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The middle grades (5 – 7) are prime time for exploring careers. They are also an age-appropriate time for cultivating problem-solving skills. The Career Ideas Challenge lets students do both — explore careers within the context of solving real world problems. Each activity includes a brief career profile plus two challenges:
- an online research chase to find out facts about the featured career
- a story-based problem-solving caper that gives students a sense of the people, products, and processes associated with the featured career
Catch up on past Challenges by downloading files on the right. Be sure to sign-up below to receive new Challenges as they are released each week. Make sure to share the Challenges with colleagues who also work to help students find bright futures!
Cybersecurity Analyst, Logistics Manager, Veterinarian, Heavy Equipment Operator, Digital Designer, Nurse, Forensic Accountant, School Counselor, Robotics Engineer
Featuring activities for Actuary, CAD Drafter, Entrepreneur, Civil Engineer, Emergency Medical Technician, Interior Designer, Pilot, Social Media Manager, Social Worker
Featuring activities for Chef, Crime Scene Investigator, Electrical Lineworker, Marine Biologist, Physician’s Assistant, Rescue Diver, Retail Manager, Robotics Engineer, Video Game Designer