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Guide to Career Exploration

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Unlock the Treasure Chest for Children. Guide to Career Exploration is a step — by — step guide to explore careers. Use the Unlock the Treasure Chest for Children. Guide to Career Exploration to pinpoint your interests, abilities, skills, talents, and values. Discover who you really are and understand your likes, dislikes, and interests. Match your likes and interests to careers. Succeed in planning a career.

The Unlock the Treasure Chest for Children. Guide to Career Exploration is used in conjunction with the –

Self Directed Search Career Explorer

and the
Paint Careers With Colors System (Children’s and RIASEC Version).

The Unlock the Treasure Chest for Children. Guide to Career Exploration has 3 sections:

  • Guide to Exploring Careers
  • Internet Resources for Teachers, Counselors, Parents, Adults, Kids and Children
  • Visual Aids or Screenshots from the Unlock the Treasure Chest Guidebook

Guide to Exploring Careers

The Unlock the Treasure Chest for Children. Guide to Career Exploration is for kids and children who need a manual that will guide them through the steps of exploring careers. The topics included in the Unlock the Treasure Chest for Children. Guide to Career Exploration are:

  • Learning about Yourself
  • Find the Secret Code
  • Understand the Secret Code – The Holland Code
  • Find Your Career Group
  • Identify Careers Using Paint Careers With Colors System
  • Identify Careers Using the Self Directed Search Career Explorer
  • Explore Careers Using Career Web Sites
  • Explore Career Using Career Books

Learning about Yourself

awareness Learning about Yourself involves AWARENESS. AWARENESS unlocks the door to the unknown. AWARENESS means pinpointing your interests, abilities, skills, talents, and values. AWARENESS helps you –

  • UNCOVER the mystery.
  • DISCOVER who you really are.
  • KNOW your likes, dislikes, or interests.

Learning about Yourself is a journey.

On Day One

  • Meet your Guide
  • Get your Career Map
  • Begin your journey to find the Treasure Chest.

On Day Three, use career test to find the HOLLAND CODES.

On Day Seven use your HOLLAND CODES to find careers that interest you.

Internet Resources for Teachers, Counselors, Parents, Adults, Kids and Children

Children Unlock Treasure Chest, Internet Resources for Teachers, Counselors, Parents, Adults, Kids and Children has information on career exploration web sites and books.

On Day Eight, you look at Exploring Careers Web Sites.

Here are the different types of Children Unlock Treasure Chest, EXPLORING CAREERS WEB SITES

  • Curriculum
  • Career Information
  • Career Groups – Science
  • Specific Careers — Science

CAREER KID CURRICULUM WEBSITES

RESOURCE ONE: CAREER CRUISER

career cruiserThe CAREER CRUISER is a career kid site/ guidebook for middle school students. The CAREER CRUISER has self — assessment activities to match personal interests to careers. The CAREER CRUISER has information on HOLLAND CODES. Careers are grouped into 16 career clusters. The CAREER CRUISER has information on occupational descriptions, average earnings, and minimum educational level required for the job.

A Teacher’s Guide is also available.

RESOURCE TWO: Elementary Core Career Connection

career connectionThe Core Career Connections is a career kid collection of instructional activities, K — 6 and 7 — 8, designed by teachers, counselors, and parents. Each grade level has instructional activities that align directly with state department of education requirements. This instructional resource provides a framework for teachers, counselors, and parents to integrate career awareness with the elementary and middle level grade students.

CAREER KID INFORMATION

RESOURCE FOUR: Career Ship

career shipCareer Shipis a free online career teen exploration tool for middle and high school students.

Career Ship uses HOLLAND CODES and the O*NET Career Exploration Tools.

For each career, Career Ship provides the following information:

  • Tasks
  • Wages
  • Career outlook
  • Interests
  • Education
  • Knowledge
  • Skills
  • Similar careers

Career Ship is a product a public—service web site providing career, college, financial aid, and financial literacy information and services.

RESOURCE SIX: Destination 2020

destination 2020Destination 2020 helps youth discover how everyday tasks can help them build skills they will need to face the many challenges of the workforce.

Skills are linked to –

  • School Subjects
  • Other School Activities
  • Play Activities At Home
  • Work at Home

Through career teen quizzes, activities and articles, students find some answers or, at least, a direction about their future. There are more than 200 profiles of real people who are describing what a day at work is like for them.

