ERIC Number: ED363722
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Gear Up for Your Future. Career Information for Middle School Students. Career Cruiser.
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Vocational, Adult, and Community Education.
This booklet contains information, activities, and interest inventories designed to encourage middle school students to begin thinking about career options and the educational requirements of various occupations. The following topics are covered: the importance of beginning career planning while still in middle school, the relationship between study and work skills, the concept of career ladders, steps in developing a career path, job interviews, sex stereotyping and occupations, and entrepreneurship. Also included are a series of tables summarizing the beginning annual earnings and education level and course requirements of 58 occupations grouped into the following interest areas: artistic, scientific, nature, authority, mechanical, industrial, business detail, persuasive, accommodating, humanitarian, social/business, and physical performing. An environmental crossword puzzle and list of basic steps in the decision-making process conclude the booklet. (MN)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Ladders, Career Planning, Decision Making, Employment Interviews, Employment Opportunities, Employment Qualifications, Entrepreneurship, Interest Inventories, Junior High School Students, Junior High Schools, Middle School Students, Middle Schools, Nontraditional Occupations, Occupational Information, Sex Stereotypes
Division of Vocational, Adult, and Community Education, Bureau of Career Development and Educational Improvement, Florida Education Center, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Vocational, Adult, and Community Education.