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Parent Action Plan
- Volunteer to speak at your child’s school about your
own career. Discuss trends and options regarding the industry
in which you work. Click here for an online Career
Presentation Worksheet to help you prepare for a classroom
- Make sure your child understands exactly what you do for a living. Be willing to have students, especially your own children, to shadow you on the job.
- Be willing to approach your company about providing and/or expanding work-based learning opportunities for students. Ask your employer to sponsor a job shadowing day for middle school students or to sponsor some internship opportunities for high school students.
- Make sure you discuss with your child his high school four-year career development plan. Meet with the guidance counselor or career specialist at his high school at least once a year to ensure that his academic preparation and abilities are in line with his career goals.
- Encourage your child to get firsthand knowledge from
the workplace regarding the career cluster she has chosen
to pursue. If your child has chosen to be a dental hygienist,
visit this department at your local technical college
and talk to the department head about the dental hygiene
program and job opportunities in the area. Set up a time
for your child to job shadow a dental hygienist at a local