Career Exploration Activities

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Career Exploration Activities
Gr. 5 -8
MIDDLE SCHOOL GRADES
Copyright, 1996 © Dale Carnegie & Associates, Inc.
CAREER EXPLORATION A Four Step Process
• Self - Knowledge
• Options - Educational & Occupational
• Match - Self & Options
• Action - Plan Career
EXPLORATION BEGINS WITH
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, &
UNDERSTANDING
Knowledge of benefits of educational
achievement, career opportunities and
relationship between School-To-Work,
Skills to locate career information,
understand career information and to use
career information,
Than understand how work relates to needs
and functions of the economy & society.
CAREER EXPLORATION AT
GRADE FIVE
• DARE, Character Counts, & Social Skills
Curriculum activities provide SelfKnowledge
• Career concepts are integrated into the
content areas
• Personal work habits are stressed:
attendance, responsibility, punctuality,
honesty, attitude, teamwork, selfevaluation, etc.
CAREER EXPLORATION AT
GRADE SIX AND SEVEN
• Implementation of the Career Options
Law, Act. 1124, Career Activities
developed by the LA State Dept. of Ed.
Explore possible careers.
• Student Portfolio begins: includes
samples of work, technology, resume,
letters, career projects, test scores, etc.
CAREER EXPLORATION AT
GRADE EIGHT
• Implementation of the Career Options Law,
Act. 1124, Career activities developed by
the LA State Dept. of Ed. explore possible
careers
• Student Portfolio continues, than during the
spring the five-year LA Dept. of ED.
Individualized Career - Academic Plan is
introduced for planning High School and a
Career, with student, parent, & counselor
input and is reviewed each year.
CAREER EXPLORATION AT
GRADE EIGHT
• Career Interest Inventory is administered
(Explore Test)
• Career Day is held
• Career activities are stressed
• Careers and subject content are linked
• Open - House is held at the High School
for students and parents
MORE Suggested Activities
• Drug Education, Substance Abuse and
Violence Prevention Curriculum Activities
that provide self-knowledge exploration
• Interviews with parents, relatives,
community members, asking about
employment and presentations to the class
• Guest speakers, Story readings about
careers or choosing careers
• Career dress up day (Oct 31.)
MORE ACTIVITIES
• Art Projects, posters, writing contest, tool
day, hat day, vehicle day, mock day, ect
• Utilize the Occupational Outlook Handbook
for research
• View videos and documentaries
• Field trips
• Career Webs