Keep checking the Scholarship website to apply for FREE MONEY FOR COLLEGE! www.tinyurl.com/mustangscholarships
The Cass County Youth Commission is recruiting students who will be in grades 10, 11, or 12 during the 2016-2017 school year to be a part of the youth leadership program being sponsored by Cass County Government. Two students from each of the public and private high schools in Cass County will be selected to …View full post
Fargo – Sanford Health Youth Medical Explorer Program The youth medical experience program provides an excellent opportunity for selected high school juniors and seniors to explore careers in healthcare under the guidance of Sanford Health professionals. Acceptance into the program is competitive, with space for only a limited number of students. Applicants should be mature, …View full post
This week is Career Week at Sheyenne. Monday was Start Somewhere Monday (got SWAG), Tuesday was College Connection Tuesday, Wednesday was #FindYourCallingDay, Thursday is Build Your Brand Thursday, and Friday is Take a Break Friday (non-degree careers). There are prizes and plenty of great conversations about the future happening. Mustangs, you are awesome! I’m so …View full post
The Cass County Youth Commission is recruiting students who will be in grades 10, 11, or 12 during the 2016-2017 school year to be a part of the youth leadership program being sponsored by Cass County Government. Two students from each of the public and private high schools in Cass County will be selected to participate in the program. If you want to be part of the youth commission, take part in leadership experiences, learn more about county government and interact with other youth who have similar interests, you are encouraged to apply. The application is available in the Career Center. Deadline is April 29. Click here for more information.
This week is Career Week at Sheyenne. Monday was Start Somewhere Monday (got SWAG), Tuesday was College Connection Tuesday, Wednesday was #FindYourCallingDay, Thursday is Build Your Brand Thursday, and Friday is Take a Break Friday (non-degree careers). There are prizes and plenty of great conversations about the future happening. Mustangs, you are awesome! I’m so proud of you this week for investing in your futures! Click here for more details: www.tinyurl.com/SHScareerweek
Bismarck State College offers 12 energy-related degree and certificate programs online and on campus. Attend an open house to learn about career opportunities in the industry. Students can register to win one of two $500 BSC scholarships.
March 22, 2016, 11 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Walk-ins are welcome, but pre-registration is encouraged: www.bscenergy.com/openhouse
If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com or 701-224-2445
College Night is back on Thursday, February 18, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. in the Sheyenne Commons. While you are at conferences, you will have the opportunity to meet 20+ representatives from college, military, and other post-secondary options. This is a great place to have all your questions answered by the experts! Check out www.tinyurl.com/shsfuture for more information and a list of attending colleges.
Health Scrubs Academy 2 is an opportunity to participate in hands-on activities and learn about the exciting opportunities in the health care fields. You will become HIPAA certified, learn about different body systems and how health care professionals work with those systems. Activities planned in the following areas:
Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Certified Prosthetist Orthotist, Public Health, Dentistry, and tour the Sanford AirMed aircraft.
Open to any North Dakota student who has completed grades 8-11. Cost is $175.
Located at Bismarck State College, July 24 – 26, 2016
Deadline is April 1, 2016
Apply at ndahec.org
Questions: Lois Karlstad firstname.lastname@example.org
High School Career Planning…To What Degree?
By Denise Jonas, Cass County CTE Director
It always amazes how fast the cycle of a school year transpires. Although we are only at mid-year, teachers and principals have already reviewed curriculums, finalized course offerings, and begun planning for next year. Yes, it’s true, high school counselors will begin assisting students with course registrations for 2016-2017 mid-January through February, while middle school counselors will be meeting with all eighth grade parents and students to develop four-year educational plans for their high school experience. It is a busy time of the year, yet, it is one of the most important. The decisions students and parents make during the registration process can set the trajectory for their child’s future and to what degree it has on their career and/or college preparation.
