Career Development Coordinator




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Bio:

Natasha Stiles

My name is Natasha Stiles and I am the HCAM Career Development Coordinator (CDC), as well as, the CTE Drone I and CVCC Graphics & Photography Academy instructor here at HCAM. 

I'm an advocate for Career & Technical Education (CTE) and excited about all the opportunities it provides for our students.

Email:

stilesna@hickoryschools.net

Spring 2021 Schedule:

1st Period

HCAM Career Development Coordinator

2nd Period

Drone I

3rd Period

HCAM Career Development Coordinator

4th Period

CVCC Photo/Graphics Academy




CDC Goals
To assist in developing academic, career, and employability skills through exposure to career pathways, post-secondary opportunities, classroom presentations, on-site learning, and the use of online tools such as MajorClarity.  

What Does the CDC Do?
Coordinate work-based learning opportunities (such as internships, job shadowing, classroom speakers, and field trips) with business and industry partners.
 
Assist in creating a four-year career plan while in high school so they may successfully transition to life after high school using MajorClarity.

Work with teachers to provide career development opportunities.



MajorClarity

FREE ONLINE CAREER PLANNING TOOL PARENTS, TEACHERS & STUDENTS  

All HCAM students have a login and can access this platform at any time.  Students who use this interactive tool can determine their personality traits and learning styles, then research career paths by watching videos of real people from the workplace.  They can research colleges to determine if they meet the entrance qualifications.  Most importantly they can create a four-year career plan that will help them select the best electives along the way that will fit best within their career pathway.  Please contact me if I can assist you or your student. 


Coming Soon...Career Pathways Document 


Work-Based Learning

Work-Based Learning can be a beneficial experience for high school students.  It gives them the opportunity to apply what they have learned in the classroom in a real-world setting.  They gain experience and confidence as they learn employment skills, expectations of the workplace, and establish professional contacts for future employment.   See your School Counselor or Career Development Coordinator for more information.

INTERNSHIP FORMS

Internship Application
Student & Parent/Guardian Agreement
Insurance & Permit to Travel
Teacher Recommendation
Work-Based Learning Contract


Important Internship Info

Criteria

Be an upperclassman

Junior or Senior

Be in good academic standing

Successfully passing all courses and not on academic probation

Have good attendance profile

Maintain a good attendance record, both at school and at the internship site.

Have a good discipline profile

Conform to the rules and regulations of school and training station.

Have reliable transportation

We will work with you if transportation is an issue

 Student Responsibilities

Identify possible placement site

Work with the Career Development Coordinator for possible internship site location related to your career pathway

Complete Work-Based Learning Application

All applications should be completed and returned to the Career Development Coordinator

Complete activities within work-based learning experience

Written and verbal requirements:  time sheets, journal assignments, final presentations

Represent school well

Dress appropriately--at a minimum following HPS dress code; conduct self in a businesslike manner; be prompt, courteous, and groomed according to the training supervisor’s requirements.

Communicate with Career Development Coordinator regularly

Turn in required materials and inform Career Development Coordinator of any issues that may arise. Attend scheduled meetings with the Career Development Coordinator

 Site Responsibilities

Assist with development of  Skills Development Plan

Assist the student in accomplishing his/her goals by developing a Skills Development Plan (an outline of tasks & responsibilities)

Evaluate student learner

Evaluate the student’s performance each grading period. Evaluation counts as a major part of their internship grade

Communicate with school

Communicate with Career Development Coordinator whenever needed

Provide a safe and effective learning environment

Ensure that the student works in a safe environment and provide them with a variety of learning experiences that will offer a broad view of workplace.

Establish schedule for student learner

Ensure that student learner has opportunity to earn 135 contact hours

 Parent & School Responsibilities

Communicate on a regular basis

The school and the parent should remain in regular contact to ensure proper supervision of student

Insurance and transportation

It is the responsibility of the parent to provide personal or school health insurance and reliable transportation for the student

Supervise work-based learner

The Career Development Coordinator will visit the site to ensure proper placement and safety of the student. The CDC will review the time sheets, assignments, and presentations and be responsible for the assignment of a grade.