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Students exploring the Employment pathway are interested in starting their career and entering the workforce after graduation. By following the getting started steps, students can complete the survey to identify the top three Career Clusters of interest based on their responses. Guidance from the School Counselor, Graduation Coach, or Career Development Coordinator (CDC) will ensure students are aware of course and opportunities to prepare them for their desired workforce.
Jobs in Iredell County
Jobs in North Carolina
Top 10 Qualities of a Job Candidate
- Technical Competency
- Strong Work Ethic
- Flexibility / Adaptability
- Persistence (GRIT)
- Team Player
- Willingness to Learn
- Problem Solver
Complete Interest Inventories
Students are encouraged to complete the Interest Inventories to get a picture of what careers would be right for you. This survey allows students to respond to questions and identify the top three Career Clusters of interest based on their responses.
Students should research more about the Career Clusters. They may also explore more in-depth about STEAM careers while also learning more about soft skills, ethics, and employability skills by viewing EdgeFactor videos online. Once a student understands the clusters that best suit them, they should review the I-SS Career Pathways and I-SS Future Ready Clusters to see which classes would be best to take.
Plan Your Schedule with Staff Member
Students should schedule a meeting with their Guidance Counselor, Career Development Coordinator (CDC), or Graduation Coach. During this meeting the staff member will be able to help the student select classes to fulfill their graduation requirements and prepare them for their career path. Students may have the opportunity to complete an internship or apprenticeship while in school.
Additional information can be found on the Career and Technical Education page.