Career/technical education teachers (secondary school) teach occupational, vocational, career, or technical subjects to students at the secondary school level.
Career/technical education teachers teach academic and technical content like skills required for an occupation to secondary school students.
A career consultant instructs students, plans lessons and demonstrates how to safely accomplish a certain task using the proper tools and equipment. Career counselling for students involves instructing students about various types of equipment and instructing and supervising students in the use and care of these tools.
Career consultants impart an increasingly detailed level of knowledge. They assess students on their progress and test them using evaluations. They also meet with parents to discuss their progress or any behavioural issues. Tasks demonstrated and given to students often learn hands-on and may include changing the tire on a car or writing code.
A job in career counselling for students requires a bachelor’s degree in career and technical education with relevant field experience. A student teaching internship in a career tech classroom may be required.
Organizational skills, excellent communication and presentation skills, and sound decision-making skills are important for career consultants. Career consultants should be calm, fair, and patient and be able to work with students. Technical understanding and advanced education in a specialty subject make career counselling for students more desirable.
The goal of a career consultant is to equip students with the skills and tools they will need to enter a particular occupation.
To be successful, career consultants should possess expert-level skills in their subject.
Every career requires an element of study and academic qualification, and there can be several study routes and pathways you can take. In following any academic pathway you will study subjects that contribute to the specialised knowledge required to achieve your career goals. These qualifications provide a future employer with the evidence that you have the desired knowledge, understanding and experience of their industry, so it’s important to consider the various types of qualifications available to you and to understand how they can boost your career and create opportunities for you.
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