Description. The Choosing Employment Goals lesson package will enable students to identify post-secondary employment goals. It consists of three parts: (1) choosing general goals lessons, (2) experience-based lessons, and (3) dream job lessons. The lesson activities, which take place at community job sites and in the classroom, teach students to reflect upon their experiences, draw conclusions about themselves, and learn about community opportunities that match their interests and skills. The sections may be taught and experienced in any order and may be integrated within the content and opportunities of existing school curriculum, courses, and community-based instructional sites. Students collect and assimilate this information over time in order to make informed career decisions.
Choosing general goals lessons. This methodology enables students to quickly determine their goals across transition areas by identifying critical needs.
Experience-based lessons. These lessons teach students to draw meaningful conclusions about their interests, skills, and limits based on their work experience.
Dream job lessons. With the dream job lessons, students gather information about a variety of jobs, and then research those they find most promising.
Target student population. Educators use these materials in school-based courses and with students who are involved in on-the-job activities through work-study, on-the-job training, volunteering, or working at after-school jobs. Students will need basic reading and writing skills.
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