ERIC Number: ED198334
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Exploring Careers. Construction Occupations.
Bureau of Labor Statistics (DOL), Washington, DC.
"Exploring Careers" is a career education resource program, published in fifteen separate booklets, for junior high school-age students. It provides information about the world of work and offers its readers a way of learning about themselves and relating that information to career choices. The publications aim to build career awareness by means of occupational narratives, evaluative questions, activities, and career games grouped in fourteen occupational clusters. This seventh of the series, "Construction Occupations," presents an overview of jobs in the construction industry, such as carpenters, electricians, and bricklayers. Narrative accounts focus on a bricklayer, a carpenter, and a plumber, explaining what they do and how they prepared for their jobs. Exploring sections relate skills needed for these occupations to students' personal characteristics, and learning activities such as inviting a union representative to the class to speak about apprenticeships and joining the Vocational Industrial Clubs of America (VICA) are suggested. A Job Facts section lists nature and places of work, training and qualifications, and other information for nineteen construction occupations. ("Exploring Careers" is also available as a single volume of fifteen chapters.) (KC)
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Blue Collar Occupations, Bricklaying, Building Trades, Career Awareness, Career Choice, Career Exploration, Carpentry, Construction Industry, Education Work Relationship, Educational Needs, Employment Qualifications, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Occupational Information, Plumbing, Resource Materials, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Semiskilled Occupations, Skilled Occupations, Unions, Work Attitudes
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Labor Statistics (DOL), Washington, DC.
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