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  1. 1. Selecting a Good Post Secondary Training or College Program By Dean Berry, Ed. D.
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  3. 3. Discuss Should you enter a career training program or college program after graduating from high school? Why?
  4. 4. Continuing your education can increase your lifetime earnings.
  5. 5. Closely examine the information on this graph. About how much more money does a bachelor’s degree provide over a high school diploma?
  6. 6. After leaving high school, selecting a career or college program will be one of the most important decisions of your life. Creating your career path can take many different forms.
  7. 7. As you contemplate making your career choice, you will need to determine exactly what the training will require and how well you are prepared to deal with the challenges necessary for successful completion of the requirements. For instance, if your career choice is in the science field, have you completed the type of science courses that are necessary? Do you understand the daily tasks that may be involved in performing the jobs you are preparing for? Would these types of daily tasks be satisfying and rewarding for you?
  8. 8. To help you answer these types of questions you can evaluate your own academic skills and determine your interests and personality traits by taking some of the assessments available on the internet.
  9. 9. Take a Career Inventory that can help you match your abilities with a suitable career(15 minutes). • • After completing the survey, be sure to select the next section(search for careers) which identifies the best careers for you based on your survey results.
  10. 10. Iseek Cluster
  11. 11. Career Inventory at Career Zone
  12. 12. Job Quiz Aptitude Test
  13. 13. What do these categories mean to you? Can you give an example of each one?
  14. 14. Quick Write: Choose four of these values and explain why they are important to you.
  15. 15. Pair Share Turn to the person next to you and share your four most important career values.
  16. 16. Think about a field of study that might fit your values.
  17. 17. Plan for your future and avoid a lifetime of boredom.
  18. 18. How much time will you be willing to allocate towards preparing for your future career? • Would a one year certification program work for you? • How about a two year associate of arts degree in a specialty area? • Could you manage a four year bachelor’s degree in your field of study? • In general, longer career preparation programs provide larger financial rewards.
  19. 19. Vocational training programs can launch your career in one or two years with a certification program.
  20. 20. Whether you choose a vocational certification program or a longer college degree program you will need to identify potential obstacles and develop a realistic plan for success.
  21. 21. Quick Write: Discuss some of the obstacles that can get in the way of achieving career goals. Which of these issues might present a challenge for you?
  22. 22. Money can become a serious problem for students seeking preparation for a career.
  23. 23. Students with good grades and special skills may be able to qualify for certain scholarships offered by organizations and corporations. Some students will qualify for government grants that support low income students as they enter and complete successful semesters of career or college programs. However, many students will need to obtain student loans in order to pay for college tuition, books, and personal needs.
  24. 24. Discuss What is the difference between a college grant and a college loan? Are some college loans better than other college loans? Why?
  25. 25. Grants can come from a variety of sources.
  26. 26. Students from lower income families often qualify for Pell Grants offered by the federal government.
  27. 27. This year Pell Grants provide about $6,000 per school year to cover tuition, books, mileage, food, or other financial needs. Completing a federal(FAFSA) application will determine which grants students will receive.
  28. 28. The FASFA application is completed online and must be submitted by required deadlines.
  29. 29. How many 2 year public college students qualified for Pell Grants in 2012-2013?
  30. 30. Some states such as California offer additional grants for students who qualify.
  31. 31. Why should anyone borrow thousands of dollars to pay for career and college programs?
  32. 32. Use your paper and calculate how much more a person with an associates (2 year) degree would make compared to a high school graduate earning $30,000 per year. Multiply your answer by 45 years.
  33. 33. How much more would a person with a 2 year degree earn than a high school graduate during a lifetime?
  34. 34. What is the difference in the unemployment rate for a high school graduate and a graduate with a four year degree?
  35. 35. • Since we have established that people with more years of college make significantly more money that those who only have a high school diploma, we need to explore the cost of getting a degree from different kinds of colleges. • Some students begin college at a local community college because community colleges are much less expensive, closer to home, and meet all requirements needed to transfer to a four year college without missing a beat. Some students prefer to go directly into a four year college because they have the necessary grades and financial resources. However, sometimes students choose private colleges.
  36. 36. Why might a community college be a smart choice for many students?
  37. 37. Discuss • What is the difference between a public and a private college? • Why might someone choose to attend a private college?
  38. 38. Quick Write: Explain the financial differences between a public 2 year college, a public 4 year college, and a private 4 year college.
  39. 39. Vocational training programs are offered by community colleges and private colleges.
  40. 40. Beware Not all private colleges are created equally! What is the difference between a nonprofit and a for profit private college?
  41. 41. The following for profit colleges are in business primarily to make as much profit as possible for their investors.
  42. 42. Discuss • Do you think that the quality of teachers at a for profit college would probably be the same as the quality of teachers at a nonprofit college? Why? • In what ways might the staff at a for profit college be similar to the staff at an automobile dealership?
  43. 43. According to this graph, what are the important differences between a for profit and nonprofit college?
  44. 44. What does default mean? Which type of school has the most defaults? Which has the least defaults?
  45. 45. Why does this university spend over a billion dollars to advertise? Are most students successful at this university?
  46. 46. What does our government say about for-profit colleges?
  47. 47. Can you be cheated by a college?
  48. 48. Corinthian Colleges operated hundreds of colleges under various names and was accused by the federal government of lying to and cheating students. Many of the colleges closed in the middle of the semester.
  49. 49. Who did Corinthian College target according to the government?
  50. 50. When a private college closes its doors students lose.
  51. 51. Marinello School of Beauty has 56 Locations in the United States and has served thousands of student for many years. However, when authorities discovered that students were being short changed financially, all 56 schools were shut down. Over 4,300 students were displaced in the middle of their programs. Many students had their futures disrupted or damaged by a for profit private school.
  52. 52. Beware of For-Profit Colleges with Poor Track Records
  53. 53. What is a diploma mill? Why is a diploma from such a college worth less.
  54. 54. Student loans for college can be a very important way to improve future career choices for students. When loans are arranged, students need expert advice about the amount they should incur and the value of the degree or certificate they will receive.
  55. 55. Unfortunately, many students underestimate the large debt that they will need to pay back over a period of ten years or more.
  56. 56. Students can never escape the debt created by college loans and interest. They will have to pay their loans before they pay their rent.
  57. 57. What does this cartoon suggest about college loans?
  58. 58. Deciding to pay for vocational training or college is a major decision that requires a total commitment to working hard every day in order to be successful. Fifty percent of students who begin programs drop out and owe money even though they have no certificate or degree.
  59. 59. Only 38% of students graduate within 6 years!
  60. 60. Most graduates find jobs and are able to pay back their college loans. However, some graduates do not find employment in their field of preparation.
  61. 61. 27% of college graduates end up working outside of their college major
  62. 62. If you make a commitment to attend a career or college program you will need to set personal goals and organize your daily schedule so that class and homework are your top priorities. Allowing yourself to be distracted by immediate gratification or other less important activities will lead to academic failure and financial loss. The rest of your life depends on hard work now.
  63. 63. Hard work on a regular basis pays off in the future.
  64. 64. Successful students learn how to remain focused on the most important tasks at hand.
  65. 65. Think about what you want most from life.
  66. 66. Quick Write: Identify your long term goals first. Then identify a couple of important short term goals that will help you achieve your long term goals.
  67. 67. Plan and organize your short term goals to ensure completion.
  68. 68. Prioritize your short term and long term goals on a regular basis. Learn to keep your eyes on the prize.