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Lesson Two: Career Opportunities in the Metalwork Industry

Students are expected to:

 Identify and organize task-related tools and materials
Objectives  Identify and utilize employability skills
 Describe career opportunities that exist in metal-related industries
Grade 11 Metal Fabrication and Machining Content:
 Identify potential hazards
Standards  Reflect on employability skills every class
Addressed  Research careers in the metalwork industry not limited to welding,
machining, art metal, fabrication, millwright

Curricular Competencies:
 Consistently use safe work practices
 Keep tool storage organized as they would on a job site
 Demonstrate a knowledge of career opportunities locally and globally
 Demonstrate a knowledge of how technology is changing the
employment perspectives of current job openings
 Demonstrate good “housekeeping” techniques as the shop would be a


Vocational Training, Careers, Apprentice, Youth work, Youth Train, Work

Vocabulary Experience

 Local guest speaker

 Research assignment
Materials  Interview
 Careers in Welding Video

Motivation Draw a mind map on the board about different career opportunities around the
province of British Columbia, and another one about global employment
opportunities (oil rigs, car manufactures etc)
Procedure  Discuss the learning outcome for today’s lesson on careers in the
metalwork industry
 Discuss the ‘where do we go next?’
 Mind map on the board about local and global opportunities
 Play careers in welding video
 Explain research assignment
 Homework – interview a metalwork trades person

 Formative – Check for understanding with class mind map, and questions
around employment opportunities
Assessment  Summative – Research Assignment

Recap as a class discussion on today’s main points of this lesson:

 Know where and what the local and global jobs are
Closure  Explain how technology has affected employment
 Know different industries that metalworking employs