ANNUAL GOALS WORKSHEET/ HIGH SCHOOL AND BEYOND PLAN - Gr 9 TM Name: ________________________ Grade: _________ Ad v i s o r : _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ WHAT DO YOU WANT TO DO IN HIGH SCHOOL? What have you accomplished already? What do you hope to accomplish before graduation? Join a sports team Join other clubs and activities Play a musical instrument Get a ____ GPA Take honors or college credit classes Take four years of math Take four years of science Take a foreign language Get a part-time job Be in school government Be a mentor to other students Volunteer in the community Take CTE courses Learn more about postsecondary Graduate on time WHAT DO YOU WANT TO DO AFTER HIGH SCHOOL? Based on what you know today, what do you think you’ll do after high school? Check all that apply. Get a job right away Find an apprenticeship Finish a 1-2-year program Get a 4-year degree (BA/BS) Go to graduate school Join the military HOW DO YOU LE ARN BEST? You are in your first year of high school. How are you doing? What can you do to improve? To do better in school, I can WHICH CAREER CLUSTER IS YOUR TOP CHOICE? Look at the chart below. Which of the questions sounds most like you? Do any of these questions lead to careers you might be interested in exploring? Do you like expressing Do you like Do you like working Do you like working Do you like helping yourself creatively or organizing things or on a team to solve outdoors or solving other people? performing? persuading people? problems? problems? You might be You might be You might be You might be You might be interested in a career interested in a interested in a job in interested in a interested in a job in in the arts, in career in health care, social career in business or natural resources, communications, or as technology, science, services, or government. law, or tourism. a performer. or engineering. education. Refer to the Career Cl usters Introduction h andout and select your top choice from the list. Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Architecture and Construction Arts, A/V Technology, and Communications Business, Management, and Administration Education and Training Finance Government and Public Administration Health Science Hospitality & Tourism Human Services Information Technology Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security Manufacturing Marketing Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics What interests you about this cluster? WHAT ARE YOUR GO ALS FOR THIS YE AR ? Using the Citizenship Goal and Academic Goal Worksheets you filed in your portfolio, please think about the goals you developed for 9th grade, and then copy them here. You can update them or change them if you want. GOAL 1 (Citizenship): This year I will _____________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ GOAL 2 (Academic): This year I will _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ WHAT IS YOUR CAREER GO AL FOR THIS YE AR ? What do you want to do? How can you learn more about careers this year? Do you want to… Learn about different jobs or careers in your interest areas? Find out what courses you’ll need to take over the next several years and what postsecondary education and training you’ll need for different careers? Learn what advanced opportunities are available at your school in your interest area? Please write at least one SMART goal below for to advance your career interests this year. Refer to the SMART Goal handout in your portfolio. GOAL 3 (Career): This year I will _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ CAREER CLUSTERS INTRODUCTION TM What do you want to do? One way to answer that question is to select a Career Cluster. Career clusters are groups of jobs that are based on similar interests, skills, and abilities.* CAREER CLUSTER FOCUS AREAS SAMPLE JOBS CLUSTER DESCRIPTION Food Products and Aquaculturalist The production, processing, marketing, Processing Systems Botanist distribution, financing, and Plant Systems Ecologist development of Animal Systems Environmental agricultural commodities Power, Structural & Compliance-Assurance Agriculture, Food, and and resources, including Manager Technical Systems Natural Resources food, fiber, wood Natural Resource Farmer/Rancher products, natural resources, horticulture, Systems Fish & Game Officer and other plant and Environmental Science Recycling Technician animal products and Systems Veterinarian resources. Agribusiness Systems Wildlife Manager Architect Carpenter Civil Engineer Demolition Engineer Careers in designing, Design/Pre-Construction Drywall Installer Architecture and planning, managing, Construction Electrician Construction building, and maintaining the built environment. Maintenance/Operations Interior Designer Painter Plumber Roofer Sheet and Metal Worker Actor Audio and Video Broadcast Technician Designing, producing, Technology and Film Computer Animator exhibiting, performing, writing, and publishing Journalism and Curator Arts, A/V Technology, multimedia content Broadcasting Director and Communications including visual and Performing Arts Fashion Designer performing arts and Printing Technology Journalist design, journalism, and Telecommunications entertainment services. Musician Visual Arts Telecommunication Tech Web Page Designer <Continued on next page> CAREER CLUSTER INTRODUCTION, Continued CAREER CLUSTER FOCUS AREAS SAMPLE JOBS CLUSTER DESCRIPTION Administrative Assistant General Management Auditor Planning, organizing, Business Information Entrepreneur directing, and evaluating Management Finance Director Business, business functions Human Resources Marketing Analyst Management, and essential to efficient and Management Office Manager Administration productive business Operations operations. Public Relations Management Manager Administrative Support Wholesale and Retail Buyer Administrator Career Tech Teaching and Training Administrator Planning, managing, and providing education and Professional Support Child Care Worker Education and Clinical Psychologist training services