Today, children need to see a link between what they are learning and future work. Career Connections offer practical ways for teachers, school counselors and families to show students, as early as in kindergarten, the types of jobs possible for them.
Career Connections Framework
The Career Connections Framework provides an overview to school districts for developing implementation plans for Career Connections. A school district Career Connections plan includes strategies across grades K-12 that support the career development of all students.
Career Connections Learning Strategies
The Ohio Department of Education is offering grade-level strategies to connect learning with real-world jobs. These examples easily blend with Ohio’s New Learning Standards in English language arts, mathematics, science and social studies. These grade K-12 Career Connections are one component of the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation initiative.
OhioMeansJobs is the state’s premiere job and résumé bank. Beginning fall 2014, OhioMeansJobs will offer comprehensive, career development tools, online training and resources specifically for students and teachers. This new system will allow students to learn more about their career interests and in-demand jobs, build résumés, search for college and training programs, create a budget based on future expenses, and develop meaningful academic and career plans for high school and beyond. OhioMeansJobs is available at no cost, which means we’ll truly have a “home base” for online career exploration and planning for all Ohioans. For a sneak peek of the OhioMeansJobs K-12 concept, click here.
Last Modified: 1/29/2014 12:18:54 PM