Career Kid CAREER GROUPS Websites — SCIENCE

RESOURCE EIGHT: EEK! Get a Job – Environmental Education for Kids

Eek! Get a JobEek! Get a Job – Environmental Education for Kids is a career kid site/ electronic magazine for children in grades 4 — 8. Eek! Get a Job provides information about –

  • Forestry
  • Hydrogeologist
  • Engineering
  • Herpetologist
  • Park Ranger
  • Wildlife Biologist
  • Park Naturalist

There is a job description for each career, a list of job activities, suggested activities to begin exploring careers, and needed job skills.

RESOURCE ELEVEN: San Diego Zoo Job Profiles for Kids

San Diego Zoo is a career kid website that has job profiles. Job Profiles discussed jobs for people who –

  • Work with animals
  • Work with plants
  • Work with science and conservation
  • Work with people
  • Work that helps run the Zoo and Park

There are activities listed under each area, for example –

  • What we do
  • What’s cool about this job
  • Job challenges
  • How this job helps animals
  • How to get a job like this
  • Practice Being a …
  • How to Become a …

SPECIFIC Career Kid Websites — SCIENCE

RESOURCE FOURTEEN: About Veterinarians

VeterinarianAbout Veterinarians is a website that has career kid facts about –

  • What is a Veterinarian?
  • Veterinary Education
  • Roles of Veterinarians
  • Employment Outlook
  • Becoming a Veterinary Technician

RESOURCE SIXTEEN: Engineering – The Stealth Profession

EngineeringEngineering – The Stealth Profession has a lot of career kid information about engineers –

  • Types of Engineers
  • True Stories
  • Salaries
  • Education Required
  • Work Schedules
  • Equipment Used

RESOURCE EIGHTEEN: Do You Want to Become a Volcanologist?

VolcanologistDo You Want to Become a Volcanologist? provides career kid descriptions of the –

  • Word ″Volcanologist″
  • Daily work
  • Traits for success
  • Education
  • Salaries

The Visual Aids or Screenshots from the Unlock the Treasure Chest Guidebook is an additional bonus for teachers, counselors, and parents. These screenshots are excellent for group presentations. The screenshots present the concepts covered in the Guidebook. With each purchase, you will receive Visual Aids.

The Unlock the Treasure Chest for Children. Guide to Career Exploration is a toolkit for teachers, counselors, or parents preparing kids and children for exploring careers.

Benefits

The Children Unlock Treasure Chest Guide to Career Exploration book is a visual learning technique that is a fast, quick, and easy way to introduce careers and Holland Codes.

The benefits of the Guide to Career Exploration are –

  • Eye appealing – Is a colorful presentation
  • Easy to use – Facilitates learning through the use of graphics
  • Comprehensive – Shows the relationships between careers, interests, and Holland Codes
  • Easy to understand – Simplifies the understanding of career exploration and the Holland Codes

As a visual learning technique, the Children Unlock Treasure Chest helps children, youth, and adults see and categorize career concepts, patterns, and relationships.

The Guide to Career Exploration clarifies thoughts, integrates new knowledge, and promotes critical thinking. New concepts are more thoroughly and easily understood.

The Guide to Career Exploration organizes and analyzes information. Children –

  • See how Holland Codes are connected to careers
  • Realize how careers can be grouped and organized

The Children Unlock Treasure Chest also improves –

  • Attention Span and Concentration: holds audience’s attention and helps people absorb information
  • Memory Skills and Understanding: improves ability to absorb information
  • Speed of Learning: reduces the time it takes to complete career tests.

Features of Children Unlock Treasure Chest

The Unlock Your Treasure Chest is used to:

  • Provide career exploration classroom activities for middle school students, children, and kids
  • Provide career assessment tests for middle school students, children, and kids
  • Identify Steps in the Career Planning Process
  • Identify Holland Codes
  • Match careers to Holland Codes career groups
  • Explore careers and career web sites

The Career Groups are –

HOLLAND CAREER MODEL

EXPLORING CAREERS AND HOLLAND CODES GAMES

· A = ARTISTIC

· A = ARTS

· E = ENTERPRISING

· B = BUSINESS

· C = CONVENTIONAL

· O = OFFICE

· S = SOCIAL

· P = PEOPLE

· I = INVESTIGATIVE

· S = SCIENCE

· R = REALISTIC

· T = TECHNICAL/ TOOLS

There are two versions: RIASEC or Children’s.

Read about the Unlock the Treasure Chest for Children


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