ERIC Number: ED198331
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Exploring Careers. Service 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 fourth of the fifteen booklets, "Service Occupations," presents an overview of jobs in the service sector, such as food occupations, cleaning occupations, mail delivery, and protection. Narrative accounts focus on a chef, a building service worker, a hotel clerk, and a police officer, explaining what they do and how they prepared for their careers. Exploring sections relate the skills needed for these occupations to students' personal characteristics, and learning activities such as volunteer work and visiting a hotel are suggested. A Job Facts section explains nature and places of work, training and qualifications, and other information for twenty-six service occupations, grouped in occupational clusters of cleaning, food service, hotel, personal service, private household, protective service, and other service occupations. ("Exploring Careers" is also available in a single volume of fifteen chapters.) (KC)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Choice, Career Exploration, Education Work Relationship, Educational Needs, Employment Qualifications, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Occupational Information, Resource Materials, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Service Occupations, 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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