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Middle School Career Resources

Published: 10/20/2020 12:33 PM

Middle school career studies should provide opportunities for career exploration, build self-awareness, learn about potential careers and develop a plan to reach future goals. It capitalizes on their developing abilities to think abstractly, and their preferences for teamwork and active learning through relevant real-life scenarios. These preferences make middle school a natural time for  students to learn about careers and develop skills such as problem solving, critical thinking and teamwork through career exploration activities.


KENTUCKY ACADEMIC STANDARDS FOR CAREER STUDIES

The Kentucky Academic Standards for Career Studies outline the minimum content standards Kentucky students should learn within each grade-band. The standards address what is to be learned but do not direct how learning experiences are to be designed or what resources should be used.


CTE MIDDLE SCHOOL APPROVED COURSES

These courses provide opportunities to engage students with skills, knowledge and tasks of a career cluster. These are introductory and do not count toward pathway completion if a student continues in the program area.


CTE MIDDLE SCHOOL STANDARDS

The CTE Middle School Standards provide an overview of content for career and technical education offerings at the middle school level and support transition to the high school career and technical education pathways.

Agriculture Education Standards for Middle School

Kentucky Academic Standards


MIDDLE SCHOOL EXPLORATORY TASKS

This collection of OPTIONAL tasks introduce students to promote active learning by engaging students with career specific skills, knowledge and/or tasks of their choice.


INDIVIDUAL EXPLORATORY TASKS

Agriculture

Architecture and Construction

Arts, AV Technology and Communication

Business, Marketing and Finance

Education and Training

Finance

Government and Public Administration

Health Science

Hospitality and Tourism

Human Services

Information Technology

Law, Public Safety and Security

Manufacturing

Marketing

STEM

Transportation, Distribution and Logistics

Teacher Guide

Resources


Career Exploration is for Elementary Students, too!

Children become aware of the world of careers as early as preschool. Even through simple life experiences, the world of work is all around us. We encourage teachers, advisers, counselors, and parents to use this resource as a fun way to introduce career choices, which should allow children to begin to form their own ideas about career roles. The coloring pages in this e-book are intended to be fun for children Pre-K to 3rd grade. Click this link to access the Career Exploration e-Coloring Book and download to print coloring pages.



Teresa Rogers
Office of Career and Technical Education and Student Transition
Division of Student Transition and Career Readiness
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
(502 )564-2106
Fax (502) 564-4007


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