obs for America's Graduates students from across Northern Indiana glimpsed into a common perspective of employers when they competed in six categories of skills related to thriving in a workplace.
JAG CATEGORIES OF CAREER SKILLS
The student will develop and present a PowerPoint presentation on a spe-cific career or career cluster he or she plans to pursue. The purpose of this exercise is to encourage students to analyze career information, boost their ability to make presentations, express ideas through a common busi- ness communication medium and use technology to communicate career in- formation to others.
COMPETENCIES identify occupational interests; relate interests, apti- tudes and abilities; develop a path for selected occupation; select an im- mediate career goal; describe the conditions and specifications of the job goal; demonstrate time management; follow directions; practice effective communications; comprehend verbal and written instructions; deliver pre- sentations to a group; compete successfully with peers; identfiy a self-value system and how it affects life; base decisions on values and goals; and develop a healthy self-concept of home, school and work.
All students in your school must do at least 60 hours of volunteering as part of their graduation requirement. As of April 1st of your senior year, you have only 30 hours completed. You have volunteered at an animal shel- ter for the last two years and you have enjoyed it. However, between schoolwork, extracurricular activities, and a job, you just haven't had time to think about community service this year. You realize that you have to hustle to get those additional 30 hours of service completed by graduation.
As you think about this, you see an opportunity to inflate the number so it looks like you have completed 50 hours so far. While this is not honest, if you can successfully record the extra 20 hours you will have to complete only 10 hours within the next two months. You believe 10 hours can be done easily. You also believe you will continue service to the shlter after you graduate, so in the end they will get all the time you originally committed.
1) You have 60 minutes to write your essay;
Competitors will apply and interview for an entry-level position that would reasonably exist on a college campus.
The purpose is to enable students to demonstrate their ability to apply for and secure employment through proficiency in the job application process and interview situations.
COMPETENCIES construct a resume and job search; develop a letter of application and complete application forms; complete a job interview; dem- onstrate appropriate appearance; understand what employers expect of employees; practice effective communications; communicate verbally and in writing; compete successfully with peers; demonstrate a positive attitude; and develop a healthy self-concept for home, school and work.
Thanks to NASA, the moon is getting a new crater! NASA is sending a spacecraft hurtling into the moon's surface. Why? To see if there's water below the surface. This collision will send up a plume of dust and gas over six miles (10 kilometers) high. To tell if there's any water, scientists will look for ice crystals and water vapor in this plume.
THE CHALLENGE The challenge is to modify a paper cup so it can zip down a line and drop a marble onto a target. The objective is to trans- form the paper cup so it can hold a marble down the zip line.
YOUR MATERIALS two feet of string; two feet of tape; an index card; a marble; a paper clip; one medium-sized paper cup; and scissors.
RULES 1) The paper cup can be modified using only the materials given to you. No other materials may be used; 2) The paper cup cannot permanently attach to the zip line; 3) You do not have to use all of the materials provided to you; 4) You cannot use other materials, such as items found in the room or unused items from other competitors. YOU CAN USE ONLY THE ITEMS GIVEN TO YOU; 5) You cannot touch the cup or marble while on the zip line. You must figure out a way to release the marble WITHOUT touching the cup or marble; 6) You may construct a remote release on your cup using the materials provided to you. BONUS POINTS WILL BE AWARDED FOR CONTROLLED RELEASE OF THE MARBLE; 7) You will have 30 minutes to build and test your design; 8) The timekeeper will announce when there are 10 minutes remaining, five minutes remaining, and 30 seconds remaining; and 9) You may test your design five times within the 30- minute period and make modifications. HOWEVER, THE SIXTH ATTEMPT IS THE FINAL ATTEMPT AND WILL BE COUNTED AS THE FINAL SCORE.
The competitor will prepare and present a speech on the topic of "WHO I AM, WHY JAG AND WHERE I PLAN TO GO."
PURPOSE To allow the students to make public presentations using the principles of verbal communication, demonstrating self-confidence and poise in speaking before peers and the general public, and strengthening com- munciation skills; and
COMPETENCIES Demonstrate appropriate appearance; follow directions; communicate verbally; demonstrate team leadership; deliver presentations to a group; compete successfully with peers; demonstrate commitment to an organization; and identify a self-value system and how it affects life.