Career Connections: Getting Ready for Your Career 3   Western Reserve Public Media
Introduction Career Awareness Career Exploration Career Planning Creating a Career Portfolio Manufacturing Careers Entertainment Careers Resources Teacher Materials Watch
Credits

Project Coordinator
Maria Mastromatteo, Western Reserve Public Media

Teacher Guide
Teacher Design Team
Cathy Page Adler, Ravenna School District

Maria Mastromatteo, Western Reserve Public Media

Teacher Guide Layout and Design
Paula Kritz, Western Reserve Public Media

Video
Produced by Western Reserve Public Media (WNEO/WEAO, Youngstown/Akron, Ohio)

Executive Producer
Maria Mastromatteo, Western Reserve Public Media

Producer
Duilio Mariola, Western Reserve Public Media

Videographer
Duilio Mariola, Western Reserve Public Media

Video Script
Larry Chance, Chance Productions

Talent
Aaron Laughlin

Toni Kayumi, Western Reserve Public Media

 

Web
Layout and Design
Paula Kritz, Western Reserve Public Media

 

Funding
This series was funded by the Broadcast Educational Media Commission.

 

Introduction

This career module is intended to help students explore career options. In the first section, students learn how to create items for a career or job interview, including résumés, cover letters and portfolios. The project goal is to assist students in making good preparatory decisions and good life choices.

The second section deals with specific careers in the automobile manufacturing and entertainment industries. Western Reserve Public Media has created not only a comprehensive “view” of each career, but also an accompanying 5-7 minute video. The lesson plans, resource pages and student sheets are all available at http://westernreservepublicmedia.org/careers3.

 

Careers Discussed in the Second Section:

Automobile Manufacturing

  • World languages — factory plant worker

  • Fine arts — tire manufactuer

  • Financial literacy — equipment sales representative

The videos include interviews with workers from the the Lordstown Plant in Ohio, where the Chevy Cruz is made. In addition, a sales representative from Diematic Corporation in Cleveland and a tire designer from Goodyear were interviewed and offered information about their respective careers.

Entertainment

  • World languages – museum curator

  • Fine arts – animator

  • Financial literacy – art auctioneer

Three Northeast Ohio museums helped with information about being a museum curator: the Cleveland Art Museum, Akron Art Museum and Canton Museum of Art. Animator Ed Lazor was the resource for the use of animation in entertainment. Gray’s Auctioneers and a school for becoming an auctioneer helped with information about becoming an art auctioneer.

 

Career Connections addresses the following College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Reading:

  • Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts

  • College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Writing

They also address the Financial Literacy standards in National Content Standards for Entrepreneurship Education found at http://www.entre-ed.org/Standards_Toolkit/standards_detail.htm.

 

Ohio Department of Education Skills and Dispositions Chart

Thinking Skills, Habits of Mind and Global Understandings Students Need for Now and the Future – What the Arts Can Teach — A Comparison of Capacities Identified by Thought Leaders, Initiatives and Research in Education and the Arts. Note: This chart was developed for use in updating Ohio’s Fine Arts Academic Content Standards (PDF File)

 
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