Career Spotlight

Career Info and Opportunities~Methacton Students & Families

Happy 2022!

Dear Methacton Community,


I hope you are all having a wonderful 2022 so far! Please see the Career happenings below. If you have any questions, please email me at KKulp@methacton.org.

Here's to a great 2022!


Enjoy this wonderful winter!


Kimberly Kulp

Methacton School District

K-12 Career Counselor

K-6 Career Day(s)

The K-6 School Counselors have been working hard to prepare for the Career Day(s) at their schools! The dates for the Career Days are:


Skyview- April 1st

Arrowhead: May 17th

Eagleville: May 23rd - May 26th

Woodland: May 31st - June 2nd

Worcester: June 1st

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Elementary Career Lessons

Career Day is an amazing event! Check out what else the School Counselors are doing with the students to meet the Career Standards from the Chapter 339 Plan.

Wondering what the Chapter 339 Plan is? Per the Pennsylvania Department of Education, each school must have a Chapter 339 Plan and you can read more about the Plan here: Chapter 339 Plan (pa.gov)

The Chapter 339 Plan includes Career Standards. Methacton School District has had Career lessons in place well before the State mandate. Each student in grades K-4 has a Career Portfolio file where their Career work is held. When the student moves to 5th grade, it is sent electronically to Skyview and the file is given to the student. At Skyview, all student Career pieces are kept electronically.


Kindergarten:


  • I Can Do It! - exploring student strengths and what they love to do, their "spark". Students write and draw a picture.


1st grade:


  • When I Grow Up I Want to Be - connecting what students like to do to how they can get paid to do it and career options. Teaching students that what they do when they grow-up is a combination of what they like and their strengths.


2nd grade:


  • School Is My Job - students learn about characteristics for future jobs such as arriving on time, completing work, and working with others.
  • Financial Literacy - students learn about earning money and the four things they can do with money: save, earn, share, and spend.


3rd grade:


  • Entrepreneurship- students learn what an entrepreneur is. Students complete a paper call "My Innovative Invention" where they discuss, draw, and write about an idea for a need that exists and why it is important, needed, or useful.
  • My Future Is Bright - tied to Proud to Be Me Week. Students complete a page and draw a connection between future career goals and the career outfit they wore to school that day.


4th grade:


  • Multiple Intelligence - students learn eight different ways in which they are intelligent. There is a lesson on what students are able to do and what they are interested in for possible careers, they learn about the 5 post-secondary options- work, military, technical school, 2-year college, 4-year college.
  • Success Skills - students discuss the relationship between their work habits now and in the career choice they make beyond High School.
  • Resume - students create their first resume.
  • #Future Ready - connected to Proud to be me Week. Students draw and write about who they are, what is their "spark", and their strengths and relate it to why they chose to wear what they did to school that day.


5th and 6th grades:


  • Career Interest Inventory/Exploration - Students answer a series of questions about likes and dislikes to help narrow down jobs that could be a good fit for them.
  • Reality check - Student exploration and how they see themselves in the future. Students complete a KWL about the job they choose.
  • Career Day flyer - students create a flyer advertising Skyview Career Day, including a phrase indicating a job they are interested in and give it to their parents/guardians as an invitation to our Career Day.
  • Career Journey - students hear various teachers Career Journeys and reflect.
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Career Day at Skyview!

The Skyview School Counselors are looking for volunteers for Career Day. Career Day will take place on April 1, 2022. Please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/uwwTsdthKKDhN9HE7 if you are interested in speaking to students about your career.

Looking for Volunteers for Arcola Students!

We are looking for Job Shadow volunteers. Arcola 8th graders will have the opportunity to shadow someone's career. This can be done in the way that makes the student, the student's family, and the volunteer comfortable such as zoom, a phone call, or in-person.

If you are interested, please fill out the google form below:


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfAp6osSsPUkiK4DNxNOeaxiOFdV4VPs2CdSjR7L-qFGuN3qQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

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Interested in Law Enforcement?

Check out this interview with a police sergeant to learn more about a typical day, requirements and possible career paths.