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COURSE REGISTRATION—PREPARING FOR FUTURE CAREERS

Deciding what courses to register for is an important part of a student’s career development planning.  Students need to prepare themselves for entrance into a rapidly changing world where employment opportunities require increasingly complex skills.

The Career Development Center is accessible to all LSH students; it provides numerous resources to help students prepare for post-secondary school and/or employment.  Representatives from colleges and the military visit here during the school year.

These Are the Skills You Need 
to be Successful in the 21st Century!

FOUNDATION SKILLS

BASIC SKILLS:  Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, Mathematics, Listening, Speaking

THINKING SKILLS:  Decision Making, Problem Solving, Creative Thinking, Knowing how to learn and reason

PERSONAL QUALITIES:  Positive Self Esteem, Integrity, Individual Initiative, Responsibility, Honesty

TASK MANAGEMENT SKILLS:  Resource Management, Time Management, Perseverance, Teamwork

WORKPLACE SKILLS

MANAGING RESOURCES:  Goal Setting, Allocating time, money and materials.

WORKING WITH SYSTEMS:  Monitoring and correcting performance, Designing or improving systems, Understanding social, organization, and technological systems.

MANAGING INFORMATION:  Interpreting and communicating, Using computers to process information, Organizing information.

WORKING WITH TECHNOLOGY:  Selecting equipment and tools, Applying technology to specific tasks, Maintaining and troubleshooting technologies

INTERPERSONAL SKILLS:  Negotiating, Teaching others, Working well with other with diverse cultural backgrounds, Working on a team, Listening skills, Providing customer service.

MESSAGE TO STUDENTS AND PARENTS

The world of work is rapidly changing as existing jobs become more complex and new jobs demand increased levels of education.  Students must acquire increased academic competencies, advanced technical skills, and greater problem-solving abilities to become successful citizens and employees of the future.

The selection of a career pathway is a cooperative effort involving students, parents, teachers, and counselors.  Students should explore a career pathway that blends with their interests and abilities and leads to the achievement of personal, education, and career goals.  Students should be encouraged to explore all available opportunities without being “locked into” a specific program of study.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, by the year 2006, 15% of jobs will require a 4-year degree, 75%, a 2-year post-secondary.