Career Exploration
Tutor: Kim Witthuhn
Length: 1st Semester 
(every other year)
Class Period: Wednesday, period 1  (Canceled for 2018-19 but will be offered again)

Description: An estimated 20 to 50 percent of students enter college as “undecided,” and an estimated 75 percent of students change their major at least once before graduation. In addition, college is not the best option for everybody. Not having a career plan or changing plans can cost thousands of dollars in extra tuition and time. Give your student an advantage by taking the nationally recognized Career Direct career assessment that takes into account your student’s personality, interests, natural skills and abilities, and their work and life values. After your student completes the assessment, then the parents, student, and tutor will meet for a 3-hour consultation where we will discuss the assessment results and choose some career options that fit the unique design of your student. Then in class, students will learn the Biblical perspective of work, complete steps in their career exploration research, learn how to conduct an information interview (and complete two of them), and hear from guest speakers about different careers. By the end of the semester, students will feel confident in moving forward after graduation to fulfill the purpose that God has for them.

Note:  The tuition for this class is $310, which includes the cost of the Career Direct Assessment and a private 3-hour career consultation.

Tutor: Kim Witthuhn works as a professional editor and has taught literature, writing, grammar, history, and geography at various homeschool organizations over the last 15 years, including homeschooling her own children. She recently became certified as a career consultant and enjoys helping people discover the unique design God gave them. She is passionate about helping students enjoy learning and knowing God better by studying His Word and the world He created. Mrs. Witthuhn graduated from Concordia University with a BA in English and Social Science Education. She lives in Eden Prairie with her husband and two of her four children and enjoys leading Bible studies, reading and learning, and spending time with family.

Cost:  $205
:  Grades 10-12
Requirements: Before the second class, take the Career Direct assessment. Before the fourth class, meet with the instructor and parents for a 3-hour career consultation.
Homework:  2-3 hours per week
Texts: None