Career Exploration

Learning Labs, Inc. is proud to offer a semester long course that includes high tech equipment, materials, career related content and projects, and access to a state-unique website.

This project-based, middle school courseware features career cluster exploration based on the national career and technical education model. Instructor-based lessons lead into career-related projects. These allow students to identify the knowledge and skills needed to pursue a wide range of career opportunities.

 

The course begins with a three-week, whole-class introduction that includes a discussion of the career clusters. During this time, students will complete a demonstration project (shown in the pictures to the right) that introduces them to the supplied laser engraver, printer/cutter, and 3D printer. This will prepare students for these tools' frequent use throughout the rest of the semester.

During this time, students will create a peg board game.  Students create the game boards with the laser engraver.  Then, they use a 3D printer to build the legs.  Finally, they select and print a decorative sticker with the printer/cutter.

Upon completion of the introduction, students work in pairs in 12 workstations, each of which corresponds to one of your state's career clusters. Each section provides both mandatory projects and optional project- or research-based challenges. It is expected that each pair of students will work in each station for around a week before rotating to another station and career cluster.

These projects and challenges are largely self-guided but students may require the teacher's help with certain steps. This is especially the case with the laser engraver, printer/cutter, and 3D printer.

Read the flyer about the Exploring Career Clusters course!

 

Exploring Alabama Careers is an example of this product.  Of course, it requires a special username and password to access.

Please contact your Regional Manager for more information.

 

Exploring Career Clusters
Game boards are cut by the laser engraver/cutter.

Game boards are cut by the laser engraver/cutter.

The game's legs are 3D printed.

The game's legs are 3D printed.    

Students are given multiple stickers to choose from to print and cut.

Students are given multiple stickers to choose from to print and cut.

The complete peg board game.

The complete peg board game.

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