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User's Guide to "Promising Pathways to Careers" Toolkit: A How-to Guide For Creating Quality Work-based Learning Opportunities for Young People

The major focus of this toolkit is to provide information, tips and templates to help employers, educators, afterschool providers and work-based learning partners create quality work-based learning experiences for young people. The toolkit was updated and expanded in September 2012 and now includes four distinct components:

  • Toolkit for Employers provides employers with information, resources and tips to help them conduct successful career exploration and work-based learning experiences for young people.  It includes information on how to identify and contact local work-based learning partners, elements of successful programs, how-to guides and checklists on conducting a variety of work-based learning models (including high-quality job shadows and internships), along with a variety of templates.

 

  • Toolkit for Educators provides teachers, guidance counselors and school administrators who coordinate career education and work-based learning opportunities for their students with information, resources and tips to help prepare young people for successful career exploration and work-based learning experiences.

 

  • Toolkit for Afterschool Providers provides information, resources and tips to help afterschool providers integrate work-based learning activities into their programs for middle and high school students.   It includes information on how to identify and contact their local work-based learning partner, the benefits of incorporating these activities into afterschool programs and helpful tips to get started.  

 

  • Toolkit for Local Work-Based Learning Partners is geared to those professionals who promote, develop and/or coordinate local work-based learning opportunities for young people in their region (referred to as Local Work-Based Learning Partners), such as Regional Career Education Partnership (RCEP) Coordinators, WIB youth staff, Chamber of Commerce staff, community-based organizations, etc.  The toolkit provides information and tips on convening local partners and coordinating activities, the elements of successful work-based learning programs, and engaging more employers to participate in activities.


Because the toolkit contains four separate, stand-alone components targeted for different audiences and provides a large variety of information and templates to help create quality work-based learning opportunities for young people, all pieces of the toolkit will likely not be appropriate or useful for all audiences. Therefore, we have the following printing options:


The entire Creating Quality Work-Based Learning Opportunities for Young People Toolkit

Encompasses all sections of the toolkit, including Local Work-Based Learning Partners, Employers, Educators and Afterschool Providers.
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Toolkit for Employers

Entire employer toolkit, which includes jobs shadows and internships
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Toolkit for Employers - Job Shadows

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Toolkit for Employers - Internships

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Toolkit for Educators

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Toolkit for Afterschool Providers

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Toolkit for Local Work-Based Learning Partners

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