Do you spend a lot of time using the computer? Do you love video games? Do you like doing puzzles? Do you like thinking about how parts of a system or machine fit together to make the whole work better? 3. Do you like to do complex calculations? 4. Are you a born troubleshooter? Do you like solvng problems on the spot as they pop up? 5. Do you like tinkering with old cars and repairing household appliances on your own? QUICK QUIZ
6. Do you like categorizing things by common traits? Do you keep lists? Are you a collector? 7. Would you enjoy organizing a science or natural history museum? 8. Do you easily pick up on patterns? 9. Do you like working with computer programs? 10. Do you take pride in being consistently accurate in the things you write and say? QUICK QUIZ
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ADVANTAGES OF TAKING WEB DESIGN at Donaldson Career Center Two Credits per semester Two hour, hands-on class, daily , w. 10 minute break Learn professional programs Macromedia Dreamweaver Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign HTML Digital Photography, formatting, layout MS Office: Publisher, PowerPoint, FrontPage Taught by a professional web designer
WEB DESIGN TEACHER At Donaldson Career Center • Web Design Certificate from Greenville Tec • Owns design company: www. UpCountryDesigns.net • Wrote an HTML manual that’s supplemental in Greenville Tec web classes • Has more than 30 course hrs. in web development • Made 670 on Business II Praxis test • LOVES teaching and designing web media : )
Take a look at some salaries that relate to computer jobs*: • Information Technologoy Director $102, 319 • Enterprise Infrastructure Director $117, 964 • E-Commerce Manager $ 79,353 • PC Support Manager $ 73,311 • Computer Operations Manager $ 69,903 • Website Software Developer $ 58, 974 • Security Administrator $ 57, 933 • Computer Engineer $ 56,417 • Web Designer $ 52,028 • Network Administrator $ 50,948 www.salary.com for SC jobs
10 Fastest-Growing IT Professions • Software Designer 100.0% • Technical Suspport Analyst 97.0% • Website Software Developer 89.7% • Network Administrator 81.9% • Web Designer 66.7% • Database Administrator 65.9% • Business Systems Analyst 59.7 % • Computer Systems Analyst 59.7% • Information Technology Director 47.9% • Technical Writer 29.6%
The realities of global competition have hit hard in South Carolina • 4,300 manufacturing jobs in South Carolina have been cut since 20051 • 50% of textile jobs in South Carolina have been lost since 20012 • 44% of U.S. textile jobs have been lost to overseas competition since 19963 1Wee, G. and Hirsch, D. The Charlotte Observer. June 15, 2006. 2Healy, B. The Spartanburg Herald-Journal. May 20, 2006. 3DuPlessis, J. The State. June 17, 2006.
Gaps exist between the knowledge and skills our workforce possess and the requirements of available jobs in the future. *1998–1999 State Department of Education Special Survey. **Judy, R.W., D’Amico, C., and Geipel, G.L. Workforce 2020: Work and Workers in the 21st Century.
If 85% of jobs require education or training beyond high school, then South Carolina students must be provided with: • Exposure to the entire range of professional opportunities that exist • Programs to help them choose classroom courses relevant to their aspirations and abilities • Ongoing guidance and support from educators, counselors and parents or parental designees • Interaction with professionals in their chosen fields to understand job requirements and employer expectations
What’s the current situation of South Carolina students? • 53% of high school students graduate in four years — the nation’s lowest “on time” graduation rate in 20031 • 33% of 8th graders scored below the basic reading level in 20052 • 17% of South Carolina households were headed by high school dropouts in 20052 1Education Week publisher research. 2Annie E. Casey Foundation, 2005 Kids Count report.
Technology • What has changed over the years…??
YEAR 1983 • E-mail • Web pages • Google • iPODs • Laptops • Digital cameras • Doppler radar • Cell Phones • Debit cards