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Grade School Resources

Careers Build a Community - Cut Outs
March 2021
The Community Helper Cut-outs in this publication are meant to be used with the Careers Build a Community Lesson Plans for use in the Community Day event.
Careers Build a Community - Flash Cards
March 2021
Careers Build a Community Flash Cards is where students can learn more about the occupations. The characters can also be used as popsicle stick puppets.
Jacob and Emily Workbook
March 2021
This publication introduces the concept of career clusters by telling the story of a set of twins who spend the day learning about careers. Designed for 5th and 6th Grade.

Also available: Jacob & Emily Teacher's Guide

Career Peeks: A Career Awareness Activity Book
March 2021
A fun activity book for 1st and 2nd graders. Career Peeks gives kids their first glimpse into the world of careers.

Also available: Career Peeks Alphabet Practice Pages

I Can Be... Series
March 2021
The I Can Be….. series of activities shows pre-school and kindergarten students the connection between the subjects they learn in school to real world careers.

Also available: I Can Be Teacher Instructions

Careers Build a Community - Student Journal
March 2021
Careers Build a Community Student Journal is where students can record if they like or don't like the occupation and answer some questions about the occupation and the community.
Career Heroes: A Career Awareness Workbook
March 2021
This workbook for 3rd and 4th graders introduces students to a variety of careers with fun activities on every page.

Also available:  Career Heroes Teacher Guide
Career Heroes Trading Cards

Alphabet Trading Cards
March 2021
Alphabet Trading Cards are designed for preschool and kindergarten students. These cards will get your children talking about different occupations while learning their letters.

Also available: Alphabet Writing Worksheets A-Z

Middle School Resources

What to Pack
March 2021

This guide helps Middle Schoolers explore their own interests and aptitudes, and see how they relate to different career fields. Budgeting exercises show them how far their money will go in the real world.

Also available: What to Pack Crosswalk

High School Resources

Montana Career Guide
May 2021
The Montana Career Guide walks users through the entire career planning process from exploring your interests to interviewing for a job. Includes a section on soft skills and job hunting tips for special populations.
Soft Skills Checklist
March 2021
Take inventory of your "Soft Skills," the non-technical skills all workers must have to remain employable. Excerpted from the Montana Career Guide.
Mock Job Interview Activity
March 2021
Instructions and resources for conducting a fun mock job interview activity. A great resource for teachers and guidance counselors.
Pocket Resume
March 2021
A handy resource to help organize your career information. Take it with you when you collect job applications or go to interviews.
Montana Career Lab - Student Flier
March 2021
Find out how to build your future self using resources from Montana Career Lab!

Other Resources

Career Planner
August 2023

Montana Personalized Career Plan Guideline

The Montana Personalized Career Plan is designed to help educators and administrators incorporate career development into their K-12 curriculum.  This career development plan considers the whole child’s needs and includes the Montana Office of Public Instruction (OPI) CTE standards. This plan will ensure that every student is familiar with the world of work and knows where to find the career information they need to make informed choices.The end goal is to ensure every Montana student graduates career and college ready.

American Indian College Fund
January 2023

These publications are provided by American Indian College Fund.

Native Pathways Guidebook
Native Career Guidebook

Career One-Stop Videos

Biofuels Processing Technicians
September 2021
Description: Calculate, measure, load, mix, and process refined feedstock with additives in fermentation or reaction process vessels and monitor production process. Perform, and keep records of, plant maintenance, repairs, and safety inspections.
Biochemists and Biophysicists
April 2021
Description: Study the chemical composition or physical principles of living cells and organisms, their electrical and mechanical energy, and related phenomena. May conduct research to further understanding of the complex chemical combinations and reactions involved in metabolism, reproduction, growth, and heredity. May determine the effects of foods, drugs, serums, hormones, and other substances on tissues and vital processes of living organisms.
Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary
April 2021

CareerOneStop Video Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Post Secondary from the Career Cluster Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Cartographers and Photogrammetrists
April 2021
Description: Research, study, and prepare maps and other spatial data in digital or graphic form for one or more purposes, such as legal, social, political, educational, and design purposes. May work with Geographic Information Systems (GIS). May design and evaluate algorithms, data structures, and user interfaces for GIS and mapping systems. May collect, analyze, and interpret geographic information provided by geodetic surveys, aerial photographs, and satellite data.

Camera Operators, Tv, Video, and Motion Picture
May 2021
Description: Operate television, video, or film camera to record images or scenes for television, video, or film productions.

Brownfield Redevelopment Specialists and Site Managers
May 2021
Description: Plan and direct cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated properties for reuse. Does not include properties sufficiently contaminated to qualify as Superfund sites.

Dietitians and Nutritionists
June 2021
Description: Plan and conduct food service or nutritional programs to assist in the promotion of health and control of disease. May supervise activities of a department providing quantity food services, counsel individuals, or conduct nutritional research.

Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
June 2021
Description: Review settled claims to determine that payments and settlements are made in accordance with company practices and procedures. Confer with legal counsel on claims requiring litigation. May also settle insurance claims.

Emergency Management Directors
June 2021
Description: Plan and direct disaster response or crisis management activities, provide disaster preparedness training, and prepare emergency plans and procedures for natural (e.g., hurricanes, floods, earthquakes), wartime, or technological (e.g., nuclear power plant emergencies or hazardous materials spills) disasters or hostage situations.

Biomedical Engineer
June 2021
Description: Apply knowledge of engineering, biology, chemistry, computer science, and biomedical principles to the design, development, and evaluation of biological, agricultural, and health systems and products, such as artificial organs, prostheses, instrumentation, medical information systems, and health management and care delivery systems.

July 2021
Description: Assist patrons at hotel, apartment, or office building with personal services. May take messages; arrange or give advice on transportation, business services, or entertainment; or monitor guest requests for housekeeping and maintenance.

July 2021
Description: Investigate and describe the determinants and distribution of disease, disability, or health outcomes. May develop the means for prevention and control.

Computer Systems Analyst
July 2021
Description: Analyze science, engineering, business, and other data processing problems to develop and implement solutions to complex applications problems, system administration issues, or network concerns. Perform systems management and integration functions, improve existing computer systems, and review computer system capabilities, workflow, and schedule limitations. May analyze or recommend commercially available software.

Immigration and Customs Inspectors
July 2021
Description: Investigate and inspect persons, common carriers, goods, and merchandise, arriving in or departing from the United States or between states to detect violations of immigration and customs laws and regulations.

July 2021
Description: Conduct qualitative and quantitative chemical analyses or experiments in laboratories for quality or process control or to develop new products or knowledge.

Demonstrators and Product Promoters
August 2021
Description: Demonstrate merchandise and answer questions for the purpose of creating public interest in buying the product. May sell demonstrated merchandise.

Atmospheric and Space Scientists
August 2021
Description: Investigate atmospheric phenomena and interpret meteorological data, gathered by surface and air stations, satellites, and radar to prepare reports and forecasts for public and other uses. Includes weather analysts and forecasters whose functions require the detailed knowledge of meteorology.

Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers
August 2021
Description: Replace or repair broken windshields and window glass in motor vehicles.