Career Portfolio OVERVIEW OF CAREER PORTFOLIOAs part of the DCTS curriculum, each student is expected to successfully develop and build a Career Portfolio. The purpose of the Career Portfolio is to ensure that all DCTS students will have an opportunity to:Develop effective plans for a successful future;Develop the skills necessary for post-secondary success; andDevelop a tool to be used during the job application and interview process.Beginning in their ninth grade year, each student will be introduced to four major components of the career portfolio and will be expected to successfully complete each component by their senior year. The four major components include:Career Acquisition Documents and Professional Communication: this component requires students to research careers, plan courses, learn about their personalities, strengths and weaknesses related to careers, and document their progress each step of the way. It includes career documents and professional communication such as: resume, cover letter, letters of request, and many other documents are also created, integrating the critical academic skills of reading and writing with the career and technical skills.Comprehensive Career and Technical Best Works: this component includes samples of each student’s best work, commensurate with the highest level of competency attained in the students’ career and technical area each year. The best works documentation is accompanied by written explanations and reflections designed to prompt self-assessment and evaluation of critical academic, career and technical, and career education skills.Interviews: this component provides the student, during their junior year, an opportunity to participate in mock interviews that are conducted by business/industry leaders. The mock interviews are geared to enhance job interview skills. Prior to graduation, each senior must complete an exit interview and communicate their portfolio and post-secondary action plan to DCTS faculty, administration, and business/ industry partners.Community Service: this component allows all DCTS students to become well-rounded citizens by completing 20 hours of community service (five hours per year). The service aids our community, and can be included as valuable experience on a job resume.The goal of the Career Portfolio is to produce well-prepared DCTS students who will pursue postsecondary and/or employment opportunities after graduation. Following the successful completion of the Career Portfolio, accumulating the required academic credits and Career and Technical Program credits, the student will have met all DCTS graduation requirements.Career Portfolio Tasks/Artifacts and SequenceGradeArtifactsStandardsContact Person9th Complete the Interest Inventory Profiler and Personality Assessment within Naviance13.1.11GCareer Objectives Worksheet13.2.11E, 13.2.11FSchool Counselors / CTE InstructorsAdd a “best works” with pictures/narrative to student’s Culminating Career Portfolio13.2.11 G, H, I, JCTE InstructorsComplete a “Year End Reflection” on Program of Study competencies13.2.11 G, H, I, JCTE InstructorsSelect (3) Career Clusters to my list* Road Trip Nation within Naviance13.2.11 G, H, I, JEnglish 9Understand the difference between Entrepreneurial vs. Traditional Employment13.4.11CTE InstructorsExplore Entrepreneurial Character Traits13.4.11Social Studies Teacher(s)Community Service (@ 5 hours)Access to X2Vol via Naviance and student uploads documentation and hours13.3.11 D, FDr. Mosteller10thCareer Objectives Worksheet13.2.11 D, ESchool Counselors / CTE InstructorsResume (draft)13.2.11 B, C, D, EEnglish 10Add a “Best Works” with pictures and narrative to Culminating Career Portfolio13.2.11 G, H, I, JCTE InstructorComplete a “Year End Reflection” on Program of Study Competencies13.2.11 G, H, I, JCTE InstructorAdd colleges/universities to my personal list13.3.11 E, F, GSchool CounselorExplore the Basic Business Plan Model13.4.11CTE InstructorJob Shadow (optional)13.1.11DMrs. Custer/Co-opCTE InstructorCommunity Service (@ 5 hours)Access to X2Vol via Naviance and student uploads documentation and hours13.3.11FDr. MostellerAssessments completed (PSAT, SAT, ACT, NOCTI, ASVAB)13.1.11DSchool Counselor 11th Career Objectives Worksheet13.2.11E, 13.2.11FCTE InstructorsSchool CounselorCompleted the necessary assessment(s) applicable to my College/Career Ready goals (PSAT, SAT, ACT, Pre-NOCTI, ASVAB)13.1.11DSchool CounselorVisit or complete virtual tour of (1) post-secondary institution13.1.11D, 13.1.11ESchool Counselor, CTE, Co-opComplete Advanced College Search and update College/ Career Ready plans13.1.11D, 13.2.11School CounselorComplete a Job Application13.2.11 B, C, D, EEnglish 11Complete Cover Letter13.2.11 B, C, D, EEnglish 11Complete Business and Industry “Thank You” Letters13.2.11 B, C, D, EEnglish 11Complete Resume13.2.11 B, C, D, EEnglish 11Add a “Best Works” with pictures and narrative to Culminating Career Portfolio13.2.11CTE InstructorParticipated in Business and Industry Interview (Junior Mock Interview)13.2.11F?? Co-Op and/or Career Outreach CounselorComplete a “Year End Reflection” on Program of Study Competencies13.2.11 G, H, I, JCTE InstructorDevelop plans for my senior year transition activities (Co-Op, Internship, Dual Enrollment Courses, etc.)13.1.11DSchool Counselor / Co-OpCTE InstructorExplore the (4) Corporate Entrepreneurial Models13.4.11CTE InstructorConceptual Business Plan Design13.4.11CTE InstructorJob Shadow (optional)13.1.11DCo-opCommunity Service (@ 5 hours)Access to X2Vol via Naviance and student uploads documentation and hours13.3.11FDr. Mosteller *A minimum of 8 career artifacts is required to be submitted to PDE to meet Career Readiness initiative for the 9-11 grade span. 12thCareer Objectives Worksheet13.2.11E, 13.2.11FSchool Counselor / CTE InstructorsFinalized College /Career Ready Plan13.2.11 G, H, I, JSchool CounselorComplete a virtual/in-person tour of one post-secondary program13.1.11School CounselorSubmitted final draft of Resume13.2.11 G, H, I, JEnglish 12Submitted final draft of Cover Letter13.2.11 G, H, I, JEnglish 12Submitted final draft of References13.2.11 G, H, I, JEnglish 12Completed College/Career Ready (postsecondary) Action Plan13.2.11 G, H, I, JEnglish 12Complete Senior Survey????Senior Exit Survey13.2.11 G, H, I, J????Complete NOCTI ExamCo-Op / CTE InstructorJob shadow (optional)13.1.11DCo-OpComplete the “Year End Reflection” on Program of Study Competencies13.2.11 G, H, I, JCTE InstructorAdd a “Best Works” with pictures and narrative to Culminating Career Portfolio13.2.11CTE InstructorCommunity Service (@ 5 hours)Access to X2Vol via Naviance and student uploads documentation and hours13.3.11FDr. Mosteller *Students are to complete all course-embedded artifacts of the Career Portfolio for the years enrolled at DCTS for Graduation.