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Kids.gov Website

In addition to a range of other resources, the Kids.gov website includes a section devoted to jobs & careers.  The section includes videos from individuals in a range of jobs/occupations explaining their work.  In addition, the section provides links to industry sites, such as the aviation industry, where they can learn more about the requirements for the industry as well as educational requirements.

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Guiding Your Success Tool:  Navigating Your Road to Work

 Developed by the National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability, this guide is designed to help youth with disabilities to think through their potential work and career choices, as well as to plan and develop strategies for workforce entry.

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Considerations for Collaborations to Support College and Career Readiness. 

A guide developed by the American Institutes for Research to help states explore the complex challenges inherent in facilitating cross-systems alignment through ongoing collaboration. Questions in the Guide borrows from the systems research base derived from within and outside the field of education.

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Engaging Youth in Career Exploration During OST

A guide based on findings from a study of career programs in Pennsylvania with descriptions of promising programs and strategies for overcoming barriers. The guide is intended to be useful to people who want to design or improve career-related programming for youth during out- of-school time.

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Teach Youth Radio

This website, created by Youth Radio, provides lessons and activities for engaging youth in writing commentary and all aspects what journalists do, such as "fact checking."

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Career Launch Toolkit

A partnership between Boys and Girls Clubs of America and the Gap Foundation, this guide provides teens with practical training and information about getting a first job and developing the skills needed to keep the job. The guide also has activities to help youth think about future career ambitions, and map out a plan to help them get there.

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The Career Ready Practices

This handout lists and describes the Common Career Technical Core (CCTC), the result of a state-led initiative to establish a set of rigorous, high-quality benchmark standards for Career Technical Education (CTE) that states can voluntarily adopt. Forty two states, the District of Columbia and Palau have supported the development stage of the CCTC.

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Career Clusters Interest Survey

A tool that can be used with students to help them begin to identify career clusters aligned with their skills, personal qualities, and interests.

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The After-School Apprenticeship Program Toolkit.

This publication is a toolkit that describes the After School Apprenticeship Program (ASAP), an after-school strategy that connects teens with career experts, and builds real world skills that prepare them for college and careers.

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MLK Serviceworks Bootcamp

This guide provides resources for developing community service activities for Martin Luther King Day which also combine career education.

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CTE Toolkit:  Lesson Plans and Handouts

This CTE toolkit provides lessons and resources to help young people identify careers that are of interest and begin planning to pursue vocational goals.

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