Unit 1: Getting Ready
This unit focuses on career preparedness and mature attitudes toward work. It offers practical skills to prepare a resume and references. Also, it educates students on laws relating to underage employment and the importance of proper use of social media.
Students will research, read articles, view videos, write a resume and reflect upon these tasks. The unit includes an evaluation rubric for each page and concludes with a multiple choice quiz.
- Are you ready?
- Cultivating references
- What jobs are appropriate for you?
- How to write a resume
- Know the child labor laws
- Social Media
- Unit 1 Quiz
- Unit 1 Final Rubric
Unit 2: Finding & Getting the Job
This unit helps students search for potential careers and research available positions. It focuses on etiquette, manners and appearance and includes sample job applications. Also, the unit prepares students for the all-important job interview process. Students will research, read articles, prepare a sample application, view and critique videos and reflect upon these tasks. The unit includes an evaluation rubric for each page and concludes with a multiple choice quiz.
- Job hunting tips
- Attending job fairs
- Filling out applications
- Going on interviews
- Unit 2 Quiz
- Unit 2 Final Rubric
Unit 3: Job Skills & Keeping the Job
This unit focuses on courtesy, training and stress as they prepare for the day-to-day expectations of functioning on the job. Important interpersonal issues are addressed, such as importance of politeness, hygiene, calm attentiveness and relationship. It also includes practical advice on avoiding theft, sexual harassment and tips for talking to your boss. Students will watch videos, read articles, complete questionnaires, critique case studies and reflect upon their habits. The unit includes an evaluation rubric for each page and concludes with a multiple choice quiz.
- How to avoid getting ripped off
- Staying calm in a stressful situation
- Handling rude customers
- Handling inappropriate behavior/unwanted attention in a work environment
- Handling co-worker relationships
- What orientation or training to expect
- Tips for talking to your boss
- Unit 3 Quiz
- Unit 3 Final Rubric
Unit 4: Life Management Skills
This unit contains suggestions on balancing school with work and personal time. It also includes money management tips and suggestion on preparing a budget. The issue of workplace safety is addressed with a case study and a focus on state’s laws. Lastly, the unit incorporates suggestions on how to recover after negative experiences on the job. Students will watch videos, evaluate a sample budget and prepare their own, research safety laws and reflect upon their tasks. The unit includes an evaluation rubric for each page and concludes with a multiple choice quiz.