Career Planning and Management is designed to assist student’s transition from middle school to high school to post-secondary to career, explore education and career options and create SMART goals for their future. This class prepares students for a successful career by learning the skills needed, academically and socially, to succeed in high school and post-secondary education. Students will assess their personal learning styles and interests while exploring college and careers. The focus is to engage students and provide relevance in academics by covering topics such as: Communication Skills, Technology Literacy, Leadership, People Skills (choices & consequences), Study Skills, Achieving Goals and Time Management. In addition, the development of keyboarding and/or technological skills are covered. Students will leave the class with a college and career plan.
Integrated throughout the course are standards for Career Ready Practice and Academic Content Standards which include: appropriate technical skills and academic knowledge; communication skills; career planning; applied technology; critical thinking and problem solving; personal health and financial literacy; citizenship, integrity, ethical leadership and effective management; work productively while integrating cultural and global competence; creativity and innovation; reliable research strategies, and environment, social and economic impacts of decisions.