Career Technical Education


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Career exploration interests secondary students (grades 9-12) as they prepare themselves for the world of work and for being productive citizens.  Using a variety of technological tools to gather and organize information, students conduct in-depth research about careers of interest to them.

Students use the Internet, CD-ROM encyclopedias, discovery software, videotapes, and printed library materials for research about their career of choice.  They use graphing software to organize their information/data and presentation software to create a multimedia slide show to interpret and share their information.   Use of a scanner, digital camera, and other technology can be incorporated in the multimedia presentation.

The teacher provides a self-assessment rubric for the students to evaluate and revise the project throughout its development.  Required aspects would include title slide, appropriate backgrounds and layouts, effective use of graphic design, clip art, photos, organization chart, graph, suitable use of sound file and/or recorded sound. 

A final multimedia presentation is critiqued by peers as well as the teacher.


            Krueger, J.  (1999).  Career exploration . INTIME: Integrating New Technologies Into the Methods of Education [On-line].   Available: