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1. Historical FACT
The Public Policy Objectives
of Title IX…
Eliminate bias, stereotyping
and discrimination in the
pipeline and promote higher
wage, higher benefit
Pay equity
2. Historical FACT
TITLE IX. 1972 Education
“No person in the United States shall, on
the basis of sex, be excluded from
participation in, be denied the benefits
of, or be subjected to discrimination
under any educational program or
activity receiving Federal financial
3. What is the
definition of a
3. Definition
Any occupation in which
women or men comprise 25%
or less of its total employment
is a nontraditional career.
Activity #1 - Introductions
• Have the group divide into pairs.
• Give them 2 minutes to ask their
partner the questions on the next
• Then have the student introduce
their partner to the class.
Introductions – Questions:
1. I would like to introduce _______.
2. _______ likes…..
3. When _______ has free time
he/she usually…..
Questions continued:
4. Some of _______dislikes are…..
5. The funniest thing that ever
happened to _______ was …..
Post high school education
opportunities include a 1-year
certificate, a 2-year associate
degree, a 4-year bachelor degree
and a professional degree.
All are great options for YOU.
Activity #2 – ABC Careers
• Divide into small groups.
• Have one record keeper write the
letters of the alphabet down the
side of the page.
• Students brainstorm a career that
begins with an “A”.
Activity #2 Continued
• Continue to identify careers for
the rest of the alphabet.
• Share ideas with the class.
• Cross out on the sheet any careers
that others name.
Activity #2 Continued
• Circle careers not named by other
• Points/rewards are given for the
careers no one else mentioned.
High school is a great time for
YOU to try out a wide range of
career pathways.
Activity #3
Pictionary Careers
• Divide into 2 or 3 teams.
• Have a stack of careers written on
• One person at a time draws the
career and shows it to their group.
It is important to know how
you naturally think and learn
as you choose a career.
Activity # 4
Mind Reading
• Write the names of nontraditional
careers on cards.
• Have each person in the class put
a card on their forehead or back.
Activity # 4
Mind Reading Continued
• Students ask other students
questions that can be answered
“yes” or “no” to discover their
At UtahFutures.org YOU can
find great career information.
Activity # 5 – My Future
• Give each student a paper with 4
sections.(Or fold a sheet in 4)
• Have students draw a picture of
what their future will look like:
Activity # 5
My Future continued
in one year
in five years
in ten years
in 20 years
Utah’s divorce rate is higher
than the US average*. Both
women and men need to be
prepared for the workforce.
*DWS and UVU Study
Activity # 6
Career Plans Interview
• Divide the class into two groups
(‘A’ and ‘B’ – just down the middle of the
room works well.)
• Each person in the ‘A’ Group chooses
a partner from the ‘B’ Group.
Activity # 6
Career Plans Interview
• These pairs of students will
interview each other.
Activity # 6
Career Plans Interview
• Each person asks their partner these
5 questions - 1 minute per question!
• Then the interviewer becomes the
interviewee, and is asks the same 5
Activity # 6 – Career Plans
1. What is your favorite class?
2. What is the most important thing
you have learned so far in that
Activity # 6
Career Plans Interview
3. What is your highest area of career
4. Have you developed skills that
would help you be successful in this
Activity # 6
Career Plans Interview
5. What is your dream job? Why?
The Holland Code is a good way
to learn about your personality
as it relates to career options.
Activity # 7
Dream Job Interview
• Have students get into pairs.
• Have each student ask their partner
about their dream job.
• Take 2 minutes for each person’s
Activity # 7
Dream Job Interview
• After the partner sharing, have
students introduce their partner and
their dream job to the class.
Activity # 7
Dream Job Interview
Discussion: Which students have
chosen jobs that are nontraditional
for their gender, levels of
training/experience required for the
dream job, etc.?
10. FACT
The Holland Code is a system to
classify jobs into job categories,
interest clusters, or work
personality environments.
10a. FACT
Review the following categories
and determine which one/ones
you feel you would fit into.
Holland Code Categories
Realistic – practical, physical,
hands-on, tool-oriented
Investigative – analytical,
intellectual, scientific, explorative
Artistic – creative, original,
independent, chaotic
Holland Code Categories
Social – cooperative, supporting,
helping, healing/nurturing
Enterprising – competitive
environments, leadership, persuading
Conventional – detail-oriented,
organizing, clerical
How could knowing your Holland
Code category help you chose a
career path?
11. FACT
Nontraditional Careers offer:
• Economic self-sufficiency
• High wages
• Better benefits
11a. FACT
• Job satisfaction broader job
• Advancement potential
11. Activity
Parents’ Jobs
Without talking to your neighbor,
each student writes their parents’
occupations on a small paper and
hands it to the teacher.
11a. Activity
Parents’ Jobs
Students fold a ½ sheet of paper in
half, then lengthwise and then twice
the other way to make 8 spaces.
11b. Activity – Parents’ Jobs
The teacher reads occupations that
have been submitted. Students fill in
one occupation per square until their
paper is full. Invite students to
choose occupations of interest to
11c. Activity Parents’ Jobs
• Students visit with others to
discover who has parents with the
various occupations.
• Have students sign the space on
the paper.
• The first one done gets a prize.
11d. Activity – Parents’
Set a time limit.
• Then discuss how a parents’ job
may influence a students’ career
12. FACT
There are possible barriers for
women and men in
nontraditional careers. Some of
them are:
12a. FACT
• Lack of support from others
(i.e. family, friends, coworkers)
• Wages/salary
12b. FACT
• Social or cultural expectations
• Education or training
• Discrimination/harassment
12. Activity–A
Metaphor for the Future
• Social or cultural expectations
• Education or training
• Discrimination/harassment
12a. Activity
• Divide the class into groups;
5-7 students each.
