School to Career provides students with a foundation for creating career goals using the 16 career clusters as a guide. College and career readiness activities covering writing, speaking, and listening are included. Career Ready Practices are also included.
A Lifespan Plan project based activity opens each unit to guide students in the creation and evaluation of their own short- and long-term career and life goals.
College and Career Readiness Portfolio activities provide students an opportunity to create personal portfolios for use when exploring volunteer, education and training, or career opportunities.
Aligns with the National Standards in K-12 Personal Finance Education published by the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy®.
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Table of Contents
Unit 1: Career Exploration
1. Making the Transition from School to Career 2. Understanding Work-Based Learning 3. What Your Employer Expects
Unit 2: The Job Hunt
4. Finding and Applying for a Job 5. Taking Preemployment Tests 6. Interviewing for Jobs
Unit 3: Skills for Success
7. Teamwork and Problem-Solving Skills 8. Communication on the Job 9. Math in the Workplace 10. Using Technology in Your Career 11. Looking Good on the Job 12. Safety on the Job 13. Leadership and Group Dynamics 14. Participating in Meetings
Unit 4: Career Planning
15. Learning About Yourself 16. Learning About Careers 17. Making Career Decisions
Unit 5: Job Satisfaction
18. Succeeding on the Job 19. Diversity and Workplace Rights 20. Succeeding in Our Economic System 21. Entrepreneurship: A Business of Your Own
Unit 6: Managing Your Income
22. Understanding Income Taxes 23. Managing Spending 24. Using Credit 25. Banking, Saving, and Investing 26. Insurance 27. Managing Family, Work, and Citizenship Roles
J.J. Littrell, Ed.D. - taught industrial and vocational education to teachers in training at Arizona State University. Littrell began his career teaching industrial education in Nebraska and Oregon public schools. Later he taught engineering at the University of Missouri. He earned degrees from Peru State College in Nebraska, the University of Minnesota, and the University of Missouri.
James H. Lorenz, Ed.D. - is professor emeritus and chair of the department of engineering technology and industrial studies at Middle Tennessee State University. He has taught graduate and undergraduate teacher certification courses and undergraduate drafting courses for over 25 years. Lorenz conducts numerous in-service training programs for teachers and has directed SkillsUSA activities at district and state levels. He began his career teaching drafting and graphic arts at the secondary level. Lorenz holds degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Stout, the University of Minnesota, and the University of Georgia.
Harry T. Smith, Ed.D. - is professor of curriculum and instruction at Tennessee Technological University where he has served as program supervisor of industrial education since 1986. Smith's primary responsibility is teaching instructional media technology and occupational education licensure courses to undergraduate and graduate students in the college of education. Earlier, Smith taught industrial education at the secondary level in Missouri and the postsecondary level in Missouri and Michigan. Smith holds degrees from Northeast Missouri State, Central Missouri State, and Michigan State Universities.