What Career Exploration Involves

Game Strategies: What Career Exploration Involves

Career exploration gives young people opportunities to learn about various career possibilities and gain an understanding of the knowledge and skills various jobs require.  Youth may be able to talk directly with people who have experience in particular careers and, in some cases, may even have opportunities to go on the job. 

There are many ways you can help students gain exposure to the world of work, including:

  • Field trips and company visits
  • Presentations at school by people in particular careers
  • Job shadowing, in which young people accompany an adult to work
  • Internships
  • Career fairs
  • In-school or after-school programs with curriculum linked to skills for particular career fields
  • Career academies focused specifically on equipping students with workforce skills in their areas of interest