Education and Career Guidance Resources for Students (Primary)


Starting education and career awareness at an early age will give children a head start in understanding the world of employment. This resource guide aims to create awareness and expose children to a diverse range of careers and aims to widen their perspective and knowledge on the career opportunities available in today’s world.

Here are some selected resources on the topic of education and career guidance resources for students (primary) that are available from NLB or the Internet. As this list is not intended to be exhaustive, please search the NLB catalogue or the Internet for more resources.

Search Terms Call Numbers
Careers juvenile; jobs juvenile 331.1; 331.7; 331.702
Vocational guidance juvenile 363.2; 363.28; 363.37; 610.73; 630; 690; 694


(listed in alphabetical order)

Air marshals

by Kate Rogers.

Call No.: J 363.28 ROG

Discusses the necessary education, training and on-the-job duties of federal air marshals, including information on their undercover work on flights.

All rights reserved, New York: PowerKids Press, 2016.

Amelia Bedelia on the Job 

by Herman Parish and Lynne Avril

Amelia Bedelia’s class is learning about occupations and the children get to explore different jobs and careers and think about what they want to be when they grow up.

All rights reserved, New York: HarperCollins, 2016.

The title is available as ebook on Overdrive. myLibrary ID is required to access this ebook.


by Ellen Labrecque

Call No.: J 694 LAB

A vocational guide to a carpenter’s job which explains the academic requirements, personal character traits and daily tasks associated with this career.

All rights reserved, Ann Arbor: Cherry Lake Publishing, 2017.

Green general contractor

by Ellen Labrecque

Call No.: J 690 LAB

The author explains the educational requirements, useful character traits, potential hazards and daily tasks related to a green general contractor career.

All rights reserved, Ann Arbor: Cherry Lake Publishing, 2017.

Hooray for nurses!

by Elle Parkes

Call No.: JP 610.73 PAR

Learn about how nurses serve their community. This book provides critical thinking questions with vibrant photos and a glossary to help build nonfiction learning skills.

All rights reserved, Minneapolis: Lerner Publications, 2017.

On the job at a farm

by Jessica Cohn

Call No.: J 630 COH

Discover the different aspects of farming, which cover the farming market, types of farming and jobs related to animals. 

All rights reserved, South Egremont, MA: Red Chair Press, 2016.

Police officer

by Louise Spilsbury

Call No.: J 363.2 SPI

The book provides an overview of the educational requirements and work challenges of a police officer.

All rights reserved, New York: Powerkids Press, 2016.

Starting your own business: Become an entrepreneur!

by Adam Toren and Matthew Toren

This book provides guidance and actionable plans which can help turn a bright idea into a profitable business.

All rights reserved, Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2017.

The title is available as ebook on Overdrive. myLibrary ID is required to access this ebook.


(listed in alphabetical order)

A selection of videos on jobs, professions or vocations that are famous and children will love to be in future.

This video explores interesting and unusual career options available. A visit is made to the Florida Cracker Cowboys, a marine biologist working with dolphins and an artist of LEGO sculptures.Viewers will learn that flexibility, persistence and imagination can be good allies when it comes to choosing a profession.

This video explores the career opportunities available across different industries. With awareness of their own interests, abilities and passions, students can choose a career which suits them and embrace lifelong learning.

This video describes the different types of human occupations, classifying them into primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary occupations and describing each in detail.


(listed in alphabetical order)

  • Kids dream jobs. (2017, January 29). Retrieved July 17, 2018, at , from Radical Jr website:
    This is a portal which presents videos on a wide variety of jobs in a fun and entertaining manner for kids. Jobs such as a singer and songwriter, a video games designer, a teacher, a wildlife conservationist, a zookeeper, a police officer, an artist and many more are featured.

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i. The “Status” of the item: the item is not availablein the library, if the status displayed is “in transit”, “in process” or “not ready for loan”.
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iii. Write down the Location Code and the Call Number of the item. This helps you to locate the item within Lee Kong Chian Reference Library. Please refer to the table below for more information (Note: Please feel free to approach the counter staff for help in locating the books.)

Some featured books and periodicals are located at the Lee Kong Chian Reference Library.


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Hameedah M Ibrahim


The information in this resource guide is valid as at October 2018 and correct as far as we are able to ascertain from our sources. It is not intended to be an exhaustive or complete history on the subject. Please contact the Library for further reading materials on the topic.

All Rights Reserved. National Library Board Singapore 2018.

Written by Hameedah M Ibrahim