At this level, Career Specialists provide activities promoting career awareness to students in elementary grades (view our brochure to learn why this is important). The role of the career specialist is multifaceted; no two specialists do the exact same thing. In fact, the duties of a career specialist are determined by the needs of the school(s) he/she serves. In general, the mission of the career specialists is to incorporate career development into the schools to ensure that all students are prepared for the workplace of the 21st century.
Career specialists are curriculum consultants available to provide career activities, material resources, and individual student and group assistance. Working with classroom teachers and faculty, they incorporate and integrate lessons, speakers and activities that emphasize real world careers and learning.
Career Specialists at the Elementary Level:
- Assist teachers with career activities and lessons in the classroom.
- Provide expertise to member districts concerning available information, software and career resources from the Career Development Resource Library that relate to the Ohio Academic Standards.
- Coordinate activities specific to the member districts, such as vehicle days, career fairs, guest speakers, field trips, walking tours, career dress up days, literature packets, informational interviews, and career assessments (EWOW).
- Act as liaison between the district schools and the Career Center, providing information on upcoming seminars, job fairs, career camps, and special events.