Governor's Institute for Career Education and Work
What Training Do I Need?


Governor’s Institute for Career Education and Work Activity

by Juanita B. Dymszo, Patricia Donner and Julie Arcelus


What Training Do I Need?

Standards Addressed
  • 13.1.5 Identify career-training programs
  • 1.1.5 A,G
  • 1.2.5 A
  • 1.4.5 B
  • 1.5.5 B, C,
  • 1.6.5 A,C,D, E,
  • 1.8.5 B,C
Brief Overview Students will identify career-training programs.
Grade Level 5th
Content Area(s) Language Arts, Reading
Other standards supported ASCA, PSCA, NCDG
Prep Time 140 minutes
Implementation Time Seven 45-minute sessions
Learning Objectives Students will be able to identify what training is needed to do various jobs.
Materials Needed
  • Chalk, Chalkboard or Whiteboard & Markers
  • Postsecondary school brochures
  • Internet access.
Detailed Activity Steps
  1. Make a KWL chart titled Career Training Programs.
  2. Have students brainstorm and discuss what they know about Career Training Programs.
  3. Students will pick a career and use the writing process to hand in a brief written report on what training is required for the job.
  4. Students will use the library and classroom materials to compile information.
  5. After the final draft is written, students will prepare to give an oral report using an oral rubric.
  • Oral Presentation/ Rubric
  • Two page written report
  • While designing the rubric, look for content information and organization, student voice projection and delivery, posture, and eye contact (CODE).
  • Use the library media center for career research.
  • The first page of the written report will be a picture, photo, or drawing of the chosen career followed up by a one page report.
Enhancement Activities
  1. Field trip to the local CareerLink Center.
  2. Have resource people from local universities or businesses visit the classroom.
  3. Field trip to local postsecondary institution (include career and technical school).
Adaptation for at risk kids None

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