Lesson Plans

Below you can download various lesson plans relating to various industries.

 

Agriculture, Food & Natural Resource Articles

Health Department: Careers in Food Safety 19-20

Career Street conducted this interview, as it informed about the role in food safety and restaurant inspection. This piece is also listed under Government and Public Administration and Health Sciences, as it can be cross referenced.

Careers as a Meat Cutter, Curtze 18-19

This piece is cross referenced in Human Services.

A Career in Environmental Protection 20-21

This interview introduces us to Sarah Bennet, who left her career as a professor at Mercyhurst University to be challenged in new areas. Utilizing her education in biology, she is now advocating for clean water in our area. Read on to learn more!

Architecture & Construction Articles

Careers as a Project Manager in Construction20-21

Learn about management careers in the construction industry here.

Challenges and Benefits of being an Architect 20-21

Kelly has known since middle school that she wanted to pursue a career as an architect. Learn about her education and skills, as well as the day to day tasks in this career.

Careers in the Trades 20-21

This career interview features two careers in the allied trades. Learn what these careers are and what it means here.

Arts, A/V Tech & Communications Articles

A Career in Broadcast Journalism 20-21

Learn about the fast paced, competitive career in broadcast journalism.

A Career as the Executive Director of a Multi-Media Studio 20-21

Jacob Bartko started as an intern and is now the executive director. Read this piece to learn how he developed his career.

Business Management & Administration Articles

Owning Your Own Business 20-21

Owning your own business can be rewarding. This business focuses on Strategic Planning and HR.

What is a career as an Administrative Assistant? 20-21

This interview takes a look at the roles of an administrative assistant - often the person behind the scenes keeping things running smoothly. What are the skills and education needed to be successful in this career?

Customer Service in Insurance 21-22

This career interview features a career pathway that brings her around to managing the department where she started at Erie Insurance. Learn about starting in "First Notice of Loss" and navigating the industry to circling back to manager

Starting Over and Changing Careers 21-22

Trisha spent many years in a completely different industry, but having a desire to change careers and work for a company she looked up to, she moved on and started over. Learn about that move by reading on...

A Career Using Critical Thinking and Problem Solving 21-22

This is a great piece to learn about a career as a strategic market analyst. However, he didn't start out on this career pathway. Knowing he wasn't happy, he changed directions and now has a fulfilling career!

Education & Training Articles

Careers in Teaching, middle school 17-18

This piece is also cross referenced in Human Services

Careers in Teaching English 17-18

This piece is also cross referenced in Human Services.

Careers in Teaching 18-19

This piece features an ROTC instructor at McDowell Intermediate High School and is cross referenced in Human Services

Careers in Teaching 18-19

This piece features an educator who manages a program to educate students with challenging discipline issues. Learn more about his background and his appreciate for his role in his student's lives.

What is a Career as a School Librarian? 20-21

This career interview reviews the role of school librarian, which is a lot more than shelving and "shushing". Who knew the heart of the school was in the library?

Entrepreneur Launches Non-Profit 20-21

Geremy Paige is launching a non-profit. Read this piece to learn more about why he has started it, and the challenges are rewards he has faced on his journey.

An Interview with a Pre-School Teacher 21-22

This is an interview with a pre-school teacher. Learn about her qualifications, as well as the rewards and challenges of teaching and working with young children.

Finance Articles

Wealth Management, PNC 19-20

What is wealth management? Who do you work for in this field? Where are the opportunities?

Finance in Real Estate 19-20

How do people buy houses? What is a mortgage? Who helps people through this process?

Careers in Banking 16-17

This piece takes a look at careers in banking from the perspective of a regional president, as well as a loan officer.

Careers in IT 16-17

IT is everywhere... what does it look like at a credit union?

Careers at a Credit Union 20-21

Welch Federal Credit Union serves the small town of North East, PA. Although this is a small area, the role of the credit union is big. Learn more here.

Government & Public Administration Articles

Health Department, Restaurant Inspector 19-20

Career Street conducted this interview, as it informed about the role in food safety and restaurant inspection. This piece is also listed under Government and Public Administration and Health Sciences, as it can be cross referenced.

Senator Toomey's District Director 19-20

This was a Human Services interview conducted at Senator Toomey's Office. It is cross referenced under Human Services.

