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Career Exploration

(1 customer review)

$539.00

Career Exploration – Vocational & Career Exploration

High School

Full Year 1 Credit Course

Meets: Fridays 10:15-11:15 a.m. CST

Instructor: Deirdre Mansel

Required Texts: Career Exploration by Cheri Frame

 

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Description

Career Exploration (formerly titled Orienteering) focuses on vocational and career exploration. Students will understand their strengths, challenges and more as they prepare to launch as adults in a complex, digital, and fast-changing world!

  • Students will identify the intersection of passions, interests, and the necessity of work
  • Students will explore the difference between work and career and how both fit into their personal pathway
  • Students will learn “How They Learn”
  • Student’s will identify their strengths and weaknesses using a multitude of assessments
  • Students will leave class with a Personal Pathway based on strengths, interests, passions, and gifting paired with real-world career exploration
  • The student will identify spheres of possibility instead of a single job or career
  • Students will also create an occupational interest inventory

Students will also read one leadership book and give a class presentation on it. The capstone of the class is a student presentation of their own personal pathway based on class research, shadowing project, Holland Codes, and more. This class will be discussion and discovery-based as students consider various aspects of Vocational Training, including Military, College or University, Apprenticeship, and Entrepreneurship.

Career Exploration will prepare your students for career development and training based on their skills, gifts, and lifestyle desires. Leadership and personal responsibility are explored and developed. A must-have course for every high school student, particularly as we enter the 4th Industrial Revolution.

Required Resources:
  • Career Exploration by Cheri Frame
  • Students will also take a number of personal inventory and interest tests such as the MMPI, DICS profile, the Holland Code, and more. These are available free online.
  • Students are also required to read a leadership book (a list of recommended books will be made available or student can choose their own title with teacher approval).
Orienteering would combine perfectly with Personal Finance, Photoshop or Entrepreneurship, as students discover multiple avenues to vocational success and satisfaction.

Full Year Course – 1 Credit: The class will be taught and graded by your True North Homeschool Academy teacher. The coursework your child will complete in this high school level course is equal to one credit hour which may be awarded by your homeschool upon completion of the course. If you would like help determining your students’ credits or creating a transcript, check out our Academic Advising.

1 review for Career Exploration

  1. HannahN.

    Though not one of my favorite classes from high school, it is arguably the most helpful by far. It really made me think critically about what I was going to do after high school, how I was going to afford it, and if that was not going to work what could I tweek? This class really helped me understand myself, and my streangths and weeknesses, and how that would all effect me later on in life. If you want your kids to think about the long-term, then this class is for you!

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