Standard B1: Acquire Career Information

  1. Apply decision-making skills to career planning, course selection, and career transition
    • Study Decision Making Process.
    • Learn the ACIP method and how to apply it to an important decision they are facing, such as, career planning, course selection, and career transition.
    • Practice using the Decision Balance Sheets in making a decision.
    • Discuss an important decision they made recently and whether it fit the ACIP approach. What are the pros and cons of using this method?
    • Identify a decision that they are facing – such as, career planning, course selection, and career transition – and use the ACIP approach.
    • Make multiple copies of "The Career Key Self-Help Modules" for the above activities. Order from the Career Key Store.
  2. Identify personal skills, interests and abilities and relate them to current career choice
    • Take The Career Key to identify the Holland personality types they are most like, and then identify the careers that look most promising -- those they want to learn more about.
    • Purchase a license to make multiple copies of the paper-pencil version of The Career Key® (English or Spanish) at the Career Key Store.
    • Read and discuss the methods recommended in "Learn about the World of Work" for learning about occupations (e.g., job shadowing) and make plans for using one or more of these methods for learning about the occupations of interest. Students may want to team up or partner to do this together. Discuss the results in class.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of the career-planning process
  4. Know the various ways in which occupations can be classified
    • Read in The Career Key Manual how the occupations are classified first, according to the Holland personality type, and then, according to the "work group." They can see occupations grouped this way at the bottom of the page, Match Your Personality with Careers by clicking on any of the links for Holland types.
      They can see occupations grouped this way by going to the page at the website that has links for Holland's six types. When they click on one of the types, they will see how the occupations are grouped into "work groups."
    • Go to the Occupational Outlook Handbook home page to see how the OOH uses "occupational clusters" and the alphabet to group occupations. For the latter, click on "OOH Search/A-Z Index" in the upper right hand corner of the home page.
  5. Use research and information resources to obtain career information
  6. Learn to use the Internet to access career-planning information
    See #5 above.
  7. Describe traditional and nontraditional career choices and how they relate to career choice

  8. Understand how changing economic and societal needs influence employment trends and future training
    • Go to Learn about Occupations. All five websites on this page discuss this topic. Have students take a particular occupation or industry and discuss how they are influenced by economic trends and societal needs.