• Each group will define a metaphor
that will help others understand
their view of the future.
12b. Activity
• Example: The future is like a dice
game - random, a game of chance,
hard to predict. The future is like a
roller coaster…The future is like
the Mississippi River….
12c. Activity
• Each group will discuss how you
view the future and think of an
activity, reference, book, movie, etc.
that captures the important aspects
of how your group thinks about the
12d. Activity
• A spokesperson will present the
group’s metaphor to the class.
12e. Activity
• Discuss the extent to which
students feel control over their
futures; how they can use the
control to ensure personal success.
12f. Activity
• Are there differences between
genders in the amount of control
students feel over their futures?
12g. Activity
• What other factors affect how much
control of the future is perceived by
13. FACT
Possible options for financial aid
for college are:
13a. FACT
Federal student loans
Get a Job
13b. FACT
• College savings plans
• Look on www.UtahFutures.org
14. FACT
Parents have the second largest
effect* on a person going to college.
*UVU Study 72%
15. FACT
Peers/Friends have the largest*
effect on a person going to college.
*UVU Study 77%
16. FACT
CTE Pathways are an excellent way
to help plan YOUR education
direction in high school.
17. FACT
Is a great place to find information
about CTE programs and opportunities.
18. FACT
10.7 % of 25 to 34 year-olds with a
high school diploma are unemployed*.
*Help Wanted: Projections of Jobs and
Education Requirements Through 2018,
Georgetown University Center on Education
and the Workforce.
19. FACT
4.9 % of 25 to 34 year-olds with a
bachelor’s degree are unemployed*.
*Help Wanted: Projections of Jobs and
Education Requirements Through 2018,
Georgetown University Center on Education
and the Workforce.
20. FACT
30% of the job openings created by
2018 will require some college or a
two-year associate degree.*
*Help Wanted: Projections of Jobs and
Education Requirements Through 2018,
Georgetown University Center on Education
and the Workforce.
21. FACT
The fastest growing job clusters
in the nation are:
21a. FACT
Information Technology
Health Sciences
Human Services
Participation in a CTSO will provide
you with opportunities to learn
three skill sets:
22a. FACTS
1. Academic Skills
2. Technical Skills
3. Employability Skills
23. FACT
“College and Career Ready”
What does that term mean?
23a. FACT
Students should have education and
career goals that will prepare them to
experience fulfilling lives, actively
participate as educated citizens,
23b. FACT
and thrive in a particularly
competitive and global market place.*
*The Utah State Board of Education
and the Utah State Board of Regents
24. FACT
What does ACT stand for?
24a. FACT
ACT is a college entrance exam that
has four sections: English,
mathematics, reading, and science.
24b. FACT
The ACT is designed to measure
what has been learned in
high school.
25. FACT
What is Virtual Learning?
25a. FACT
Virtual Learning is web-based
curriculum that allows you to take
classes and earn credit on the
26. FACT
What is Concurrent Enrollment?
26a. FACT
Concurrent Enrollment allows
students to take classes at their high
school which count for both
graduation and college credit.
27. Fact
What is a grant?
27a. Fact
A grant is money for
college or career training that
does not have to be paid back.
28. FACT
What are CTE Scholarships?
29. FACT
CTE Scholarships are offered by
postsecondary institutions and are
awarded to CTE students to help
with the costs of college.
30. FACT
The vision of CTE is to see that
every student has the opportunity to
explore a variety of career areas
throughout high school.
31. FACT
What is an Associate Degree?
31a. FACT
An Associate Degree is a
two-year degree.
32. FACT
What is a Bachelor’s Degree?
32a. FACT
A Bachelor’s Degree is a
four-year degree.
33. FACT
What is a loan?
33a. FACT
A loan is money for college or
career training that must be
paid back.
34. FACT
According to Forbes Magazine*,
some of the best paying jobs for
women are:
*Forbes Magazine 2011.
34a. FACT
• Physicians and Surgeons
(approx. $84,000 a year)
• Pharmacist
(approx. $83,500 a year)
34b. FACT
• Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
(approx. $80,000)
34c. FACT
• Software Engineer ($75,000)
• Computer Programmers
• Computer and Information
Systems Managers
35. FACT
The percentage of women in the
civilian labor force that had less
than a high school diploma
decreased from 33.5 percent in 1970
to 6.8 percent in 2010*.
*Bureau of Labor Statistics
35a. FACT
36. FACT
According to the *2012 Talent
Shortage Survey, ManpowerGroup
researched the views of more than
38,000 employers in 41 countries and
36a. FACT
One in three employers (34%)
continue to experience difficulties
filling vacancies due to lack of
available talent.
36b. FACT
1 | Skilled Trades Workers
2 | Engineers
3 | Sales Representatives
4 | Technicians
5 | Drivers
36b. FACT
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IT Staff
Accounting & Finance Staff
37. Fact
Reasons for Difficulty Filling Jobs
37a. Fact
Lack of technical competencies
Lack of available applicants
Lack of experience
Lack of employable skills (soft
37b. Fact
• Looking for more pay than is offered
• Industry-specific qualificationsprofessional
• Industry-specific qualifications-skilled
• Foreign Language
37c. Fact
Professionalism (e.g. personal
appearance, punctuality)
Collaboration/team work
38. FACT
Company strategies to overcome
38a. FACT
• Providing additional training and
development to existing Staff
• Broadening search outside of local
• Appointing people without job skills
currently, but do have potential to
38b. FACT
• Focusing more on Staff retention in
jobs where recruitment is difficult
• Enhancing benefits packages,
including signing bonus
38c. FACT
• Partnering with educational
institutions to create curriculum
aligned to talent needs
• Increasing starting salaries
• Broadening search outside of my
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