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Title: What significant turning point occurs when you turn 16?

What significant turning point occurs when you
turn 16?
  • Why is getting a license and driving so important
    to YOU?
  • It brings freedom and fun
  • What else is needed with that new independence
    and empowerment?
  • Responsibility and or JOB to pay for car,
    gas, and insurance!

What Drives Your Future?
  • ROP Career Presentation
  • October 2008

Many of us sit in the back seat of life and let
someone else do all the driving! Thats OK if
you dont care where the car is going. To set
the course in the direction you want to go, you
need to take the wheel. You have to drive.
Judy Mae Bingham
If the journey is just as important as the
destination, then you need to ask yourself.
  • WHAT do I want to be driving?
  • Something that
  • Shows power and costs a lot?
  • Looks cute and economical?
  • Is practical and functional?
  • Keeps me in shape is cheap?
  • Gets me there without me having to drive?
  • Do you want to work outdoors and
  • spend time in nature?

And HOW do I want to be driving through life?
  • Do I want to race through life or take my time?
  • Do I want time for friends and family and time
    for my own interests?
  • Do I want to save my money for later or enjoy
    life now and take it as it comes?
  • What kind of lifestyle do I want?

What you drive 20 years from now could be quite
different than what you drive now, depending on
the choices you make!
  • Even if you are on the right track, youll get
    run over if you just sit there! Will Rogers

So what are you waiting for? Dont get stuck in
a rut!
Positive Attitude Drive Your Life
  • Our lives are not determined by what happens to
    us, but by how we react to what happens, not by
    what life brings to us, but by the attitude we
    bring to life.
  • A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of
    positive thoughts, events, and outcomes. It is a
    catalyst, a spark that creates extraordinary
    results. Anonymous
  • Just like spark plugs are needed to ignite your
  • so too your positive attitude can be the spark
    that ignites your life plans.

What Drives Your Future?
  1. What is the date?
  2. How old are you?
  3. What steps are you taking towards a career?
  4. What education or training have you completed
    since high school?
  5. Where are you living?
  6. With whom are you living?
  7. How much do you make a month?
  8. How are you earning a living? What are the
    expenses you need to cover?
  9. Do you own a car? If so, what kind?
  10. What are your career/lifestyle plans for the

As you can see, the decisions and choices you
make today directly influence the road map you
use to guide your future.
What are the typical MONTHLY expenses to live in
Santa Cruz County?
  • Housing (2bd 1 ½ bath)
  • Utilities (cell, electricity, DSL, cable)
  • Food (Eat in some and Eat out)
  • Transportation (Gas, insurance, car payments,
    basic maintenance)
  • Clothes (A few basic clothes)
  • Health Care (Basic Health Insurance)
  • Entertainment (Have fun, go out a little)
  • Personal (Basic needs)
  • Miscellaneous (Travel, other expenses)
  • Savings (average 5 of income)
  • 1,202.00
  • 235.00
  • 350.00
  • 721.00
  • 75.00
  • 58.00
  • 100.00
  • 25.00
  • 100.00
  • 143.00

Expenses Per Month 3,009.00 Expenses Per
Year 36,108.00 (Not including taxes which is 25
of annual income)
Does Your Job Match Your Expenses?
How Much Do You Need to Make to live in Santa
  • Typical Annual Expenses 36,108
  • 40 hours a week X 50 working weeks 2000 hours a
    year for fulltime work
  • 36,108 2000 hours 18.00 an hour YOU need to
  • This does not include 25 taxes!
  • How much you make is influenced by how much
    training and education you have!

State of California
  • 2007 Annual Average for person 25 and over.
    Earnings are fulltime wages and salaried workers.
  • Average Hourly Wage - 22.11
  • Average Annual Salary - 45,990

EDUCATION Your Ticket To Your Future!
Masters Degree (MA/MS) 29.10 1165 58,250
Bachelors Degree (BA/BS) 24.60 987 49,350
Associate Degree (AA/AS) 18.50 740 37,000
High School Grad 15.10 604 30,200
No HS Diploma 10.70 428 21,400
Source Bureau of Labor Statistics Current
Population Survey 2007
How do I know what road is right for me?
  • Identifying your
  • Interests
  • Values
  • Skills
  • Needs
  • ..can help you drive your career and lifestyle

Planning Your Future
  • Career planning is like buying your ideal car to
    go on a trip. You need to
  • Plan, research, budget, test-drive, have the
    right tools and match the car to your needs and
  • The same is true for careers. You want to
  • try out different types of jobs
  • not just take the first one that comes along
  • find what best matches your personality,
    interests, skills, values, and needs.

ROP will show you how to DRIVE your Future
  • Practical hands-on career training
  • Career Portfolio - showcases your best work for
    employers or colleges
  • Career Locker a useful tool to plan your future
  • Scholarship Opportunities helps finance your
    future training
  • Internships - apply what you have learned
  • Industry Trained Instructors - Learn from the
  • College credit available in some ROP classes

ROP Provides Skills and Opportunities
Updating your job skills is like polishing your
car. A little effort helps your career and your
car to shine.
  • Just like checking your rear-view mirror to see
    where youre going, you need to reflect back on
    the road you have taken in order to move forward
    on your career path.
  • Just as you would use tools from a toolbox to
    help you improve your car, use the transferable
    work-related skills you acquire from your ROP
    class to help you on your career/life journey.

Begin NOW to drive your future!
  • Career Planning Assignment
  • Based on how much career exploration you have or
    havent done!
  • Completed by all ROP Students for your portfolio
    and to assist you in planning your future.
  • In Career Locker (www.careerlocker .com)
  • Complete an assessment (You get to choose!)
  • Complete an assignment that enriches and extends
    your assessment results.
  • Write a 1-3 page summary report of what you
  • Include your assessment, assignment, and written
    report in your portfolio!

Dont let stress or pressure distract you from
your journey.
  • Find the CAReer that matches your interests,
    values, skills, and needs. Hop in the drivers
    seat, and ride your own AUTObiography!

  • Know thyself! Socrates
  • If you're doing what you love and loving what
    you do, youll make a living at it! Wayne Dyer
  • For further assistance, see your ROP counselor
  • Place phone number/email
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