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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

Survey Info

Summary of Chamber Input On
Career Related Learning Standards

Keizer Chamber of Commerce
Salem Area Chamber of Commerce

In surveys of local employers conducted at Salem and Keizer Chamber meetings, key themes arose regarding the essential skills and attributes they need in prospective employees.  These key behaviors and abilities were identified from among Oregon’s Career Related Learning Standards which are now required of all high school graduates in Oregon.

The most prominent needs for employers is that their workforce demonstrates the following, in ranked order:

  • Reliable attendance
  • Appropriate dress, appearance and hygiene for the job
  • Responsibility for workplace decisions
  • Ability to give and receive feedback
  • Effective team skills
  • Initiative in tasks needed to be completed
  • Ability to identify problems

While all of the Career Related Learning Standards were valued by local employers, the above were higher priorities according the surveys.  For a full list of the Career Related Learning Standards click here.