Career Portfolio Project

  • A valuable tool for your future!

     
    All Pennsylvania high school students are required to complete a graduation project in order to receive a high school diploma.  By satisfactorily completing the Career Portfolio Project, students fulfill this requirement for both sending school districts and the Technical College High School.  One and done!
     
    The project includes research and career preparation components, including:
    • resume
    • cover letter
    • thank you letter
    • career plan
    • research paper relevant to the career preparation program*
    • documentation of their achievements
    Students also complete:
    • a job shadow experience and written summary
    • community service
    • mock-interview
    The project culminates when students present their completed portfolio as part of a practice interview. The completed portfolio provides students with a valuable “real world” tool to utilize in their future college and career pursuits.
     
    While completing the project is the responsibility of each student, teachers are available to assist them in the process. In addition, support staff work closely with teachers to assist students in completing their projects.
     
    Post-graduation: The portfolio project can be shared with post-secondary admissions offices and potential employers. Many students also use this tool to apply for scholarship opportunities. 

    Added benefits include:
    • Students recognize their strengths, abilities and interests and plan for the future.
    • A solid portfolio will build confidence and give students a definite edge in college application processes, scholarship applications and job interviews. 
     
     
    Getting Started

    Access the templates & resources available on the TCHS-B Moodle Site!

    View the career portfolio brochure! The brochure contains information pertaining to the career portfolio project as well as student testimonials.
     
    Work on the portfolio is started in the 10th grade and is to be completed no later than the third marking period of the student's senior year.  The final grade for this project is averaged with the student's senior year final exam grade. 
     
     
    Additional questions about the Career Portfolio Project can be answered by
    Deborah Watson
     
     
     
    *Most high school English courses  require students to write research papers.  As long as the topic of the research paper is relevant to their field of study and approved by the program teacher, students may submit papers written for their English class.