Career Pathways: All Resources, Research and Curriculum

A Toolkit to Engage Employers and Opportunity Youth on the Future of Work
A 24-page guide from the Aspen Institute which provides “practical guidelines and tools for learning about the nature (skills, tasks, and responsibilities) and structure (schedule, location, scale, and employment classification) of work locally. It includes a framework with questions to guide...
What's the Value of Higher Education in New England?
This 16-page, graphically-rich summary outlines the increases in earning potential and employment for attainment of associate’s, bachelor’s, and graduate/professional degrees. Region-wide and state-specific date are presented.
Employability Standards: Implementation Guide for Instructional Practices
This concise rubric outlines teaching strategies and related classroom activities for each of ten professional standards developed by Kentucky Skills U, the Adult Education system in Kentucky.
Foundational Skills Framework: Resources
This tool blends a skills self-appraisal chart with numerous competency checklists covering content and life-skill areas.
Guide to ELA Classroom Activities That Promote Life Skills, College, and Career Readiness
"This Guide provides suggested classroom tasks that combine the academic knowledge and skills described by CCR Standards with behaviors and composite skills needed to succeed in college, workplace, and civic life."
Transitions Integration Framework
This comprehensive rubric "defines the academic, career, and employability skills essential for adult learners to successfully transition to post-secondary education, career training, the workplace, and to enrich community involvement."
College and Career Readiness: A Guide for Navigators
This document outlines the stages, steps, and standards that “navigators” (coaches, advisors) may follow in helping individuals strengthen their preparation for college and, subsequently, a career. Numerous short rubrics are included.
Blending College Preparation and Career Development for Adult Students in New England
Drawing from a two-year demonstration project, this report outlines the factors and variables which lead to learner persistence and success in college, including implications for programs and further research.
College and Career Readiness Standards: Career Awareness Context
This resource is a checklist of the steps and stages a program may follow to help learners identify career interests and strengthen related skills. Sample lesson plans, activities, and handouts are included.
Nepris Video Library
This resource is a collection of hundreds of videos covering all manner of career fields -- business, medicine, engineering, natural sciences, and beyond -- with some videos connecting academic subject areas to careers. Note: An online account must be created for video access.