Grade 9-12
On-Demand Webinar

A Virtual Tour of the Labor Market: Preparing Students for Entry

Time: 60 mins,
Presenter: Tawni Ferrarini


Teachers will be able to:

  • Identify activities for demand, supply and market principles based on student surveys.
  • Expose students to the realities of the competitive job market.
  • Use cost-benefit analysis to explain wages, employment numbers and overall job market conditions by occupation.

This video is available to view for EconEdLink members only.

In this personal finance webinar, from classrooms or electronic devices, take students on a tour of possibilities based on interests.


This webinar employs an active learning strategy that brings students outside the classroom and into the labor market. Students can step into the fiercely competitive labor market through the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook website.

Attention is given to how the successfully employed persons differentiating themselves from other job candidates at reasonable wages and why employers hire them because they value they bring to business helps cover employers’ costs. At the end of the tour, students leave with more knowledge about diverse occupations and can be better prepared to make future educational choices than at the start of the tour.