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Your choices today make a difference tomorrow

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Your Choices Today Make a Difference Tomorrow

Education GO Get It Campaign


Your choices today make a difference tomorrow

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Global Competition . . .

. . . requires a strong academic foundation.

Photograph licensed from PictureQuest, LLC.


Career opportunities

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Career Opportunities

  • Demand is growing for highly skilled workers.

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Where are the qualified applicants

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Where are the qualified applicants?

  • 25 Applicants

  • – 21 Do Not Qualify

  • 4 Qualify

    “We can place roughly 17% of job applicants because many applicants simply lack the necessary basic education skills required in today’s labor market.”

    Texas Workforce Commission


Prepare now for life

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Prepare now for life!

  • High school choices are important.

  • You will work 40 to 50 years of your life.

  • Choose something that you enjoy doing!

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Your choices today make a difference tomorrow

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Your Ticket to College or Technical School = Georgia’s College Preparatory and Technical/Career Preparatory Programs

Requirements (Units):

Georgia’s College Preparatory and Technical/Career Preparatory Programs

[Source: Georgia Code IHF(4), 160-4-2-.46]

Note: Students who wish to be eligible for the HOPE Scholarship Program should check with their counselors regarding current HOPE Scholarship requirements. See Appendix 6, “Georgia’s HOPE Scholarship Program.”

For more details about Georgia requirements for graduation, go to www.doe.k12.ga.us/_documents/doe/legalservices/160-4-2-.46.pdf,

a Web site of the Georgia Department of Education.

Also, local requirements may exceed state requirements; check with your local school system.


Georgia s college preparatory and technical career preparatory programs offer many benefits

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Georgia’s College Preparatory and Technical/Career Preparatory Programs offer many benefits.

  • You’ll be better prepared for college.

  • You’ll be more likely to qualify for a HOPE scholarship and other scholarship and grant awards.

  • You can earn better scores on the SAT and ACT college entrance exams, as well as on other standardized tests.


Imagine

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IMAGINE…

  • Your job as a high school graduate…

  • $24,000 per year = $2,000 per month

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How far does a 24 000 annual salary go

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$2,000Monthly Budget

AmountRemaining

How far does a $24,000 annual salary go?

  • Federal Income Tax (10%) $200 $1,800

  • Social Security Tax (7.65%) 153 1,647

  • Medical/Dental Insurance 50 1,597

  • Housing (Rent—1 Bdrm., Unfurn.) 400 1,197

  • Food 300 897

  • Car Payments 300 597

  • Insurance 100 497

  • Gas, Oil, etc. 60 437

  • Telephone 25 412

  • Utilities 100 312

  • Clothing 50 262

  • Entertainment 50 212

  • Savings 50 162

  • Personal Items 50 112

  • Medical Expenses 25 87

  • Furniture, TV, Appliances 75 12

  • Miscellaneous 12 0


What kind of paycheck would you like to take home

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What kind of paycheck would you like to take home?

High School Dropout

High School Graduate

$5.15

x 40 hrs./wk.

$206.00

x 52 wks./yr.

$10,712.00

$11.54

x 40 hrs./wk.

$461.60

x 52 wks./yr.

$24,000.00


World class jobs

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World-Class Jobs

  • Starting salaries with two-year associate’s degree, diploma, or certificate

    Court Reporting $37,000

    Occupational Safety $35,000

    Medical Sonography $33,500

    Electrician $32,000

    Physical Therapy Assistant $30,400

    Chemical Technology $29,500

    Computer Electronics $28,000

    Architectural Design $26,400

    Electronic Technology $25,300

Update per Texas Workforce Commission,

Wage Information Network

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World class jobs1

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World-Class Jobs

  • Starting salaries with bachelor’s degree

    Math/Statistics $49,000

    Mechanical Engineer $41,000

    Network Administrator $35,000

    Nursing (R.N.) $34,000

    Economics & Finance $34,000

    Accountant $30,000

    Business Operations $28,000

    Specialist

Update per Texas Workforce Commission,

Wage Information Network

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Careers in georgia

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Careers in Georgia

The Five Fastest-Growing Careers in Georgia

Projected to 2010

  • From: Georgia Occupational Trends in Brief: Projections to 2010.

  • Georgia Department of Labor, Michael L. Thurmond, Commissioner.

  • www.dol.state.ga.us/wp/occupational career trends.htm

  • www.quickstats.dol.state.ga.us/demand/wages/major


A sample of georgia hourly wages by occupation training level

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A Sample of Georgia Hourly Wages By Occupation/Training Level

Postsecondary, Vocational Training (Diploma)

Short-Term, On-the-Job Training

Source: Georgia Department of Labor http://quickstats.dol.state.ga.us/demand/wages/EduTrain/Wages_By_EduCode.htm

** Hot Jobs: Above average growth and above average wages.


A sample of georgia hourly wages by occupation training level1

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A Sample of Georgia Hourly Wages By Occupation/Training Level

Associate’s Degree (2 years)

Bachelor’s Degree

Source: Georgia Department of Labor http://quickstats.dol.state.ga.us/demand/wages/EduTrain/Wages_By_EduCode.htm

** Hot Jobs: Above average growth and above average wages.


Highlights georgia wages georgia wage survey july 2003

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Highlights: Georgia Wage Survey, July 2003

Georgia Department of Labor

Georgia Wages, By Education/Training/Experience (Statewide)

Highlights: Georgia WagesGeorgia Wage Survey, July 2003

Source: Georgia Wage Survey, July 2003

Georgia Department of Labor, Michael L. Thurmond, Commissioner

ftp://quicksource.dol.state.ga.us/Current/wagesurveycurrent.pdf


What is georgia s hope scholarship program

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What is Georgia’s HOPE Scholarship Program?

  • Helping Outstanding Pupils Educationally (HOPE)

  • Largest state-funded grant program in Georgia

  • Financial assistance for selected students in most degree, diploma, and certificate programs

  • Apply for scholarships or grants for most public or private colleges, including technical colleges

  • Some monies available for GED students

  • Specific requirements and further information at www.GAcollege411.org

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Who is your competition for the hot jobs

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Who is your competition for the hot jobs?

  • The other students in this room

  • The other students in your community

  • The other students in Georgia

  • The other students in the U.S.

  • All other students around the world


Look into your future

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Look into your future!

  • You must prepare yourself

  • NOW

  • by making choices that will give you

  • Good Options

  • later on in your life!

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Questions

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Questions?

  • Contact Education GO Get It at

  • www.georgiago.org

  • Or

  • 1-866-GO-4-GRAD

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