Off-Canvas

Career Development at MCS

The IACP and the Career Passport

The IACP stands for Individualized Academic Career Plan. The IACP is an educational planner. It is a tool used to aid students in the planning of their academic courses as they move from 8th grade through graduation in regard to their career plans. This can guide students in career exploration and to help them set both short-term and long-term career goals in this area.

The Career Passport is a tool used to aid students in the process of applying for scholarship, colleges, and/or jobs to take the next step after high school. Ideally, the work done through the IACP process will lead a student to the compilation of the materials for the Career Passport.


Components of the IACP:

Interest Survey

Skills Survey

Work Value Assessment

Career Skills Checklist

Educational Planner

Activities/Resume Builder

Results of career searches

Results of college searches

Results of scholarship searches

Results of OGT and other standardized tests

Components of the Career Passport:

Diploma

Verification letter

Transcript

Profile

Resume

Future plans essay

Employability skills essay

TP/TRCC certifications

References


The process throughout the years:


7th grade:

Career Fridays

8th grade:

TRCC and OSUM/MTC tours

Discuss plans/possibilities


9th grade:

Attend Marion Area College Night (October)

IT Day (for girls)

Career Days – during OGT week

Career Speakers in classes

Discuss plans/possibilities

10th grade:

Attend Marion Area College Night (October)

PLAN test?

Exploring Careers Day at TRCC

Exploring Tech Prep Day

Attend PSEO meeting if interested

Job Shadow

Career Speakers in classes

Career Days – during OGT week

Discuss plans/possibilities

Website exploration – addresses available on Guidance webpage or in the office

Individual scheduling for 11th grade

11th grade:

Attend college visitations in HHS Guidance

Attend Marion Area College Night (October)

PSAT

ASVAB and results follow-up

Job Shadow

Career Speakers in classes

Discuss junior check-list/dates

Begin college search/visitation process

Begin scholarship search process

Register for ACT/SAT

Visit colleges

Attend PSEO meeting if interested

Career Days – during OGT week

Discuss Junior check-list/dates (Spring)

Practice ACT

I CAN (Fall), HHS (Spring), Marion Public Library (Spring), OSUM/I CAN (Summer)

Discuss plans/possibilities

I CAN Program opportunities

Take ACT and/or SAT (at least by May/June dates)

Website exploration – addresses available on Guidance webpage or in the office

Individual scheduling for 12th grade

12th grade:

Discuss senior check-list/dates (September)

I CAN Program opportunities

Career Speakers in classes

Discuss plans/possibilities

Attend college visitations in HHS Guidance

Attend Marion Area College Night (October)

Fantastic Friday at MTC (October)

Visit colleges

Job Shadow

Apply to colleges/jobs/scholarships

Discuss senior check-list/dates – college applications/scholarships/financial aid (December)

FAFSA on-line (asap after January 1)

Career Days – during OGT week

Website exploration – addresses available on Guidance webpage or in the office

Job application/job interview information

Cover letter

College essay

Job Fair at TRCC in April

Graduation – presentation of Career Passport

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