The Toughest Job You will ever Love – Building a Career Pathway

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Published on February 27, 2009

Author: ccpc

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Frank Gonzales
Assistant Principal
Weston Ranch High School
Stockton, CA

Janeen George
Career Counselor
Weston Ranch High School
Stockton, CA

Jared Zwickey
Coordinator of Public Safety
San Joaquin Delta College
Stockton, CA

This presentation will assist schools in creating career pathways for students. The presenters will address the challenges along with giving helpful tips on how they started their criminal justice career pathway.

Cougar Administration of Justice Education

CAJE was developed at Weston Ranch in the Fall of 2008. It is a cost free educational program, fully Funded by the California Department of Education through a SSP Grant. It was designed especially for high school students pursuing a career in the criminal Justice field. It is a 3 year program, that gives you a jump start into your future.

-Police/Sheriff -FBI agent -Forensic Scientist -Lawyer -Crime Scene Investigator -Court Reporter -Probation Officer -Social worker -Detective -Secret Service -Judge

- Hands on learning that prepares you for your own individual chosen career within the justice system! A very unique program offered At very few schools throughout California. Weston Ranch is the Only school in MUSD that offers it! Classes especially tailored For your future in criminal justice! -Lots of guest speakers and field trips! - Fire arms training! - Laptops! - Team Building! -College Credits!

A very unique program offered At very few schools throughout California. Weston Ranch is the Only school in MUSD that offers it!

Classes especially tailored

For your future in criminal justice!

Crawl bars 10 foot rope Monkey bars Obstacle Course

6 foot wall hurdles Chain link fence 150 pound dummy drag

Screen with scenario playing on it. CAJE students using the FATS machine. CAJE teacher demonstrating how to load a weapon.

Demonstration by Jared Zwickey

Demonstration

by Jared Zwickey

Guest Speakers -Police officers -CHP -Social Workers -Probation Officers -FBI Agents

Field Trips & Team Building -Ropes Course -Santa Rosa Police Academy -Delta College -Probation Office

This course is specifically designed to inform students about the basics of laws, how they are created and enforced, and about the basics of how the court system works. In this class we have done mock trials, where the students create a court scene with real situations and go through the court process.

This course is specifically designed to inform students about the basics of laws, how they are created and enforced, and about the basics of how the court system works.

In this class we have done mock trials, where the students create a court scene with real situations and go through the court process.

This course is an introduction to all of the various careers in law enforcement. History of the legal system Participate in Teen Court Job Shadowing

This course is an introduction to all of the various careers in law enforcement.

History of the legal system

Participate in Teen Court

Job Shadowing

This course explores the various scientific an real work investigations, such as Crime Scene Investigators, taking blood samples & fingerprints, and laboratory principles that are used in real life situations.

This course explores the various scientific an real work investigations, such as Crime Scene Investigators, taking blood samples & fingerprints, and laboratory principles that are used in real life situations.

This class is a two period ROP course designed to give students a first hand experience. Training from various law enforcement agencies, and involves job shadowing.

This class is a two period ROP course designed to give students a first hand experience. Training from various law enforcement agencies, and involves job shadowing.

Community and Educational Partners San Joaquin County Sheriff- Coroner office Stockton Police Department San Joaquin County Human Service Agency San Joaquin County Probation Department CSU Stanislaus San Joaquin Delta College University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law

San Joaquin County Sheriff- Coroner office

Stockton Police Department

San Joaquin County Human Service Agency

San Joaquin County Probation Department

CSU Stanislaus

San Joaquin Delta College

University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law

Student Successes Increased Attendance Increased GPA 2.41 to 2.52 Increased self esteem and self knowledge Commitment to future and self Deeper understanding future job requirements

Increased Attendance

Increased GPA 2.41 to 2.52

Increased self esteem and self knowledge

Commitment to future and self

Deeper understanding future job requirements

School Successes Established school pride and identity Connection with community Tri – Education Eighth Grade Career Pathway Academy Camaraderie amongst students and staff Increased sections in the master schedule

Established school pride and identity

Connection with community

Tri – Education Eighth Grade Career Pathway Academy

Camaraderie amongst students and staff

Increased sections in the master schedule

Challenges Selecting the right students Purchasing materials District v. Companies Master Schedule Alternative Block Scheduling Freshmen Scheduling issues Credit Recovery AP, AVID, JROTC, etc.

Selecting the right students

Purchasing materials District v. Companies

Master Schedule

Alternative Block Scheduling

Freshmen Scheduling issues

Credit Recovery

AP, AVID, JROTC, etc.

Challenges Continue Tutoring/Study Skills Staff lacking experience in the field Instructional Strategies Lecture/Notes v. Project Based Instruction Partnerships Support v. Partnership Involvement

Tutoring/Study Skills

Staff lacking experience in the field

Instructional Strategies

Lecture/Notes v. Project Based Instruction

Partnerships Support v. Partnership Involvement

Recommendations Spend more time with partners Developing a strategic plan More time paralleling the courses Focus on developing project based curriculum Creating smooth transition from high school to post secondary

Spend more time with partners

Developing a strategic plan

More time paralleling the courses

Focus on developing project based curriculum

Creating smooth transition from high school to post secondary

Recommendations Continue Incorporate Tutor / Support Services Selection of Students Knowledge of the career pathway Be selective Recruit and inform middle schools Students and parents

Incorporate Tutor / Support Services

Selection of Students

Knowledge of the career pathway

Be selective

Recruit and inform middle schools

Students and parents

Contact Information Weston Ranch High School (209)938-6245 Mr. Frank Gonzales, Assistant Principal [email_address] Mrs. Janeen George, Career Counselor [email_address] San Joaquin Delta College (209) 954-5374 Mr. Jared Zwickey, Coordinator of Public Safety Programs [email_address]

Weston Ranch High School

(209)938-6245

Mr. Frank Gonzales, Assistant Principal [email_address]

Mrs. Janeen George, Career Counselor [email_address]

San Joaquin Delta College

(209) 954-5374

Mr. Jared Zwickey, Coordinator of Public Safety Programs

[email_address]

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