1. Hispanics: College Majors and Earnings

    • Resource ID: CEW-HCME
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Majors are not perfectly aligned with occupations, but they do determine lifetime earnings. Today a college education is the gateway to the middle class. Hispanics who have not had access to economic resources over generations receive the most benefit from earning a Bachelor’s degree as...
  2. Hispanos: Carreras Universitarias e Ingresos

    • Resource ID: CEW-HCUI
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Las carreras universitarias no están perfectamente vinculadas a las ocupaciones, pero sí determinan ingresos a lo largo de la vida. Hoy una educación universitaria es la puerta de entrada a la clase media. Los hispanos que no han tenido acceso a recursos económicos a través de generaciones...
  3. Career Pathways: Five Ways to Connect College and Careers

    • Resource ID: CEW-CP
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Career Pathways: Five Ways to Connect College and Careers posits that integrating education and workforce data will go a long way in removing the guesswork for individuals navigating the college and career maze. A number of states have started to leverage integrated education and workforce data...
  4. Lesson Plan: Making Resumes

    • Resource ID: 6654
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    This introductory lesson for Career Preparation I in the Career Development cluster is a general lesson in developing a resume.  This lesson can be used for the Career Preparation course or for any CTE course to help students develop this important skill.  
  5. African Americans: College Majors and Earnings

    • Resource ID: CEW-AACME
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Earnings vary greatly among college majors. While college access has increased among African Americans, they are overrepresented in majors that lead to low-paying jobs. African Americans: College Majors and Earnings shows that African Americans, who represent 12 percent of the U.S. population,...
  6. Ranking Your College: Where You Go and What You Make

    • Resource ID: CEW-RYC
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    The U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard is a web tool allowing users to access an array of information about the quality of colleges and universities throughout the country. It shows how much students earn 10 years after enrolling, which helps them evaluate institutions and...
  7. Ranking the States

    • Resource ID: CEW-RTS
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    State Online College Job Market: Ranking the States ranks the states by how many job openings there are per college-educated workers overall and within industries and career fields.
  8. The Economic Value of College Majors

    • Resource ID: CEW-EVOM
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    The Economic Value of College Majors uses Census Data to analyze wages for 137 college majors to detail the most popular college majors, the majors that are most likely to lead to an advanced degree, and the economic benefit of earning an advanced degree by undergraduate major.
  9. Learning While Earning: The New Normal

    • Resource ID: CEW-LWE
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Learning While Earning: The New Normal finds that over the last 25 years, more than 70 percent of college students have been working while enrolled. These 14 million college students face the challenge of balancing work, school and other life priorities. The report explores these working...
  10. Lesson Plan: Investigating Careers - Career Pathways

    • Resource ID: 11277
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    In this lesson, students will investigate the 16 career pathways and the skills needed for college and career success.
  11. Investigating Careers: Careers in Manufacturing

    • Resource ID: 13846
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    A PowerPoint presentation for instructional purposes that can be adopted or modified by the classroom teacher to supplement a lesson plan.
  12. Lesson Plan: Investigating Careers - Sign Me Up!

    • Resource ID: 20174
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    In this lesson, students will investigate the importance of  participation in curricular and extracurricular  activities in college and career preparation.
  13. Lesson Plan: College and Career Readiness - The Adventure Starts Here!

    • Resource ID: 20176
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    In this lesson, students will investigate the skills needed in one or more of the 16 career clusters and identify those as academic skills taught in middle school.  Students will relate those academic skills to their personal career goals and understand the importance of career preparation in...
  14. Lesson Plan: Identity Theft and Credit Safety

    • Resource ID: 20034
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    In this lesson, students will demonstrate an understanding of financial management and discuss the impact of identify theft on credit.
  15. Lesson Plan: Credit Scores and Your Financial Future

    • Resource ID: 20035
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    In this lesson, students will understand and determine actions to obtain and keep good credit scores. Students will apply these skills to their financial future.
  16. Lesson Plan: Suggested Career Cluster Activities

    • Resource ID: 19942
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    In this lesson, students will identify the various career opportunities and pathways within one or more career clusters. Students will also research and explore careers of personal interest, including academic, certification, and technical skill requirements.
  17. Lesson Plan: The Job Interview

    • Resource ID: 20039
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    In this lesson, students will practice job interview skills, discuss and recognize the do’s and don’ts, and participate in a mock interview.
  18. Lesson Plan: Success in Professional Careers

    • Resource ID: 20040
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    In this lesson, students will describe characteristics required for personal and professional success.
  19. Lesson Plan: Let’s Look at Professional Associations

    • Resource ID: 20041
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    In this lesson, students will identify professional associations affiliated with a career pathway.
  20. Lesson Plan: Where Do I Fit In?

    • Resource ID: 20042
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    In this lesson, students will demonstrate decision-making skills related to school and community issues, programs of study, and college and career planning.