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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.
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!
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.
Students research careers in real estate and customer service. In 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.
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.
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.
Expose your class to a career option that is fast growing in today's job market. They'll watch a video and take notes on IT careers. Then they discuss what an IT career takes, who is getting employed, and how to plan for a career in IT. Additional plans, information, video, interest survey, and worksheets are all included.
Pupils incorporate the design process to create their own perfect job or career. In this career design lesson, students develop questions to research for a future career choice. Pupils brainstorm about their personal skills to use in their perfect career and use the Internet to complete a personality assessment as well as a career exploration. Students design a plan to reach for their perfect career.
Fifth graders gather information about the roles, responsibilities, skills, and training and education requirements of workers. Then they input this information into a graphic organizer chart and identify the similarities and differences in the careers. Students alos analyze the information for each group member as compared to their own findings.
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 research the characteristics of specific occupations with personal career interests and aptitudes. For this career exploration lesson, 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.
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 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.
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.
Fourth graders work in teams to write individual friendly letters to the readers of the Careerville News who have written to the Career Information Columnist requesting information about working in Careerville. They focus their friendly letter on a specific career and include the correlation of the student's current learing with worker roles and responsibilities.
Fourth graders discuss the ways people prepare for their careers. As a class, they discover the many options they have after graduating from high school. In groups, they use the internet to research the types of skills and education they would need to be in their desired career.