In this 9-week course, eighth graders will focus on the five “Big Ideas” in the vocational studies curriculum. These big ideas are: Consumer Decisions, Financial Literacy, Career Awareness/Exploration/Planning, Employability Skills, and Communication/Technology. This program provides opportunities for students to investigate career options and study the relationship between careers and life roles. Students will use Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint as well as online learning programs and Google classroom. All students must have an Acceptable Use Policy form signed and brought back in order to use the Internet in the classroom.