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- Maxine O., Student teacher
- Sugar Land, TX
Employment Skills Teacher Resources
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Students, while reviewing an extensive list of vocabulary terms on the board, examine various resources (family, friends, colleagues, etc.) to identify job opportunities/simply acquiring about a job. In addition, they review common job related abbreviations when searching for a job.
Students share their opinions about local job opportunities for people their age. After reading an article about hiring trends, they discuss Google's answer to filling jobs. They research and report on an employer that offers internships for teenagers. They write their own cover letter and resume and practice interviewing for different positions.
Students collect and analyze data. In this secondary mathematics lesson, students investigate job opportunities in the semiconductor industry based on job description and postings available online for various companies in the Dallas area. The intent of the lesson is to motivate students as they realize the target of academic preparation in math and science.
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!
Students recognize different job opportunities in the nonprofit sector and identify people in the community in nonprofit organizations. For this nonprofit organizations lesson, students identify job opportunities in the nonprofit sector and specific community members in the positions. Students decide whether nonprofit organization provides a good or service and if natural resources, human capital, or capital equipment are used in production.