The Institute for Educational Sciences has created a self study guide to help secondary schools examine career readiness practices. The purpose of the Self-Study Guide for Career Readiness in Secondary Schools is to help state and local education agencies and schools:
- Collect baseline information for developing an implementation plan for career readiness practices.
- Prioritize student needs while developing the implementation plan.
- Collect progress-monitoring information for continuous improvement.
- Evaluate the implementation of career readiness practices.
- Examine patterns in student outcomes.
PA Career Ready Skills
Career development classes should emphasize the importance of career ready skills. The Pennsylvania Career Ready Skills (PA CRS) are social emotional learning progressions that support the development of student competencies. The Career Ready Skills reflect priorities to ensure students are career ready and prepared to meet the demands of the 21st century workforce. The PA CRS are grouped into three domains:
- Self-Awareness And Self-Management
- Establishing And Maintaining Relationships
- Social Problem Solving
What Can Career Development Classes Do For Students?
Considerations for Transition Teams
Career Focused Curriculum
Course content is relevant to the career choices of the students.
Students are taught skills to develop social and emotional skills for workplace success.
Students are given opportunities to explore careers through focused activities.
Guided efforts to help students find the careers that best fit their personal attributes and talents.