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Student Testimonials
I have been in the health Occupations classes for two years now. From my experiences, I have learned that I wanted to become a physical therapist. I have been on a couple of job shadows before but I never really knew what happened in emergency rooms and clinics. When I finally got the chance to go on a job shadow to a local physical therapy clinic, I found that I really enjoyed seeing what a physical therapist does. I used to want to be a surgeon but since I didn’t get to a chance to job shadow a surgeon, I changed my career path. Job shadows have a major impact on me so I know what to expect, and what there is to do.
by Andy C.
Employer Testimonials
I just finished talking with another job shadow student. Since we are a small start-up company, students spend most of their time with me talking about career options in aviations. During the interviews, I hear concise lucid questions from well-prepared students. Their questions and attitude are clearly goal-oriented. Having students in our place of business offers us the opportunity to introduce young people to aviation and small business, to dispel any misconceptions and to encourage them to pursue their aviation career options.
by Jim Graham, Graham Aviation

Career Exploration Resources

Resources to assist with exploring possible careers, employment trends and salaries have been added to the site.

In partnership with the Ready to Learn Ready to Work Program Claggett Creek Middle School hosted their 2nd Annual Career Day in January 2014.  300 8th graders had a choice between 30 different career options and heard from professionals from the top 4 careers they selected.  Students completed written reflections regarding the day and below are some great comments and feedback about their experiences.

Claggett Creek Middle School Career Day Student Comments;

“I now think I want to be a General Surgeon or a Paramedic.  I learned about the Explorers Program where you can do a ride along and get training in the field when you turn 14. I am going to sign up today!”

“The thing that stood out to me the most was the social worker because she has a hard job.  She works with people that have fallen on hard times.  I would like to make an impact on families like she does.”

“Before today I did not know what I wanted to do.  Now I know I want to go into law enforcement.  I learned a lot about a typical day in the life of a sheriff and how they help people.”

“I really liked career day.  I learned how to stay fit and live a healthy lifestyle.  I also decided I wanted to be a fitness coach.  I hope I get another chance for a career day.  Thank you.”

“Today I walked into these classes thinking, why did I pick this and walked out thinking I wanted to do all four careers!  I learned that I can do anything if I keep my grades up and work hard.”

http://www.salkeiz.k12.or.us/story/claggett-creek-students-learn-about-career-options


Oregon State University The Office of Precollege Programs supports and oversees a wide range of youth outreach activities designed to increase college access and academic preparation for Oregon’s youth. Academic programs and youth camps provide a pipeline to higher education and offer opportunities to enhance physical and mental well-being http://oregonstate.edu/precollege/

www.mychildsfuture.org

www.qualityinfo.org

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