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Accelerating Opportunity
Resources for adult educators and researchers categorized by topic. Topics include: curriculum and instruction, model development, finance, and policy guidance & innovation.

Accredited Online Colleges and Degrees

ACT WorkKeys
ACT WorkKeys is a job skills assessment used by employers to hire, train, develop, and retain employees.

Adult Career Pathways Training and Support Center

AOL Jobs (In Partnership with CareerBuilder)
Site includes job search engine and resources for job seekers.

Arlington Education and Employment Program (ESOL lesson plans)

Provides prospective students with a hub for locating nearby schools and colleges, while researching specific details about the trades they're considering. Rather than doing an extensive internet search, individuals can locate specific trades, industry details and the locations nearest them all in one convenient platform.

Bureau of Labor Statistics

Business English Site (Online Tools)
Grammar and vocabulary exercises for the business minded ESL students.

California Career Zone (Job Assessment and Exploration)

Career One-Stop
Career One-Stop is portal for discovering career pathways, training, and jobs sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.

CalSolutions: Designing and Delivering Workforce ESL Instruction

CalSolutions: Issues in Improving Workers' English Language Skills

CalSolutions: Workplace Instruction and Prep for Adult Immigrants

Campaign to Invest in America's Workforce

CAELA: Factors to Consider When Planning for Setting Up, and Evaluating a Workplace Program for Immigrant Workers

Center for Postsecondary and Economic Success
Articles, information, and statistics about how policy affects low-income people in America.

College Affordability and Transparency Center College Scorecard

College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education

College for Adults

Council for Adult and Experiential Learning

Employ Florida
Job listings and job search resources specific to the state of Florida.

Employability Skills Framework

English For My Job
English vocabulary and grammar exercises for those employed by the hospitality industry.

ESL Flow
Lessons and activities for teaching job seekers how to apply for a job and succeed in interviews.

Career exploration resources for adults and educators.

The Four Keys to College and Career Readiness

GPS for Success
Easy to understand guide to teaching adult basic skills and professional development.

A Guide to Not-for-Profit Online Universities

Higher Education After Incarceration Guide


Jobs for the Future
Organization that promotes college readiness and career advancement to underprepared young people.

KET FastForward
College and career readiness site that offers GED, HISET and TASC test prep courses.

A career exploration portal whose mission is to maintain up-to-date resources and advice for today’s job seekers.

Learning That Works For America

Making Career Pathways Work: Curricular Design and Instructional Practice

My College Guide

My Next Move
Career exploration portal that allows you to brow career pathways by key words, industry, or career interest quiz results.

National Career Pathways Network

National Center for Innovation in Career and Technical Education

National College Transition Network

National External Diploma Program
The National External Diploma program offers an applied performance test that assesses high school level skills of adults and out-of-school youth.

National Transitional Jobs Network

National Skills Coalition

NYSED/CUNY CareerKit Project
The NYSED/CUNY CareerKit project is a comprehensive career preparation resource for teachers and counselors. Its goal is to equip students with the skills necessary to make informed choices about their career paths. CareerKit activities are written at the HSE/Upper ESL level, with adaptations possible for Pre-HSE and intermediate ESL levels. Each of the CareerKits addresses one of ten industry sectors and integrates reading, writing, research and math skills.

Occupational Outlook Handbook
Site run by the Bureau of Labor Statistics which provides information and statistical data on a variety of different occupations and their projected growth.

Office of Disability Employment Policy

O*Net Online
Site that offers job search engine and occupational information.

Opportunity Works
OW is a Florida based staffing company that focuses on employing people with disabilities.

Planning and Maps for a Career Pathways Program

Prescription for ESL Student Success

Project Care (Online Tools)
Project Care is a resource for intermediate to advanced ELLs who would like help communicating with medical personnel as they care a loved one.

Promoting College & Career-Ready Standards in Adult Basic Education

Women Employed

Workforce 3 One

Workforce Strategies at the Aspen Institute

Workforce System Strategies: Research and Data for Informed Decisions

USAJobs Resource Center
Job search engine and resources focusing on federal government jobs.

Wall Street Journal: Explore a Path to a Profession

WorkSource: Tools for success geared towards Job Seekers

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Training Materials and Curricula

Building a Career Pathways Program




Education and Career Advocate Volunteer Training

This self-paced introductory course includes three modules, which will review ideas, activities, and background information to prepare you to support one or more adult learners in researching and developing an action plan related to their education and career goals.






Kitchen Help


Public Health


Handouts and Worksheets

Post-Secondary Education or Training for Adult Leaners

Job Search

What’s my next move? A guide to exploring careers

Exploring Career Pathways Worksheets

Operation Montserrat Worksheet

Jamestown Community College: Choosing a Career Worksheet

Matrix Resources Career Chart

University of California Career Assessment Worksheet

Career Cruising Worksheets

US Department of Education Adult College Completion Tool Kit

Keys to Success: Assessment for Career Pathways Program

Building Employability Skills


Developing Career Pathways for Adult Education Students: Lessons Learned
June 23, 2011

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