Publications and Resources

Publications

Work-Based Learning Made Easy

College and Career Awareness is Utah's exploratory Career and Technical Education Core Curriculum requirement for middle/junior high school. The purpose of this program is to allow students to be involved in activity-centered lessons, which utilize technology, develop beginning skills and explore careers. Six Work-Based Learning experiences are set aside during the College and Career Awareness year to provide career awareness and exploration experiences that support and sustain classroom instruction and curriculum.

Work-Based Learning Made Easy for College and Career Awareness

Resources

Online Connections

CareerOneStop
America's Career InfoNet
Find wage and employment trends, occupational requirements, state-by-state labor market conditions, millions of employer contacts nationwide and the most extensive career resource library online.

Assessment.com
Tools for students to identify career options, classes to help your career, learning styles and careers that match students' motivations.

Monster.com
Search job postings or post your resume for employers to view. Career center with resume tips and career information.

Resources to Support Workforce Development Boards
WorkforceGPS, United States Department of Labor
Workforce Development Boards (WDBs) play a critical role in contributing to healthy regional economies that serve the needs of business and workers.  WDBs function in multiple roles—as a steward of federal and non-federal funds, overseeing a host of operational systems and processes, and as the primary architects of the state’s overall workforce strategy.  

Resources to Support Youth Employment
WorkforceGPS, United States Department of Labor
Do you remember your first job, summer work experience, or internship?  Your involvement in the workforce system no matter how short shaped a stronger attachment to the labor force, developed valuable work skills, internalized workplace norms, and fostered an appreciation of earning your own money.

Utah Education Network (UEN)
Access professional development resources, lesson plans, and online tools to help educators enhance skills and integrate technology in classrooms.

UtahFutures
UtahFutures is the premier one-stop career and college readiness website for Utah students and adults.

Utah System of Higher Education
Access Utah System of Higher Education institutions and other sources of postsecondary education and training in Utah.

VirtualJobShadow.com
Students and teachers link to role models in exciting careers, while connecting classroom lessons to real-world applications.

Young Workers
United States Department of Labor/Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
You have rights on the job, and your employer has the responsibility to provide a safe workplace. OSHA wants you to have a safe and rewarding work experience. This website can help you prevent job-related injuries and illnesses.

ZipRecruiter.com
ZipRecruiter is the easiest job posting service on the web. Send a job to multiple job boards with one click and free job alerts for job seekers.

Professional Organizations

Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE)
The largest national education association dedicated to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for successful careers.

Utah Association for Career and Technical Education (UACTE)
The preeminent organization for teachers in career and technical education in both public schools and higher education.