ERIC Number: ED332008
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
A Guide to Career Decisions. The Sky Is the Limit. Florida VIEW Careerbook.
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Bureau of Career Development.
This guide is designed to help junior high school students get to know themselves better and relate what they find out about themselves to job information in the Florida VIEW (Vital Information for Education and Work) System. The book is intended to help students select a number of occupations that might meet their needs and interests. Section 1 offers 10 choices in the career exploration process, including quitting school, relaxing after graduation, getting married, finding work immediately, joining the military, entering various educational programs, and reentering the job market. Students are given the opportunity to explore as many as they choose. Section 2 contains an eight-step self-awareness process: personal interests, aptitudes, physical abilities, things to think about, earnings, preparation, education, and training. Section 3 is designed to help the student choose a few occupations to research and compare with the information on the self-awareness worksheet completed in Section 2. In Section 4, students complete career awareness worksheets to match their expectations and wants with career selections. Section 5 provides students with the opportunity to summarize what they have discovered and use that information to plan courses to select in school and to continue their career search. (YLB)
Descriptors: Ability, Aptitude, Career Awareness, Career Choice, Career Education, Career Exploration, Decision Making, Employment Opportunities, Interest Inventories, Interests, Junior High Schools, Self Concept, Self Evaluation (Individuals)
Florida Department of Education, Florida Education Center, Tallahassee, FL 32399 ($.30 in Florida, $.60 out of state).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Bureau of Career Development.