1. The board of directors of each local public school district and the authorities in charge of each nonpublic school shall incorporate into the educational program, in accordance with section 256.7, subsection 21, paragraph “a”, the total concept of career education to enable students to become familiar with the values of a work-oriented society. Curricular and cocurricular teaching-learning experiences from the prekindergarten level through grade twelve shall be provided for all students currently enrolled in order to develop an understanding that employment may be meaningful and satisfying. However, career education does not mean a separate career and technical education program is required. A career and technical education program includes units or partial units in subjects which have as their purpose to equip students with marketable skills.

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 2. Essential elements in career education shall include but not be limited to:

 a. Awareness of self in relation to others and the needs of society.
 b. Exploration of employment opportunities and experience in personal decision making.
 c. Experiences which will help students to integrate work values and work skills into their lives.