Helping students understand the local labour market and why it is useful to access information relating to it.
A series of 4 lessons which include student research, paired work and group or class activities. The outcome of these lessons is for students to understand how it will affect them.
In order to research their career options properly, students need to understand the market, why it is useful to access information relating to it and where they can find the information.
The object of this exercise is to establish what the students currently know about this topic. Working in small groups, they must investigate the local area using the internet, newspapers etc.
In this lesson, students will be looking at official sources of information about this subject. They are given specific statistics to study and present back to the rest of the class.
In this activity, look at statistical information from the point of view of individual industries and sectors. Working in pairs they must complete a questionnaire and carry out a role play exercise.
This is a review and demonstration activity. Students must compile their learning on this subject and prepare a visual demonstration either through presentation, display or other method.
These local labour market lessons can be used to support learning outcomes for Preparation for Working Life - Changing World of Work and Applying for Jobs and Courses from AQA. These lessons are also suitable for use with Employability - Applying for a Job and Exploring Job Opportunities from ASDAN; Preparing for Employment, Key Skills and Workplace Core Skills - Making Job Applications from City & Guilds; Skills Towards Enabling Progression "Step Up" - Career Preparation, Economic Well-Being and Financial Capability - Changing Patterns of Work and Labour Market from NOCN.