• Chapter 3 – Explore Your Future

    Lesson 1: Researching Careers

    Learning Outcome: Create a career path strategy to assist in making career decisions

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Recall the importance of selecting and charting a career path
    2. Compare having a career versus getting a job
    3. Analyze a process to plan for career options
    4. Evaluate factors to consider when planning a career path and career planning information sources

    Lesson 2: Self-Discovery

    Learning Outcome: Evaluate the types of career paths as related to Interests / Aptitude / Attitude

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Utilize personal inventories to understand yourself and career direction
    2. Identify your aptitudes and interests
    3. Identify your preferred learning styles
    4. Analyze personal preferences associated with various work environments and fields of Interest
    5. Evaluate career paths that link to your personal aptitudes

    Lesson 3: Career Paths

    Learning Outcome: Analyze the requirements needed to pursue the career that best fits personal skills and skills and interests

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Recall the advantages of a technically-oriented career path
    2. Explain the types of job classifications associated with technically-oriented career paths
    3. Analyze the earning potential of various technically-oriented career paths
    4. Analyze different ways of pursuing a technically-oriented career path
    5. Recall the advantages of pursuing post-secondary degrees
    6. Explain the types of careers associated with educational tracks
    7. Investigate the earning potential of various education-oriented career path
    8. Analyze different ways of pursuing an education-oriented career path

    Chapter in Brief:

    “Chapter 3: Career Opportunities” examines career opportunities students may pursue. It is designed to provide them with an overview of the high-tech, globally oriented, and diverse 21st-century workplace. The chapter discusses the importance of charting a career path, comparing career options, and evaluating key factors when choosing a career path. They will explore who they are by examining their own interests, values, attitudes, and abilities. Student self-discovery will help them choose careers based on each of them as a unique individual, and help them consider which work environments are best suited for their personal preferences. Finally, they will analyze different career paths available to them immediately after high school graduation or post-secondary vocational training or college education. By linking technical and educational career paths in this chapter, the intent is to communicate that both choices are worthwhile options.