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Career/Technical Education Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach vocational courses intended to provide occupational training below the baccalaureate level in subjects such as construction, mechanics/repair, manufacturing, transportation, or cosmetology, primarily to students who have graduated from or left high school. Teaching takes place in public or private schools whose primary business is academic or vocational education.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Observe and evaluate students' work to determine progress, provide feedback, and make suggestions for improvement.
    • Present lectures and conduct discussions to increase students' knowledge and competence using visual aids, such as graphs, charts, videotapes, and slides.
    • Supervise and monitor students' use of tools and equipment.
    • Administer oral, written, or performance tests to measure progress and to evaluate training effectiveness.
    • Provide individualized instruction and tutorial or remedial instruction.
    • Prepare reports and maintain records, such as student grades, attendance rolls, and training activity details.
    • Develop curricula and plan course content and methods of instruction.
    • Determine training needs of students or workers.
    • Supervise independent or group projects, field placements, laboratory work, or other training.
    • Select and assemble books, materials, supplies, and equipment for training, courses, or projects.
    • Integrate academic and vocational curricula so that students can obtain a variety of skills.
    • Conduct on-the-job training classes or training sessions to teach and demonstrate principles, techniques, procedures, or methods of designated subjects.
    • Acquire, maintain, and repair laboratory equipment and tools.
    • Prepare outlines of instructional programs and training schedules and establish course goals.
    • Advise students on course selection, career decisions, and other academic and vocational concerns.
    • Participate in conferences, seminars, and training sessions to keep abreast of developments in the field, and integrate relevant information into training programs.
    • Develop teaching aids, such as instructional software, multimedia visual aids, or study materials.
    • Review enrollment applications and correspond with applicants to obtain additional information.
    • Serve on faculty and school committees concerned with budgeting, curriculum revision, and course and diploma requirements.
    • Arrange for lectures by experts in designated fields.

    Skills

    • Active Listening

      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    • Instructing

      Teaching others how to do something.

    • Learning Strategies

      Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    4
    Workplace Documents
    5
    Graphic Literacy
    4

    Abilities

    • Oral Comprehension

      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    • Oral Expression

      The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

    • Written Comprehension

      The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

    Knowledge

    • Education and Training

      Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    • Mechanical

      Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 49650/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 23.87/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 3,310
    • Yearly Projected Openings 250

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    Personality

    Social: People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.They do well at jobs that need:
    • Integrity
    • Attention to Detail
    • Dependability
    • Self Control
    • Cooperation
    • Leadership

    Tools

    • Microphones
    • Micrometers
    • Domestic hair dryers
    • Digital camcorders or video cameras
    • Brake repair kits

    Technology

    • Word processing software
    • Information retrieval or search software
    • Electronic mail software
    • Data base user interface and query software
    • Computer based training software

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