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It's not enough just to tell kids they should go to college, they need to know how to make it possible. Discuss a set of scenarios to help learners better understand what their financial aid options are, and how to determine which is best for them. A wonderful real-life activity that could help learners get what they need in order to continue their education.
Learners explore careers. In this career path lesson plan, groups of students explore different careers. They create a presentation for the class. Peers evaluate each presentation using electronic collection devices. Afterward, they identify careers they may wish to pursue.
What are your high school students interested in? This college and career readiness resource gives them a chance to consider their choices based on interest. The CHOICES Planner link takes kids to a home page where they must create an account. This is a free site and well worth your time. However, because this is from the Florida Department of Education, all the schools listed are in Florida. Pupils answer 50 questions on this interactive site to see which career clusters most suit them. Groups brainstorm careers within each cluster and later use the site to research more job options.
High schoolers research, analyze and study a variety of resources and activities to broaden their horizons on careers and service learning through classroom, community and career activities. They scan all possible choices they have at their disposal out in the real world.
Use this packet of resources in your career unit about writing a resume. Filled with instructions, suggestions, and examples, this series of worksheets could be a great addition to a unit about careers and professional writing. Excellent for junior high, high school, college, or an adult ed class.
Getting ready for the real word can start with understanding what you want to do when you grow up. Upper graders use the provided worksheets to consider what they'd most like to do as they leave school and enter the workforce. They consider both their academic and career goals, then discuss how they can make their goals a reality.
Upper graders prepare for life in the real world with an in-depth discussion about what skills are required to succeed at school and in the workplace. They break into groups, each group focuses on one skill, then the class gets together to discuss career clusters and skill transference.
As your learners prepare to enter the workforce, address some common stereotypes that may be limiting their professional goals. The class brainstorms gender-stereotyped careers, exploring where those ideas originate. They complete a job checklist survey, indicating which gender most traditionally works in 32 fields. They also respond to three typical stereotypes and write one of their own. Groups compare and discuss answers. An optional extension is included here: debunk myths about women in nontraditional jobs using the information provided. Get ready for a good discussion!