Career Life Planning
Each of us has a life long responsibility for developing his or her full potential, which is too important to be left for chance. It calls for an assessment of personal values, personal goals, personal interests, and a conscious structuring of a life plan and a strategy for carrying it out. Career life planning answers the questions: Where am I heading? What do I want? Can I get it? How do I get it?
The National Center for Career Life Planning, founded by Dr. Montana, offers a workshop, entitled “You can change your future: A program for developing your full potential”
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Career Aspirations of Lee County STEM Students
On September 26 and 27, more than 400 STEM students from Lee County High Schools, selected from 2200 of their peers, attended a Lee STEM at Work Project at Alico Family Golf Center in Fort Myers. The event was hosted by the Foundation for Lee County Public schools and the Adult and Career Education Division of Lee County schools. Dr. Pat Montana, an instructor at the Alico Golf Academy and founder of the National Center for Career Life Planning, was asked to speak about career exploration.
During his session, he introduced the students to the science of career life planning and exploration by having them play a game which translated to John Hollands Theory of Occupational Choice based on the premise that expressions of personality are valid predictors of occupational choice. They would develop a three letter Holland Occupational Code (HOC) form the game, then be able to explore various occupations based on the code which capitalizes on their personality, skills and interests.
If you are interested in learning more about the game that the students participated in you may explore the Party Game Resources shown below.
Party Game Resources
John Hollands Theory of Occupational Choice is aimed towards, not only students who are making their first career choice, but also to anyone who may be interested in a career change. This theory is based on the premise that expressions of personality are valid predictors of occupational choice.
Party Game Steps
1.) Choose three personalities you most closely identify with in order from greatest to least.
2.) Copy the first letter of each personality type.
3.) Visit the Chronicle Career Library online to explore careers related to your occupational code and find the O*Net code associated with the occupation you choose.
4.) Visit O*Net Online to explore an abundance of information related to your chosen occupation.
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Holland Party Game
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Anyone interested in career life planning and realizing his or her full potential can attend one of our upcoming workshops.
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