Career planning starts earlier than high school or college.
In recognition of this vital fact, the Idaho Legislature passed a law that ALL 8th grade students must have a four-year student learning plan before they enter high school.
In response to that mandate, the Division of Professional-Technical Education developed a number of resources specifically designed for middle level educators to address current issues in education (e.g., teaming, standards, technology).
These tools will enable you to help students explore career options so they can develop realistic and informed student learning plans!
American Careers: Middle School Edition
Business Behavior: Seven Learning Activity Packets (LAPs) from MarkEdCIS Junior, Idaho Career Information System. A complementing, but unique tool to eCIS to help your junior high and middle school students learn about themselves, their community, and their career options.
Career Guidance Blueprints
for Lessons that Meet Standards
Dependable Strengths Articulation Process® (DSAP) Training
Exploring Technology: A Standards-Based Middle School Model Course Guide
Quality Career Guidance Resources
Technology, Life, &Careers:
A Middle School Guide
The Real Game: Engaging Students in Decision Making and Problem Solving