Career Path Mentors Program
Motivating students onto positive career paths
|FEEDBACK FROM TEACHERS|
Described below are the verbatim comments from a survey conducted during the 06-07 school year. These verbatim comments are from teachers describing the speakers and what they like about the Segue program:
o Minority speakers
o The message: long term goals are achievable
o The speakers were willing to come and openly share experiences in a variety of ways as to how and why they arrived at his/her career.
o It is good for students to interact with adults in the community and find that they might have common ground or aspirations similar
o Every speaker who came when scheduled was prepared, well-spoken and professional. I appreciated their desire to really help kids, that was apparent in every speaker.
o All the speakers were comfortable speaking to our students. They shared valuable information with our students regarding "real-life" jobs our students might want to pursue.
o Everything! It's easy, informative, stimulating. Both teachers and speakers can opt in easily. The students buy in and it incentivizes them and provides much needed info on what they have to do to get the jobs they want or enter a career path
o 1. The variety of speakers 2. Each speakers background story of overcoming obstacles 3. The ease with which speakers were scheduled 4. The connection for kids to the community
o Opportunity for community speakers to visit our school and for my students to discover career alternatives
o Segue enhanced my ability as a teacher to communicate life lessons to my students from another source, namely the guest speakers. The speakers reinforced many of the character traits/life skills I try to emphasize throughout the year. Also, having the students meet adults from all walks of life, doing all sorts of jobs, was beneficial for their understanding of the diversity of options they may have with a high school diploma.
o Variety of speakers and careers, ease of sign-up, relevance to students. I will participate next year.
o Love the great people coming in to talk to these kids about the real world of work.
o I like the presenters, they all have a wonderful message about how they got to their career and the journey before landing a career.