School to Career

School to Career

Paperback(Ninth Edition, Student Workbook)

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Designed to help students review content, apply knowledge, and develop critical-thinking skills. A wide variety of activities are provided for various learning styles. This supplement is a consumable resource, designed with perforated pages so that a given chapter can be removed and turned in for grading or checking.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781605255293
Publisher: Goodheart-Willcox Publisher
Publication date: 04/25/2011
Edition description: Ninth Edition, Student Workbook
Pages: 204
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Joseph J. Littrell, the original author of this text, taught industrial and vocational education to teachers in training at Arizona State University. Littrell began his career teaching industrial education in Nebraska and Oregon public schools. Later he taught engineering at the University of Missouri. He earned degrees from Peru State College in Nebraska, the University of Minnesota, and the University of Missouri.

James H. Lorenz is professor emeritus and chair of the department of engineering technology at Middle Tennessee State University. He has taught graduate and undergraduate teacher certification courses and undergraduate drafting courses for over 25 years. Lorenz conducts numerous in-service training programs for teachers and has directed SkillsUSA activities at district and state levels. He began his career teaching drafting, cooperative education and graphic arts at the secondary level. Lorenz holds degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Stout, the University of Minnesota, and the University of Georgia.

Harry T. Smith served as a professor emertitus of curriculum and instruction at Tennessee Technological University where he was the program supervisor of industrial education from 1975 to 2002. Smith’s primary responsibility was teaching instructional media technology and occupational education licensure courses to undergraduate and graduate students in the college of education. Earlier Smith taught industrial education at the secondary level in Missouri and the postsecondary level in Missouri and Michigan. Smith holds degrees from Northeast Missouri State, Central Missouri State, and Michigan State Universities.

Table of Contents

Unit 1: Career Exploration
1. Making the Transition from School to Career
2. Understanding Work-Based Learning
3. What Your Employer Expects
Unit 2: The Job Hunt
4. Finding and Applying for a Job
5. Taking Preemployment Tests
6. Interviewing for Jobs
Unit 3: Skills for Success
7. Teamwork and Problem-Solving Skills
8. Communicating on the Job
9. Math in the Workplace
10. Using Technology in Your Career
11. Looking Good on the Job
12. Safety on the Job
13. Leadership and Group Dynamics
14. Participating in Meetings
Unit 4: Career Planning
15. Learning About Yourself
16. Learning AboutCareers
17. Making Career Decisions
Unit 5: Job Satisfaction
18. Succeeding on the Job
19. Diversity and  Workplace Rights
20. Succeeding in Our Economic System
21. Entrepreneurship: A Business of Your Own
Unit 6: Managing Your Income
22. Understanding Income Taxes
23. Managing Spending
24. Using Credit
25. Banking, Saving, and Investing
26. Insurance
27. Managing Family, Work, and Citizenship Roles

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