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Ten-Year Plan

Wickliffe City School District

Student Ten-Year Plan
Employed, Enrolled, Enlisted, Entrepreneur

Purpose

To provide academic and career planning for students to enable them to be best prepare for college or career when they graduate from high school.

Overview

The Ten Year Plan is a career and workforce development program which all Wickliffe City Schools students participate in beginning in the 4th grade. The students engage in college and career planning as an intentional process of setting and achieving goals as part of a larger K-12 college and career readiness curriculum. The purpose is to provide academic and career planning for students to enable them to be best prepared for college or career when they graduate from high school. Students participate in a wide range of programming including: regular individual meetings with his/her school counselor to build and/or modify his/her plan, site visits, interactions with professionals in a wide variety of careers, job shadowing experiences and internships.

Action Steps and Timeline

Grade

Step to be Completed

Person Responsible

Month

4-12

Professional Speakers

Administration

Quarterly

7

Students complete ten-year plan

Guidance

September

7

Students explore potential careers (Naviance)

Guidance

November

7

Students have embedded career exposure through the school year – Site Visits

Teacher

October- February

7

Students build career backpack

Guidance

August - May

8

Students Review Ten-Year Plan

Guidance

September

8

Students are exposed to college application process and requirements

Guidance

August - May

8

Students have embedded career exposure through the school year – Site visits

Teacher

October-February

8

Students build career backpack

Guidance

August – May

9-12

Students participate in Early College Early Career

Guidance, Teacher, MAGNET

August - May

9-12

Think Manufacturing

Building Administration/
Teachers

October

9-12

Student
Government Day

Building Administration/
Teachers

 

9

Students introductory level of coding

Teacher, University of Cincinnati

August – May

9

Students complete ten-year plan

Guidance

September

9

Students explore potential careers (Ohio means jobs)

Guidance

November

9

Students have embedded career exposure through the school year – Site visits

Building Administration/
Teachers

October - February

9

Students review college and career planning track

Guidance

November

9

Students develop a plan for their high school courses based on their ten year plan

Guidance

December

9

Students meet with guidance to review their ten year plan

Guidance

March - April

10-12

Students create accounts in NextWork

Guidance

August - May

10-12

University of Cincinnati Information Technology Program; Student Cohort leading to a degree and/or credentials in Information Technology

o   Earn College Credit- Enter college as a second year student

o   Participate in paid IT internships

 

Building Administration/
Teachers

August - May

10

Students spend two days in field (2 career days, 2 college visit days, or 1 career/1college visit)

Guidance

By May

11

Students spend two days in field (2 career days, 2 college visit days, or 1 career/1college visit)

Guidance

By May

10 -12

Students meet to review their ten-year plan

Guidance

September – October

10 - 12

Students build backpacks in Naviance

Guidance

September – May

10 - 12

Students plan assessments and courses based on their ten year plan

Guidance

January- May

12

2 ½ week senior project

Administration

May

 

NextWork

NextWork’s mission is to provide quality job opportunities to its students by providing exposure, training and life skills required to be successful in a manufacturing environment, while helping to sustain and expand manufacturing in Lake & Geauga Counties.

The responsibilities of the central clearinghouse

  •         Organize and coordinate all programming
  •         Create a database of companies and the level of their participation.
  •         Work with school districts in coordinating student and staff programs.
  •         Develop programs for students, staff, and parents
  •         Market the programs
  •         Work with other regions to expand programming

The Think Manufacturing Expo will continue as a high profile event.

  • This event rotates to different high schools in the area.

Site Visits (Students, K-12 Staff)

  •         Broad experience
  •         Focus on awareness
  •         Determine expectations and work with the company to ensure expectations are met
  •         Each school district and company needs to have a point person to lead all communication
  •         Agendas will be created to organize and structure the visits.

Professional Speakers Series (Students, K-12 Staff)

  •         Create database of speakers
  •         Student programs may include:
    •             Individual speakers for large and small groups
    •             Virtual programming
    •              Panel discussions
  •     Staff programs may include:
    •              Panel discussions
    •             Virtual programming
    •             Individual Speakers
  •         Expectations for speakers will be shared.

Job Shadowing (Students)

  •         To begin in grade 10
  •         Multiple exposures
    •              Participants will see many elements of the work of the company

Internships (Students)

  •         Experiences of varying lengths (several weeks in length)
  •         Project based experiences- Independent and team work
  •         Summer employment opportunities
  •         MAGNET Early College/Early Career program

Special Programs for Parents/Adults

  •         Create an informational program for parents/adults at the Manufacturing Expo to share employment information
  •         Open businesses for visits for parents and adults
  • The school districts will promote and market events for parents/adults.


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