Post-Secondary Employment - Louisiana Department of Education

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Louisiana Workforce Commission
 www.laworks.net
Career Builder
 www.careerbuilder.net
Louisiana ePortal
 www.laeportal.com
America’s Job Bank – nationwide job posting service
 http://www.ajb.dni.us
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Everything you need to:
 look for a job
 make career choices
 develop skills
 select the right school
Get:
 Information
 Guidance and counseling
 Training referrals
 Computer access or other services provided by their knowledgeable
staff who are eager to help you succeed in achieving your goals
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http://www.lwia20.org/
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Tangipahoa Parish Workforce Center
1745 SW Railroad Ave.
Hammond, La 70403
Ph. 985-345-4134
Ph. 1-800-257-0270
Fax: 985-542-0491
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday
Contact: Belinda Cason
Pt. Coupee Parish Satellite Center / WIA Office
305 East Main St.
New Roads, La. 70760
Ph. 225-638-6852
Fax: 225-638-4825
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday
Contact: Ronald Bellezaire
St. Helena Parish Satellite Center / WIA
Courthouse Square Hwy 10
Greensburg, La. 70441
Ph. 225-222-6962
Fax 225-222-4962
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday
Contact: Janice King
Washington Parish Workforce Center / Job Center
438 Avenue B
Bogalusa, La. 70427
Ph. 985-735-2006
Ph. 985-732-2007
Ph. 985-732-2008
Fax: 985-735-0934
8a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday
Contact: Tammy Crain
Iberville Parish Workforce Center / WIA Office
23425 Railroad Ave. Ste. 1
Plaquemine, La. 70764
Ph. 225-687-0969
Fax: 225-687-9113
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday
Contact: Lan D'Albor / Mary Young
Ascension Parish Satellite Center / WIA Office
204 Mississippi St. Ste. B
Donaldsonville, La. 70346
Ph. 225-437-5712
Fax: 225-635-4529
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday
Contact: Edrice Thomas / Edna Alexander
East and West Feliciana Parishes Satellite Center / WIA
Office
5681 Commerce St
St. Francisville, La. 70775
Ph. 225-635-6635
Fax: 225-635-4529
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday
Contact: Greta Scales
Livingston Parish Workforce Center
9384 Florida Blvd, Ste. B
Walker, La. 70785
Ph. 225-667-1874
Fax: 225-667-1840
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday
Contact: Bryan Taylor
Ascension Parish Workforce Center / Job Center
1827 BS. Burnside
Gonzales, La. 70737
Ph. 225-647-7394
Ph. 225-644-1113
Fax: 225-647-9350
8 a.m. - 4:30 Monday - Friday
Contact: Brendalen T. Scott
West Baton Rouge Parish Satellite Center / WIA Office
1643 Louisiana Ave.
Port Allen, La. 70767
Ph. 225-343-5919
Fax: 225-387-5930
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday
Contact: Joyce Hawkins
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River Center Branch of the East Baton
Rouge Parish Library
 http://www.careercenterbr.com/
Louisiana Jobs & Career Center
 http://lajacc.state.lib.la.us/
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Service Locator:
 http://www.laworks.net/ServiceLocator.asp
Workers Resources:
 https://www.voshost.com/default.asp
Online Services:
 http://www.laworks.net/OnlineServices.asp
Career Solutions:
 http://www.laworks.net/CareerSolutions.asp
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http://www.laworks.net/Downloads/LMI/
LouisianaCareerPlanningGuide.pdf
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https://www.voshost.com/careers.asp
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Career Tips - View a guide to the steps you should take to follow
the path of selecting the ideal career or occupation.
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Career Explorer - If you do not have a specific career in mind,
select this option to learn what career or type of job best suits you
as well as areas for which you might want to receive more training
and education.
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Career Informer - If you have a career in mind, select this option to
highlight a specific occupation and display information on wages,
employers and jobs that are available as well as the details of
available education and training, the job requirements and the
nature of the work involved.
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Job Market Explorer - Choose a career or occupation by analyzing
the current labor market trends where you want to work, including
wages, employment projections and educational requirements.
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Simple self-tests
 No wrong answers
 Helps you discover your “career
personality”
 Identifies jobs you might enjoy
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Part of your personal portfolio
› Says a lot about YOU
› Shows a potential employer that you have
developed a career plan, etc.
