Career Planning

Career Planning, Exploration and Preparation


Teach and learn basic career development planning skills, career exploration, and preparation.

Career planning helps you learn about yourself, your skills, your strengths, weaknesses, and your potential fit for a particular career. Here students learn about the importance of careers, and also learn the basic steps and techniques for preparing for and having a successful career and balanced life.

In addition, we also have included informative articles, helpful tips, and advice to help with career planning.

Career Planning Lesson Plans and Worksheets



Career Planning

Learn the different elements and steps of career planning.  Includes printable lesson and student worksheets.


Applying Yourself

Introductory lesson plan on applying yourself for your future, work, and career.  Students learn about motivation and responsibility.  Lesson is intended to help students prepare for their future and develop the life skills they need to be successful in life.


Thinking about the Future

Students think about their future career by identifying their personal likes, dislikes, needs, and motivations.  Then, they identify potential careers based on these findings.


Mapping your Life Path

Your career is not the sole, or even the most important aspect of your future.  Students identify their strengths and weaknesses and learn to develop a vision that will lead to a balanced, happy, and fulfilling live.




Careers in Business

Students explore and learn about the different careers in business and the types of skills required.




What is a Career?

A lesson on what is a career.


How Do I Know What I Want To Do?
A lesson on learning about suitable careers.

Requirements of Different Careers

A lesson on learning about the necessary requirements for different careers.

Geographical Requirements of Different Careers

A lesson on the geographical requirements for different careers.




Becoming an Environmental Engineer

Learn how environmental engineers protect the environment and how a person can become one.

Cooking for a Living: Becoming a Chef

Learn what chefs do and how a person can become a chef.

Becoming a Marine Biologist

Learn about a career in the study of ocean life.

Becoming a Movie Director

Learn what movie directors do and how a person can become one.

Becoming a Sports Therapist

Learn what sports therapists do and how a person can become one.

Becoming an Animal Trainer

Learn what animal trainers do, where they work, and how a person can become an animal trainer.

Becoming an Arborist

Learn about arborists, where they work, and how a person can become an arborist.

Becoming an Entomologist

Learn what entomologists are, where they work, and how a person can become an entomologist.

Becoming a Botanist

Learn what botanists are, where they work, and how a person can become a botanist.



Pathways to Career Success through Volunteering

If you are looking for a new career, or want to learn more about a potential job, volunteering may be a good way to help build job experience, while helping others.


Career Assessment Tests: Do your Interest, Skills, and Aptitude match your Job Choice?

Learn about career assessment tests and your future job.


I Want to Start My Own Business... or Do I?

Consider starting a business? Here are some questions to first ask yourself to see if you are ready to start your own business.


Choosing the Home Business that's Best for You

You've been thinking about a home business for years. But all the choices make you dizzy. Here are some tips to help you open your own home business.


Workplace Competencies

Understanding workplace competencies can help support your success at work, whether you are looking for a new job, or hiring someone to work for you.


What a Life Coach can do for You

You can seek the guidance of a life coach to help you achieve your personal or professional goals.


Job Networking:  Schmoozing your Way to a Career

Networking is a great way to find a job, and learn about yourself.




Job Search, Work, and Career Information

Career, work, and business resources and information. Advice and tips to help you with your own career and work skills including on getting a job, job search, and interviewing.





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