CAREER EDUCATION - Hopkins Co Schools K-12
Why does Hopkins County Schools have
Career Eduation program?
These days, employers are demanding much more of our students than they did just a few years ago. Unskilled labor has gone from around 60% of the workforce in the 1950's to around 12% in the 90's!
Jobs being done by manpower yesterday are being done by machine today with highly trained computer technicians commanding the operation. With this technology boom, high tech skilled labor is no longer an option, it is a necessity. Students that do not prepare themselves now for these high tech jobs will fall behind. Hopkins County Schools is focusing on CAREER EDUCATION to prepare students for the future job market.
CAREER EDUCATION is designed to create a system of educating students about careers and work. It should begin when they enter kindergarten and build their knowledge base about careers throughout their school tenure until entering the workforce. It will involve all students in career awareness, career exploration, and career preparation activities. Through these activities, students will develop a better understanding of their interests, have a more relevant school curriculum centered around those interests, and have a more developed sense of purpose and direction. Motivation to continue their education should increase and dropout rates should decrease.
Hopkins County Schools' Career Education Program has evolved into the type of comprehensive program that meets current Core Content for Practical Living and Vocational Studies at all levels of eduation. It requires a commitment from educators at all grades, administrators in every school, and local business and industry giving generously of their time and career expertise.
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Career Education Activities for grades K-12
3rd Grade - It's In The Bag
4th Garde - MAPS, Mentoring and Preparing Students to Navigate their Future
5th Grade - School Ambassador, Junior Leadership Hopkins County
'What I want to be..." Elementary School Activity
7th Grade - REAL, Rural Entrepreneurship Through Action Learning
LIFE, Learning It First Through Education (a reality store)
8th Grade - Career Connections, A Career Cluster Career Fair
Creating Futures, A Special Needs Career Fair
School Amassador, Junior Leadership Hopkins County
9th Grade -College and Career ROAD TRIP! to Madisonville Community College
10th - 12th Grades
High School Career and Technical Education
Career Pathways for HCCHS and MNHHS including dual credit courses with Madisonville Community College and post secondary course selection at Madisonville Community College and Murray State University in CTE areas: Business and Marketing, Family and Consumer Science, Health Science, Engineering and Technology.
School Ambassador, Junior Leadership Hopkins County, 11th/12th grades