The purpose of this course is to enable students to explore careers/career clusters and make informed career choices. Activities enable students to increase self-awareness and develop the skills needed to successfully plan for postsecondary education and the workplace. Career assessment should include interests, aptitudes, and basic skills. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include job shadowing, field trips, and mentors. Work-based activities allow students to evaluate their career choices as they relate to actual careers at the worksite.
The content should include, but not be limited to, the following:
- Self-awareness to include interests, values, skills, learning styles, etc.
- Goal-setting and decision-making processes
- Exploring careers/career clusters and educational requirements
- Postsecondary education and training opportunities
- Workplace skills such as communication, teamwork, problem-solving, time management, computer, etc.
- Career and education planning
Per section 1003.4156, Florida Statutes, the Career and Education Planning course must result in a completed personalized academic and career plan for the student; must emphasize technology or the application of technology in career fields; and, beginning in the 2014-2015 academic year, must provide information from the Department of Economic Opportunity's economic security report as described in section 445.07, Florida Statutes. For additional information on the Middle School Career and Education Planning course, go to https://www.fldoe.org/workforce/ced/
Listed below are the competencies that must be met to satisfy the requirements of Section 1003.4156, Florida Statutes:
- Describe the influences that societal, economic, and technological changes have on employment trends and future training.
- Develop skills to locate, evaluate, and interpret career information.
- Identify and demonstrate processes for making short and long term goals.
- Demonstrate employability skills such as working in a group, problem-solving and organizational skills.
- Understand the relationship between educational achievement and career choices/postsecondary options.
- Identify a career cluster and related pathways that match career and education goals.
- Develop a career and education plan that includes short and long-term goals, high school program of study, and postsecondary/career goals.
- Demonstrate knowledge of technology and its application in career fields/clusters.