Learning the Skills to Pay the Bills

Is CTE the right choice for me? Introduce the class to career and technical education through an exploratory instructional activity, fourth in a series of six career readiness activities. After an introductory video, scholars determine possible careers and locate information about the programs available to prepare them for that path.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Extend the lesson by having pupils create a presentation that describes the technical training available in your area for a specific career
  • Have a representative from your local technical school meet with the class and discuss the programs available to them
  • Gather and implement vocational training links to resources for your state or district
Classroom Considerations
  • Make sure learners have Internet access and adequate time to research CTE options
Pros
  • Career and technical training is extremely relevant and important for high school-level career planning
  • The lesson gives students options in exploring outside the traditional college pathway
Cons
  • None