We can all remember as a child what we said that we wanted to be when we grew up... and more than likely that choice has changed many times throughout elementary school, middle school, high school, and for some of us in college and even afterwards. It is never to early to start exploring careers! We assist our students with exploring the many careers that are available to them in this world through classroom guidance lessons and career infused lesson plans for their academic subjects. We utilize guest speakers, field trips, videos, games, puppets, dress-up, art activities, music, drama, team-building exercises, and career interest inventories to show our students the importance of early career exploration.
The Education and Economic Development Act (EEDA) of 2005 contains legislation designed to give South Carolina students the educational tools that they need to build prosperous, successful futures. Its trademark, "Pathways to Success", promotes career awareness and exploration beginning in elementary school. Check out the "SC Pathways" link below. (To obtain user codes, please click on the student tab, new user, and complete the requested information. Follow the prompts to complete the registration process and to obtain login information.) In the 8th grade, students will meet individually with their parents and School Counselor to create an Individual Graduation Plans (IGP). The IGP is designed to guide students through career exploration, postsecondary preparation, and workforce transition. IGPs are adjusted annually to allow for a student’s continued academic growth and career exploration through high school.
The 16 Career Clusters
These clusters help students discover their interests and their passions, and they empower them to choose the educational pathway that can lead to success in high school, college and career. South Carolina recognizes these 16 career clusters offered at various schools across the state.
Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
Architecture and Construction
Arts, A/V Technology and Communications
Business, Management and Administration
Education and Training
Government and Public Administration
Hospitality and Tourism
Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security
Marketing, Sales and Service
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Transportation, Distribution and Logistics
(South Carolina Career Information System) - The SCOIS site is a web-based career awareness program that introduces students to the concept of career clusters and will help them explore careers and the connection of school to work. Please use the following information to log in:
SCOIS CLIMB - Please use the following information to log in:
Site ID: SC1635
KnowItAll - Career videos to go along with each one of South Carolina's 16 career clusters.
KID'S WORK! - This website is a virtual community of workplaces designed to give students an interactive job exploration experience that connects school work to real work. Each Kids Work! place provides an area to do the following: Discover the History of the career field by using a timeline. Play three Job Play activities that provide an interactive virtual work experience tied directly to SC curriculum standards. Meet Real People who work in this profession. Explore the Work Zone and learn more about a real workplace.
CAREER VIEW - This website has information about career related contests and camps; online career exploration games; kids search engine of over 100 different careers; printable puzzles, activities, coloring pages and books; and links to other fun educational websitesSCOIS