Career Jenga

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Sadie watches as Jonas pushes a block out of the tower during a game of Career Jenga. The occupation on the block was “archeologist,” and the students identified many skills required for it, (including the knowledge of a long list of dinosaurs!).

Students in the Career Exploration 1 class celebrated the end of the assessment phase with a rousing game of Career Jenga!

Since the beginning of the semester, students have been exploring their interests, personality types, work values, work skills and transferable skills with a series of computer-based assessments. These assessments are designed to help the students identify interests and strengths as they begin to determine whether a career is a good fit.

Each Jenga block is labeled with an occupation or career. As a student pulls out a block, the class brainstorms three skills that might be required for the occupation printed on the block. The new cohort has steady eyes and steady hands—the tower only fell once!

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Aggies Elevated at Utah State University believes that all individuals, regardless of ability, have the right to meaningful employment, lifelong learning, self-determination and full community inclusion. Utilizing the MyCLIMB (My Career Ladder to Independence, Maturity & Balance) person-centered planning model, Aggies Elevated students, along with invited family members and/or other stakeholders, will chart their own paths toward independence within an individualized framework of supports that identifies challenges, builds on individual strengths and encourages personal responsibility.

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