CTE logo Welcome to Career Ed!

HMS HuskiesHMS

Grade: 8 1 semester (extended over the school year)

This course is designed to help the student start thinking about the world of work, decision making, goal setting and the preparation that will be needed to help you be successful in a career.

SMS TrojansSMS

Grade: 8 1 semester (extended over the school year)

Students will explore various career options and learn how to prepare for the job hunt. They will understand more about themselves and their skills through various interest and aptitude inventories, the use of the Career Outlook newspaper, and the Choice Explorer software. Students will be introduced to the high school educational planning process with information about graduation requirements, core credits, elective credits, scholarship opportunities, and the dual credit program. Students will be expected to complete a four-year high school plan. They will explore college admission requirements and what sources of financial aid are available. An introduction to financial planning and budgeting will be included. Students will research potential jobs/careers, complete a job application, write a cover letter, a personal resumé, and be introduced to the interview process. Several guest speakers from the community will be included to provide their expertise.

WMS WildcatsWMS

Grade: 8 Full Year (Every other day/1 period)

Students will explore various career options and learn how to prepare for the job hunt. They will learn about themselves concerning their interests, abilities, and aptitudes. They will research jobs and careers, write a personal resume, a letter of application, and complete job applications. Students will also complete a four-year high school plan. Several guest speakers from various careers are also included. Students will also explore personal financial planning through the High School Financial Planning Program. They will look at spending, saving, investing, and how to use credit wisely.

CED-s2 logoCED-MS.S2 Standard 2 - Career Development

Topic 2.1: Acquire the skills to investigate the world of work in relation to knowledge of self and to make informed career decisions.
CED-MS.S2.T1b Develop Employment Readiness
Topic 2.2: Employ strategies to achieve future career goals with success and satisfaction.
CED-MS.S2.T2a Acquire Career Information
  • CED-MS.S2.T2a.02 Identify personal skills, interests and abilities and relate them to current career choice
  • CED-MS.S2.T2a.03 Demonstrate knowledge of the career-planning process
  • CED-MS.S2.T2a.05 Use research and information resources to obtain career information
CED-MS.S2.T2b Identify Career Goals
Topic 2.3: Understand the relationship between personal qualities, education, training and the world of work.
CED-MS.S2.T3a Acquire Knowledge to Achieve Career Goals
  • CED-MS.S2.T3a.03 Identify personal preferences and interests influencing career choice and success
  • CED-MS.S2.T3a.04 Understand that the changing workplace requires lifelong learning and acquiring new skills