Rebekah H. Ivey
    Career Development Coordinator / Special Populations Coordinator
    James Kenan High School

    The Career Development Coordinator (CDC) supports the Career and Technical Education department and works collaboratively with administrators, student services personnel, teachers, parents, business/industry, postsecondary institutions, military, community organizations, and other stakeholders to ensure the delivery of career development services for students.  CDC's promote career awareness, exploration, and planning.  The role of the CDC also includes facilitating the work-based learning opportunities (job shadowing, internships, co-op education, etc...)

    The Special Populations Coordinator (SPC) supports the Career and Technical Education department through identifying students within special populations each semester who are taking any CTE courses and providing support to those CTE teachers with possible teaching strategies.  SPC's also work with each student who is considered Special Pops on developing, implementing, and monitoring their Career Development Plan.  The role of the SPC also includes collaborating with other service providers to assist the members of special populations in academic, social, and personal development.

    The mission of Career and Technical Education is to empower all students to be successful citizens, workers, and leaders in a global economy.  The CTE program areas we offer, here at James Kenan, are Agricultural Education, Automotive Service, Business, Finance, & Information Technology Education, Carpentry, Family and Consumer Sciences Education, and Health Sciences Education. We also have Career and Technical Student Organizations that are active at James Kenan.  They are Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), National Technical Honor Society (NTHS), and Future Farmers of America (FFA).  



    1.) **Most of you should be familiar with Xello, the online website where you register for classes each year.  You can access the Xello website by going through your NC EdCloud (where you go to access SchoolNet).  Using this resource, you can complete career exploration activities.  Once you go to the Xello site, there are three sections "About Me," "Explore Options," and "Goals & Plans."  
    Please take time to complete some of the activities in the "About Me" and "Explore Options" section.  In the "About Me" section, there is a matchmaker activity where you answer questions about yourself and it matches you with specific careers.  There is also a personality styles activity and a learning styles activity.  Many of you completed these activities in 8th grade, but it would be great to complete them again and see how/if your interests have changed over the years.  In the "Explore Options" section, you can find out more information on many different careers as well as information pertaining to colleges and majors.  DO NOT go into the "Goals & Plans" portion of this website.  Mrs. Lee and Ms. McCoy are working hard to sort out courses for next year and we do not want to mess up anything they have done.   
    Please take advantage of this free resource to find out more information about careers and colleges.  IF YOU NEED ANY HELP ACCESSING THIS SITE, PLEASE EMAIL ME!  I WILL BE GLAD TO HELP!


    2.) ** A great online resource is Nepris.  This website is offering FREE accounts for students and educators.  Teachers, if you are interested in this, please sign up as well and take a look around.  There are several upcoming live industry chats as well as a full video library available for you to watch in regards to many different types of careers.  I just created my account in less than 3 minutes.  Super easy!  I have listed the website below.  Please take a few minutes to check it out.  PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE contact me with any questions or if you have any issues creating an account.  I will be glad to help!  



    3.) ** Please see the documents below for activities about employability skills.  We often call this soft skills, as well.  The following activities discuss writing a resume and cover letter, how to fill out a job application, interview quetions, how to dress appropriately for the job, workplace communication, and how to write a thank you note. 

    Employability Skills Instructions

    Cover Letter Information

    Cover Letter Information 2

    Sample Cover Letter

    Writing a Resume

    Job Application Form

    Interview Questions

    Professional Dress/Appearance

    Workplace Communication

    Thank you Notes


    4.) ** This activity is called "Reality Check."  It is a budgeting activity.  Seniors, you participated in the "Reality of Money" event back in September that State Employees Credit Union put on for us.  This activity is much like that event.  Please follow the directions listed below.  As always, please let me know if you have any questions or have any issues getting on the website.  This is a great activity and I hope you will check it out.

    Once at the website, scroll down to "Career Tools" then, click on "Reality Check."  Follow the instructions it gives you.
    5.) **SENIOR CTE CONCENTRATORS:  Please continue to work on your WorkKeys Assessment preparation by using the WIN Career Readiness System at your convenience.  Remember, many employers are now requiring you to have the Career Readiness Certificate to apply for a job.  This is a great way to practice for the test.  Steps to log-in:
    -User name = student email address
    -Password = Tigers20
    -Once logged in, scroll all the way to the bottom of the page and click on "Career Readiness 2.0"
    -Murphy Family Ventures is hiring:  Please visit their website www.murphyfamilyventures.com\careers or contact John Wesley Hairr, Recruiter directly at 910-285-7036 or jwhairr@murfam.com.  

    -Bay Valley Foods is hiring:  Please click here for more information:

    Bay Valley Internship Information 

    Bay Valley Information Brochure


    7.) ** Click this link for job search tips from zippia.com.


    8.) ** Please visit this google folder for a few virutal tours and information from local colleges and employers.  Please let me know if you have any questions. 

    Virtual Career & College Information





    DECHS 10th Grade Career & College Survey  Click Here

    EDHS 10th Grade Career & College Survey  Click Here

    JKHS 10th Grade Career & College Survey  Click Here

    NDJS 10th Grade Career & College Survey  Click Here

    WRH 10th Grade Career & College Survey   Click Here