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There are so many do's and don'ts in the workplace. Give future employees a head start in understanding good workplace behavior. They create a list of personal characteristics that are strengths or need improvement. They analyze workplace behavior in several scenarios, focusing on specific job skills.   
Financial literacy is the way to teach! The class works in small groups to discover the relationship between education and income level. They use their math and problem-solving skills to complete two different activities. They work out a team budget, then work through a scenario based budgeting game. Practical math, the importance of career and education, and economics rolled into one, and everything is included!
First graders verbally list personal, ethical and work habit skills needed for classroom jobs during discussion. They discuss why it is important to be honest when doing a job in the classroom? Students give examples of three skills. They are given a Classroom Jobs Activity Sheet with the instructions.
In this job skills worksheet, learners read the sentences and choose the best word to complete the sentences about job skills. Students click on the answer button to find the answers to the 8 sentences.
In this reading help-wanted ads worksheet, students examine 4 sample want-ads and then fill in the provided chart by answering questions regarding the positions. Students also respond to 3 short answer questions.
Young scholars explore qualities necessary in keeping a job. In teams, using each letter of the alphabet, students brainstorm important job skills and attitudes. They associate skills in getting a job with skills in keeping a job. Team information is shared and discussed with the entire class.
Third graders identify the skills that are important in performing helper jobs in the school and the skills that are possessed personally by the student. They write a short paragraph to summarize the information taught about their top three job shadowing choices.
Students determine the difference between gerunds and infinitives in oral and written form. They read a sample interview and discuss it as a class. They create their own do and don't list for interviews.
Learners, while in the computer lab, experience and practice typing a simple resume. They assess how to write their job skills, work experience and educational experience in a simple resume while reviewing the main parts of a resume and how to access a variety of examples of formats for resumes.
Middle schoolers examine interior design as a profession. They integrate their research with math, writing, vocational education, and computer skills to create, and design their own dream bedroom.
Students survey their peers on the issue of homelessness. They visit a shelter and research it on the internet. They identify myths and discover the importance of job skills and education.
In this careers worksheet, students conduct Internet research to discover skills needed for three different occupations. They organize them into a portfolio of work samples.
Learners interview people who have a business and have people working for them. They create a bar graph with the results of their survey. They create a chart with the most important skills or attitudes looked for in a potential employee.
In this help-wanted ad worksheet, students examine 5 help-wanted ads and use the information from the ads to match people to appropriate jobs according to their character descriptions. Students also write 2 questions that an employer might ask in a job interview.
STRONG--an acronym for goal-setting success! Using a graphic organizer and useful acronym, your learners develop a goal plan for the class as a whole, while considering the requirements of, and obstacles to, achieving their goal. Briefly review the goal with your class at the beginning of each day and then at the conclusion of the goal's time frame, have your class reflect on their collaborative process.
Who doesn’t love French pastries and the idea of hard work? Discover different philosophies on hard work, and the skills of French pastry chefs as the documentary concerning the “Best Craftsmen in France” or Meilleures Ouvriers de France is viewed and discussed. Learners analyze the chef preparation, mentor rolls, and the French philosophies of hard work versus intellectual work, while juxtaposing it against American attitudes. Adaptations are included that contrast the conflicts of the documentary with similar struggles of other cultures and individuals. This would serve as a great activity to explore cultural differences, or expand a home and consumer science curriculum.   
Train those upper graders in the world of agricultural mechanics related to electricity. There are 17 different electricity-related terms that include a definition, image, and examples. Great to use for vocational training or during electrician apprenticeships.
Teacher, project managers, or those in a vocational training program will understand how to communicate effectively. Work place communication, listening techniques, and communication models are discussed in a resource is specific to project management. The information here can be applied to any managerial position.
Provide future managers with the skills they need to conduct a succesful interview with a potential employee. Establishing an interview schedule, preparing interview questions, tips for conducting an interview, and do's and don'ts are fully and clearly covered. Perfect for adult ed or vocational training.
Have your class practice functional skills that can be applied to a wide variety of job opportunities. They will use a folding jig to help them fold, stuff, seal, stamp, and mail letters. Students with visual impairments will build skills that relate to left-to-right progression, one-to-one correspondence, cooperation, and social interaction.

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