The Skills Library

School to Career / Connecting Activities / Youth Employment

about Massachusetts Career Ready Database

Database for youth employment and career development programs in Massachusetts. Includes screens for the Work-Based Learning Plan (with regular and mobile versions). Placement screen, job descriptions, skills/tasks, employer information and career development activity tracking.

Skills Pages

Articles about workplace and career skills, youth employment program strategies and more. Resources supporting staff in Connecting Activities and other youth programs.

Contextual Learning

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.
Ordering Information:
 Paperback from Harvard Bookstore
 Download as PDF
 More Info

Career Development Toolkit

A workbook with readings and activities about career development, labor market information and the economy.
 Download as PDF
 More info

Career Exploration

Career Profile ProjectCareer Profile Project

A career development resource for students, featuring a collection of career profile interviews with professionals from a variety of fields. View Career Profile Interviews. Contribute a profile of your own career.

Skills Portfolios

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.
 Portfolio Instructions and Ideas
 Sample portfolios
 About the portfolio

Career Vocational/Technical Education Resources

Quick Links - BPS | CVTE | English HS | Madison Park HS

Boston - CVTE Program Links for Teachers (signin required)

 Safety Checklist
 Competency Checklist and Exploratory Checklist


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