February 27, 2022
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Career and Technical Education Month
February is Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month—a time to build public awareness about CTE programs and celebrate their achievements, accomplishments, and value. Let the learning continue throughout the year by using this week’s resources about careers, creating resumes, and valuable tools to help all students decide their future career paths.
Discover this career planning resource that helps students assess their likes and dislikes and identify how those preferences translate into successful careers. This site offers information about colleges, trade schools, and career opportunities.
Careers Advice, Choices & Ideas
Peruse this database of videos related to various careers (some in the trades), a career survey, and a whole collection of stories about career exploration. You can also access podcasts about jobs, post comments, and read comments from others.
Get step-by-step help in creating an impressive resume. Choose from an assortment of resumes or let ResumeCoach select the best one for your chosen profession. Fill in the information by following the steps and then download or share.
Alison is a free learning platform offering skills training and courses for education provided by the world's leading experts. Use the dropdown boxes at the top of the site to sort by course categories, types, and jobs.
GCF Learn Free
Skim this large selection of topics, lessons, videos, and more designed to offer 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.
Those Amazing Engineers
Scroll through the home page to explore the many types of engineers and follow links to learn more about each field that appeals to your particular interests. Read about careers in engineering through vibrant images, text, and video.
Inspire young people to find their path in life by sharing how leaders from different career paths discovered their life’s passion. Use these interviews to view these journeys through participants' eyes and explore various trips by interest or theme.
Try out this tool designed to help high school students investigate and discover career and college opportunities while earning points. Each day, students participate in a 10-minute quiz activity with links to content about different career programs.
ASVAB Practice Test Online
Incoming military members take the ASVAB test (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) to determine aptitude for different areas of the service, but anyone can use it to identify their interests and possible careers.
My Next Move
“What do you want to do for a living?” is the springboard for this career and guidance site. Choose from three options depending on how sharply focused your career goals are. Consider job titles, explore general career groups, or take an interest survey.
This Week at TeachersFirst
Engage in some professional learning this week with an upcoming OK2Ask virtual workshop on Tuesday, a Twitter chat on Thursday, and a related blog post! We also kindly request your input in our weekly poll.
Tuesday, 3/1, 7 PM ET
OK2Ask: 3 Cool Tools for Curation
In this session, you will learn the basics of curation for digital learning and how to integrate curation into class projects. Understand the dual approach to curation and create a collection that demonstrates what you've learned about the topic.
Thursday, 3/3, 8 PM ET
Twitter Chat: Curation in the Classroom
Come and tweet with us using the hashtags #OK2Ask and #TeachersFirst. We will discuss curation strategies and their use in education for student projects and share resources and tech tools that assist both teachers and students with curation of resources.
Explore ways to incorporate curated resources in the classroom »
Discover new resources related to CTE
Let’s Talk About: CTE Month
Career and Technical Education Month is a perfect time to celebrate those in the CTE community and their incredible work. It’s also an opportunity to raise awareness about CTE and its role in preparing our students for careers and college.
Share your thoughts with our community
This week our poll asks, "Does your school offer CTE courses or programs?" Submit your reply and view the responses of other educators.
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