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NEW Career Education Curriculum Build Your Future choices…connections…careers.
NEW Career Education Curriculum Build Your Future choices…connections…careers MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer. Michigan State University Extension programs and materials are open to all without regard to race, color, national origin, gender identity, religion, age, height, weight, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital status, family status or veteran status. (May, 2013)
Presenters Sara Keinath Extension Educator Michigan State University Extension Alias: Firefighter Laurie Rivetto Extension Educator Michigan State University Extension Alias: Retail Store Manager
Ready for Work, Ready for Life • Alliance for Excellent Education indicates: • National high school graduation rate = 78% • 26% of high school graduates are “college ready” • 60% of today’s jobs require post-secondary education or training • Nationally, 39% of 25-34 year olds have an associate’s degree or higher • National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium’s Career Ready Practices Goal #10 states that students will plan education & career paths aligned to personal goals. • Build Your Future also supports the job candidate skills/qualities employers want just released by the National Association of Colleges and Employers
Curriculum Overview • Purpose • Lessons align with: • National 4-H Mission Mandate – Leadership and Personal Development • National Career & Technical Education Standards • Research-based and peer-reviewed • Michigan • National 4-H Council • Piloted in Michigan with urban and rural sites
Youth Feedback 61 teens in five urban and rural Michigan sites gave feedback incorporated in the final design. Feedback was positive; as one teen participant said, “this was a very cool way to learn.”
Curriculum Overview Continued… • Target Audience: age 14-19 • Volunteer facilitators encouraged • Interactive lessons range from 30-90 minutes • Learning methods include: • skill assessments • quiz bowl • business plan and portfolio development • case study analysis and discussion questions
Curriculum Overview Continued… • Youth Career Journal and Facilitator Guide
Curriculum Overview Continued… • Learner outcomes and success indicators
Curriculum Overview Continued… • Experiential Learning Process Questions
Curriculum Overview Continued… • Evaluation and Completion Certificate
The Lessons • Skills…Choices…Careers • Making Career Connections • Build Your Future Through Portfolios • Education Pay$ • Career FUNds • Turn Your 4-H Passion Into Profits • Pounding the Pavement – includes online version • Putting the Pieces Together: Goals for the Future • Pathways to Success – includes online version
Potential Delivery Modes • Traditional 4-H Clubs • Countywide projects/programs • Mentoring • School enrichment • After school • Inclusive programming • Military • Camps • And more!
Additional Resources Online • Website with additional resources to supplement the activities: www.4-H.org/curriculum/careers • Web-based Learning Activities • Pounding the Pavement • Pathways to Success
To purchase the curriculum, visit 4-H Mall • Youth Guide - $10.95 each • Facilitator Guide - $13.95 each • Set of 1 youth and 1 facilitator guide - $23.95 • Set of 5 youth guides and 1 facilitator guide - $58.95
Q & A • How do you see Build Your Future enhancing your work with youth? • Questions from participants Sara Keinath: email@example.com 231-779-9480 Laurie Rivetto: firstname.lastname@example.org 734-729-3632