Do you remember getting your first job?
Did it match your expectations of what working would actually be like?
The workplace can sometimes present new situations that are difficult to navigate, especially for an inexperienced younger person. A boss that compliments you on what you're wearing...a lot. An attitude that safety is over-rated. Unspoken rules that go against what you've been taught.
How can we help our students prepare for the sometimes confusing "real world" of work? In the project "Pre-Job Skills Training," students will explore situations they may encounter and how to handle them. They will then use what they've learned to create a "Job Handbook."
Lesson 1: Sexual Harassment
This lesson plan will educate students on the laws of sexual harassment and differentiate between the two types: "quid pro quo" and "hostile work environment." This lesson has examples, worksheets, and a quiz to assess the students understanding.
Lesson 2: Safety on the Job
This lesson is designed to inform teens on safety, worker rights and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Standards.
Lesson 3: Loss Prevention
In this lesson plan, students will learn about shrinkage, shoplifting, internal theft and external theft. Students will understand security and loss prevention and company policies on the matter.
Final Lesson: Job Handbook
The final lesson will include a project that will bring all the previously learned lessons together.
Note: It is recommended that the instructor teach "Guppy Tank: No Business Too Small" lesson plans prior to these lesson plan.
This unit is brought to you by Amber Kraus with support from the CTE Online curriculum leadership team and detailed coordination provided by Team Lead Laura Gallardo.