Each student creates a poster exhibiting their career choices from kindergarten through high school or their adult life depending on where they are in their career planning. The students identify the career clusters and pathways that best fit their career choices across their timeline or pathway. The students become familiar with the career clusters and pathways. They also learn about new career opportunities that fall under their chosen cluster or pathway. The students share their poster with the class, which leads to a discussion of how our career choices from 4th grade on don't really change career cluster, but they do change pathways within the cluster. The students compare their career pathway poster with their "Me" poster (lesson available in Wise Learn, search Me Poster) they made previously to determine the characteristics they have or skills they may need to develop for their future career.
This activity will demonstrate how to create a career cluster poster using either Google Slides or Google Drawing.
Career Poster must include:
Career Cluster Title
A QR code that will take the viewer to a video based on their career cluster
A description of their cluster
A handmade mascot or object that relates to their career cluster
This classroom activity introduces students to the 16 career clusters, and provides them an opportunity to find two careers to match each career cluster in a group activity.
Students will use online resources to investigate career clusters. Based on the research and interest survey, the student will narrow their findings to one career. The student will then create a presentation giving an overview of the career to their peers. This project was created to be used in a middle school computers class (with presentation requirements), but could be modified to be used in most any class.