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Play Now. And NO pay later. Goals. Consider your lives in the next four years Think about what you want your life to be Think about how what you are doing NOW is helping you achieve it Consider options we have to help you achieve the life you want. Warming Up.

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And NO pay later


Goals
Goals

  • Consider your lives in the next four years

  • Think about what you want your life to be

  • Think about how what you are doing NOW is helping you achieve it

  • Consider options we have to help you achieve the life you want


Warming up
Warming Up

  • Consider each of the statements on your paper.

  • Select an answer for each one.

  • You may not know the information, but I need you to make a guess or prediction.

  • You have about _____ minutes to complete the task.


Part i why high school
PART I: Why high school?

It’s Not Just About the Money!

Most people who drop out of high school:

  • Only earn about $19,000 annually, which is 27% less than people who earned a diploma.

  • Tend to have more health problems

  • More likely to end up in prison

  • Die earlier

  • Cost the government, businesses and tax-payers BILLIONS of dollars

  • Can’t provide a positive future for their own children


Why people quit
Why people quit

  • 47 % said classes were not interesting

  • 43 % missed too many days to catch up

  • 69 % said they were not motivated to work hard

  • 35 % said they were failing

  • 32 % said they left to get a job


Part ii why college
PART II: Why college?

Most people who graduate from college:

  • Earn an average of $51,554 annually

  • Have less stress

  • Are happier with their lives

  • Able to go on vacations without losing pay

  • Can provide a safe and healthy environment for their children, and own parents

  • Live longer

  • Have more positive impact on their community


Part iii get started
PART III: Get started

  • You CAN start earning college credits, even as early as 10th grade.

  • You CAN earn professional licenses while you are here.

  • You CAN save thousands of dollars and make your diploma worth more.


Part iii get started1
PART III: Get started

  • You could avoid having to take a foreign language.

  • You could start working in your profession and earning money sooner.

  • You could only have to go to school half of the day.


Part iv figure it out
PART IV: Figure it out

  • Examine the career pathways.

  • Select several possible careers that may seem interesting.

  • Record on your chart.


Part v ctc
PART V: CTC

  • 24 programs at the Career and Technology Center

  • Every career pathway is represented at CTC.

  • Nearly 700 students every year get a head start on their career and college experiences.

  • http://ctc.sites.fcps.org/


Part v ctc course guide
PART V: CTC Course Guide

  • Skim through the bold headings of each program.

  • Look for:

    • Program description

    • Training, internships, license or credits you can earn

  • Record notes on your sheet.


  • Part v how ctc
    PART V: How CTC?

    • Sign up to shadow by going to guidance.

    • Visit CTC during the school day and learn more about two programs.

    • You are judging the programs, but you are also being evaluated by your enthusiasm, attitude, maturity, interest.

    • If you are interested in a program, complete application. (application)


    Part vi what else
    PART VI: What else?

    • Question/Comment

      Record on your sheet.


    Resources
    Resources

    • High school course guide

    • CTC webpage

    • Credits and licenses

    • MD Department of Licensing


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