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* FIND YOUR INTERESTS, RELATE THEM TO THE WORLD OF WORK

posted May 23, 2011, 10:16 AM by Roberto Bonefont Sr   [ updated Jan 20, 2012, 10:12 AM ]

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Courtesy of the 
O*NET website: http://www.mynextmove.org/

It's very important for students to know what they like to do, it's also very important to know how those interests can be related to the possibility of getting a job you like.

A question you should ask yourself..."Live to work, or work to live?"  This is the essence between a job and a career.  A job is a means to an end.  You work at a job to get by and pay bills.  A career is a life-path.  You build your career over time with a long range goal based on what you like or love to do.

"Do what you love and success and satisfaction will follow."  - Money Principle


O*NET Interest Profiler:  Go to this Page: http://www.mynextmove.org/explore/ip
 and start an Interest Profiler, the O*NET Interest Profiler can help you find out what your interests are and how they relate to the world of work. You can find out what you like to do.

The O*NET Interest Profiler helps you decide what kinds of careers you might want to explore.

Special Notice: Proper Use of O*NET Interest Profiler Results

You should use your O*NET Interest Profiler results to explore the world of work and identify careers that may satisfy what is important to you in a job-your interests. You will be able to look at the interests satisfied by careers and compare them to your own interests. Talk to a vocational/employment counselor or teacher for more help on how to use your O*NET Interest Profiler results.

Your O*NET Interest Profiler results should not be used for employment or hiring decisions. Employers, education programs, or other job-related programs should not use your results as part of a screening process for jobs or training.

If you think that your O*NET Interest Profiler results are being used incorrectly, talk to your vocational/employment counselor, teacher, or program administrator. You also can contact the National Center for O*NET Development for assistance.

National Center for O*NET Development
Attention: Customer Service
P.O. Box 27625
Raleigh, NC 27611
Email: O*NET Customer Service


FACEBOOK EDUCATOR'S GUIDE

posted May 12, 2011, 8:31 AM by Roberto Bonefont Sr   [ updated Nov 19, 2012, 7:38 AM ]

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BY Linda Fogg Phillips, Derek Baird, M.A., & BJ Fogg, Ph.D.

This team has been hired by FACEBOOK to develop an educator's guide to FACEBOOK.  There are some real good examples and reasons for using FACEBOOK as an educator.  Go to the link below and start off your professional development in this social media. 

http://facebookforeducators.org/educators-guide  (IF THIS LINK DOES NOT WORK, USE THE ATTACHED PDF FILE BELOW)

Teachers, parents and students can benefit from this social media.

Mr. Bonefont

ARTICLE - TESTING ! TESTING !

posted Apr 29, 2011, 6:06 AM by Roberto Bonefont Sr   [ updated Nov 19, 2012, 7:39 AM ]

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Reproduced with permission from the Student Paths Magazine
Testing, Testing 

By Ilene Kleinbaum




You’ve taken the SAT and remember taking the PSAT a few years ago. Your best friend just took the ACT, and you both took the ASVAB. So what are all these tests and what are they for?

Though each test assesses something different, they are all used as one way colleges and counselors can see where you measure up to other students in your age group. Some are used to give you feedback on your readiness for college, while others help you understand your interests and strengths.

Preparing for college

The Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test, or PSAT, is administered to high school sophomores and juniors (and even freshmen and seventh and eighth graders, in some cases). According to CollegeBoard.com, PSAT scores give students feedback on strengths and weaknesses of skills necessary for college study, which can then help them prepare for the SAT.

The Scholastic Aptitude Test, better known as the SAT, is a standardized test high school juniors and seniors take before applying to college. These scores are submitted to colleges and universities, along with GPAs and transcripts, for review.

The ACT, originally known as the American College Test, is also taken by juniors and seniors before applying to college. Most four-year colleges and universities, depending on their location, require either ACT or SAT test results for admission, although a growing number no longer require them. (To find out more about who does and does not require such standardized test scores, check the institutions you’re interested in attending.)

High school sophomores have the option to take the ACT PLAN test to prepare for the ACT test. In fact, many
U.S. schools actually require all their sophomores take the PLAN to give some foundation to their academic planning.

