Unit 25 Career Exploration

Overview:

The purpose of this unit is to help learners choose a career path that is appropriate for their background, skills and ambitions. It begins with an article on how to choose the right career. A comprehensive list of different career options is provided so that learners may consider different careers that are suitable for their values, interests and skills. Once learners have discovered a potential career option, they are required to explore this specific career in detail (by using the Internet, calling a company or researching at the library). Clear examples of how to make a career choice are provided throughout the unit so that learners can see how one makes informed decisions when choosing a career. The main purpose of these activities is to help learners to narrow their career options and then utilize research skills to find precise information about those options. (Note: This particular unit pairs nicely with the units Employment Skills and On the Job).

The Unit at a Glance:

  • Reflect on and assess personal values, interests and skills.
  • Examine a comprehensive list of different career choices (categorized).
  • Determine which jobs are best for me (based on personal qualities, skills and training).
  • Explore a career in detail and determine if it is the right one.
  • Read an article about how to choose a career.

PDF of Student Workbook: Career Exploration

E-learning video-support sections of this unit: