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Students must be prepared to make a major commitment. It is our assumption that students entering the program are here to lay a foundation for a career in a design field and will be required to meet rigorous and stringent standards. Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, are required as is the ability to read and analyze. Serious students will find that the program will provide them with an excellent opportunity to develop the skills necessary to succeed in the job market or advance in education. _Most of the students graduating from the program _continue their education.
 

Steve Bross

Commercial Art Instructor

sbross@cmths.org

610-277-2301x332

Central Montco Technical High School

821 Plymouth Road

Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

www.cmths.org

610-277-2301

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Web Site Built By The CTE Objective

Start-Up Business:

Career Preperation & Planning

Year One:

Year Two:

Year Three:

Web Design – Hours: 20

Using Wix

 

Student Goals:
Build a website using web-based software.

Purpose:
Wix.com is the #1 website building software and extremely user-friendly.

Student Objectives:

Provided with multiple lectures, examples, study guides, guided practices and student resources, the students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of basic web design by producing a completed digital portfolio/business website that will begin/support the student's web presence.

 

Tasks: PA500 - DIGITAL IMAGING

509 - Utilize use of input, output and storage devices.

510 - Utilize different file formats correctly.

511 - Organize and manage digital files.

512 - Utilize basic functions of a web page design software.

 

Career Path: Web Design

101 - Identify career paths within the vocational profession.

102 - List occupational requirements.

103 - Demonstrate research and organizational skills.

 

Exploratory Project:

 

 

Social Media – Hours: 20

Management

 

Student Goals:
Establish a name for yourself online that supports your career goals.

Purpose:
Social media management is a growing need in the web-based

the world we live in.  

Student Objectives:

Provided with multiple lectures, examples, study guides, guided practices and student resources, the students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of basic web design by producing a completed digital portfolio/business website that will begin/support the student's web presence.

 

Tasks: PA500 - DIGITAL IMAGING

509 - Utilize use of input, output and storage devices.

510 - Utilize different file formats correctly.

511 - Organize and manage digital files.

512 - Utilize basic functions of a web page design software.

 

Career Path: Web Design

101 - Identify career paths within the vocational profession.

102 - List occupational requirements.

103 - Demonstrate research and organizational skills.

 

Exploratory Project:

Abstract

Certifications – Hours: 20

Google
 

Student Goals:
Complete the three google certifications

Purpose:

Understanding SEO & Data Tracking is a large part of Social Media Management.

 

Student Objectives:

Provided with multiple lectures, examples, study guides, guided practices and student resources, the students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of basic web design by producing a completed digital portfolio/business website that will begin/support the student's web presence.

 

Tasks: PA500 - DIGITAL IMAGING

509 - Utilize use of input, output and storage devices.

510 - Utilize different file formats correctly.

511 - Organize and manage digital files.

512 - Utilize basic functions of a web page design software.

 

Career Path: Web Design

101 - Identify career paths within the vocational profession.

102 - List occupational requirements.

103 - Demonstrate research and organizational skills.

Exploratory Project:

Mask

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OVERVIEW:

9 Ways to Build Your Online Identity...

Creating and controlling your personal brand for potential employers is imperative these days. Social networks and the web have made it easier than ever for recruiters to do a quick search on job candidates, to either disqualify you or invite you to interview for an opening.

As you incorporate the following suggestions into your self-marketing routine, be sure you align all your activities and communications with your personal brand and carry a consistent message throughout your efforts, both online and real-life.

1. Make self-Googling a routine practice.

Track how many results come up for you when you search your name and what they say about you. Is someone else with the same name in the top results?

2. Set up a Google Alerts (http://www.google.com/alerts) account for “your name”.
This free service lets you know when people say something about you online. Once you set up an account, Google Alerts will send you an email whenever a search term you’ve provided (“your name” or whatever other words you want) is published on the Internet.

3. Build a Consistently Branded Web Presence.
Claim your name by purchasing the domain name "yourname.com" (example, “johnsmith.com”).

4. Create a brand-charged E-Signature for email communications.
Along with your contact information, include a personal brand tagline. Add links to your personal blog, website/career portfolio, and/or online social networking profile (see advice below). Make it easy for people to get to accurate online information about you.

5. Join and participate in online social/business networking groups.
Choose appropriate sites whose members are people you need to get in front of and connect with (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, ZoomInfo, Ecademy, and many others). Your online profile is a powerful opportunity for personal branding, attracting your target market, networking, and sending the right message about yourself.

Tips for building a branded LinkedIn profile:
- Add a branded tagline right under your name.
- Edit your public profile URL to include your name (example: “http://www.linkedin.com/in/johnsmith”)
- Lead the summary with a brand statement.
- Working from your branded resume, copy and paste chunks of information into the appropriate places in your profile.


6. Get involved in blogging.
Search engines love blogs because the content is relevant and constantly updated. Comment and guest blog on relevant blogs and/or consider starting your own blog. Blogging is a great way to share your expertise, build community, and position yourself as a niche expert. It is probably the best way to build credibility and will exponentially increase your search results and visibility.

7. Launch your own website and online career portfolio.
Establish a single destination for all your career and achievement activity. Working from your branded resume and other career marketing documents (cover letter, achievement summary, case studies summary, career biography, reference dossier, etc.), create a vivid comprehensive package illuminating your career history, strengths, passions, brand attributes, and value proposition. Hiring decision makers can easily gain access to everything they need to know about you in one place, with one click.

8. Write reviews of relevant books for online booksellers.
Set up an account and personal profile with top booksellers (Amazon, Barnes and Noble, etc.). Review books that are relevant to your field and areas of expertise. Your reviews and profile will rank high in your search results. Your reviews will also be picked up and published on many other bookseller sites, greatly increasing your search results.

9. Join and participate in professional associations.
Get involved in the associations’ networking opportunities. Contribute to online discussion forums, write blog posts and articles, present tele-seminars and/or webinars. Basically, get involved with projects that will receive online press.
 

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