Career Interests // Skills for Success
Rolling for Jobs

This activity introduces students to how transferable skills are used by different workers in different career fields.

Suggested Grade Level

Grade

10

Approximate Time Needed

Minutes

25

Instructions

Rolling for Jobs- Teen, Dream and Theme‚Äč:

In your group, take turns rolling 2 dice. Look at the handout, Rolling for Jobs- Teen, Dream and Theme and find the "Teen, Dream, and Theme Job" for the number you just rolled. Pick a card from the Skills for Success deck, announce the skill and read the description aloud. Tell how a person with the teen job would use the skill you picked. If you are stuck, ask someone else in your group to help out. Now look at the "dream job" for the same number and tell how a person holding that job would use the skill. Everyone in the group should get a turn. (Everyone should hold on to their card for later.)

After you will be asked to write down 3 theme-related jobs on the handout. Think about how the skill you have chosen (on the card you are holding) applies to these three different theme-related jobs. Share your answers with your group.

Rolling for Jobs- Theme

You are going to make two lists of jobs: one list of “typical jobs” and one list of “dream jobs.” For example, in the culinary world, a typical job could be a line cook and a dream job could be a chef/owner of a 4-star restaurant. In the digital media world, a typical job could be a web designer and a dream job could be the head of Pixar.

In your group, take turns rolling 2 dice. Look at the handout, "Rolling for Jobs- Theme" and find the "Typical Job" for the number you just rolled. Pick a card from the Skills for Success deck, announce the skill and read the description aloud. Tell how a person with the typical  job would use the skill you picked. If you are stuck, ask someone else in your group to help out. Now look at the "dream job" for the same number and tell how a person holding that job would use the skill. Everyone in the group should get a turn. (Everyone should hold on to their card for later.)

After you will be asked to write down 3 theme-related jobs on the handout. Think about how the skill you have chosen (on the card you are holding) applies to these three different theme-related jobs. Share your answers with your group.

Assessment Notes

Completion of worksheet

 

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