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6th grade:  Career Exposure

Create an awareness of career opportunities for interested students with focus on specific student populations (students with disabilities, students of color, students learning English)

All Equine Focus with subsidiary career options included

Main Areas

  • Architecture & Construction Education
  • Business & Marketing Education
    • Professional Services
  • Engineering & Technology Education
  • Health & Medical Education
    • Research Education
  • Information Technology Education
  • Manufacturing Technology
  • Transportation Education
  • Creation of a Digital Portfolio (resume, career research, experiences, skills/personality profiles)
  • Guest speakers, field trips, basic research
  • Summer experiences

7th grade:  Identifying and Analyzing Career Interests

  • In-depth research for 3-5 areas of career interests (include education/skills needed, if college, what colleges offer these programs/minimum entrance requirements, salary, forecast for career need in the Fayette County Area)
  • Continue Digital Portfolio
  • Basic soft skills (hand shakes, speaking, dining etiquette, dress/attire, hygiene, work ethic)
  • Job shadowing opportunities in the 3-5 areas of career interests
  • Summer experiences
  • What do I still need to know about the careers in which I’m interested?

8th grade:  Skill Building for Careers

  • Cluster students into groups based on their specific areas of career interest
    • Prioritize 3 areas of interest, then rotate through those clusters throughout the year
    • Students will participate in learning opportunities in each of the career clusters
  • Begin eOS platform by measuring skills identified by business/industry partners (see if Ryan McQuery can help us create a way to schedule these students into an IC “class” so that they can be monitored for these specific skills
    • Include soft skills from 7th grade, repetition of positive behaviors
  • Begin basic instruction for the career areas (see areas identified in 6th grade)
  • PBL (project based learning) approach with a showcase of learning at the end of the 8th grade year

High School Sequence

9th grade:  Pathway introduction and continued exploration

  • Students enrolled at LTAC will take the following courses:
    • Principles of AgriScience & Technology (focus on premier leadership, personal growth and career success)
    • AgriScience (exploration of all pathways/programs offered at LTAC
  • Students will decide on pathway(s) by scheduling time
  • Leadership Opportunities
    • MANRRS
    • FFA
    • LEA
    • Other clubs/activities
  • Supervised Agriculture Experience Programs (SAE’s)
    • Explore, identify, plan
  • Job shadowing experiences
  • College visits
  • Early graduation?  Is it for me?

10th grade:  Begin Pathway(s)

  • Offerings at LTAC:
    • AgBusiness (attached to major career cluster Business & Marketing Education, Information Technology Education)
      • Upper level courses in LTAC’s 3-level Equine Program in this pathway
    • Ag Mechanics (attached to major career clusters Architecture & Construction Education, Engineering & Technology Education, Manufacturing Education, Transportation Education)
    • Animal Science
      • Pre-Veterinary Option (attached to Health & Medical Sciences Education)
      • General Option (attached to Health & Medical Sciences, Business & Marketing, Information Technology)
    • Environmental Science (Architecture & Construction, Engineering & Technology)
    • Food Science (Manufacturing, Business)
    • Horticulture & Plant Sciences (Business, Engineering & Technology)
  • Beginning level instruction for preferred pathway(s)
  • Leadership Opportunities
    • MANRRS
    • FFA
    • LEA
    • Other clubs/activities
  • Supervised Agriculture Experience Programs (SAE’s)
    • Implement plan from 9th grade year
    • PDSA model
  • Job shadowing experiences

11th grade:  Continue Pathway(s)

  • Deeper Instruction in pathways
  • Leadership Opportunities
    • MANRRS
    • FFA
    • LEA
    • Other clubs/activities
  • Supervised Agriculture Experience Programs (SAE’s)
    • Continue with PDSA model for identified SAE
  • Internship, Co-Op opportunities in pathway areas
  • College/workplace visits

12th grade:  Complete Pathway(s)

  • Skill enhancement
  • Leadership Opportunities
    • MANRRS
    • FFA
    • LEA
    • Other clubs/activities
  • Supervised Agriculture Experience Programs (SAE’s)
    • Continue with PDSA model for identified SAE & plan for continuing project upon graduation
  • Internship, Co-Op, Apprenticeship opportunities in pathway areas