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OCS Career Portfolio Components

Document
Outside and Inside
Coversheet
Personal Information Sheet

Summary of CTE Courses

High School Transcript

Extracurricular
Participation

August 2013

Description
Coversheets should be typed. Coversheets should include students first
and last name, name of students school, and the students cohort
graduation date.
All information should be typed and free of spelling errors. Information
should be accurate and current. Students may update this sheet as often
as needed
Students need to complete a minimum of four CTE Summaries. Course
descriptions of each CTE class may be found in the High School Planning
Guide. Students will also need to write a reflection describing their
experience in the CTE class, what they learned and what vocational skills
learned can they apply to their career choice. Reflections should be
written at the end of each course when information is still easily
remembered. If a student takes a CTE course more than once, the
student still needs to complete a second CTE Summary.
Students should follow their schools normal procedures for requesting a
copy of their high school transcript during their senior year. The full
transcript should be included in the portfolio. Students should also include
the completed Request for Transcript their school uses and have the
registrars stamp or signature and date received placed in front of the
actual transcript.
Students are to identify and describe their role in any extracurricular
activity they were involved in for each of their four years of high school.
Extracurricular activities are those that are done outside the normal
routine. Sports, school clubs, church activities, and volunteerism are great
examples of extracurricular activities. If a student has not participated in
any extracurricular activity they should include a personal goal and
career/educational goal for that year. Sections should not be left blank
and N/A is not an acceptable answer.

Responsibility
OCS English I
Teacher

Year
9th

OCS Prep I
Teacher

9th

OCS Prep 1-4


Teacher

9th12th

OCS English 12
Teacher

12th

OCS Prep 1-4


Teacher

9th12th

Vocational Assessments

Career Exploration

School-Based Training
Experience

Community-Based Training
Experience

Job Application

August 2013

Vocational assessments include a list of the assessments given each year


and any information learned from these assessments. Students should
have at least one vocational assessment each year. All sections should be
completed. The Vocational assessments protocol should be included
behind the appropriate Vocational Assessment Summary.
Students should independently research a variety of career interests. All
Career Exploration Snapshot sections should be completed. Students will
also be required to write four essays about the four career choices they
have explored over their high school career. Each essay should be at least
a page in length, typed, and without spelling errors.
Students should reflect on what they did during OCS Prep and Lab classes
to earn the required 300 School-Based Hours. Students will need to
complete each form and provide a minimum of one paragraph reflection
for each School-Based opportunity in which they participated. Students
should complete their SBH summaries at the end of each year. Students
should also include all four SBH evaluations from their OCS Prep/Lab
teacher.
Students should reflect on what they did during OCS Prep and Lab classes
to earn the required 240 Community-Based Training hours. Students will
need to complete each form and provide a minimum of one paragraph
reflection for each Community-Based Training site in which they
participated. Students should complete their CBT reflections at the end of
each year. Students should also include all four CBT evaluations from their
Job Coach.
Students should have copies of at least four completed job applications.
Applications that are filled out by hand should be in blue or black ink,
show accurate and current personal information, and clearly dated.
Students who complete applications on-line should print a copy of the
application and place in the portfolio. Students should also complete a Job
Application survey for each application in portfolio.

OCS Prep 1-4


Teacher

9th12th

OCS Prep 1-4


Teachers

9th12th

OCS Prep 1-4


Teachers

9th10th

Job Coach

11th12th

Job Coach

9th12th

Competitive Employment

Students who have paid employment need to complete the Competitive


Employment Experience sheets for each paid job that students have during
Volunteer Hours
the four years of high school. Students need to have at least one
Competitive Employment Evaluation completed by their supervisor.
Students also need to provide at least one copy of their paystub from each
employer. All private student information should be extracted except their
name. Students who only perform Volunteer Hours or a combination of
Volunteer Hours and Paid Employment should complete the Volunteer
Hours sheet for each location where they volunteered.
References
Students need to provide at least three references from people who will
confirm their character, employment history, and work ethic. References
are not to include family members or friends. References are expected to
be updated.
Letters of Recommendation
Students should obtain at least three letters of recommendation. These
recommendations should be professional so students can use when
searching for employment. Students should have their three letters of
recommendation by the end of their 11th grade year. Students may delete
letters of recommendation and/or add additional letters as needed.
Verification of OCS Hours
Students will provide a letter from either the Job Coach or OCS Prep/Lab
Teacher verifying the OCS hours earned for each needed area. Letters
should be signed and dated by the student, the job coach, and/or the OCS
Prep/Lab Teacher.
Resume
Students need a one page, typed professional resume in their portfolio.
Please see the example of an appropriate and professional resume in the
OCS Handbook.

August 2013

Job Coach and


OCS Prep 1-4
Teacher

9th12th

OCS Prep 1-4 and


Job Coach

9th12th

OCS Prep 1-4 and


Job Coach

9th12th

OCS Prep 1-4 and


Job Coach

9th12th

OCS Prep 4 and


Job Coach

12th