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This curriculum guide contains a 4-week course designed to address the problems students face in making career or job choices and selecting the appropriate high school courses to give them the necessary skills to achieve their career goal. It contains materials for teachers to use in doing the following: assist students in self-assessment, expand the student's knowledge of actual careers available and real job opportunities, help them understand the educational curriculum choices they have and what they will need to prepare them for their career choice, assist students in their preparation of a tentative career plan, and provide career guidance and counseling. Following preliminary sections that provide information on student selection, parental information letters and permissions for enrollment and transportation, equipment requirements, the grading system, and the objectives and purpose of the curriculum, the guide contains lesson plans for the 20 days of the course. Lesson plans include directions for the instructor on what to do during each class period. Student handouts are provided for seven of the lesson plans. Lesson plans cover the following topics: introduction; General Aptitude Test Battery (GATB); using microcomputer programs to obtain occupational information (including a guide to Tennessee's Micro-Infoe; using the Occupational Information System (OIS) and Micro-Link; linking interest inventory and GATB scores to the OIS; labor market information; career planning; basic money matters (employee paycheck deductions); career exploration; career guidance; exploring vocational training; exploring jobs; and review and wrap-up session. Some topics require more than one class period. (KC)

Descriptors: Aptitude Tests, Career Choice, Career Development, Career Education, Career Guidance, Career Information Systems, Career Planning, Interest Inventories, Occupational Information, Secondary Education, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Student Evaluation, Test Use











Author: Tennessee State Dept. of Employment Security, Nashville.

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=11218&id=ED377407







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