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Georgia schools have a new Career Readiness component this year. Students will be taught grade specific career awareness lessons aligned to Georgia’s 17 Career Clusters. Career clusters will provide students with the knowledge and skills needed for future success in both school and careers.  When Georgia’s curriculum is paired with career planning, students graduate with a vision that will lead them successfully into the next step. 

Additionally, 5th graders have a Career Portfolio consisting of a research paper and presentation. Students will complete

The following websites may be helpful as you and your student begin discussing career options. 

If you have any questions, please contact Tonya Jones our School Counselor, at (770) 229-3790 or email her.

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Career-Related Websites:

 
Learning That Works for America, CTE
  • This website provides information regarding the national cluster model. Georgia will align with the national clusters by fall of 2013. Georgia will create pathways that are specific to Georgia and will add Energy to the clusters. Career cluster resources are located on this site including each cluster occupational frame.
     
Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • This website contains career profiles of occupations and describe “What They Do”, Work Environment, How to Become One, Pay, and more. The on-line handbook and “Economic and Employment Projections” are located at http://www.bls.gov/news.release/ecopro.toc.htm.
     
 Bureau of Labor Statistics, “What Do You Like?”
  • This website provides information on a variety of possible occupations based on what one likes to do. The primary site also provides high-level labor market information.
     
Georgia Department of Labor
  • This website provides multiple resources specific to Georgia. Go to “get Labor Market Information.”
     
GAcollege411.org
  • This website provides comprehensive career information for students in grades 6-12.
     
O*Net Online
  • This website has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more.
     
“JA student center” on the Junior Achievement
  • This website provides career related assessments and exploration opportunities as well as video games.
     
Career Onestop
  • This website provides videos on each of the 16 national clusters.
  
  • This website allows students to explore through videos and games and learn about occupations in a community. In addition, the site can take kids to the “Know It All.org” which allows students to continue to explore multiple websites containing related information such as “Know It All Healthy.” The “Know It All.org” site is focused on topics native to South Carolina.
 
 
 GAcollege411 Motivational Modules
  • These motivational modules provide age-appropriate information for K-12 grade students and their families about the importance of completing high school and planning for educational pursuits beyond high school. Each module also provides tools to help families make the right decisions along the way to make sure these goals are achieved. Each module is an all inclusive packet with colorful slides, take-home guides, ice breakers, talking points and activity sheets. Users are welcome to modify the modules or use all or parts of the activities/material to fit the needs of the group.
 
 Kids.gov
  • A safe place to learn and play. This website provides age appropriate information, games and videos on multiple topics including science, government, math, money and many other interesting topics. The site also includes information about “Jobs from A to Z.”

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