The Career Development module is designed according to the AES course framework, which includes four phases:
- Learn & Practice
Below you'll discover how AES can help you teach your students about career exploration and development according to these four phases.
Phase 1: Explore
Activity: Career Choices
In this activity, students will identify possible career choices considering their interests and career goals and necessary qualifications for those careers. A class discussion can follow.
Phase 2: Learn & Practice
Unit 1: Career Exploration and Research
In this unit, students will learn about: basic definitions and why career planning is important. Students perform a self-assessment, explore and research occupations, and select an occupation.
1. Definitions and Career Planning
3. Exploring Careers
4. Researching Careers, Part 1
5. Researching Careers, Part 2
6. Choosing a Career
Unit 2: Career Goals and Barriers
In this unit, students will learn about: defining goals and overcoming barriers related to their ideal career. They will explore related career clusters and pathways and alternate career options.
1. What are Goals
2. Defining Career Goals Together
3. Defining Your Own Career Goals
4. Career Barriers
5. Alternate Careers
Phase 3: Reflect
Activity: Reflection Questions and Discussion
In this activity, students will journal about new information they have learned about their career choices and develop short- and long-term goals toward that career.
Phase 4: Reinforce
Project: Effects of Information Technology on the Job Market
In this project, students research how developments in Information Technology affect the supply and demand characteristics of the job market. They create a presentation of their findings with a closer look at jobs in business and finance that require expertise in IT.
Activity: Current Event
Students will review articles for information related to a topic in the module. Once an article is found, students complete a Current Event form.