Working at the Library 16-17

Working for county government means you could have a career at the public library

Careers in the Coast Guard - Military

Read about Captain Lexia Littlejohn, the first female African-American captain in the Coast Guard to be assigned commander of an entire Coast Guard Sector. Learn about this career and others in the Coast Guard.

Local Career in the Federal Government 21-22

What's it like to work for the Federal Government? Well, you don't have to go to Washington D.C. to find out. Some of these roles are filled right in our area!

Health Science Articles

Social Work 19-20

Career Street interviewed the department head of social work at UPMC Hamot for his role within the hospital setting. This piece is also listed under Human Services, as it can be cross referenced.

Working for the Department of Health or an EMT 16-17

This article is split in two careers within Health Science

Careers with In-home Care 20-21

Learn about management careers and responsibilities for In-home care agency.

Rewarding Careers in the Lab 20-21

Learn about the careers and training needed to work at Associated Clinical Laboratory. What is a Medical Technician?

Pharmacist 20-21

Learn how to become a pharmacist and the many areas where pharmacists are needed.

Rising to a Career in Nursing 20-21

This piece features Jessica, who started as a Unit Secretary and continued her education to become a nurse. Read on to learn why and how she did it!

Physical Therapist Assistant 20-21

This piece is a great interview with a Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA). Learn about all about this career as a growing need in our area.

A Career in Fitness & Health 21-22

This is a career interview with the Wellness Coordinator for the County. Working for the County of Erie, Kyle gets to work with all county employees on their health and wellness.

A Career as a Pharmacist 21-22

Dr. Liz Johnson knew she wanted to be a pharmacist after a job shadow experience. There is a lot to learn about a career as a pharmacist - and there are so many different roles a pharmacist can play.

Vo-Tech Education Assisted in Launching this Nursing Career 21-22

This nurse started her career pathway education while in high school. Read on to learn how this education assisted her all the way through college and into her career.

Respiratory Therapist 21-22

One area of interest in the healthcare field, is respiratory therapy. This is an in-demand occupation. Read about one person's journey to become an RT, as well as the challenges and rewards!

Respiratory Therapist 21-22

Teamwork and Communication are the key soft skills necessary when you work in critical patient care. Learn about a career as a respiratory therapist by reading along with this piece.

Hospitality & Tourism Articles

Careers in Sports 21-22

You don't always have to be on the field to have a career in Sports. Read here to learn about what it takes to be a part of team administration.

Human Services Articles

Driver - Curtze Food Services 19-20

This was a Human Services interview conducted at Curtze Food Services. It is cross referenced under Transportation, Logistics and Distribution.

Senator Toomey's District Director 19-20

This was a Human Services interview conducted at Senator Toomey's Office. It is cross referenced under government and public administration.

Counselor 19-20

What is a counselor? What type of opportunities are there in this field?

Careers in Teaching 18-19

This piece features the ROTC instructor at McDowell Intermediate High School.

Careers In Teaching 18-19

This piece features an educator who manages a program to educate students with challenging discipline issues. Learn more about his background and his appreciate for his role in his student's lives.

Careers as a Meat Cutter, Curtze 18-19

This piece is cross referenced in Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources.

Careers in Teaching, middle school 17-18

This piece is also cross referenced in Education & Training.

Careers in Teaching English 17-18

This piece is also cross referenced in Education & Training

Careers Working with Elderly or Social Work 16-17

This article is split between two careers within Human Services.

Automotive Technology from a nontraditional perspective 20-21

Learn how this young woman went through school to learn about careers in automotive technology. She had a job waiting for her when she finished high school. You can also read how she navigates being a female in a male dominated environment.

In-Home Caregiver 20-21

This interview features two women sharing their experiences as in-home care givers. Learn what is required and what the job is like.

Lifeguarding 20-21

Many successful people share that their first job, as a lifeguard, set them up with good work skills and habits. Learn more about this in this article.

A Career In Counseling 20-21

Read on to learn about a career in counseling. This counselor works in schools, but also has opportunity to connect with parents, caregivers, as well as other adults and feels she makes a difference in people's lives.

A Dietetic Technician moves into Human Resources 20-21

Sometimes one career can turn into another. That is the case with this piece. Deidre took advantage of more opportunities in a company where she was already working, and found herself happy, in a completely different career!

Careers as a Social Worker 20-21

This piece demonstrates a career development in social work. This candidate started part time at Mercy Center for women, with a high school diploma and has worked her way up to Director, with a Master's Degree.

