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2. Dan Blake Director, Innovation & Partnerships Sonoma County Office of Education “Addressing the Issues”. Today’s teens and young adults are persistently disconnected from both education AND employment. Today’s workplace emphasizes…. Effective communication. Critical thinking.
Today’s teens and young adults are persistently disconnected from both education AND employment
Ability to access & analyze information
Agility & adaptability
Initiative & entrepreneurialism
Curiosity, imagination, & creativity
DO TODAY’S SCHOOLS?
A new approach to ensure that our youth are prepared to succeed & contribute to the economic, social, and cultural life of the community is a moral & economic imperative if we are to fulfill our responsibility to current and future generations.
Learn about a wide variety of jobs and careers
Explore, research, and plan for the future
Gain education, training, and work experience
Provide students with early career awareness & exploration opportunities to connect academic learning with student interests and the world outside of school
Most of us acquired a superficial and narrow knowledge base of occupations while we were growing up. Our occupational knowledge reflected what we knew about our family members’ jobs, the jobs of our neighbors, and the people we came in contact with in our community on a regular basis. This natural occurrence tends to severely limit the career options that students see for themselves. It may explain why so many children mention the jobs of firefighter, police officer, nurse, or teacher when asked what they want to be when they grow up. These jobs are familiar to them in their daily lives.(Colussy, 1998)
Expand knowledge of career options
Expand knowledge of high school and post-secondary education/training options
Increase perception of
(stress the importance of
Increase understanding of career goals, interests, and aspirations
Increase the number of students who develop integrated academic/career development plans, including course sequences that are consistent with career pathway options
Increase awareness of middle school staffs & parents regarding career development resources and educational options
Career Exploration Site Coordinator
The Real Game CA (fee-based curriculum)
Kuder Navigator (fee-based website)
Jobs Made Real (free website)
California Career Center (free website)
Math in CTE
Cradle to Career
Education Program Consultant
California Department of Education
email@example.com (or) 916-323-5146
Director, Innovation & Partnerships
Sonoma County Office of Education
firstname.lastname@example.org (or) 707-524-2780
Rebecca Dedmond, Ph.D.
Director, The Transition Initiative
George Washington University
email@example.com (or) 703-549-6935