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Career Readiness - Modified

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. 
(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. 
(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 one “Professional Dress Day” during the school year or at home during the COVID-19 school closure.  Certification of professional dress participation will be indicated by either of the following methods. Certificates awarded by teachers for participation prior to the school closure, can be scanned or photographed and included in the digital portfolio.  If a student completes the professional dress requirement from home during the closure, simply include a photo  of the student dressed appropriately for a job interview.  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 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. Mock Interviews can be conducted virtually during the 2020 school closure. The JATC staff member conducting the interview will certify successful completion of the interview through the submission of the 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.  
Employability Documents – Any documents that might be necessary to gain employment can be included in this section of the portfolio.  Examples of these documents include immunization records, first aid cards, or CPR cards.  Please black out any personal information that may be contained on these documents other than the student name such as the social security number.
Work-based Lesson - Our work-based learning specialist does various career lessons/activities in some classrooms. If you are lucky enough to participate in one of these, provide the certificate of completion that she awards as evidence. Each lesson has a slideshow lesson to go through and a worksheet to complete. Include the completed worksheet in the portfolio as evidence of completion of a lesson. Although multiple career lessons are available, you may count up to a maximum of 2 work-based learning lessons toward the portfolio requirements. 
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 Career Assessments menu on the Dashboard.  Once the student has completed the “Traditional” assessment (80 questions), they must complete the following worksheet and include it in the portfolio as evidence of participation.
(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 Career Assessments menu on the Dashboard.  Once the student has completed the "Interest Profiler" and obtained their results, they must complete the Interest Profiler Worksheet below and include it in the 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 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)