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February is CTE Month!

Career and Technical Education (CTE) month is organized by the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) and is dedicated to raising awareness of the role that CTE has in preparing students for college and career success. While CTE does include the trades (such as HVAC, electrical, masonry, and others), it also includes many other fields that require a four-year degree, such as computer programming, advertising, and more. This week, we’re sharing ten resources related to career and technology education.

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Grades 8-12

Interview Warmup

This site helps students prepare for interviews in different fields by providing insights into their responses to practice questions. Select from a variety of areas of focus, including digital marketing, cybersecurity, and project management.

Grades 9-12


Get step-by-step help in creating an impressive resume. Choose from various resume samples, or let ResumeCoach select the one best for your chosen profession. Next, select a template and get advice on appropriate and professional wording to include.

Grades K-12

GCF Learn Free

Explore topics, lessons, videos, and other resources that offer free training in essential skills students need to live and work in the 21st century. Registration isn't required, but doing so allows you to save progress within courses.

Grades 10-12

ASVAB Practice Test Online

The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is a test designed to be taken by incoming military members to determine their aptitude for different areas of the service. Use the questions on this site to help students determine areas of interest.

Grades 9-12

Career OneStop

Discover this resource that will help students find a career or trade school, write a resume, fill out a college application, and more. This site has helpful information for guiding students along various paths after graduation.

Grades 9-12

My Next Move

"What do you want to do for a living?" is the springboard for this career and guidance site from the U.S. Department of Labor. Explore various job titles and general career groups, or take an interest inventory to guide students as they make plans.

Grades K-6

Farm Education Conservation Camp

Give students a robust overview of farm life and help them learn more about farming careers by watching videos and answering questions about topics like animals, grains, the environment, and safety and equipment.

Grades 10-12


Alison is a free learning platform that offers educational courses and skills training provided by the world's leading experts. Find courses by clicking the Explore Courses and Discover Careers dropdown boxes in the navigation bar.

Grades 8-12

Roadtrip Nation

Inspire your students to find their path in life with this series from PBS that shares how others discovered their life passion. See each journey through the participant’s eyes in these interviews with leaders from many different fields.

Grades 6-12

Careers Advice, Choices & Ideas

This unique career exploration website offers real-life career videos you can explore by job type or subject. On the Explore page, click the Advice and Guides section to find tips for GCSE options, apprenticeships, colleges, and more.

This Week at TeachersFirst

Join us this Tuesday for our next free OK2Ask virtual workshop. We’re also sharing details about a free webinar for middle-level science teachers, an article perfect for helping your budding gardeners, and our Infusing Technology Blog.

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Tuesday, 2/20, 7 PM ET

OK2Ask: Sway Cool Student Projects

In this workshop, you’ll learn how to use Microsoft Sway to create and share digital stories that showcase your students’ learning. Whether it's a book report, a portfolio, or a curated collection of artifacts, Sway can breathe new life into projects.

Plan a “show what you know” project using Sway »

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Thursday, 2/22, 7 PM ET

MySciLife - Free NMLSTA Webinar

Teach middle-level science? Learn how you can enhance your lessons, engage your students, and encourage collaboration with MySciLife! Attend our free NMLSTA webinar and create an online classroom community where students bring learning to life.

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How Does Your Garden Grow: A Project-Based Approach to Learning

Inspire your budding horticulturists with the activities and reading suggestions in this article. Consider facilitating an immersive project to encourage implementing gardening across the curriculum, all while getting your students' hands dirty!

Foster your students' passion for gardening »

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Infusing Technology Blog

Discover TeachersFirst's Infusing Technology Blog and learn about tech tools, frameworks, and timely classroom suggestions in posts written by experienced classroom teachers and tech coaches! Check it out today!

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