The Skills Library

School to Career / Connecting Activities / Youth Employment

about Massachusetts Work-Based Learning Database

Database for the Massachusetts Work-Based Learning Plan. Includes placement screens, job descriptions, skills/tasks, employer information and career development activity tracking.

Implementing the WBLP Instructions and Resources for Massachusetts Work-Based Learning

Resource pages supporting the Work-Based Learning Plan and the WBL Database.

Skills Pages Blog

Articles about workplace and career skills, youth employment program strategies and more.

Program Links

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Connecting Activities, College and Career Readiness

Books / Workbooks

The Mosaic Economy

The Mosaic Economy
by Jennifer Leonard

Where are the jobs in today's economy? Insights into a mosaic of jobs and opportunities, drawing on stories, statistics and history.
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Paperback from Harvard Bookstore
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Career Development Toolkit

A workbook with readings and activities that support career development for young adults.

Career Exploration

Career Outlook ProjectCareer Outlook Project

Career development resource for students that features a collection of interviews with professionals in a variety of career fields. View Career Outlook Interviews. Contribute a profile of your own career.

Curriculum Resources and Projects

Contextual Learning Contextual Learning Portal

A collection of learning projects from across Massachusetts, a project of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Skills Portfolio

A web-based portfolio that allows students to display essays, photos, artwork, spreadsheets, presentations, databases, music clips and more in a visually appealing portfolio. View sample portfolios and read about the portfolio.


Resources to support reflection and journal writing for youth employment, contextual learning, health awareness, career awareness and other programs.

Madison Park - Quick Links

Madison Park Technical Vocational HS Links (signin required):

 Freshman Exploratory
 Safety Checklist
 ISSN Inventory Project
 MPTVHS Competency Checklist

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