Local Employment Opportunities

ACP Lesson Plan
Title: Local Employment OpportunitiesAuthor: Robert Schoen
Subject(s)Common Career Technical Standards
Grade Level(s): 9-12Total Time: 120 min.

Overview / Description: Identify careers at local businesses

Learning goals/objectives: To identify careers at local businesses. By communicating with area employers and identifying careers students could possibly find a career they identify with and could pursue as a career path. This would help students with careers and businesses with employees.

After completing this activity, students should be able to . . .identify careers at local businesses.

Workplace Readiness Skill: 

 x   Social Skills x   Communication 
 x  Teamwork         Critical Thinking
 x  Attitude and Initiative    Planning and Organization
   Professionalism    Media Etiquette

Content Standards: Standard: CD2: Students will identify the connection between educational achievement and work opportunities in order to reach personal and career goals. CD2.b.9.h: Analyze local and regional labor market and job growth information to select a career pathway for potential advancement.

Educational Frameworks: B.2 Apply knowledge in establishing and achieving academic goals. B.12.2.3 Identify postsecondary options consistent with interests, achievement, aptitude, and abilities


Learning Activities:

WHO (T=Teacher Focus Lesson; WG=Whole Group\; SM=Small Group; I=Independent)

Learning Activity Task                                                WHO is responsible
for this step?
Approximate time
for task
Identify all area employers (make a list)WG15 min.
Pick an employer from the listSG15 min.
Contact employers HR department to identify career opportunitiesSG30 min.
Pick a career that interests you and research itI30 min.
Present your career to the rest of the classI30 min.

Assessment: 4 possible points 1 point for contacting employer, 1 point for picking a career, 1 point for researching that career, 1 point for presenting your career choice

Wrap-Up: Discuss all the different careers available in the area.

Extension Activity (for intervention or enrichment):


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