During the workshop students reflected upon the results of the career component of the ASPIRE test they took in October, reconnected with the elective concentration concept being implemented this coming school year and continued to develop their college and career readiness knowledge.
A majority of our time in the computer lab was spent with students using the Career Interest Profiler, a program available by the California Career Resources Network. The ninth graders were provided with a worksheet as well as detailed instructions and support during this career exploration activity. Working indecently, students began by completing the Interest Profiler, after which each student noted their top three interest areas in order of importance and its corresponding score. Students used this system to view various occupation that fell within their strongest matches, looking at a variety of factors associated with each occupation including, interests, salary, the projected openings in the field and college majors associated or closely related with the occupation.