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Career Readiness

Core – Complete all of the following:

Cover Letter – Student will include a completed cover letter in their student portfolio.  A cover letter tool is included in the Resume Builder component of UtahFutures.org. Students must log into their UtahFutures account to access the Resume Builder and cover letter template.  Once logged into UtahFutures, the Resume Builder is available under the “Careers” menu. A printed copy of the student’s completed cover letter must be included in the student portfolio.
(UtahFutures)
 
Resume – Student will include a completed resume in their student portfolio.  A Resume Builder is available in UtahFutures. Students must log into their UtahFutures account to access the Resume Builder.  Once logged into UtahFutures, the Resume Builder is available under the “Careers” menu. A printed copy of the student’s completed resume must be included in the student portfolio.
(UtahFutures)
 
References – Student will include a personal reference list for use in employment pursuit in the student portfolio.  For guidelines on creating a personal reference list, follow this hyperlink.
(Create a personal reference list)
 
Professional Dress – Student will participate in a minimum of two “Professional Dress” days as planned in their JATC program or at the school level.  Certification of professional dress participation will be indicated by a JATC staff member on the Student Portfolio Tracking Sheet and inclusion of TWO JATC Professional Dress Certificates in the portfolio.  For tips on professional dress see “How to dress for an Interview."
(How to dress for an Interview)

Supplemental – Complete four of the following*:

Maintain Employment – minimum 3 months – Student will maintain employment for a minimum of three consecutive months as verified by employer on the Documentation of Work Experience form which will be included in the student portfolio.
Job Shadow Experience - First, spend a minimum of 4 hours in a job shadow experience. A Job Shadow is not the same as a clinical or practicum assignment. Job shadowing is a work experience option where students learn about a job by walking through the work day as a shadow to a competent worker. The job shadowing work experience is a temporary, unpaid exposure to the workplace in an occupational area of interest to the student. After completing the experience, write a 1- to 1-1/2 page reflection paper about your job shadow experience. You must follow the guidelines and submit documents according to the document below.
“Mock” Interview Completion – Student will complete a mock job interview with a JATC staff member.  The JATC staff member conducting the interview will certify successful completion of the interview with a signature on the Student Portfolio Tracking Sheet and grading rubric to be included in the student portfolio.  The JATC staff member conducting the mock interview should use the Mock Job Interview Document to complete the interview and the student will include the completed document in the student portfolio.
Attendance at School – absent no more than 3 days in their JATC program (for any reason) – Student will include a verified attendance record in the student portfolio.  Attendance verifications are available from JATC’s school registrar.  Attendance is verified after the end of third quarter.  If a student elects not to include this component in their portfolio because their absenteeism has exceeded 3 days, portfolio completers may not exceed 10 absences and still earn a medallion (this exclusion may be appealed to the school’s Principal if the absences are due to extenuating circumstances).
 
Punctuality at School – tardy no more than 3 times in their JATC program (for any reason) – Student will include a verified punctuality record in the student portfolio.  Punctuality verifications are available from JATC’s school registrar.  Punctuality is verified after the end of third quarter.
 
Employability Documents – Any documents that might be necessary to gain employment can be included in this section of the portfolio. These documents include: immunization records, first aid cards, or CPR cards.
UtahFutures Activity – Student must complete the “Career Cluster Inventory” assessment on UtahFutures.org.  In order to complete the assessment, the student must be logged into their UtahFutures account.  The "Career Cluster Inventory" is located under the Assessments menu in the application.  Once the student has completed the “Traditional” assessment (80 questions), they must complete the two response fields at the bottom of the page.  The answers to these two response fields must be included in the portfolio along with a screen shot or a copy & paste of their assessment results.  Student should use the Sample screen shot of a completed Career Clusters Inventory provided below for guidance.
(UtahFutures)
UtahFutures Activity – Student must complete the “Interest Profiler” assessment on UtahFutures.org.  In order to complete the assessment, the student must be logged into their UtahFutures account.  The "Interest Profiler" is located under the Assessments menu in the application.  Once the student has completed the "Interest Profiler" and obtained their results, they must use the UtahFutures application to complete the document provided below and include the completed activity in the student portfolio.
(UtahFutures)
LinkedIn Profile – Student must create and maintain a LinkedIn profile.  The profile must contain information completed in the following sections: Experience, Education, Skills, and Volunteer Experience & Causes.  A PDF printed copy of the students LinkedIn profile must be included in the student portfolio as evidence. Google searches can assist if the student is unsure on how to create a LinkedIn account and profile.
(LinkedIn)