1. 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...

  2. CTE State Dashboard

    • Resource ID: DB001
    • Grade Range: N/A

    The CTE State Dashboard, developed by Safal Partners, is a tool designed for users to explore trends related to the 16 Career and Technical Education (CTE) career clusters and occupational information in Texas. It was built using data on CTE course enrollment provided by the Texas Education...

  3. 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.
  4. Lesson Plan: Investigating Careers - Careers in Government and Public Administration

    • Resource ID: 12084
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    In this lesson, students will align personal interests and skills into career opportunities within the Government and Public Administration Career Cluster.
  5. Six Million Missing Jobs: The Lingering Pain of the Great Recession

    • Resource ID: CEW-SMMJ
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12

    The economy continues to add jobs at a steady pace and the Federal Reserve Board is considering its first interest rates hike since the beginning of the recession. Six Million Missing Jobs: The Lingering Pain of the Great Recession shows that the effects of the Great Recession still linger in...

  6. Lesson Plan: Investigating Careers - Research Careers Using O*NET

    • Resource ID: 14242
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    In this lesson, students will perform in-depth research on careers, and produce several products using O*NET and other internet options.
  7. 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.  

  8. Lesson Plan: Show Yourself Off - Write a Resume

    • Resource ID: 19952
    • Grade Range: 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will create personal resumes to use when searching for a job. Students will be able to differentiate between chronological and functional resumes and add an updated resume to their career portfolio.
  9. Lesson Plan: Resume Writing for Teens

    • Resource ID: 20173
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    In this lesson, students will develop a resume, write business correspondence, complete a sample job application, and explain the protocol for selecting and using appropriate references for job applications.
  10. 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,...

  11. 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...

  12. Scope and Sequence: Project-Based Research

    • Resource ID: 19537
    • Grade Range: 11, 12

    CTE TEKS - Implemented 2017-2018, adopted in 2015

    Project-Based Research course scope and sequence within the Career Development Career Cluster® summarizes the content to be taught, and one possible order for teaching the units of instruction. A brief description of each unit and the...

  13. Career and Technical Education (CTE) New Teacher Mentoring Program

    • Resource ID: CTEMentoringProgram
    • Grade Range: N/A

    In December of 2016, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) contracted with Resources for Learning, LLC, (RFL) to launch the Career and Technical Education (CTE) New Teacher Mentoring Program. The CTE New Teacher Mentoring Program offers ongoing mentoring and induction-type professional development,...

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. Lesson Plan: Can You Lend a Helping Hand?

    • Resource ID: 20037
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    In this lesson, students will recognize the value of service learning by identifying, planning, and implementing service learning activities with other students and community partners to address local and global issues. Students will also use technology to research service learning projects and...
  17. Good Jobs Are Back: College Graduates Are First in Line

    • Resource ID: CEW-GJAB
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12

    The growth of U.S. jobs and wages during the recovery is analyzed in Good Jobs Are Back: College Graduates Are First in Line. The findings show that since 2010, the economy has produced 6.6 million employment opportunities. Out of these career opportunities, 2.9 million are considered good jobs...

  18. 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...