STARTING ON THE CAREER EXPLORATION PATH
At CSAT, students learn about careers before they may even understand the word career. Police officers, dentist, doctors, firefighters and nurses share information with our youngest students to open their eyes to the possibilities which await. As they grow, their career preparation develops. Career Touches continue through all grades and are combined with career planning curriculum and special activities like the Celebration of Reading and JA in a Day to reinforce the opportunities available to them after school ends.
Our Middle School students start down the career exploration path as they continue with career touches and complete assessments to determine the best path for them to take.
6th Grade - NY Career Zone
7th Grade - Career Clusters
8th Grade - People/Data/Things, Multiple Intelligences, True Colors
NY Career Zone
Partnering with the State, students are able to explore careers related to their strengths, skills and talents. Students are able to choose from six career clusters including arts and& humanities, business and information systems, engineering and techology, health services, natural and agricultural sciences and human and public services. The NY Career Zone site features hundreds of occuupations which student can explore and learn more about and allows users to target their interests to determine which job suits them best.
Career Clusters provide students a way to explore options for their future based on skills and interest and help identify the knowledge and skills students need for success on their career path. Clusters include:
- Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
- Architecture & Construction
- Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications
- Business, Management & Administration
- Education & Training
- Government & Public Administration
- Health Science
- Hospitality & Tourism
- Human Services
- Information Technology
- Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
- Marketing, Sales & Service
- Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
- Transportation, Distribution & Logistics
True Colors is a personality profiling system which categorizes four basic learning styles using the colors blue, orange, gold and green to identify the strengths and challenges of these core personality types.
JA in a Day
Junior Achievement programming for elementary schools works to help students understand business and economics through interactive curriculum and hands-on activities.
Celebration of Reading
Celebration of Reading introduces to students K-5 to a variety of careers, from firefighters and police officers to lawyers and chiropractors.