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Middle School Career Exploration 1

When you think about your future, what careers do you see? Police officer? Nurse? Farmer? Restaurant manager? In Middle School Career Exploration, you'll explore careers in more than 15 different career areas. From the energy field to sales and from law to transportation, you'll learn more about what careers are available and what you need to do to be a success.

In addition, you'll examine how to choose the career that is best for you based on your own unique personality and interests. And you can begin developing your leadership skills now. Middle School Career Exploration will help you prepare for your future now! What do want to be?

Course Details

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, students will be able to

  • Understand the difference between a career and a job
  • Discuss why you might want to have a career
  • Discover the many different career clusters available
  • Consider different variables that may influence the career path you choose
  • Understand three new career clusters: Education & Training, STEM, and Information Technology, as well as pathways that fall into these clusters
  • Find places where people in each of these pathways may work and what tasks are required in their jobs
  • Learn about skills that each of these career clusters require
  • Consider the training and education required to enter into these career clusters
  • Discover three new career clusters: Architecture & Construction, Manufacturing, and Transportation & Logistics as well as pathways that fall into these clusters
  • Learn about places where people in each of these pathways may work and what tasks are required in their jobs
  • Find skills that each of these career clusters require
  • Examine the training and education required to enter into these career clusters
  • Classify career pathways in these clusters: Business Management & Administration; Finance; and Marketing, Sales, & Service
  • Determine places where people in each of these pathways may work and what tasks are required in their jobs
  • Examine skills that each of these career clusters require
  • Discover the training and education required to enter into these career clusters
  • Identify career pathways in Government & Public Administration; Human Services; and Law, Public Safety & Security
  • Discover places where people in each of these pathways may work and the tasks they accomplish
  • Recognize skills that each of these career clusters requires
  • Examine the training and education required to enter into these career clusters
  • Discuss career pathways in Arts, AV Technology & Communication and Hospitality & Tourism 
  • Discover places where people in these pathways may work and the tasks done in these jobs
  • Recognize skills that each of these career clusters require
  • Inspect the training and education required to enter into these career clusters
  • Identify career pathways in these clusters: Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources; Energy; and Health Science
  • Discover places where people in each of these pathways may work and what tasks are required in their jobs
  • Discuss skills that each of these career clusters require
  • Consider the training and education required to enter into these career clusters
  • Discover how your personal assessment of interests connects with jobs and careers
  • Understand the importance of a job search and the steps to complete one successfully
  • Identify the importance of personal characteristics and activities and how those lead to success
  • Choose a career cluster/pathway that is best for you

Required Materials

  • LMS Access
  • Video recording device like a camera or a phone
  • Word processing software
  • Slide presentation software
  • Paper, pencil, posterboard, and markers
  • Standard laptop or desktop computers with Windows or Mac OS
  • High-speed internet connection (Cable, DSL)

Module Topics

  • Unit 1: Just Starting Out: Thinking About Careers
  • Unit 2: Knowledge and Innovation: Inventing the Future
  • Unit 3: Planners, Builders, Fabricators: Assembling Our World
  • Unit 4: Enterprise and Money Matters: Trading Goods & Services
  • Unit 5: Law & Order: Helping Communities Flourish
  • Unit 6: Entertaining and Exploring: Enhancing Our Downtime
  • Unit 7: Progressive and Adaptable: Meeting Our Changing Needs
  • Unit 8: Your Turn! Choosing a Career Path that Works for You

 

 

Accreditation

Laurel Springs meets the highest standard of academic excellence. We are fully Accredited by the Western Association of Schools & Colleges (WASC) and Cognia. We offer a broad catalog of courses approved by the NCAA Division I & II and the University of California A-G.

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