PTW101: Pathways To Careers (2012-2013)
CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Career and Technical Education
COURSE TITLE: Pathways To Careers
CALENDAR YEAR: 2012-2013
GRADE LEVEL: 7-8
COURSE LENGTH: 9 weeks
Major Concepts/Content: Pathways to Careers is designed to provide students with a broad overview of the world of work through self/career awareness. Students will be introduced to career development as a life-long process. Topics will include self and career assessments, career exploration, personal qualities needed in a work environment, and electronic information sources.
Major Instructional Activities: Students will complete classroom career awareness activities as a means of developing thinking skills, utilizing information-gathering techniques, and exploring self-management tools. Textbooks and resource materials are utilized for completing these activities. Other activities will include field trips, guest speakers, job shadowing, interest inventories, and researching both printed and electronic materials.
Major Evaluative Techniques: Students will be evaluated on their understanding of the pathways to careers, and on a variety of classroom activities; such as, use of investigative skills via electronic information systems, written and oral reports, use of simulation materials and testing devices, and role playing.
Course Objectives: completion of this course, students should be able to
- Acquire knowledge to explain the basics of various career fields
- Employ strategies to locate, analyze, and apply career information
- Evaluate the importance of career decision making
- Self assess one's interests, aptitudes, values, and abilities
- Demonstrate effective work habits in a classroom setting.