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First the class discusses how character or personality traits relate to career choices. They identify their own traits, research career clusters, and look for ads hiring in those target areas. They research job ads to determine what education or experience they need to land the job of their dreams.
Get those kids brainstorming about the types of jobs or careers they'd love to have. Then have them dive into a career-focused research project. Pupils take an interest survey, discuss career clusters, then work through the provided worksheets to start researching a potential career. Additionally, they write a paper describing that career, why they want to pursue it, and what they need to do to reach their goals.
Students complete a self-analysis exercise and choose a career to research based on the results. Students research their career using various resources including interview and internet research. They use the information gathered to create a career research report, personal data sheet, an effective resume, and job application form.
Here is a simple, straightforward lesson plan for high schoolers on the green industry. Since there is an increasing awareness of how humans are negatively impacting the environment, the opportunities for employment in combating the problem are likely to increase. Through research, student presentations, and discussion, your class will learn about the broad spectrum of green jobs that are developing. This is a terrific topic for both a career exploration unit or as part of your environmental sciences curriculum.
Students will create a career information center. In this careers lesson plan, students research careers on a local and national level and create a help wanted ad for an occupation of personal interest. Students create a brochure and predict future jobs and create or acquire a visual representation of the careers. Students maintain an information sheet throughout the year.
What are the steps involved in good career planning? According to this resource they are self-assessment, career exploration, and job searching. Great for older kids or young adults, the slide show introduces career clusters (categories) and how one can begin thinking about their future career.
Students prioritize and match possible careers with their interests, skills, and values based on self assessments. After completing a series of checklists and evaluations on interests and abilities, students research their top choice of a career and create a product displaying information they have gathered.
Now that your career explorers are thinking about the world after high school, it's time they learned how to research their options! Here's a great resource to get them gathering information from multiple sources. Learners brainstorm places they can gather the facts, then discuss what they will be looking for (aptitude tests, values, etc.). For homework, investigators interview a professional using the survey handout which is included (they can add questions). Finally, they begin research on a career that they are interested in. There is another worksheet here to help them organize findings.