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WHAT IS A CAREER?
What does “career” mean to you? Think about people you know or have read about, or about your own career dreams. What words come to mind when you think about the word “career”?
A career is “a general course of action or progress through life. It is the sum of your life experiences; a way of living; occupation; profession.” – Oxford Dictionary
Your career journey begins here!
UNIT A: Who am I? You will be creating a personal profile by assessing your interests, skills, personality, etc.
UNIT B: What’s in my future? You will explore decision making, the influences on your decisions, and your opportunities in high school.
UNIT C: What do employers want? Employment skills are what they ALL want. You will practice and evaluate the skills employers look for including health and safety.
UNIT D: What opportunities do I have after high school? You will consider all your options for after high school.
Three major projects:
- How do I prove myself to possible employers? Develop a Career Portfolio. This will be assessed at the end of each unit. Keep it neat and up-to-date. What is a Career Portfolio?
- How do I search for employment? Searching for Employment will give you the tools to get a job! Open the Employment Tool Chest here!
- Culminating Project will give you the opportunity to research a career of your choice in detail. Practice planning your next steps and how to overcome barriers. Consider how this career is suitable for YOU!