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Career Awareness & Exploration

By the end of 5th grade, students will:

  • Understand the concepts of job and career.
  • Understand that behaviors such as punctuality, courtesy, proper dress and proper language are essential to current and future success.
  • Understand the relationship of individual effort, hard work and persistence to achievement.
  • Understand the importance of teamwork in working towards a common goal.
  • Demonstrate the decision making process.
  • Demonstrate goal setting.
  • Recognize the benefits of both individual initiative and teamwork.
  • Recognize that the changing workplace requires lifelong learning.
  • Identify hobbies and interests.
  • Identify career choices through exploration.

Career Development & Planning

By the end of 8th grade, students will:

  • Identify the relationship of course content, educational achievement, and career choices.
  • Identify personal preferences, skills, and interests that influence career choices and success.
  • Understand the effect of career choices on quality of life.
  • Understand that behaviors such as punctuality, courtesy, proper dress and language, and hard work are essential to success in the job market.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the education and training needed to achieve career goals.
  • Demonstrate employability skills such as individual initiative, teamwork, problem solving, organization, and communication.
  • Use research skills to locate, evaluate, and interpret career and educational information.
  • Demonstrate awareness of educational, vocational, and technical training opportunities available in high school.

Career Focus & Experiences

By the end of 12th grade, students will:

  • Understand the value of ethical standards and behaviors in education and the workplace.
  • Understand how changing economic and societal needs influence employment trends and future training.
  • Understand how work and leisure interests can help to achieve personal success and satisfaction.
  • Understand how the changing workplace requires lifelong learning, flexibility, and the acquisition of new employment skills.
  • Understand that behaviors such as punctuality, courtesy, proper dress and language, and hard work are essential to success in the job market.
  • Understand that self-employment is a career option and demonstrate knowledge of the variety of professional, technical and vocational skills necessary for self-employment.
  • Demonstrate employability skills such as individual initiative, teamwork, problem solving, organization, and communication.
  • Demonstrate skills involved in locating, using, and interpreting a variety of career and educational resources, including the Internet.
  • Develop and utilize time and task management skills.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the current job market trends.
  • Apply decision making skills to career planning.
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