Resources to Help Students Explore Career Paths


Many adult students are interested in learning more about potential career paths.  Navigating a Future Pathway is one of the categories in the Transitions Integration Framework.  The following resources help students explore their potential interests. For suggestions on how to use these in a lesson, please see the ACES resource library, download the webinar handouts, and scroll to the last few pages of the handout.

“Minnesota’s career, education, and job resource.”  Be sure to check out the MyMnCareers section which is designed for ABE students, including a second for English language learners. Students can explore several career tracks in easy to access language.

City Town Info Career Stories
“Real world career descriptions advice and tips… Career Stories help students and career-changers answer questions like 'What's it like to be a nurse?', 'What do accountants do?', and 'What does it take to be a successful school teacher?'" Note that there are pop-up ads on this site and it may be helpful to print out a few job descriptions rather than have students access the site.

My Plan Video Library
Short videos showing people with various jobs at work with narration describing the responsibilities of the job.  Don’t expect students to understand every word in of the narration. Instead, focus on key word listening for just a few jobs that are of high interest to students such as home health aides, child care workers, and truck drivers.

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