Learners enrolled in the Career Explorations course will investigate careers that match their strengths, interests, abilities, and values. Students will learn how to prepare for specific jobs and discover what additional training or preparation is needed for a future career path. They will acquire job-seeking skills such as resume-writing, interviewing, time management, and portfolio development. Learners in this course will develop effective communication skills and will generate an action plan for successful school to work transition. This course is designed to give students the tools they need to develop better workplace skills, handle career issues, money management, and balancing work and personal life.
Unit 1: Essential Content and Skills
the differences between secondary and post-secondary education.
motivation and identify personal motivation techniques.
the factors behind choosing a major for post-secondary education.
the importance of time management.
time management strategies by creating a schedule.
Unit 2: Essential Content and Skills
techniques for improved test-taking.
effective listening and speaking skills.
methods for success in higher education and the workplace.
resources for learning about career options.
a career plan.
the advantages of internships and service-learning.
Unit 3: Essential Content and Skills
careers in industries that meet basic human needs for food, shelter, and
clothing, such as agriculture, natural resources, and manufacturing.
careers in industries that connect products with customers, such as
transportation, distribution, and logistics.
careers in architecture and construction.
careers in the health field.
careers that involve science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
careers in the media and occupations related to computers.
careers that involve the management of money and finances.
Unit 4: Essential Content and Skills
ways in which employers recruit new employees and the expectations of job
the parts of a personal goal statement, and identify how a personal goal
statement can help you to achieve your goals.
the steps for writing a cover letter.
the skills needed for a successful job interview.
and revise a career portfolio.
- From Master Student to Master Employee (textbook)
an iText course