Online Occupation Scavenger Hunt
Date posted: April 21, 2015
Adult learners’ career awareness is typically informed by whatever exposure they have had to the world of work through personal experience, family, and friends. Often, this means they’re not aware of nor encouraged to explore their own potential for upgrading their skills and moving out of entry-level, low-wage jobs. Adult educators should be equipped to teach learners how to find and interpret labor market research and investigate information about training and educational programs and requirements. In addition, educators can play a significant role by encouraging learners to explore, identify, and cultivate their own interests, skills, and work values, and aim for jobs that require greater skill and pay family sustaining wages.
– Integrating Career Awareness into the ABE & ESOL Classroom, (p.10)
Occupation Scavenger Hunt describes what one instructor does to develop internet search skills, generate good group discussion, and provide relevant information for students looking to enter or advance in the workforce.
Looking for more resources for exploring work options with learners? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for suggestions.