ERIC Number: ED198335
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Exploring Careers. Transportation 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 eighth of the series, "Transportation Occupations," presents an overview of jobs in the transportation industry, such as flight engineers, merchant mariners, and dispatchers. Narrative accounts focus on an air traffic controller, railroad passenger conductor, and a busdriver, 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 joining the Civil Air Patrol and reporting on weather conditions' influence on flying are suggested. A Job Facts section lists nature and places of work, training and qualifications, and other information for twenty transportation occupations grouped in occupational clusters of air transportation, railroad, merchant marine, and driving occupations. ("Exploring Careers" is also available as a single volume of fifteen chapters.) (KC)
Descriptors: Air Transportation, Boat Operators, Bus Transportation, Career Awareness, Career Choice, Career Exploration, Education Work Relationship, Educational Needs, Employment Qualifications, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Navigation, Occupational Information, Rail Transportation, Resource Materials, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Transportation, 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.