ERIC Number: ED414488
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Exploring Career Paths. A Guide for Students and Their Families.
Missouri Univ., Columbia. Instructional Materials Lab.
This five-section guide is designed to help students and their parents explore career paths. The first part of the guide is an introduction to the concept of career paths and an explanation of the steps students follow in exploring career paths. The second section, which makes up most of the booklet, covers five steps for exploring career paths: (1) get to know yourself; (2) begin to look at careers; (3) explore, both in school and out; (4) put it all together; and (5) get started--explore some more. Information is provided about occupations in six career paths: arts and communications; business, management, and technology; health services; human services; industrial and engineering technology; and natural resources and agriculture. Worksheets and checklists are provided for students to record their reactions to experiences in various career paths and to plan their high school classes to meet the educational needs of their proposed careers. The activities in the guide are derived from the Missouri Comprehensive Model Guidance Program competencies and the National Career Development Guidelines Competencies and indicators from the National Occupational Information Coordinating Committee. (KC)
Descriptors: Agricultural Occupations, Building Trades, Business Administration, Career Education, Career Exploration, Career Guidance, Clerical Occupations, Communications, Competence, Competency Based Education, Education Work Relationship, Energy Occupations, Engineering, Finance Occupations, Health Occupations, Human Services, Industry, Managerial Occupations, Occupational Aspiration, Professional Occupations, Sales Occupations, School Guidance, Secondary Education, Technical Occupations, Values Clarification
Instructional Materials Laboratory, University of Missouri, 8 London Hall, 2316 Industrial Drive, Columbia, MO 65202; 800-669-2465; http://www.iml.coe.missouri.edu (order no. 30-2012-S, $1).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Missouri State Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jefferson City. Div. of Vocational and Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Columbia. Instructional Materials Lab.