We very highly recommend that each student enroll in our semester long Careers course. This is the how to find, get, and keep a job as well as our career exploration and college planning course. This course is open to grades 10-12 and it is the recommended course to be taken with our Work Experience Program.
Grade 9 offers individual attention to careers in advisory and with one-one-one appointments with the Work Coordinator:
- Set up individual accounts in the Minnesota Career Information System.
- Complete Reality Check Exercise, IDEAS or Career Cluster Inventory
- Learn to use the Occupations Program in MCIS to be able to locate data on
- Obtaining documents required for employment.
- Work Readiness Skills Training
- encourage students to apply for resource agency internships
- encourage volunteer experiences
- introduce students to MTS Career Academy Programs
- prepare students to apply for MTS STEP UP and other community summer jobs programs.
- Learning about yourself (MCIS permanent electronic portfolio)
- MCIS Career Cluster Inventory
- ONET Interest Profiler
- ONET Work Importance Locator
- Data People Things Preference
- Preparing for Employment
- Preparing a market ready resume
- Locating employment opportunities (traditional and electronic methods)
- Preparing cover letters
- Completing applications, both paper and electronic
- Follow up techniques
- Preparing and practicing interviewing
- Introduction to paid work experience component of the program
- Career exploration
- Military careers
- Schools, colleges and types of post-secondary training programs
- Financial aid and scholarships
- Speakers and field trips
- Identifying and learning to use community resources in job training and or post secondary planning.
If you have questions, contact R. Hammond at MTS High School, firstname.lastname@example.org.