Careers Group of adults from various professions standing together

Lessons

Introduction to Career Development

A STEM Scavenger Hunt
Students will learn about the Let’s Talk Science careers resources as a place to learn about career options that require, or benefit from, a background in STEM courses. The activities provided will take students through each section of the website to help familiarize them with the resources available. This activity will also familiarize students with the concept of “STEM careers” through research of various career profiles and videos.

Employability Skills

 

 

Essential Skills

 

 

Career Adaptability – Change & Growth

 

Personal Management & Planning

Choosing a credit card
Students will develop skills to compare and evaluate the terms and conditions of various credit cards.
Students will identify and distinguish between different types of credit cards, develop an understanding of credit cards costs and features, and learn how to shop for a credit card.

 

 

Lifestyle and Aspirations

 

Career Preparations

Creating Your Career Documentary
Students will engage in a ‘forward thinking’ exercise. This exercise addresses the following: what they want from life, the skills and abilities they have now that are useful for future career decisions, the skills and abilities they will need to develop, and how they are going to connect who they are with who they want to be and what they want to do.
Exploring Career Types
Students will recognize that there are many different ways to earn a living and that a ‘career’ does not necessarily have to be a 9 to 5 arrangement.
Students will recognize that different career types and job arrangements have their own positive and negative aspects.

 

Occupational Clusters

A Virtual Career Fair
Students will learn about various careers, and career pathways, through their review of various career profiles.
Students will continue to develop their understanding of the importance of STEM courses/programs for future career pathways.
Exploring Occupational Clusters
Students will recognize the variety of careers available in each occupational cluster.
Students will recognize that many of these careers require or benefit from a background in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
Students will make personal connections between their interests and current skills to the people profiled.