Though the PLAN is much like the PSAT is to the SAT in how one can get an idea of how well they’ll do on the
following test, it also features a non-academic interest inventory that, when teamed up with one’s academic
results, can offer students possible fits into the world of work. Students can then use this information to learn
more about certain career areas and/or begin registering for courses that can get them ready for such career areas.

“Both tests are excellent, and we don’t recommend one over the other. In fact, we recommend both of them,”
said Beth, a high school guidance counselor from Virginia (who requested that her last name be withheld for
this article), regarding the SAT and ACT. “If a student doesn’t achieve the score they want for their dream
school, they can prepare and retest. We recommend that students take the standardized tests 1 to 3 times.
The first will give you a baseline, and the others will allow you to see if your scores improve.”


Discovering your interests

In addition to standardized tests of aptitude, which measure individuals’ academic levels, students can take
interest inventories like the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test.

According to Military.com, the ASVAB is the most widely used multiple-aptitude test battery in the world. It
interest inventories like the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test.

According to Military.com, the ASVAB is the most widely used multiple-aptitude test battery in the world. It
measures students’ strengths, weaknesses, and potential for future success. Scores from this test typically
provide students with career information for civilian and military occupations. Each branch of the military
requires a different minimum score for acceptance.

“Interest aptitude tests are good for looking at interests and strengths when planning college/career majors,”
Beth said. “Some students don’t know what they want to do ‘when they grow up,’ and these tests can help
guide students into a particular area of interest.”

ASVAB APTITUDE TESTING FOR 2015-2016 CALENDAR YEAR

posted Apr 27, 2011, 11:45 AM by Roberto Bonefont Sr   [ updated May 20, 2015, 8:06 AM by Roberto Bonefont Sr ]

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SIGN UP TODAY IN THE MAIN OFFICE, ASK FOR MR. BONEFONT

ASVAB Career Exploration Program




The next ASVAB Career Exploration Testing will be conducted on 24th-25th of September 2015 .  Remember that you must sign up with Mr. Bonefont in the Main Office to reserve a slot for you.
 
Again to remind everyone, that names and addresses are NOT released to the local military recruiters unless you give us consent to do so.
 
Remember that you must fill out an application to test. You MUST be present on both days for testing.  You will not receive a score unless you are present for both days.
 
See you there, and please come down and sign up as soon as possible and let your instructor know that you are interested in taking this important career planning apptitude test.
 
APTITUDE TEST RESULTS ARE RETURNED TO CTI WITHIN ONE WEEK AFTER TESTING.  TESTING RESULTS WILL BE REVIEWED FOR STUDENTS IN THE SAME TESTING ROOM, AND YOU NEED TO BE PRESENT FOR THAT INTERPRETATION OF YOUR RESULTS. 
 
A CAREER PLANNING SURVEY WILL ALSO BE MADE AVAILABLE FOR YOU TO TAKE IMMEDIATELY AFTER RESULTS ARE RELEASED.
 
UPDATE NOTICES: Look for updates concerning testing here on this website.   TEACHERS CAN NOW PROCTOR THEIR OWN STUDENTS' EXAMS IN THEIR CLASSROOM.  PLEASE CONTACT MR. BONEFONT FOR FURTHER DETAILS. 
 
CHECK BACK HERE FOR FUTURE DATES FOR TESTING!!  WE ARE TESTING THREE TIMES PER YEAR!!!  SO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS OPPORTUNITY.

ASVAB Promo



2015-2016 TESTING DATES:

Sept 24th & 25th 2015

Oct 22nd & 23rd 2015

Nov 5th & 6th 2015

Dec 3rd & 4th 2015

Feb 4th & 5th 2016

*****Feb 4th & 5th 2016 (Last testing date of the year) *****

 
Mr. Bonefont
ASVAB Career Exploration Program Facilitator

*** JOIN OUR "eBOARD JOB BANK"

posted Oct 13, 2009, 12:54 AM by Roberto Bonefont Sr   [ updated Nov 19, 2012, 7:23 AM ]

Are you a member of our "eBoard Job Bank?"   NO...???   Well, here are several reasons why you should be.  First... it automatically creates a mini-online resume; second... local employers are members of the job bank... and that means they are looking at your resumes; and third... based on your resume and talents, they may offer you a job.
 
