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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.
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.
Career Exploration Questionnaire
A set of questions that youth can use to begin their career exploration experience, as part of career and educational planning. The questionnaire can be a tool to use to begin to make career choices, and formulate an educational plan that will match the career choice.
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. Launched in 2008, ASAP offers teens stipended eight-week apprenticeships where they learn a craft alongside a master practitioner, followed by six week paid summer internships where students apply the skills that they have acquired working with younger kids as coaches, umpires, lifeguards and arts instructors. The publication also provides importance guidance for program replication.