Plan for Your Future

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  1. Plan for Your Future

Plan for Your Future

This activity is designed to help students start planning for their futures.

Related Subject Grade Level

Language Arts 7-8

National Career Development Guidelines

Participate in ongoing, lifelong learning experiences to enhance your ability to function effectively in a diverse and changing economy.

Materials/Supplies

Paper, pen/pencil

Activity

Lead a class discussion on post-secondary education and training requirements needed to be competitive in today's job market.

Discuss with students the tentative plans they might have for education beyond high school graduation.

What are your educational plans?

Are the educational plans appropriate for the kinds of occupations you wish to pursue as an adult?

What can you do now and in the coming high school years?

Remind the students that it is not too early in life to begin thinking about whether they plan to discontinue their education immediately after high school or to go on to post-secondary education/training.

Have the students write a brief description of their tentative educational plans based on this activity.

Evaluation

Students will be evaluated on their written summaries and class participation.

Additional Resources

The Guidance Division of the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education offers career planning information that addresses the above questions. Products include Career Planning Options located at http://www.okcareertech.org/guidance/ and the Career Options Folder. For more information or to place an order, contact 800/654-4502 or on-line at http://www.okcareertech.org/cimc