Welcome to the Nebraska Career Development Toolkit

We believe all individuals should be empowered to choose a meaningful career and education pathway to position themselves for lifelong success.

Career development programs provide instruction and learning experiences to improve career decision-making for all students.  This toolkit includes information and resources for Nebraska career development programs.

Components of the Nebraska Career Development Toolkit

Background information on how career development can increase student college and career readiness.


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This section is a collection of information and  considerations in planning effective career development programs.


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Self-awareness skills refer to individuals gaining the ability to identify their interests, skills and work values.

Career Exploration

Career exploration skills consists of learning how to identify and analyze various career options in terms of what education, training, experience and competencies are required for success.

Career Planning and Management

Knowledge of college options, entrance requirements, application processes and financial aid is vital for students and families to learn.

Career Development Model

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Families are always influential in career decisions and this information outlines how to keep families involved and informed.


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A searchable collection of lesson plans categorized by grade, NE Career Development Model domain/focus, and Nebraska Career Readiness Standards.


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This section encourages the partnerships of schools, programs, agencies and additional stakeholders for the benefit of all students to plan and achieve college and career goals.

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A listing of all resources mentioned in this toolkit, grouped NE Career Development Model domain/focus.


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