ERIC Number: ED443998
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Lifework Planning Guide: A Student Guide to High School Planning.
Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
This document is designed to help Wisconsin eighth grade students, their parents, and their teachers plan an individualized course of study in high school that will help these students research their post-high school goals. The document begins by describing the process of lifework planning, which is intended to equip students with the research skills needed to form a realistic picture of job opportunities. Provided next are the following items: (1) a brief overview of four broad types of work; (2) definitions and sample jobs for the six career clusters used in Wisconsin schools to help students explore available career possibilities (agriculture/natural resources; arts and communications; business and marketing; health and medical; human services; and technology, engineering, and scientific); (3) a table detailing the courses required for graduation from Wisconsin high schools; (4) overviews of electives available in 11 curriculum areas; (5) a brief description of the Wisconsin Student Assessment System; (6) a checklist of nine employer-identified skills needed by all workers; (7) a checklist to help students assess where they are in the career-planning process; (8) a checklist for parents and guardians; and (9) addresses of eight contacts for more information on colleges, careers, and apprenticeships. (MN)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Education, Career Information Systems, Career Planning, Check Lists, Course Selection (Students), Decision Making, Definitions, Education Work Relationship, Educational Counseling, Educational Needs, Educational Opportunities, Employment Opportunities, Employment Qualifications, Grade 8, Graduation Requirements, Guidelines, High Schools, Information Sources, Job Skills, Junior High Schools, Needs Assessment, Occupational Clusters, Parent Participation, Postsecondary Education, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Statewide Planning, Student Educational Objectives
For full text: http://www.dpi.state.wi.us/dpi/dlsis/let/lespghsp.html.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin