Career Exploration Resources

Resources, tools and lessons that support exploration, investigation, planning by students K-12 as they develop career awareness, soft skills needed in careers and make plans for post high-school that could include enrollment in a post-secondary institution, enlistment in the service, employment in a position that provides income and support for a successful future.

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Achieve Success through Career Exploration
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Students will complete an activity from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics website.  "Choosing a Career" encourages students to research careers among the 580+ careers listed in the Occupational Outlook Handbook.  After conducting research, students will interview someone working in that career field and create a written report on what they have learned.  If time permits, students may present their findings to the class. 

Subject:
Life Skills
Career and Technical Education
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Lindsay Griffin
Date Added:
08/14/2019
Asceville
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This site provides lots of definitions describing architectural structures of buildings, bridges, etc. Great for older students interested in engineering to explore the "why" in how buildings are built. Younger students may have difficulty maneuvering several of the games and activities. Younger students may also struggle with the vocabulary and reading the definitions provided on this site.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Engineering
Material Type:
Game
Interactive
Date Added:
12/21/2021
Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government
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Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government, a service of the Government Publishing Office (GPO), is designed to inform students, parents, and educators about the Federal Government through it's online library, learning adventures, and games.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Date Added:
02/14/2022
BizKid$
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This site provides an interactive game that explains business vocabulary in more kid-friendly terms. Students make career decisions to save, earn interest, and move to each level. They are also given advice from other characters in the game. Complexity of the game and vocabulary may be more applicable for older elementary students.

Subject:
Business and Administrative Services
Financial Literacy
Material Type:
Game
Interactive
Date Added:
12/21/2021
CIA Spy Kids
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This website helps students understand what the Central Intelligence Agency does and how they do it. It provides links to help students learn about the CIA, the various jobs available in the CIA, and how to become a CIA expert. It also provides fun stories and games.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Lesson
Reading
Date Added:
02/14/2022
Career Aisle
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This website brings an abundance of career education and job shadowing videos to your computer, tablet or mobile device! These videos provide insight into a wide array of professions, as students plan the pathway that best suits them.

Subject:
21st Century Skills
Life Skills
Arts
Business and Communication
Career and Technical Education
Computer Science
Financial Literacy
Material Type:
Interactive
Lesson
Simulation
Date Added:
02/14/2022
Career Bingo
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This BINGO activity helps students become familiar with careers related to agriculture. They can match careers with definition of jobs. It also provides discussion questions, as well as other related activities, to help students learn even more about these careers.

Subject:
21st Century Skills
Life Skills
Career and Technical Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Date Added:
02/14/2022
Career Connections Challenge: Accounting Grades 6-12
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In this activity students examine and learn about the various jobs and skills within accounting careers.

Subject:
21st Century Skills
Life Skills
Business and Communication
Accounting
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Provider:
Ohio Department of Education Office of Graduate Success
Provider Set:
Career Connections Challenges
Author:
Ohio Virtual Academy
Date Added:
05/26/2022
Career Connections Challenge: Actor Grades K-5
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In this activity students examine and learn about the various jobs and skills within actor careers.

Subject:
21st Century Skills
Life Skills
Drama and Theatre
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Provider:
Ohio Department of Education Office of Graduate Success
Provider Set:
Career Connections Challenges
Author:
Ohio Virtual Academy
Date Added:
05/26/2022
Career Connections Challenge: Aerospace Engineer Grades 3-5
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In this activity students examine and learn about the various jobs and skills within aerospace engineering careers.

Subject:
21st Century Skills
Life Skills
Engineering and Science Technologies
Engineering
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Provider:
Ohio Department of Education Office of Graduate Success
Provider Set:
Career Connections Challenges
Author:
Ohio Virtual Academy
Date Added:
05/26/2022
Career Connections Challenge: Agriculture Grades K-5
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In this activity students examine and learn about the various jobs and skills within agriculture careers.

Subject:
21st Century Skills
Life Skills
Career and Technical Education
Agricultural and Environmental Systems
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Provider:
Ohio Department of Education Office of Graduate Success
Provider Set:
Career Connections Challenges
Author:
Ohio Virtual Academy
Date Added:
05/26/2022
Career Connections Challenge: Architecture Construction Grades K-5
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In this activity students examine and learn about the various jobs and skills within architecture construction careers.

Subject:
21st Century Skills
Life Skills
Architecture and Design
Career and Technical Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Provider:
Ohio Department of Education Office of Graduate Success
Provider Set:
Career Connections Challenges
Author:
Ohio Virtual Academy
Date Added:
05/26/2022
Career Connections Challenge: Automotive Service Grades 6-12
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In this activity students examine and learn about the various jobs and skills within automotive service careers.

Subject:
21st Century Skills
Life Skills
Career and Technical Education
Transportation Systems
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Provider:
Ohio Department of Education Office of Graduate Success
Provider Set:
Career Connections Challenges
Author:
Ohio Virtual Academy
Date Added:
05/26/2022
Career Connections Challenge: Biotechnology Grades 6-12
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In this activity students examine and learn about the various jobs and skills within biotechnology careers.

Subject:
21st Century Skills
Life Skills
Science
Biology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Provider:
Ohio Department of Education Office of Graduate Success
Provider Set:
Career Connections Challenges
Author:
Ohio Virtual Academy
Date Added:
05/26/2022
Career Connections Challenge: Botanist Grades 3-5
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In this activity students examine and learn about the various jobs and skills within botany careers.

Subject:
21st Century Skills
Life Skills
Science
Biology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Provider:
Ohio Department of Education Office of Graduate Success
Provider Set:
Career Connections Challenges
Author:
Ohio Virtual Academy
Date Added:
05/26/2022
Career Connections Challenge: Business Grades K-5
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In this activity students examine and learn about the various jobs and skills within business careers.

Subject:
21st Century Skills
Life Skills
Business and Communication
Career and Technical Education
Business and Administrative Services
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Provider:
Ohio Department of Education Office of Graduate Success
Provider Set:
Career Connections Challenges
Author:
Ohio Virtual Academy
Date Added:
05/26/2022
Career Connections Challenge: Computer Builder Grades K-5
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In this activity students examine and learn about the various jobs and skills within computer builder careers.

Subject:
21st Century Skills
Life Skills
Career and Technical Education
Information Technology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Provider:
Ohio Department of Education Office of Graduate Success
Provider Set:
Career Connections Challenges
Author:
Ohio Virtual Academy
Date Added:
05/26/2022
Career Connections Challenge: Computer Builder Learning Coach Grades K-5
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In this activity students examine and learn about the various jobs and skills within computer builder learning coach careers.

Subject:
21st Century Skills
Life Skills
Career and Technical Education
Information Technology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Provider:
Ohio Department of Education Office of Graduate Success
Provider Set:
Career Connections Challenges
Author:
Ohio Virtual Academy
Date Added:
05/26/2022
Career Connections Challenge: Computer Programmer Grades K-5
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In this activity students examine and learn about the various jobs and skills within computer programmer careers.

Subject:
21st Century Skills
Life Skills
Computer Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Provider:
Ohio Department of Education Office of Graduate Success
Provider Set:
Career Connections Challenges
Author:
Ohio Virtual Academy
Date Added:
05/26/2022