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Job Market Education at Port Chester High School
Job Search Five Years Before College Graduation
In February, 102 juniors at Port Chester High School began their search for jobs in careers at a time when they are still five or more years away from college graduation. Using Candogram’s database with two million live job postings students learned about the job market with job titles, employers and job requirements.
Why would high school students look at job postings for doctors and engineers before even applying for college?
The job market is the mostly invisible activity between employers and job seekers. The search for job candidates and job openings occurs primarily through networking and online databases also known as job boards. Information is exchanged between companies and job seekers in job postings and resumes.
Job Postings Tell What Employers Need
There are millions of job postings and resumes on the internet at any given day. Job postings represent the demand side which tells us what employers are looking for. Candogram analyzes job postings and quantifies this need by counting the occurrence of job titles and requirements for skills and education.
The number of available job openings varies greatly depending on demand by employers and location. In March, companies posted 2,000 job openings in accounting in the northeast between Boston and Washington DC but only 250 in the northwest between Seattle and Portland. At the same time job openings for health care positions across the United States required a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing 3.5 times more than a Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy.
Education takes significant time and money and is frequently cited as the second largest expense for Americans in their lifetime. Students decide how they use these resources by selecting courses in high school and college. Students decide what they learn and for how long. Their decisions have a major impact on their job search success once they graduate and beyond.
As it turns out language used by employers in job requirements can be matched to course descriptions of high schools and colleges. For this reason it can be beneficial to use job market analysis to help guide decisions which courses to take.
Requirements for skills and education are available in job postings in great detail where employers consistently express their need. An analysis of job postings reveals that “designing skills” are ranked among the top 10 skills desired by leading employers like Apple, Facebook, IBM, Siemens, Tesla, SpaceX, Microsoft and many others. It is important that students recognize the need early and attend foundational classes in Arts and Media to support their STEM learning.
Format of Instruction for Job Market Education
At Port Chester High School the Job Market Education class was taught in two 40 minute periods separated by 2 days. The class included homework which students completed between the two sessions. Students used Candogram for job market analysis. Feedback from students showed that 85% them found the class either important or very important.
I want to thank the Guidance Department at Port Chester High School for their enormous trust and support.
Job Market Education For High Schools
Get Students Excited About Learning
This is a motivational workshop for high school students. Participants discover that they already possess many valuable skills.
- What is the job market
- How employers communicate
- How job seekers communicate
- Analyze demand for skills and education
- How to self assess their skill set
- How high school courses create skills employers want.
All participants receive a free Candogram account. Workshops are held at your high school.
What Employers Want
Candogram analyzes 2 million live job postings every 24 hours and turns them into a structured database with thousands of job titles, skill and education requirements from over 60,000 employers.
The video demonstrates how easy it is to conduct job market research with Candogram.
Make Your Education Count
Education is expensive and takes a long time. There is no short cut.
Imagine that you could interview thousands of employers before you decide on a major. These employers would give you the exact list of skills you need to build in order for them to hire you for your dream job.
Imagine that these employers give you all the job openings where you can apply with your perfect skills once you graduate.
Would you listen?
STEM High Demand Job Openings
DevOps Job Openings
DevOps is a set of software development practices that combines software development (Dev) and information technology operations (Ops) to shorten the systems development life cycle while delivering features, fixes, and updates frequently in close alignment with business objectives.
Machine Learning Job Openings
Machine learning (ML) is the scientific study of algorithms and statistical models that computer systems use in order to perform a specific task effectively without using explicit instructions, relying on patterns and inference instead. It is seen as a subset of artificial intelligence.
YouTube: Machine Learning
Robotics Job Openings
Robotics is an interdisciplinary branch of engineering and science that includes mechanical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering, computer science, and others. Robotics deals with the design, construction, operation, and use of robots, as well as computer systems for their control, sensory feedback, and information processing.
Analyst Job Openings
Analysis is the process of breaking a complex topic or substance into smaller parts in order to gain a better understanding of it. The technique has been applied in the study of mathematics and logic since before Aristotle (384–322 B.C.), though analysis as a formal concept is a relatively recent development.
An analyst is an individual who performs analysis of a topic.
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Autonomous Driving Job Openings
An autonomous car, also known as a robotic car, self-driving car, or driverless car, is a vehicle that is capable of sensing its environment and moving with little or no human input. Autonomous cars combine a variety of sensors to perceive their surroundings, such as radar, Lidar, sonar, GPS, odometry and inertial measurement units. Advanced control systems interpret sensory information to identify appropriate navigation paths, as well as obstacles and relevant signage.
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Cyber Job Openings
Computer security, cybersecurity or information technology security (IT security) is the protection of computer systems from theft or damage to their hardware, software or electronic data, as well as from disruption or misdirection of the services they provide.
YouTube: Cyber Security
There are millions of job openings across the country. Employers are looking for individuals who have the skills and education that match their job requirements.
In order to reach qualified candidates employers announce their job openings by posting a description together with requirements. These job postings are available on the web sites of employers as well as distributed to public job boards.
Individuals who are interested in a particular job can apply by writing and submitting an appropriate resume which addresses the specific job description and requirements.
Job postings are removed when positions are filled. As a result there is daily turnover in posted jobs. Individuals looking for work want to stay informed about jobs that have been closed as well as new job openings.