Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics

When thinking about Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics it makes me think of how important this career cluster is to our economy. In what way do you think the cluster contributes to/effects our nation's economy? Please describe your two careers in this cluster first. How do you think each of your two careers in this cluster contribute to/effect our nation's economy? How does this cluster contribute to/effect the other clusters you have completed research in? My first career was a ship pilot. A ship pilot is someone who drives things such as cargo ships. That helps our economy by delivering goods to our country so we have a higher supply of stuff like food and electronics. If we have a higher supply we have a lower demand which will make prices lower. This is the concept of supply and demand that runs our economy so cargo ship pilots have a high impact on our economy. My second career was an aerospace engineering and operations technician. They operate, install, calibrate, and maintain integrated computer/comm systems, consoles, simulators, and other data acquisition, test, and measurement instruments and, equipment, which are used to launch, track, position, and evaluate air and space vehicles. The people in this career ensure that we can go into space and the sky to learn more about our universe, or travel to other countries. They can also ensure that immigrants can come to our country. The allowance of our president being able to travel safely to a country to talk to the other world leaders is important. He can not do it without aerospace engineering and operations technicians.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Government and Public Administration

Recently I have been asking my students to make connections between their personal lives/chosen careers and those careers they choose to research in class. I ask them to to think about how semi-random research can be tied to meaning for them, personally. This week, among other things, we have researched two careers in the Government and Public Administration cluster. I would like to know why students chose to research the careers they did and how they "connect" to their own chosen career. I chose a coroner and chief executive. A chief executive and a lawyer have many similarities. They both need integrity and stress tolerance. Both need interests in enterprising. Both may need on-the-job training. Both need PDAs, laptops, and management software. A lawyer is similar to a coroner in the fact that both work with police. A lawyer will use information form a coroner such as DNA to set a case, and use it as evidence. Both use Email and search software. They also both need to no psychology, oral comp, written comp, and speech clarity.