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To better understand what it takes to work in the field of training or educating, learners first explore the education career cluster. After they research the cluster, pupils write questions for a guest speaker. This speaker can be from any job in the education cluster. 
Intended to provide teachers with ideas on how to incorporate career research and portfolio building, this instructional activity provides several learning options. The suggestions will aid learners in understanding job or career research, personal skills and abilities, and using an online format to create a career portfolio. Check it out!
Students research a career path in scientific and technical visualization. They prepare a Career Web Page about the career path they chose. The web pages be compiled into an electronic resource for future students.
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.
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.
Students examine health related careers.  In this career lesson plan students create a presentation of health related careers and present it to the class. 
Learners conduct Internet research to begin thinking about future career choices or to explore careers the students might think about pursuing in the future. Learners create a career database using Microsoft Access.
What do you want to do when you finish school? Most high schoolers have an idea of what they'd want to do, but little idea of how to achieve this goal. After researching a career of their choosing, learners identify qualifications, potential earnings, and working conditions. They transfer this knowledge into a well-written, five-paragraph essay. 
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.
Students conduct interviews of 3 people who have careers they are interested in and write up the interview in a presentation. In this careers lesson plan, students also have parent volunteers come in and talk about their jobs.
Students investigate various careers in the field of aviation in this lesson. They watch and discuss a video, develop a list of careers in aviation mentioned in the video, and create a resume and cover letter for an entry level aviation job.
Young scholars explore different careers in science. In this science career lesson, students examine how Western and non Western approaches complement each other in science. Young scholars conduct interviews and have class discussions about their own interests in a science career.
Students visit the Globe Projector exhibit in Xpedition Hall and explore the different types of map projections. They consider different careers requiring geographic knowledge and decide what projection would serve them best for each.
Students explore careers they may have in their future. They create a paper collage self-portrait of themselves as adults dressed for work. They write an autobiography describing the education and training required for their chosen career.
Young scholars research the characteristics of specific occupations with personal career interests and aptitudes. In this career exploration lesson, students select three careers to explore and consider their own interests and aptitude. Young scholars access the online occupational handbook and complete the research directions. Students complete written assignments and related worksheets for their career exploration.
Salaries, accreditation, and health technologies, sounds like career exploration time! Kids examine everything one needs to know before going into a health career. They explore the requirements and salaries earned by EMTs, massage therapists, radiologists, and personal trainers. 
Pupils use online self-assessment inventories to aid them in making career decisions. In this career decisions activity, students visit the given website and identify their strengths and weaknesses. Pupils complete an online self-assessment inventory and explore categories they score high in. Students make a written comparison of their activity and choose three areas to improve upon.
Students will create a career information center.  In this careers lesson, 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 explore the world of geosciences and all the career possibilities and options that this field of study offers. They relate this field to engineering and other health professions. Each student utilizes technology to assist them in their research.

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