Capt. Walter E. Clarke Middle School
8th grade Exploring Careers
8th/6th grade Touch System Data Entry
By investigating the world of work, you'll learn about career exploration considerations, what employers want from employees and how to explore new opportunities. The most important is to determine what occupations and jobs best match your skills, interests, values and personality. In addition, understanding the employer’s vision and concerns will make you more competitive job candidate. In the interview, for example, you will be able to verbalize specifically how you can help advance the employer’s organization. There are several other important reasons to investigate the world of work.
Touch System Data Entry
Designed for individuals who have no or little training in typing or keyboarding, this course introduces students to techniques that will allow them to progress past pecking at the keys. Students memorize the order of the keys and practice typing for speed and accuracy. Students type up letters,tables, manuscripts and footnotes using correct techniques. Exams are taken on the computer, and students may be given a certain period of time--like five minutes--in which to type up as much as they can of a certain document; they are then graded based on speed and accuracy. The course stresses typing without looking at the computer keyboard or back tracking to fix mistakes.