Through classroom presentations, advisories and individual appointments, the
Career Center staff assists students in the following ways:
High School and Beyond Efolio
All students are required to create a personal electronic portfolio (Efolio) to assist with college applications, scholarships, and job interviews. Please note that this is a CKSD graduation requirement. The Career Center is open all day including before school, after school, and during lunchtime. Staff are available to help at all times.
Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) - Free online help is available at http://www.asvabprepinfo.com/
WOIS Career Interest Inventory – All Sophomores
Strong Interest Inventory – Seniors (optional)
Mrs. Wilke has a list of current job openings. She is available in the Career Center computer lab to assist students with the job application process. Here are some helpful websites:
Ø State of Washington Worksource for job openings in the Bremerton/Silverdale area: https://fortress.wa.gov/esd/worksource/Employment.aspx
Ø Kitsap Mall job postings: http://www.shopkitsapmall.com/jobs.asp
Ø "Snag A Job" lists numerous entry level jobs: http://www.snagajob.com
Fast Food jobs are typically where High School students find their first formal employment. The Career Center has job applications for most fast food restaurants. Some require online applications. Here are some websites, or directions, to help you apply for a job:
Ø Burger King: http://bkcareers.com/jobsearch.aspx
Ø Dairy Queen: http://www.dairyqueen.com/us-en/careers/
Ø Jack In The Box: http://www.jackinthebox.com/corporate/careers/why-jack/
Ø McDonald's: http://www.mcdonalds.com/usa/rest_locator.html
Ø Wendy's: http://www.wendys.com/careers/
TECH PREP (Earning free college credits in high school classes)
Students who enroll in Tech Prep classes at OHS may earn free community college credits. Students must earn a "B" or better in order to receive college credit. Stop by the Career Center to register. The following are eligible classes: Accounting, Advanced Child Psychology, Annual (Yearbook), Auto Tech I and II, Business English, Business Math, Child Psychology, Cisco Academy, Computer Applications, Computer Assisted Drafting, Computer Maintenance & Repair, Consumer Auto Maintenance, Digitools/Keyboarding, Financial Literacy, Intro to Graphics, Photography, Sports Medicine, Advanced Sports Medicine, Web Page Design, and 3D Modeling & Animation.
Visit the Tech Prep website for more information: http://sers.techprepwa.org/searchArticulations.aspx
WEST SOUND TECHNICAL SKILLS CENTER
Students can attend half of the school day at West Sound Tech (Skills Center). There are 16 programs offered in career areas such as Welding, Culinary Arts, Professional Medical Careers & Cosmetology. Mrs. Ludwig, OHS Career Center Secretary, is the point of contact for the Skills Center. Stop by the Career Center for more information or visit the West Sound Tech website: http://www.westsoundtech.com/
WORK BASED LEARNING
Students who have a paid job may be eligible to earn Occupational or Elective credit for hours worked. Here are a few facts regarding this program:
¯ Must be 16 and currently enrolled at Olympic High School.
¯ Must complete a Work Based Learning application and obtain parent’s permission (if under age 18).
¯ For every 180 hours you work, you are eligible to earn 0.5 credit. You can earn 1 credit per year in this program.
¯ Hours worked in the summer cannot be counted. Only hours worked during the school year can be counted.
¯ Typically jobs such as babysitting and paper routes are not eligible for this program. Jobs working "under the table" are not eligible either. You must be working in a job where you are supervised, working legally, and receive some proof of the hours you worked such as a pay stub.
Information about teen workers’ rights: http://www.lni.wa.gov/WorkplaceRights/TeenWorkers/default.asp
The Career Center coordinates all military recruiter visits to OHS. Recruiters visit the school once a month during lunches. Students may make an appointment to meet individually with a recruiter during their lunch time, before, or after school. Ms. Howell is happy to meet with students to discuss military options and to be present when students meet with recruiters. A military career can be the right thing for the right student, but it's not for everyone.
Visit these military websites for more information:
Military Options Overview: http://www.military.com/Education/
US Army: www.army.com
US Coast Guard: www.uscg.mil
US Marine Corps: www.marines.com
US Navy: www.navy.mil/swf/index.asp
Mrs. Ludwig is the volunteer coordinator at OHS. There are numerous opportunities for students to volunteer in our community. Volunteer applications are located in the display rack outside the Career Center. See Kitsap County's website for more volunteering opportunities: http://www.kitsapgov.com/volunteer/
Washington Occupational Information System (WOIS): This website is used to complete the High School and Beyond graduation requirement. Students may also use this website to research career and postsecondary options. You will need the current site key (similar to a password) to access WOIS. See Mrs. Wilke or Ms. Howell for the site key.
www.checkoutacollege.com This informative site has links to all community and technical colleges in Washington.
www.finaid.org An outstanding financial aid website giving you all the information you need to apply for financial aid and understanding the process.
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