Outline for School to Work


There are 10 core units in this classroom piece of the school to work program. The outline below is used as the first page in the student's STW notebooks. The notebooks are color tabbed by the ten units. Students file their assignments and information sheets in this notebook. The notebook can be used as a study guide and future reference tool. This outline can be modified for students as appropriate to their developmental levels.

LCCE- Life Centered Career Education- outline of objectives, Occupational Guidance and Preparation- curriculum area. The actual full curriculum provides lesson plans that support the curriculum frameworks and the STW outline and objectives.


NH Curriculum Frameworks- Career Development

INDIVIDUAL & SOCIAL LEARNING- Curriculum Standard 4. The student will develop characteristics and behaviors necessary for success in school, work, and everyday settings.

INDIVIDUAL & SOCIAL LEARNING- Curriculum Standard 5: The student will demonstrate skills in working cooperatively/collaboratively with others.

CAREER LEARNING -Curriculum Standard 6: Students will acquire the knowledge, attitudes and skills to make a successful transition from school to the world of work and adult life.

CAREER LEARNING- Curriculum Standard 7: Students will understand the relationship between individual qualities, education and training, and the world of work.

CS=Curriculum Standard #

#1 About Me
Explore your interests, skills, and abilities through a variety of inventories and activities.
  • CS# 4- end of 4th- Identify and appreciate individual characteristics and differences (i.e., likes, dislikes, interests, abilities, skills, etc.).
  • CS #7- end of 8th - Develop an individual educational and career plan that integrates interests, abilities, and skills, supports the identification of one or more career pathways, and that includes tentative decisions and planning for high school and beyond.
  • CS#7- end of 10th-Evaluate the relationship between their individual interests, abilities, and skills and achieving individual, social, educational, and career goals.

#2 Attendance and Punctuality
Rules for Attendance: Why rule: You should always come to work and arrive on time, unless you have a good reason why you are absent. When rule: Give your employer enough time to find someone to take your place. Who rule: Make sure you talk to the person who is in charge when you call in. How rule: How you make your explanation is important. You should explain yourself clearly completely and in a respectful way.

#3 Appearance
What is good personal hygiene?
Name personal care items that you should have available every day.
List types of clothing that would be appropriate for different types of work. (e.g.. office work, food service, construction etc.)
How should you dress for a job interview?

#4 Good Worker Character Traits
Positive Attitude, Dependability, Honesty, Respect, Willingness to Work, and Bridging Boredom.

#5 Communication Skills
Define communication and different types of communication.
Rules of Good Listening (paying attention)
Conversation manners. Assertive communication
How Feeling and Moods Affect Your Behavior.
Why is attitude the most important reason for getting and keeping a good job?
How do attitudes affect people at work?

#6 Interacting with Supervisors
Be able to accept criticism.
Follow directions.
Be able to handle increased demands or pressure.
Ask for help when needed.
Be flexible, willing to adapt to changing needs of the workplace.

#7 Interacting with Co-Workers
Learn how to deal with:
Distractions from Co-workers
Disagreements over work tasks
Conflicts with co-workers
Handling verbal and physical teasing and provocation
Resolving personal concerns
Making requests
Refusing requests

#8 Income Taxes
Fill out a W-4 and IO4OEZ Income Tax form.
Demonstrate understanding of W-2 form and paychecks ( calculate pay, deductions, gross and net pay).

#9 Job Seeking Skills
Places to find information on jobs
Preparing a resume
Filling out job application forms and other job related forms (neatly, accurately, and honestly)
Interviewing for a job

#10 Budgeting/Managing Money
How to be an educated consumer
Basic monthly expenses when living independently

updated 7/26/10 PL