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Curriculum

Examples of Career Education curriculum developed by the Nebraska Department of Education include:

Career Readiness Modules © 2012

These modules can be used to supplement a career education course. The modules help users improve basic skills for job readiness. There are 11 modules and a resource section in the series:

  • Module 1 – Seeking Employment
  • Module 2 – Workplace Success
  • Module 3 – Communication
  • Module 4 – Presentations
  • Module 5 – Conflict Resolution
  • Module 6 – Decision Making
  • Module 7 – Teamwork and Leadership
  • Module 8 – Workplace Ethics
  • Module 9 – Social and Cultural Awareness
  • Module 10 – Financial Wellbeing
  • Module 11 – Personal Wellbeing
  • Resources and References, Contacts and Site Credits

The modules were developed collaboratively by the Nebraska Departments of Labor and Education and produced by NET Interactive and Education Media through a Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Incentive grant.

Click HERE to learn more.

Engage! Career Exploration and Readiness ©2015

Engage! Career Exploration and Readiness is a project based course designed to help middle school students explore career options using the Nebraska Career Education Model and understand the Nebraska Career Readiness Standards. The course is organized by three themes:  Making it My Choice, A World of Options and Charting a Direction.

All themes culminate with individual and group projects. Students will define career options, describe examples of career readiness, utilize self-assessment to better understand interests, establish a career portfolio and create a personal learning plan to provide direction to high school and post-high school activities. This course is aligned to the American School Counselor Association Standards for Students and integrates EducationQuest tools and resources for middle school students.

Recommended Level: Grades 7-8

Nebraska Department of Education Course Code:  320300

The Engage curriculum is available HERE and can be accessed after receiving training on the curriculum. Contact the Nebraska Department of Education for future training dates.

 
Habitudes for Career Ready Students – Nebraska Department of Education

Habitudes for Career Ready Students contains eleven chapters, one for each of the eleven Nebraska Career Readiness Standards. Each chapter teaches one of the Nebraska Career Readiness Standards through an image and story that leads to small group conversations and an interactive learning experience. The content can be taught through a traditional course or integrated in several courses.

The Habitudes for Career Ready Students books and curriculum are available from the Nebraska Department of Education. Training is required to receive the curriculum. NDE has also developed a train-the-trainer experience for schools or Educational Service Units that wish to conduct their own teacher trainings.

Resources and information on training is available HERE.

Skills to Pay the Bills: Mastering Soft Skills for Workplace Success ©2012

This curriculum was developed by the Office of Disability Employment policy (ODEP) and is focused on teaching career readiness skills to youth, including youth with disabilities. Created for youth development professionals as an introduction to workplace interpersonal and professional skills, the curriculum is targeted for youth ages 14-21 in both in school and out of school environments. The basic structure of the program is comprised of modular activities that focus on six key skill areas; communication, enthusiasm and attitude, teamwork, networking, problem solving and critical thinking and professionalism. It is a hands-on curriculum with engaging activities and fun games. The curriculum can be used to supplement existing soft skills exercises or used on its own.

The entire curriculum (PDF) can be downloaded free and the Soft Skills video series can be accessed HERE.