and Services Training related learning support Administration and Coach services. Administrative Support Counselor Principal Teacher Accountant Bill and Account Securities and Collector Services for financial and Investments Controller investment planning, Business and Finance Debt Counselor Finance banking, insurance, and Banking Services Economist business financial management. Insurance Financial Planner Accounting Loan Officer Tax Examiner Underwriter Executing governmental Governance Ambassador functions, including National Security Armed Services member governance, national Foreign Service City Manager security, foreign service, Government and Planning Cryptographer planning, revenue and Public Administration taxation, regulation, and Revenue and Taxation Elected Official management and Regulation Foreign Service Officer administration at the local, Public Management and Intelligence Analyst state, and federal levels. Administration Policy Advisor <Continued on next page> CAREER CLUSTER INTRODUCTION, Continued CAREER CLUSTER FOCUS AREAS SAMPLE JOBS CLUSTER DESCRIPTION Athletic Trainer Biochemist Planning, managing, and Therapeutic Services Dental Hygienist providing therapeutic services, diagnostic Diagnostic Services EMT/Paramedic services, health Health Informatics Home Health Aide Health Science informatics, support Support Services Lab Technician services, and Biotechnology Research Nutritionist biotechnology research and development. and Development Physician Registered Nurse Veterinarian Baker Bartender Management, marketing, Restaurant and Food/ Casino Manager Beverage Services and operations of Caterer restaurants and other Lodging Event Planner Hospitality & Tourism food services, lodging, Travel and Tourism attractions, recreation Museum Director Recreation, events, and travel-related Restaurant Owner Amusements, and services. Attractions Sports Promoter Tour and Travel Guide Wine Steward Early Childhood Community Organizer Helping families and Development and individuals meet their Services Community Service basic human needs by Director Counseling and Mental assisting them with Health Services Consumer Advocate Human Services affordable housing, health Family and Community Counselor care, education and Emergency Relief Services training, and mental Worker health services. Personal Care Services Consumer Services Social Worker Animator Network Systems Database Administrator Design, development, Information Support & Data Systems Designer support, and Services Game Developer Information management of Programming and Media Specialist Technology hardware, software, multimedia, and systems Software Development Network Administrator integration services. Web and Digital Programmer Communications Security Specialist Web Designer <Continued on next page> CAREER CLUSTER INTRODUCTION, Continued CAREER CLUSTER FOCUS AREAS SAMPLE JOBS CLUSTER DESCRIPTION Corrections Services Attorney Planning, managing, and Emergency and Fire Bomb Technician providing legal, public Management Services Corrections Officer Law, Public Safety, safety, protective Security and Protective Firefighter Corrections and services, and homeland Services Hazardous Materials Security security, including professional and technical Law Enforcement Responder support services. Services Police Officer Legal Services Security Director Assembler Boilermaker Production Design Engineer The processing of Manufacturing Environmental Engineer materials into Production Process Development Freight, Stock, and intermediate or final Material Mover products and related Maintenance, Installation and Repair Industrial Machinery professional and technical Manufacturing Mechanic support activities, such as Quality Assurance production planning and Manufacturing Logistics and Inventory Technician control, maintenance and Control manufacturing/process Pattern and Model engineering. Health, Safety, and Maker Environmental Assurance Production Manager Tool and Diemaker Welder Copywriter E-Commerce Director Field Marketing Rep Researching and Marketing Management Interactive Media identifying customer needs and preferences, Professional Sales Specialist planning and Merchandising Inventory Manager Marketing implementing customer Marketing Merchandise Buyer outreach, preparing Communication Public Relations materials to support sales Marketing Research Manager activities. Sales Executive Telemarketer Webmaster <Continued on next page> CAREER CLUSTER INTRODUCTION, Continued CAREER CLUSTER FOCUS AREAS SAMPLE JOBS CLUSTER DESCRIPTION Scientific research and Aerospace Engineer professional and technical Biomedical Engineer services in the physical Science and Chemist Science, Technology, sciences, social sciences, Mathematics Geologist Engineering & and engineering, Mathematics including laboratory and Engineering and Mathematician testing services, and Technology Metallurgist research and Statistician development services. Zoologist Transportation Operations Airplane Pilot Logistics Planning and Planning, management, Air Traffic Controller Management Services and movement of people, Cargo and Freight Agent materials, and goods by Warehousing and Distribution Center Customs Inspector road, pipeline, air, rail, and water; and related Operations Facility Engineer Transportation, professional and technical Facility and Mobile International Logistics Distribution and support services, such as Equipment Maintenance Specialist Logistics transportation Transportation System/ Locomotive Engineer infrastructure planning Infrastructure Planning, Port Manager and management, Management, and logistics services, mobile Safety Analyst Regulation equipment, and facility Urban and Regional Health, Safety, and maintenance. Planner Environmental Management Warehouse Manager Sales and Service *From States’ Career Clusters Initiative For more information about the 16 Career Clusters or to find detailed booklets or plans of study for the cluster that is most interesting to you: www.careerclusters.org.
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