Career Stories Promote Pathways to Careers

Promoting Career Exploration Career stories promote pathways to careers by connecting learners to the interview narratives of workers with real-world experience and advice. Interviewees frequently mimic mentors. This supports the notion that ‘if a student can see it, they can be it.’ Career journey stories allow learners to imagine themselves working in specific roles and […]

Engineering a Real-World Model of Career-Connected Learning

Engineering a Real-World Model of Career-Connected Learning

Introduction: Defining Career-Connected Learning (CCL) Employing career-connected learning and redesigning coursework and curricula with a labor market data-informed career lens can make learning meaningful and bring real-life applications into classrooms across the country. The first step in engineering a real-world model of CCL is defining the concept –explaining what CCL is and what CCL is […]

Dropout Prevention Success Story

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Plumbing and mechanical systems inspector Jothum Stallings recounts as a high school student being “on the verge of dropping out.” His career story interview illustrates the effectiveness of developing career-connected learning and the promise of solutions tied to integrating real-life applications into instruction and curricula. It supports the notion that ‘if a student can see it, they […]