Career Paths booklet
- connect occupational knowledge presented in booklet (job market, part-time jobs, equal pay for women, & 6 career fields) to self knowledge (types of activities students know they enjoy & characteristics students value using themselves), AND practice thinking about course choices to support students' career choices...summary 2 page worksheet review questions attached.
Day 1 - Introduce themes "Technology Changes Careers" - eliminates some jobs and creates new jobs so young people mapping paths to entering a career (or career field) is a skill that may be used many times during a lifetime
Discussion of Why are not as many farmers in Iowa as there were in past?
Discussion of typewriters being replaced with computers, so not many typewriter repair jobs today. This is ANALYTICS (Wikipedia
) PRACTICE!) -
Look at the Occupational Outlook Handbook article; Home Computer Market
, p.49, to answer the question, "What percentage of "less than 9th Graders" used a computer at home in 1993?"
Ask students to look over the questions 1-17 of the Career Paths Booklet and identify those they think they can answer correctly without reading the article (becomes evident there is difference between a career and a career field).
Career Paths booklet page 6, start considering Business and note how most careers are in business but very few business courses required to graduate from most high schools;
"How many of you have a parent in a business career?"
"How many of you know someone in one of the listed common business jobs?"
Read over 4 remaining Career Paths as class
Ask students to go to different parts of room depending upon their career path personal preference guesses
-Talk about what influenced their thinking and choices, also brainstorm how these choices may change with time/age, -Explain how Career Paths are related to one another having more or less in common (same as Holland Codes).
-Have students read over preceding Career Paths packet pages, then answer 17 questions to include listing page number where they found correct answer, then review as class.
-Pluses = students look over the 1pg. list of soft skills
) and ID those they believe they have and use regularly (practice); use handout for students to check and choose 3 to list examples in their daily living.
-Soft skills often effect our ability to keep a job or be competitive with others who have the same level of hard skills.
-As Hard Skills Increase schools reflect those changes more slowly, but Careers reflect those changes quickly.
-Think of school as way to get a knowledge base for your future hard & soft skills and a time to practice developing those skills too.
- From the student form: What is your favorite Brand name? Find your favorite brand's website. Look over their Career section. Search for types of workers at the company to find an area of work or job title most interesting to you. Do they want to hire someone for that job position or are they offering an internship you might like - what are the requirements for the job or internship? What would you need to do to get ready (education, skills, move your residence to where?)