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Getting Smart: Career Awareness: Start Early, Go Online, Get Work Experience

Posted on 08/15/2016

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On July 17, 2016, Tom Vander Ark External link opens in new window or tab advocates that every young person deserves broad exposure to career options starting in middle school. That means access to online resources, good advice, work experiences, career and technical options and maker experiences. We would like to add that this holds true for adult learners in programs leading to the high-school diploma, too.



Vander Ark provides a wealth of resources divided in these main categories

  • Online Career Education
  • Role of Advisory & Guidance
  • Applied & Work-Based Learning
  • Charting Your Own Course

Read more on Getting Smart web site about resources such as the one with more than 500 career videos grouped by skill, industry, and interest clusters, and learn about examples of global education practices to equitably prepare all students for success as good global citizens who can effectively share ideas and communicate across cultures in appropriate and respectful ways.

Source: Getting Smart Blog: Career Awareness: Start Early, Go Online, Get Work Experience External link opens in new window or tab