• Career Planning


    Shawsheen Valley Technical High School offers each student the opportunity to develop a career and college plan beginning in the ninth grade. The ninth-grade program includes an interest inventory paired with the extensive exploratory program. The exploratory program provides hands-on opportunities in each technical area.  Students develop career plans by creating electronic portfolios that help to guide them through their high school experience and towards their career goals. The goal component includes learning objectives and career plans to provide direction and relevance to both the academic and technical learning in which the student is engaged. Parents are able to access the career-planning tool with their children on line and from home at any time. The career-planning tool provides snapshots of thousands of jobs, video clips of job environments, and interviews with people in the field. In addition, a large searchable college data base is included, which facilitates searches and can be customized in response to the interests and learning needs of each student.

    Career Cruising
    SVTHS provides all students with an online resource for career exploration, college planning and portfolio development. Students are required to have 100% of their career plan completed to be eligible for cooperative education. These plans are also useful with scholarship and college applications.

    To log into Career Cruising:

    www2.careercruising.com

    Log in:          Shawsheen
    Password:    RAMS

    Then to log into your portfolio you will need your student ID and your individualized log in name.
    Please contact your guidance counselor if you need assistance.

    Resources:
    Work Permit Application
    Interviewing Tips
    Resume Writing (note that Career Cruising also has a resume builder component)
    Cover Letters
    Job Hunting Tips
    Child Labor Laws
    Youth Employment: Mass Gov Link

    Unions and Apprenticeship Options:
    Listing of all of the local union branches with hyperlinks.
    Identification of deadlines for applications to get into the apprenticeship programs.

    Military:
    SVTHS offers the ASVAB test each year to interested students. No one is required to participate and registration is required. Information on a variety of military programs and branches is available in the Career Center in guidance.