More than 70 business leaders, parents, and community members recently gathered at Joplin High School/Franklin Technology Center to learn more about the new Transitions class and to share ideas for increasing partnerships in the JHS/FTC Career Paths.
This Career Path Advisory Committee meets twice a year and provides input on what area businesses expect from future employees. The committee also helps each Career Path team develop opportunities for students. These include guest speakers, tours, projects, and internships. Students attending JHS/FTC can choose one of five general Career Paths.
These paths, developed and implemented by school, community, and business representatives, center around core foundational knowledge and skills, plus the soft skills employers demand from their employees. These skills include attendance, completing work on time, and other characteristics necessary for success in the real work world. Learn more about Career Paths.
During the development of the Career Path curriculum, a new course called Transitions was created to provide students with guidance during high school and beyond.
Students are assigned to a teacher/advisor for all four years. The students meet with their teacher/advisor several times every week to encourage a positive and supportive relationship. Students participate in a variety of activities such as resume writing, career interest inventories, college applications, job shadowing, goal setting, and more to help them develop a successful work ethic and the life skills they need to successfully transition in high school and after school. Learn more about Transitions.