There are 16 career clusters leading to various career pathways. Instructors can incorporate these clusters into curriculum design and instruction. Adult education services will include workforce preparation activities and training for specific occupations; this will allow students to achieve their educational and career goals. For a listing and description of these career clusters, please click on the link below.

## Analyze Proportional Relationships (Scale Factors)

The purpose of this lesson is to teach students how to use and determine scale factors for models and maps. The students will realize the importance of scale factors and how they are used in daily life. The students will see how map scales are used in order for us to know how far it is to a destination as well as the importance of scale factors used in construction.

#### GED Content Areas

Number and Ratios

## Calculating Perimeter and Area of a Rectangle

This lesson will assist students in understanding the concepts of perimeter and area. Use of the concepts and processes learned to calculate perimeter and area of rectangles will be able to be applied to everyday life and the workplace.

#### GED Content Areas

Geometry

## Converting Fractions to Decimals and Decimals to Fractions

Students need to be able to convert fractions to decimals and decimals to fractions in order to possess the necessary skills to be employed in construction and trades careers. This lesson attempts to build the students’ employability skills by strengthening their number sense and fluency with fraction and decimal conversions.

The lesson purpose should be stated to students in the introduction of the lesson.

#### GED Content Areas

Number and Ratios

## Equations for Trade Jobs

The use of equations is important in many trade jobs—often to prevent problems, such as using too much electricity and causing an outage or applying too much pressure so that something breaks. The guided and independent practice problems are designed to show students how they could use this particular math skill in trade jobs.

#### GED Content Areas

Algebra and Functions

## Finding the Unknown Percent, Part, or Whole for Trade Jobs

Students need to be able to work with percents as they relate to trade jobs in order to improve their employability skills. Specifically, students will learn to solve word problems that ask for an unknown percent, part, or whole. These calculations are imperative to ensure trade jobs are performed correctly.

#### GED Content Areas

Number and Ratios

## Math Skills for Carpet & Tile Installation

This lesson shows students how math skills can be applied to make improvements to their own living spaces. It also shows them how they would use these math skills if they were employed in the trade jobs of carpet laying or tile setting. This lesson builds on the unit’s aim to help students explore trade jobs.

#### GED Content Areas

Geometry

Number and Ratios

## Ohm's Law: Equations for Electricians

This lesson is designed to improve students’ employability skills by teaching them how to solve basic electrical word problems using Ohm’s Law. Students are encouraged to consider the trade job of electrician as they see how the math skills relate directly to electrical work.

#### GED Content Areas

Algebra and Functions

## Proportions for Trade Jobs

The use of proportions is important in many trade jobs and in many areas of life such as calculating cost, budgeting, and cooking. The guided and independent practice problems are designed to show students how they might have to use this particular math skill in trade jobs.

#### GED Content Areas

Number and Ratios

Algebra and Functions

## The Four Operations with Fractions for Trade Jobs

The ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions is an important skill to solve real life math problems. The guided and independent practice problems are designed to show students how they might have to solve problems with fractions for power/energy jobs and other trade jobs.

#### GED Content Areas

Number and Ratios

Number and Ratios

## Understanding Fractions

The purpose of the lesson is to help students understand the multiplication and division of mixed fractions. In everyday life, we have to multiply and divide fractions. For example, when we measure items, we are ultimately dividing fractions. Another real world example of when you would divide fractions is if there is a family with limited money for food, they must think about how to ration out food evenly for the entire family for the day, the week, or even the month. Dividing fractions is a real-world skill that helps to solve everyday problems.

#### GED Content Areas

Number and Ratios

## Using Proportions to Solve Direct and Inverse Variation

The lesson will use proportions to help solve applications involving direct and inverse variation. Also, students will continue to build their knowledge of different measurement abbreviations. These skills can be very important in technology and health fields. The lesson will expose students to scenarios that can really be applied in these fields.

#### GED Content Areas

Number and Ratios

Algebra and Functions

## Active Listening & Lineman Interviews

Adult education students need to see testimonials from other adult education students who have completed the necessary educational requirements in order to obtain their desired jobs. These testimonials motivate and inspire students to achieve their own educational and career related goals. This lesson encourages students to consider the trade job of power lineman. This lesson also develops the soft skill of active listening, which should be helpful during a job interview and during on-the-job interaction with others.

#### GED Content Areas

- Reading

## Commas and Dashes in Workplace Writing

Students will learn to use correct punctuation in workplace writings to improve their employability skills.

#### GED Content Areas

- Language
- Writing

## Comparing Arguments Between Texts: To Build or Not to Build?

Today’s lesson will help students evaluate the support for a given argument. Students will also use the skill of reading and comparing two sources to determine which has the strongest argument and the most support--a skill that they will later use in numerous real-life situations. It also emphasizes the necessity of removing personal bias in decision-making.These skills will help them be successful on the GED RLA extended response portion of the test.

#### GED Content Areas

- Reading
- Writing

## Construction & Trades: Career Exploration

Since the construction and trades sector is growing and jobs are becoming available, students should explore the types of jobs available in this career pathway.

#### GED Content Areas

- Writing
- Reading

## Following Multi-Step Procedures for Trade Jobs

Students must learn to read instructions closely and follow them in order to be success at their future jobs. Employees of the East Kentucky Power Cooperative ranked this RLA skill as the most important for success in power/energy jobs.

#### GED Content Areas

- Reading

## Making Inferences in Articles about Trade Jobs

Students will need to use the skill of making inferences from texts that they read in order to be successful in reading workplace texts for their future careers and also on the GED and any tests that include reading comprehension.

#### GED Content Areas

- Reading

## Organizing a Work Correspondence

Students will use basic organization in writing to create a coherent workplace correspondence. Students must develop their writing and communication skills so that they will be able to communicate important information for their future jobs.

#### GED Content Areas

- Writing

## Power/Energy Vocabulary in Context

- Students are learning about various careers in the construction and trades pathway so that they may have a broader selection of future careers.
- Students will determine the meaning of unfamiliar words in workplace specific texts.

#### GED Content Areas

- Language
- Reading

## Summarizing Workplace Texts: The Power Grid

Students will learn to select key details from a longer text and then summarize workplace texts in order to retain key information.

#### GED Content Areas

- Reading

## Word Choice in Texts for Energy Jobs

Students will explain how an author’ word choice reveals his/her purpose. This skill is important for the GED Extended Response. Students must be able to determine the author’s purpose and analyze his/her word choice in order to evaluate different texts. This will help students consider word choice and audience in their own writings.

#### GED Content Areas

- Reading