jones, Samuel Alito

Military Academies

  • Congressional or Senate nomination
  • Education equivalent to Ivy League
  • Engineering and hard sciences
  • Duty, Honor, Country
  • Strong Alumni Association
  • 50 State representation
  • 5-year obligation
  • Live, eat and play
  • Norman Schwarzkopf, 3 Presidents, NASA Astronauts, noted scholars and Nobel Peace prize recipients






http://www.academyadmissions.com - Air Force

bradford college

Bradford College

Nicole Kramer

find it all at ccac
Find it all at CCAC
  • CCAC educates more than 32,000 credit and 28,000 non-credit students annually, but students can expect an average class size of just 19 students. With the extensive network of four campuses and four centers located strategically throughout the region, in addition to a growing array of online courses and programs, CCAC is readily accessible to residents of Allegheny County and beyond.
  • The life of a CCAC student includes a full college experience, including classroom and online learning, sports teams and student clubs, as well as academic advising and tutoring services necessary to help students succeed. CCAC job fairs draw hundreds of local employers and the CCAC Honors Program offers opportunities to expand learning.
  • CCAC’s affordable programs enable students to save thousands of dollars—up to $45,000 for students who spend their first two years at CCAC before transferring to a bachelor’s program. It’s also ideal for students interested in earning an associate’s degree, certificate or diploma as preparation to enter the workforce.
  • Every year thousands of students make CCAC their college of first choice. Here’s why:

Innovation and Excellence in Teaching

  • Access to Financial Aid
  • Transfer Opportunities
  • Savings—College Made Affordable
  • Expanded Learning Options
  • Education for the Careers of Tomorrow in Two Years or Less
  • Extensive Student Services
  • Rewarding Student Life Experiences
peggy schmiedecke assistant director of admissions
Peggy SchmiedeckeAssistant Director of Admissions
  • La Roche Fast Facts
  • The College’s vision and mission reflects its goal to “foster global citizenship”

La Roche College Awards

why la roche college
Why La Roche College ?
  • Affordability!
    • Freshman automatically reviewed for merit-based scholarships.
    • These annual scholarships range in value from $1,000 to $14,000
  • Quality of the Faculty
  • Internships
  • Center for Student Development