With unemployment this year at an all time high (for Dutchess County in Jan '10 the rate was 8.8 %, and this year in Jan '11 the rate was 8.5 %), it important that you, as a student, and future worker, learn how to market yourself for the labor market.  Yes, even as a high school student.  Remember, that because of the unemployment rate being so high, there are adults that are competing with you for jobs.  Adults may have the advantage because of their experience and prior training. 
 
But, don't be discouraged by that!  The nation as a whole, is slowing recovering from the recession, and as the nation recovers, more jobs will be created, and more adults will go back to work.  
 
So, get a head start... join our job bank today.  Here is the link below:  http://www.dcboces.org/CTI/wbl/jobs

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Once on the site, click on "if you are a student, enter here"... following the instructions to sign up and you're on your way.
 
If you have an difficulty, please come by the main office and see me.  Good Luck with your future.
 
"Remember...Work Based Learning Pays!"
 
Mr. B.
 
 

**ONLINE CAREER RESOURCES MOODLE SITE

posted Oct 13, 2009, 12:53 AM by Roberto Bonefont Sr   [ updated Nov 19, 2012, 7:22 AM ]

What's a Moodle?  Well, Moodle is very similar to college Blackboard sites where students can complete assignments, chat with instructors and submit completed work to their instructors.  Our Career Resources site on the iCampus site for CTI provides you with a tremendous amount of resources to help you with your career planning.  So please check out the site.  YOU MUST SIGN UP for a moodle account.  Signing up will allow you better access to information and a faster way to contact me if you have any concerns about the showcased information and resources.  Please let me know if anything is NOT working, so we can correct it as soon as possible.  Follow the link below, and remember you'll need to open up a moodle account, so follow the directions at this SITE to sign up.  Directly under the LOGIN block on the left hand sign of the page, you'll see..."create new account", click on that and follow the instructions.
 
Once you sign up for an account, you'll need to sign up for the course labled "CTI Work-Based Learning Programs ", you'll find that under courses categories under CTI.
 
You'll need an enrollment key to enroll in the course.  The enrollment key is ctiwbl.  The enrollment key must be in lower case. 
 
Please let me know if you are having any issues signing up for an account.  Use the "contact me" link in the sidebar on the left.
 
Remember... work based learning pays!
 
Mr. B.

CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUCATION ENDORSEMENT SEAL

posted Oct 13, 2009, 12:52 AM by Roberto Bonefont Sr   [ updated Nov 19, 2012, 7:25 AM ]

So, you've decided to come to CTI... well... that's an excellent choice.  Now... what do you get out it?  Well... here is just one major benefit for coming to CTI. 
 
CTE ENDORSEMENT ON YOUR REGENTS DIPLOMA:  If you successfully complete two years of trade and academic work at CTI, and also meet the other requirements to receive the CTE endorsement, which includes completing a "work based learning" program, and successfully passing a national competency exam, the seal you see below will be affixed to your Regents Diploma when you graduate. 

So I get a seal on my diploma... what's the big deal?  Well... the seal will certify that you completed a New York State Regents endorsed course of instruction in Career & Technical Education, this added credential on your Regents Diploma will make you more marketable in the Labor Force.  Think of it as a "employability skills" credential.
 
Most high school graduates have a high school or Regents diplomas upon graduating, you'll have a diploma and an additional certification of your Career & Technical Education in your preferred course of study.  In the 21st Century market place, employers are looking for students who not only have achieved academic success, but are also looking for students who can take that academic achievement and bring their specialty trade skills sets to their jobs.  21st Century learning is about having skills that provide employers with transferable and transitional life and career skills.   That's "Authentic Learning!"
 
Can you see the advantage of a CTE endorsement on your Regents diploma now?
 
Ask your instructor how you can get a CTE endorsement. 
 
Mr. B.

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