Today, children need to see a link between what they are learning and future work. Career Connections offer practical ways for teachers and school counselors, families and community members 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 Strategies
The Ohio Department of Education offerings 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.
OhioMeansJobs is the state’s premiere job and résumé bank. Beginning fall 2014, OhioMeansJobs K-12 will offer comprehensive, career development tools, online training and resources specifically for students, teachers and school counselors. 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.
Last Modified: 4/10/2014 10:05:51 AM