One of the biggest challenges students face is the contradiction and questions raised as to what degree they truly need to prepare for their future. As parents/guardians help their child sift through information during the registration process, we encourage them to take a realistic look at their child’s interest, aptitudes, and future employment opportunities. Check out the Career Resource Network for a wide range of career information. We would also encourage them to ask these questions:
Does being “career-ready” require a degree?
Would a certificate or two-year degree work to support my career interests and goals?
Does college mean a four-year institution or is a two-year technical school an option?
Should I consider the military or would an apprenticeship program pay for my training while I obtain my degree or develop skills?
Once I have made a decision, are there options to advance my career or become an entrepreneur?
As a District, it is the goal of West Fargo Public Schools (WFPS) to help parents and students discover and answer these questions through intentional career planning and career and technical education programs. In WFPS, students begin exploring careers as early as elementary school, with interest inventories and exploration at middle level. In high school, WFPS is proud to offer a wide-range of career and technical education courses in the areas of: automotive, business education, construction, family consumer science, health science careers, information technology, marketing, technology and engineering, welding, agriculture education, aviation, and diesel technology. Additional options through the Cass County Career and Technical Education Center also include: automated manufacturing. Career and technical pathways intentionally align high school coursework with post-secondary programs, giving students a jumpstart on curriculums/skills, options for industry certifications, and, in some cases, dual credit (high school and college).
Is there only one right answer to what degree a high school student should plan for their future? Perhaps not! What we propose is that students and parents try not to limit their choices by the perceptions or stigma of the past, but keep their minds and options open to today’s trends. It is evident from discussion with F-M area local businesses and labor market trends that career opportunities and the ability to earn a solid wage can happen by traveling a variety of career and college pathways. The idea that one must have four-year degree is diminishing as high-tech, high-wage technical careers emerge. The real question for families may be not be just to what degree they will invest to fulfill their child’s passion toward a career, but how can they minimize the indebtedness of the process.
As registration begins in January, we encourage students and parents to truly keep their minds open to all career and college options, take a career and technical education course to explore knowledge and skills in a pathway of interest, and to try not to get caught up in the stigma of the degree. The workforce of the future will look different then the past, and to what degree will be up to each individual traveling that path!
Walking into the workplace to start earning a salary is a major turning point in life, so on the first day of a new job you will probably experience many feelings: excitement, confidence, uncertainty, and stress. Now that you’ve landed the job, you’ll need to live up to your employer’s expectations!
|1.||Prepare and ask questions. The first day really is more about listening, but you can and should ask questions when necessary. Make a list of questions that you’d like to have answered and speak up if the timing for a question seems right.|
|2.||Show up early. Get there at least 15 minutes early. If you haven’t done the commute before, practice it a couple of times during rush hour. You’ll leave a terrible impression if you’re late the first day.|
|3.||Figure out who’s in charge and who’s an influencer. To succeed at a job, you need to know who’s in authority and who are the influencers. Influencers are the ones who don’t have a formal title but have power with the decision makers. They will be very important to your future.|
|4.||Learn the office politics as soon as you can. Every firm has its own unwritten rules. They can be as important as the written ones. You should listen and watch for the unwritten rules right from the start.|
|5.||Arrive well rested. You want to be at your best. You can often overcome a poor first impression, but who wants their first day to be remembered in a negative way?|
|6.||Look and play the part. This is not a good time to walk around with your coffee mug and tell jokes. Take the conservative approach in what you say and do. Be as professional as you were in the interview process.|
|7.||Learn the dress code and show up in appropriate clothes. This is important because sometimes the way you dress can turn people off, or it sends the wrong message. If you’re not sure what the dress code is, call the human resources department and ask.|
|8.||Don’t try too hard. That may sound contrary to what you believe about making a good impression, but you don’t have to wow your new colleagues on the first day. More importantly, you don’t want to be seen as arrogant.|
|9.||Go to lunch if invited. Maybe you packed your lunch the first day because you don’t know where to eat. So, if invited to join the lunch crowd, save the packed lunch for another day.|
|10.||Listen and observe. The best thing anyone can do the first few days of a new job is “listen, listen, and listen.”