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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


On behalf of the Salem and Keizer Chambers of Commerce, the Salem-Keizer School District, and E3: Employers for Education Excellence, we encourage you to use this website to assist you as you complete your Personal Education Plan, Career Related Learning Standards and Extended Application.

Job Shadows
A job shadow is a career-related learning experience usually completed in your Sophomore or Junior year. You’ll find an extended description by clicking here. If you have lost a form from your packet, you’ll find it under the “Tool Box” menu under “Forms”. Printing all the forms from this web page is NOT a substitute for visiting your Career Center.

Extended Application
The Extended Application is a graduation requirement starting with the class of 2007. It is a collection of your work and work-related experiences and demonstrates that you meet the Career Related Standards. Click here for complete information. Forms are available on the “Forms” menu selection at the top of this page.
If you are a Senior this year, you should talk to your Career Specialist for help in completing this important task.

Personalized Education Plan

A Personalized Education Plan is a graduation requirement. You can access the electronic version of your plan here. If you have started your plan on paper, visit your Career Center when you need to update it.

Career-Related Learning Standards

Career-Related Learning Standards tell you what is expected of you before graduation related to work experience. You will notice that many of these requirements are met by being a successful student.

Standard Criteria
Exhibit appropriate work ethic and behaviors in school, community, and workplace. Identify tasks that need to be done and initiate action to complete the tasks.Plan, organize, and complete projects and assigned tasks on time, meeting agreed upon standards of quality.

Take responsibility for decisions and actions and anticipate consequences of decisions and actions.

Maintain regular attendance and be on time.

Maintain appropriate interactions with colleagues.

Standard Criteria
Apply decision-making and problem-solving techniques in school, community, and workplace. Identify problems and locate information that may lead to solutions.Identify alternatives to solve problems.

Assess the consequences of the alternatives.

Select and explain a proposed solution and course of action.

Develop a plan to implement the selected course of action.

Assess results and take corrective action.

Standard Criteria
Demonstrate effective communication skills to give and receive information in school, community, and workplace. Locate, process, and convey information using traditional and technological tools.Listen attentively and summarize key elements of verbal and non-verbal communication.

Give and receive feedback in a positive manner.

Read technical/instructional materials for information and apply to specific tasks.

Write instructions, technical reports, and business communications clearly and accurately.

Speak clearly, accurately, and in a manner appropriate for the intended audience when giving oral instructions, technical reports, and business communications.

Standard Criteria
Demonstrate effective teamwork in school, community, and workplace. Identify different types of teams and roles within each type of team; describe why each role is important to effective teamwork.Demonstrate skills that improve team effectiveness (e.g., negotiation, compromise, consensus building, conflict management, shared decision-making and goal-setting).
Standard Criteria
Demonstrate academic, technical, and organizational knowledge and skills required for successful employment. Apply academic knowledge and technical skills in a career context.Select, apply, and maintain tools and technologies appropriate for the workplace.

Identify parts of organizations and systems and how they fit together.

Describe how work moves through a system.

Describe the changing nature of work, workplaces, and work processes on individuals, organizations, and systems.

Demonstrate dress, appearance, and personal hygiene appropriate for the work environment and situation.

Explain and follow health and safety practices in the work environment.

Explain and follow regulatory requirements, security procedures, and ethical practices.

Standard Criteria
Demonstrate career development skills in planning for post high school experiences. Assess personal characteristics related to educational and career goals.Research and analyze career and educational information.

Develop and discuss a current plan designed to achieve personal, educational, and career goals.

Monitor and evaluate educational and career goals.

Demonstrate job-seeking skills (e.g., writing resumes, completing applications, and participating in interviews).