ERIC Number: ED388759
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Bureau of Career Development and Educational Improvement.
This booklet, which is designed for middle school students in Florida, contains introductory information about the available occupations, possible earnings, and educational requirements of the following occupational clusters/areas: artistic, plants and animals, scientific, protective, mechanical, business detail, industrial, selling, accommodating, leading-influencing, humanitarian, and physical performing. The booklet begins with an interest inventory in which students are asked to rate their interest in eight activities typically performed by individuals employed in occupations belonging to the given cluster. Presented next is a 12-page table containing the following for each of 3 representative occupations in each of the 12 occupational clusters: main job duties, typical employers, source(s) of further information, average annual earnings, and education level and subjects typically required for entry-level employment. The types of training provided at the following postsecondary education institutions/training options are briefly described: public vocational-technical centers, community colleges, universities, the military, and apprenticeships. The availability of each type of training in Florida is briefly discussed along with Florida's Gold Seal Vocational Endorsement and Scholarship and Academic Scholars' Certificate programs. Concluding the brochure are a form for developing job leads and interview checklist. (MN)
Descriptors: Career Education, Career Exploration, Check Lists, Educational Opportunities, Employment Opportunities, Employment Qualifications, Higher Education, Interest Inventories, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Middle School Students, Middle Schools, Occupational Clusters, Occupational Information, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Student Financial Aid, Tables (Data), Vocational Interests
Division of Vocational, Adult, and Community Education, Bureau of Career Development and Educational Improvement, Florida Education Center, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400 (order no. CD 514).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Bureau of Career Development and Educational Improvement.