Introduction

Chapter 1

After completing this chapter, you’ll be able to 

  • Identify the benefits and importance of career awareness, exploration and preparation for K-12 students. 
  • Explain how career education has changed (and continues to change) over time. 
  • Identify postsecondary education and career options for today’s students. 
  • Describe the role and potential impact of 21st CCLC programs in helping students find their own career pathway.

Chapter 2

After completing this chapter, you’ll be able to 

  • Describe steps for integrating the career pathways approach into 21st CCLC programs. 
  • Identify considerations for planning and implementing a career pathways program. 
  • Identify strategies for designing career awareness, exploration and preparation activities to meet the needs of diverse students.