Georgia schools have a new Career Readiness component this year. During Guidance Specials, students will learn about career options. Additionally, 5th graders have a Career Portfolio consisting of a research paper and presentation.
The following websites may be helpful as you and your student begin discussing career options. Feel free to contact me should I be of help during this exciting time!
Learning That Works for America, CTE http://www.careertech.org/careerclusters/
glance/at-a-glance.html This website provides information regarding the national
Occupational Outlook Handbook http://www.bls.gov/ooh This website contains career
profiles of occupations and describe “What They Do”, Work Environment, How to
Become One, Pay, and more.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, “What Do You Like?” http://www.bls.gov/k12/index.htm
This website provides information on a variety of possible occupations based on what
one likes to do. The primary site also provides high-level labor market information.
Georgia Department of Labor www.dol.state.ga.us This website provides multiple
resources specific to Georgia. Go to “get Labor Market Information.”
GAcollege411.org www.GAcollege411.org This website provides comprehensive career
information for students in grades 6-12.
“JA student center” on the Junior Achievement
http://studentcenter.ja.org/Careers/Pages/default.aspx This website provides careerrelated
assessments and exploration opportunities as well as video games.
Kids Work! This website allows students to explore through videos and games and learn
about occupations in a community. The information can be found at
http://www.knowitall.org/kidswork/theater/workzone/index.html In addition, the site can
take kids to the “Know It All.org” which allows students to continue to explore multiple
websites containing related information such as “Know It All Healthy.” The “Know It
All.org” site is focused on topics native to South Carolina.
Kids.gov a safe place to learn and play www.kids.gov This website provides age
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