Career Development Education Curriculum

CAREER DEVELOPMENT EDUCATION RESOURCES

 
For Youth

The 'For Youth' section of this website includes a wide variety of career development resources that can by educators to help youth become more college and career ready: guides, worksheets, videos, websites, etc.

Bureau of Labor and Statistics - Resources for K-12 Educators and Students

In addition to finding labor market information on the BLS website, you can also find a wide range of educational / career exploration tools for educators and students: videos, games, quizzes, classroom activities and more!

National Career Development Association

A large a listing of free, current, and credible online resources that are useful to career counselors, coaches, and specialists as they work with clients. The point is to list the best resources, as determined by a group of capable volunteers, not necessarily all possible ones. 

Connecting Activities School to Career Resources page

Includes links to curriculum and sites to support career development education and the mass school counseling model.

GCFLearnFree.org 

A free online educational website focusing on technology, job training, reading, and math skills. The site is a program of Goodwill Industries of Eastern NC Inc. (GIENC) and the Goodwill Community Foundation Inc. (GCF). All content is created in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Skills to Pay the Bills: Mastering Soft Skills for the Workplace

"Skills to Pay the Bills: Mastering Soft Skills for Workplace Success," is a curriculum developed by ODEP focused on teaching "soft" or workforce readiness skills to youth, including youth with disabilities. Created for youth development professionals as an introduction to workplace interpersonal and professional skills, the curriculum is targeted for youth ages 14 to 21 in both in-school and out-of-school environments. The basic structure of the program is comprised of modular, hands-on, engaging activities that focus on six key skill areas: communication, enthusiasm and attitude, teamwork, networking, problem solving and critical thinking, and professionalism.

Massachusetts Health Promotion Clearinghouse

Funded by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the Clearinghouse develops and distributes materials on a wide variety of topics including teen labor laws and workplace safety.  You can create an account and order multiple copies of booklets, posters, etc.

Career Ready 101

The Massachusetts Dept. of Labor has granted all workforce partners (career centers, community colleges) with licenses to use this online curriculum.  It includes lessons for "soft skills," as well as money management, and job specific trainings.  Please contact us if you are interested in learning more.

Disability Employment Publications

Order FREE disability employment guides for employers, job-seekers, educators, and employment service providers. Job-seekers with disabilities can find information to develop their skills and find the support they need to get a job. See the 'Career Resources for SWD' for more information.

 
FINANCIAL LITERACY
FHyouth Financial Literacy Tools

Find sample budgets and other tools to help youth explore "wants" vs. "needs" and make smarter financial decisions.

Promising Practices

A webinar by the MA State Treasurer's Office of Economic Empowerment spotlighting schools with innovative approaches to bringing financial education fairs into the curriculum.

 

BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
HPLIFE

Sponsored by the Hewlett Packard Foundation These free online training courses are designed to help entrepreneurs learn what they need to know to establish and grow a business. Users learn at their own pace in their own time. Courses include Basics of Finance, Profit and Loss, Your Target Audience, and more.