Career Portals Suggested Course Outline

The following lessons have been developed for Career Portals courses with a focus on Education and Training, Hospitality and Tourism and Human Services.

Lessons have been linked to titles unless otherwise noted.
A link to Labor Management Career Information (LMCI) Career Portals Lessons is located at the bottom of this post.

Introduction to Career Portals
An overview of ALL course TEKS and student expectations will be provided to students.

Creating a Personal Lifestyle

  • (4) The student explores the professional skills needed for college and career success. The student is expected to:
    • (C) develop a personal six-or eight-year achievement plan that incorporates rigorous academic and relevant enrichment courses

Creating a Lifestyle Budget

  • (4) The student explores the professional skills needed for college and career success. The student is expected to:
    • (C) develop a personal six-or eight-year achievement plan that incorporates rigorous academic and relevant enrichment courses

Assessment of Personal Skills and Abilities (see LMCI lesson Unit II Assessments)
http://www.lmci.state.tx.us/news/Career_Orientation/Unit_2.pdf

  • (6) The student explores labor market information. The student is expected to:
    • (A) analyze national, state, regional, and local labor market information
    • (B) cite evidence of high-skill, high-wage, or high-demand occupations based on analysis of labor market information
  • analyze the effects of changing employment trends, societal needs, and economic conditions on career planning

It’s My Life

  • (4) The student explores the professional skills needed for college and career success. The student is expected to:
    • (C) develop a personal six- or eight-year achievement plan that incorporates rigorous academic and relevant enrichment courses

Where Do I Fit In?

  • (4) The student explores the professional skills needed for college and career success. The student is expected to:
    • (D) explore the steps required to participate in a variety of career and educational opportunities, including, but not limited to, entry-level employment, military service, apprenticeships, community and technical colleges, and universities

Career Clusters: Choices, Choices and More Choices (lesson pending)

  • (1) The student explores one or more career clusters of interest. The student is expected to:
    • (A) identify the various career opportunities within one or more career clusters
    • (B) identify the pathways within one or more career clusters
  • (2) The student explores pathways of interest within one or more career clusters. The student is expected to:
    • (B) explore careers of personal interest
  • (3) The students explores programs of study. The student is expected to:
    • (A) compare levels of education for careers of personal interest
    • (C) develop a personal program of study for at least one career

Career Investigations

  • (2) The student explores pathways of interest within one or more career clusters. The student is expected to:
    • (A) investigate career opportunities within the pathways
    • (B) explore careers of personal interest
    • (C) research the academic requirements for careers of personal interest
    • (D) research the certification or educational requirements for careers of personal interest
    • (E) describe the technical skill requirements for careers of personal interest
  • (3) The student explores programs of study. The student is expected to:
    • (B) identify the academic and technical skills needed

Suggested Career Cluster Activities: Organized by Career Pathways

The Adventure Starts Here: College and Career Readiness

  • (4) The student explores the professional skills needed for college and career success. The student is expected to:
    • (A) articulate the importance of strong academic skills to meet personal academic and career goals

Sign Me Up!

  • (4) The student explores the professional skills needed for college and career success. The student is expected to:
    • (B) explore the importance of curricular, extracurricular, career preparation, and extended learning experiences

Let’s Look at Professional Organizations

  • (4) The student explores the professional skills needed for college and career success. The student is expected to:
    • (E) identify professional associations affiliated with a specified program of study

It Takes Teamwork!
Also See LMCI Unit VII Succeed at Work: Good Working Habits http://www.lmci.state.tx.us/news/Career_Orientation/Unit_7.pdf

  • (4) The student explores the professional skills needed for college and career success. The student is expected to:
    • (F) employ effective leadership, teamwork, and conflict management

Can You Lend a Helping Hand?

  • (4) The student explores the professional skills needed for college and career success. The student is expected to:
    • (G) recognize the value of community service and volunteerism

Success

  • (4) The student explores the professional skills needed for college and career success. The student is expected to:
    • (H) demonstrate characteristics required for personal and professional success, including work ethics, integrity, dedication, perseverance, and the ability to interact with a diverse population

Résumé for Teens

  • (8) The student creates professional documents required for employment. The student is expected to:
    • (A) develop a résumé
    • (D) explain protocol for use of references

Job Applications

  • (8) The student creates professional documents required for employment. The student is expected to:
    • (C) accurately complete sample job applications
    • (D) explain protocol for use of references

Dress for Success

  • (4) The student explores the professional skills needed for college and career success. The student is expected to:
    • (H) demonstrate characteristics required for personal and professional success, including work ethics, integrity, dedication, perseverance, and the ability to interact with a diverse population

The Job Interview

  • (7) The student explores job-seeking skills. The student is expected to:
    • (B) describe appropriate appearance for an interview
    • (C) participate in a mock interview

Piggy Bank vs. Bank: Choosing and Maintaining Your Account

  • (5) The student understands personal financial management and recognizes the value of personal fiscal responsibility. The student is expected to:
    • (A) compare and contrast different types of banking services
    • (B) open and maintain different types of simulated bank accounts
    • (C) practice different methods of withdrawing and depositing funds

You Better Reconcile

  • (5) The student understands personal financial management and recognizes the value of personal fiscal responsibility. The student is expected to:
    • (D) reconcile bank statements, including fees and services

Give me Some Credit

  • (5) The student understands personal financial management and recognizes the value of personal fiscal responsibility. The student is expected to:
    • (E) compare and contrast forms of credit, including credit cards and debit cards

Credit Scores and Your Financial Future

  • (5) The student understands personal financial management and recognizes the value of personal fiscal responsibility. The student is expected to:
    • (F) list the qualifications and procedures to obtain and improve credit scores
    • (H) examine the effects of poor credit scores as they relate to personal finance and career opportunities

Identity Theft and Credit Safety

  • (5) The student understands personal financial management and recognizes the value of personal fiscal responsibility. The student is expected to:
    • (G) discuss the impact of identity theft on credit

All TEKS Review

Additional Career Portals Lessons are located on the Labor Market and Career Information website: www.lmci.state.tx.us

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Suggested Activities for Education and Training, Hospitality and Tourism and Humans Services: Organized by Career Cluster/Career Pathways

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