Career awareness is an essential first step in building students’ understanding of the working world.
Career awareness differentiates itself from career exploration and career clarity by introducing students to different job opportunities in the world.
It shows them options for their futures in a huge scope with the hope that each student will find a career that resonates with them in terms of interests, purpose, and inspiration.
That’s a tall order for a middle school class, which is why career awareness activities are so hard to find — and even harder to apply to middle school students.
With that in mind, you have a few options at your disposal to help you out!
These are the five best career awareness activity ideas for middle school:
- Interest & preference questionnaires
- Aptitude surveys
- Classroom speakers
- Job shadowing
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