White Hot Jobs: The Fastest Growing Jobs Today
-For Grades 9 & Up
-DVD + Printable Teaching Guide
This video and print package explores five hot job growth areas: health care, financial management, technology, the service sector, and the environment. In each sector, jobs are profiled from the entry-level through to mid-management and above to show a career path. Teen viewers will learn where the opportunities are, what education is required, and how to plan now for tomorrow’s job.
Choosing the ideal career would be easy if all jobs were created equal. But, because of changing demographics, technology advancements and other market forces, some jobs have a more promising future than others. This video and print package explores five hot job growth areas: health care, financial management, technology, the service sector, and the environment. In each sector, jobs are profiled from the entry-level through to mid-management and above to show a career path. Here are some of the jobs showcased: a home health aid, an EMT, an x-ray technician, a chiropractor, a family physician, a surgeon, a network support technician, a web specialist, a programmer, and an IT manager. Teen viewers will learn where the opportunities are, what education is required, and how to plan now for tomorrow’s job.
Includes: 17-minute video, teacher’s resource book, and student handouts with pre/post tests.
Sample Video Clip:
Highly Recommended In a series of DVDs and workbooks, Human Relations Media addresses various issues about being a member of today’s workforce. Some of the information may appear to be rudimentary (i.e., Workplace Etiquette), but is solid and helpful, especially those new to the workforce. Additional information (Seven Competency Skills for the Workplace and White Hot Jobs) serve as refreshers to more experienced workers and briefings about the skills and trends emerging in today’s society.
The audio and video production of these films are of excellent quality, and what makes these titles stand out are the accompanying teacher’s resource books which include tables of contents, summaries, introductions, objectives, student activities, bibliographies, and in some cases, lists of additional Internet resources. Seven Competencies and White Hot Jobs include additional, specialized resources such as pre and post tests, competency charts, job questions and lists of popular and unpopular fields.
These DVDs stand alone and alternatively work well together as a suite of information. The films, individually and collectively, are highly recommended and are best suited for school libraries and academic libraries that have career collections. It should be noted that if presented with a purchasing choice, these DVDs are of better quality than similar titles reviewed here in EMRO.
– Nicole Cooke, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ
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