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Career Clusters and Labor Market Information . Incorporating Career Resources into your Curriculum to Engage your Students . WHY relate your subject to careers Reason #1. Students become more engaged if the course work is RELEVANT Why should I learn this? Is this useful to me now?

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Career Clusters and Labor Market Information

Incorporating Career Resources into your Curriculum to Engage your Students


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WHY relate your subject to careersReason #1

  • Students become more engaged if the course work is RELEVANT

    • Why should I learn this?

    • Is this useful to me now?

    • How does this open doors for me?


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WHY relate your subject to careers?Reason #2

  • Studies show students need and rise to the challenge of MORE RIGOR

    • Add more rigor by emphasizing the real world application of the skills and knowledge they are developing in your class.


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WHY relate your subject to careers?Reason #3

  • Students with a thought-out career plan perform better academically, are more apt to complete a college program, and transition successfully into independent adulthood.


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WHY relate your subject to careers?Reason #4

  • Standards and benchmarks include career education.


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Guidance Central

Or

Bridges.com


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WHAT career info. do students need?

  • Self-knowledge— “It’s all about me!”

    • Interests, Values, Aptitudes and Skills

  • Job Market Information

  • Career Clusters/Pathways/Occupational Information

  • College (and other alternatives) Info.

  • Financial Literacy


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Labor Market Information

(that you and your students need to understand)


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Changing Labor Force (USA)

  • Aging

    • 77 million baby boomers retiring before 2030

    • By 2015, 19% of workforce will be over 55 yrs.

  • Diverse

    • More racially and ethnically diverse

    • 40% of U.S. population growth due to immigration


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Surplus

  • World supply of highly skilled and relatively low pay workers is increasing

    • China has 220 million “surplus” workers (U.S. has 140 million workers)

  • Professionals available on world market in wide range of fields for a fraction of the cost of U.S. professionals


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    Surplus

    • Example:

      • 2005 College Graduates

        • China – 3.3 million

        • India – 3.1 million

        • U.S. – 1.3 million

      • Engineering Graduates in 2005

        • China – 600,000

        • India – 350,000

        • U.S. – 70,000


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    Outsourcing

    • Outsourcing is utilizing experts from outside the business to perform specific tasks that the business once performed itself, often for reasons of lowering costs and efficient use of labor.


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    Mobile

    • Workers less likely to spend the major portion of their career with a single employer.

      • Employees (students) need skills marketable to a variety of employers rather than employer-specific training.

      • Employers may not invest in worker training if that training will make their employees more attractive to other companies.


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    Wireless

    • collaboration is mobile and personal.

    • Employees available to the world’s employers without moving.


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    “Because technology makes simple tasks easier, it places a burden on higher level skills”

    enGauge 21st Century Skills


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    “The illiterate of the 21 burden on higher level skills”st Century will not be those who cannot read or write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn.”

    Alvin Toffler, Futurist & Author


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    Best jobs of the 21 burden on higher level skills”st Century

    Students need to know it’s important to consider a career that will be in high demand in the future and will afford them the lifestyle they want without creating credit or debt problems.


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    Best jobs of the 21 burden on higher level skills”st Century

    Healthcare

    • Administration

    • Nursing

    • Physical health

    • Dentistry

    • Mental health


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    Best jobs of the 21 burden on higher level skills”st Century

    Business & Professional Services

    • Financial Services (Banking, Securities, Accting.)

    • Human Resources

    • Law

    • Communications

    • Public Relations

    • Sale & Marketing

    • Food Services


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    Best jobs of the 21 burden on higher level skills”st Century

    Technology

    • Biotechnology

    • Engineering

    • Information Technology

    • New Technologies (nanotechnology,…)


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    Worst jobs of the 21 burden on higher level skills”st Century

    • Manufacturing

      (Manufacturing is actually growing in ND.)

    • Journalism

    • Radio Announcers

    • Travel Agent

      Forbes.com 10-09-2007

    The workers at the highest risk are those at all skill levels who do routine work!


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    ND Employment by burden on higher level skills”Education Level

    Pro - $45,911 typical

    Unskilled – $19,501 typical

    Skilled - $31,221 typical

    Job Service North Dakota Employment Projections 2004-2014


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    Let’s look at examples of burden on higher level skills”Jobs(ND High Demand Jobs)

    Unskilled (36%) Annual Salary

    Food Service $12,600 – $15,200

    Receptionist $15,300 – $23,700

    Truck Driver $17,900 – $31,600

    Construction Laborer $19,500 – $27,200

    Retail Clerk $12,900 – $27,200

    Nurse Assistant $ 17,600 - $23,200


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    Let’s look at examples of burden on higher level skills”Jobs(ND High Demand Jobs)

    Skilled (48%) Annual Salary

    Electric/Electronic Tech. $33,300 – $54,200

    Dental Hygienist $46,100 – $57,200

    Carpenter $22,600 – $34,100

    Plumber $47,100 – $95,000

    Nurse $33,400 – $54,200

    Welder $23,200 – $39,100

    Medical Sonographer $29,100 - $60,848


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    Let’s look at examples of burden on higher level skills”Jobs(ND High Demand Jobs)

    Professional (16%) Annual Salary

    Social Worker $29,500 – $43,500

    Engineer $40,000 – $84,000

    Teacher $26,000 – $39,300

    Pharmacist $56,200 – $85,600

    Architect $30,600 – $64,000

    Business Manager $39,300 – $70,700


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    Starting Pay for burden on higher level skills”Uncool, High-Paying Jobs

    Pharmacist 157,000 by 2020

    $80,000 to $100,000

    Nurse Anesthetist 13,000 by 2011

    $80,000 to $95,000

    Funeral Director 34,000 needed now

    up to $130,000


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    Starting Pay for burden on higher level skills”Uncool, High-Paying Jobs

    Industrial Electrician 200,000 by 2011

    Up to $70,000

    Commercial Plumber/ 107,000 by 2011

    Pipefitter $56,000 to $95,000+

    HVAC Cannot find enough

    up to $80,000


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    Guidance Central burden on higher level skills”

    Or

    Bridges.com


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    Want to find out more? Check out . . . burden on higher level skills”

    www.bridges.com

    Site ID: Password:


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    16 Career Clusters burden on higher level skills”

    National Model


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    Use Career Clusters burden on higher level skills”

    • There are 16 Career Clusters

    • Career Clusters help organize jobs by SKILLS needed and by INTEREST!

    • Use the Career Clusters Interest Survey

    • Then – students can look at the many jobs that may match their interests and talents.


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    Each Career Cluster Has A burden on higher level skills”Plan of Study


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    A burden on higher level skills”Plan of Study provides:

    • More occupations to think about

    • Suggested Classes

    • Other learning opportunities

    • Postsecondary programs to consider


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    Getting Real: Helping Teens Find Their Future burden on higher level skills”by Kenneth Gray, Penn State University

    “Postsecondary success hinges on 2 factors: Academic skills and the commitment that comes from career direction.”