Topic outline

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    Workforce Development

    Objective:

    Students will understand:

    1. Different jobs and occupations available based on their personal interests
    2. The educational and skill levels needed for these different occupations
    3. The wages for different occupations
    4. Jobs available in Hawaii for based on chosen occupations
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    Activity 3.

    Goal: To make students aware of the educational and skill requirements and national job outlook for the four occupations they identified above.  This will help students identify the educational requirements that are recommended as they graduate from high school.

    1. Go to:  http://www.bls.gov/oco/ooh_index.htm
    2. Find the four occupations you listed above (Activity 1) and identify their educational and skill requirements and national job outlook: 

    Occupation

    Education and skills

    Identify schools in HI that offer training for your chosen occupation

    Job outlook (%)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


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    Acvity 4.
    Goal:  To make students aware of the wage differential between men and women.  And, to help students understand their earning potential, based on the four occupations they identified above/ Activity 1.  
      1. Go to: http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/wkyeng.pdf
      2. Go to page 9 and write the Medianearnings of people with the following education level:
        1. Total, 25 years and over, High School Graduate and no College: 
          $______________________
        2. Total, 25 years and over, Some College or Associate Degree:
          $______________________
        3. Total, 25 years and over, Bachelor’s degree and higher:
          $______________________
        4. Men, 25 years and over, High School Graduate and no College:
          $______________________
        5. Men, 25 years and over, Some College or Associate Degree:
          $______________________
        6. Men, 25 years and over, Bachelor’s degree and higher:
          $______________________
        7. Women, 25 years and over, High School Graduate and no College:
          $______________________
        8. Women, 25 years and over, Some College or Associate Degree:
          $______________________
        9. Women, 25 years and over, Bachelor’s degree and higher:
          $______________________
      3.  Now identify which group earns the maximum and minimum wages:
        1. Maximum wage group: _______________________________________________________
        2. Minimum wage group:  _______________________________________________________
      4. Now go to: http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_hi.htm#00-0000
      5. Find the four occupations you have identified above/Activity 1and write the corresponding Median Hourly Wages for each occupation in the state of Hawaii (the table is for the state of Hawaii, so you just need to find and write the corresponding wages): 
         

    Occupation

    Median wage (hourly)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


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    Activity 5.

    Goal: To help students find number of jobs available in the state of Hawaii and the mainland using on-line, newspaper, and word-of-mouth searches.

    1. Go to online websites like: www.monster.com, www.careerbuilder.com, www.hotjobs.com, www.simplyhired.com, www.job.com, www.indeed.com, www.usa.gov
    2. From these links, complete the table below to identify a) number of job openings, b) Five organizations that are hiring for the four occupations you have identified

      Occupation

      Number of jobs in HI

      Number of jobs in Mainland

      Employers

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

    3. Now go to your local newspaper  and/or social media sites (like LinkedIn) and identify if any job opportunities are available in the occupations identified above.  Also create a list of employers hiring for those position. 

      Occupation

      Number of jobs

      Employers

      Source (newspaper, social media)

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       


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    Additional Resources

    Students can use the following websites to get more information about different occupations, education and skill requirements, job openings, wages, etc.

    www.bls.gov – Bureau of Labor Statistics
    http://www.careeronestop.org/defaultB.aspx - Career One Stop
    http://www.careerinfonet.org/ - Career Information
    http://hawaii.gov/labor/wdd - Hawaii State Department of Labor
    www.hirenethawaii.com  - Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations
    www.hpu.edu – Hawaii Pacific University
    www.hawaii.edu – University of Hawaii
    www.manoa.hawaii.edu – University of Hawaii at Manoa
    www.hawaii.hawaii.edu – Hawaii Community College
    www.honolulu.hawaii.edu – Honolulu Community College
    www.kapiolani.hawaii.edu – Kapiolani Community College
    www.hawaii.edu/ccc - Community Colleges of the University of Hawaii systems