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Education: Looking Beyond the Classroom
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.
Online Student Career Plan and Portfolio
Intended to provide teachers with ideas on how to incorporate career research and portfolio building, this lesson 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!
Exploring Career Options
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.
Career Education: After High School, What's Next?
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.
Careers in Scientific and Technical Visualization
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.
Help potential job seekers create a personal job options list that "fits" their personality type. They will discover specific occupational information about two chosen careers. Then they will identify the most important factors to keep in mind when choosing a career and create a personal business card that identifies them with their career titles.
Find everything you need for a successful job shadow in for career explorers. Once learners have determined what field they are interested in, it's time to see these professionals in action! You'll find letter templates learners can follow and send to hosts; one is a request and the other a thank you. They bring an interview form (also included) to fill out during their visit. There is even a planning sheet to help pupils stay on top of their own logistics. For scholars who aren't ready or interested in visiting an actual job site, consider the virtual job shadow link here.
Careers and Self-Portraits
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.
Career in Real Estate and Customer Service: Working with Central Tendency
Students research careers in real estate and customer service. For this measures of central tendency lesson, students use the results from their research to find the mean and median of the annual wages for each career. Students analyze the prerequisites for each career and make their recommendation as to which would be better than the other.
Students research the characteristics of specific occupations with personal career interests and aptitudes. In this career exploration instructional activity, students select three careers to explore and consider their own interests and aptitude. Students access the online occupational handbook and complete the research directions. Students complete written assignments and related worksheets for their career exploration.
How to Write a Career Research Paper
Encourage your high school freshmen to plan ahead. Rather than a typical research paper, viewers are shown how to craft a career search paper. Models of the introductory and body paragraphs are provided. Alas, the presentation is incomplete and ends with the second body paragraph.
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.
Students use online self-assessment inventories to aid them in making career decisions. In this career decisions lesson plan, students visit the given website and identify their strengths and weaknesses. Students 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.
Career Connections: The Connection Corner
Young scholars 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. Young scholars 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.
Exploring Career Decisions: Who Am I and What Can I Become?
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.
Reach For The Stars: A Health Careers Constellation
Students examine health related careers. In this career lesson students create a presentation of health related careers and present it to the class.
Our Brilliant Careers
Middle schoolers conduct Internet research to begin thinking about future career choices or to explore careers the students might think about pursuing in the future. Middle schoolers create a career database using Microsoft Access.
Career Planning and Research
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.
Learning About Careers
Students conduct interviews of 3 people who have careers they are interested in and write up the interview in a presentation. For this careers lesson plan, students also have parent volunteers come in and talk about their jobs.
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.