Executive Director of a Nonprofit 20-21

This is a career interview with the executive director of St. Martin Center. Dave used his personal and professional network to enter in this role.

He started out with a desire to be in a completely different field, but found opportunities that eventually led him to this career.

What is a Child Wellbeing Specialist? 21-22

Careers in education beyond teachers - what else is there in the world of working with children?

Information Technology Articles

Software Engineer, Erie Insurance 19-20

This piece can also be found under STEM for cross referencing.

Careers in IT 16-17

IT is everywhere... what does it look like at a credit union?

A Look at Sales in IT 21-22

This is a career interview featuring sales in the Information Technology industry.

Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security Articles

Careers in Law 18-19

This piece is cross referenced in the Human Services section.

Accounting & Law: How do the correlate?

This article features an employee of a law firm, with his degree in accounting. How do the two industries work together?

Lifeguarding - a springboard to many careers 20-21

Many people say their first job was a lifeguard. Learn how the training for this job provides an opportunity to develop soft skills that will serve you for your entire career !

Manufacturing Articles

Quality Control 19-20

What is quality control? What areas do they work in?

Modern Industries, Manager 19-20

What's it like to be a manager at a manufacturer?

Plastics Engineer 19-20

This is also posted under the STEM category for cross referencing.

Careers in STEM 16-17

This piece cross references with STEM

A Career Interview with a Female Machinist 21-22

This is a career interview with a young female machinist who had a job waiting for her when she graduated high school. Learn about how she did it and why she likes her job so much!

Vo-Tech Education Prepares for Career in Manufacturing 21-22

A vo-Tech education started him off, now he has his masters and is a manager at a large manufacturer. Learn about his career progression in this interview.

From Operator to Extrusion at Port Erie Plastics 21-22

This young man attended the Girard School District and Career Street's Virtual Job Fair for Graduating Seniors in the Spring of his senior year. From there he interviewed and was hired at Port Erie Plastics. A year later, he has had a promotion and a pay raise. He's on his way! Read on and learn about how he did it!

Marketing Articles

Tom Ridge Environmental Center, Marketing & Sales 18-19

This piece is also cross referenced under Arts & Communication.

Growing a Marketing Business during a Challenging Economy 19-20

When Jenny Poff found herself laid off due to the Coronavirus, she went back to her educational foundation and experience to restart her marketing company. In this piece she discusses her process and relates her challenges and successes.

Science, Technology, Engineering & Math Articles

Plastics Engineer 19-20

This is also posted under the Manufacturing category for cross referencing.

Software Engineer, Erie Insurance 19-20

This piece can also be found under IT for cross referencing.

Careers in Engineering - Onex 18-19

This is also cross referenced in Manufacturing.

Environmental Careers, Soil Testing 18-19

This is also cross referenced in Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources.

Careers in STEM 16-17

This piece cross references with manufacturing.

Environmental Studies Leads to a Career in Manufacturing 21-22

This interview shows a different route to a career in environmental studies.

Transportation, Distribution & Logistics Articles

Driver - Curtze Food Services 19-20

This was a Human Services interview conducted at Curtze Food Services. It is referenced under Human Services.

Working in a Autobody Shop 20-21

Learn how this young woman prepared for her career in an autobody shop.

What does it mean to work in logistics? 20-21

What is logistics? What does a career in this area look like? How do I prepare to go into this field?

Miscellaneous Articles

Work from home 19-20

During the COVID 19 Stay At Home Order, Career Street explored some non-traditional topics that addressed other aspects of working. This is meant to be an additional resource for career exploration.

T.H.E. Talk 19-20

When interviewing, consider T.H.E. talk approach

Resume Writing 101 17-18

More tips to prepare for the workforce

Summer Interships 17-18

Learn more about the value of a summer internship.

The Gap Year 17-18

What is a gap year? Is it right for me?

Entrepreneur Traits Emerging in an Adapting Environment 19-20

This piece was written during the Co-VID 19 Pandemic and is meant to feature the entrepreneurial character traits of local businesses as they adapt in order to stay open

Entrepreneurship 20-21

Dr. Nancy Morris is a professor at Gannon University in the education department. When she came up with an idea for a crayon that is easier to hold for children or students facing learning challenges, she decided to see if she could turn her idea into an actual product to be made available to the public.