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Interests grouped into clusters
 Describeds knowledge, skills & interests
that connect with industries, jobs &
educational programs
 Louisiana has 16 Career Clusters
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› Go to the Louisiana Career Planning Guide
for more information
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Check activities that you like
Add up your scores
Evaluate yourself
Think about the future
You will use your results to select a career that you will
research
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Refer to pages 4-7 of the Louisiana Career Planning Guide
(http://www.lctcs.edu/assets/docs/WorkforceDevelopment/
LA_CareerPlanningGuide.pdf)
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Helps you describe yourself
Identifies clusters & careers that match YOU
Assists with preparing for the interview process
You will use your results to select a career that you will
research
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LA ePortal
›
https://www.laeportal.com/main.aspx?stg=module_explore&item=assess
yourself_takeassessments
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Explore Careers tab
(https://www.laeportal.com/main.aspx?stg=modul
e_explore&item=assessyourself_gettingstarted)
Getting Started
 Take Assessments
 Self Appraisal Questions
 Know What You Want
 Ask for Help
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www.laeportal.com
 Sign in
 Access the Assessment Center
 Assessment takes approximately 1 hour
 Report with results provided
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› Sample report:
https://www.laeportal.com/docx/user_assessments/pdf/p
athway_ready_sample_report.pdf
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http://www.ioscar.org/la/
Quick Trip
 Search by Work Value
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Work Importance Locator self-assessment helps you find occupations
based on your work values
› Work Values Scores – if you have already taken the Work
Importance Locator, you may enter your work values
scores no
Search for similar attributes
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Best Match – uses the characteristics of your current (or most
recent) occupation to find similar occupations
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Advanced Best Match – lets you select which
characteristics of your current or most recent occupation
are more important in your search of similar occupations
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Full Flight
 Assessment - explore career options using the Work
Importance Locator of the Interest Profiler
 I enjoy – find occupations based upon things that you enjoy
doing at home or away from your job
 Clusters – see occupations within each cluster.
 Search – find new occupations based upon selected
knowledges, skills & abilitiies
 Best Match – match the knowledges, skills & abilities you use
in your current occupation to new occupations
 Compare – compare your current or most recent occupation
to a chosen occupation
 Profile – produce a profile for one occupation of your choice
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High School Diploma
› A diploma awarded for the completion of
high school
› Considered the minimum education
required for government jobs and higher
education
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General Equivalency Diploma (GED)
› A group of five subject tests which, when
passed, certify that the taker has high
school-level academic skills
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High School Diploma Endorsementsgraduating seniors who meet certain
requirements for a College & Career
diploma & satisfy performance indicators
› Career Endorsement
› Academic Endorsement
Requirements
 http://www.doe.state.la.us/topics/grad_req
s.html
 http://www.doe.state.la.us/topics/grad_req
s.html
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Industry-Based Certifications (IBCs)
 tangible evidence that an individual has successfully
demonstrated skill competencies in a specific set of
work related tasks, single occupational area, or a
cluster of related occupational areas.
 http://www.lctcs.edu/assets/docs/WorkforceDevelop
ment/IB_web.pdf
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Currently there are 51 IBCs available to Louisiana high
school students
Bulletin 741, Chapter 3115, B, 3 (May 2010)
 http://www.docstoc.com/docs/23745424/IndustryBased-Certification
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Provides recognized employment
credentials
 IBC courses may result in dual enrollment
or articulated credit
 Provides a “jump start” for postsecondary pursuits
 Gives students a sense of
accomplishment
 Helps students become more
employable with higher starting salaries
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Types:
 International
 National
 State
 51 IBCs approved by
BESE
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Program Areas
 Agriscience
 Business
 Family & Consumer
Sciences
 Health Science
 Marketing
 Technology Education
 Trade & Industrial
 General CTE
Allow and high school students to earn
college credit and acquire higher-level
knowledge and skills by enrolling in
college-level courses at local technical
or community colleges and four year
universities
 http://www.lctcs.edu/assets/docs/Workf
orceDevelopment/DualEnrollment_LOWr
es.pdf
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Eases the high school to college transition
Students who participate in dual enrollment in high school
have had significantly higher cumulative college GPAs three
years after high school graduation than their peers who did
not participate in dual enrollment programs
Dual enrollment students earned more college credits than
non-participating peers
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KeyTrain
› A comprehensive, easy-to-use system for
improving the basic skills measured by the
WorkKeys® Assessment System
› http://www.keytrain.com/keytrain/ktn_over.
asp
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WorkKeys
› A job skills assessment system that helps
employers select, hire, train, develop, and
retain a high-performance workforce
› http://www.act.org/workkeys/
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Licensing
 formal permission from a governmental or
other constituted authority to do something,
as to carry on some business or profession
Trade Certificates
 a document attesting to the fact that a
person has completed an educational
course, issued either by an institution not
authorized to grant diplomas, or to a
student not qualifying for a diploma
 Source: dictionary.com
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