NYSED/CUNY CareerKits for HSE and ESL Learners
Career Field: CareerKits available for Healthcare, Technology, Community & Social Services, Education & Childcare, Manufacturing, Hospitality/Recreation/Arts, Food Production, Retail, Construction, and Transportation/Warehousing
Adult Career Pathway: Multiple pathways
Type: Career exploration, planning and preparation
Prepares Students for: informed career choices, success as they enter a career pathway
Target Student Population: Students studying for high school equivalency (GED, adult diploma); advanced level ESL students
Access Curriculum: View Materials
Course Description: Not a course, but a resource for use in career pathway courses. Its goal is to equip students with the skills necessary to make informed choices about their career paths. Each CareerKit activity fulfills a dual purpose – the acquisition of career information and the development of language, literacy and numeracy skills that support achievement on standardized tests. Units common across all CareerKits: Analyzing the labor market, Knowing myself, Getting prepared (education and experience), In their own voices (workers’ narratives), Technology and society, Choosing a career/finding a job, and Parenting is a job too.
Duration: No duration provided. Each CareerKit has 7-8 units; each unit has multiple sections; and each section has an indication of number of minutes for the lesson.
Curriculum Materials: Clear lesson plans and all teaching/learning materials are included. The website provides PDF versions, but a request can be made for adaptable Word versions.
Curriculum Pluses: Each CareerKit includes a chart with literacy and numeracy skills across the top, unit activity down the left side, with check marks for the skills targeted in each activity. A CareerKit can be used flexibly per instructional needs, and many lessons can be used independently and adapted as teachers see fit.
Curriculum Drawbacks: Designed specifically for use in New York State, so some information will need to be replaced with parallel material for the Minnesota context.
Author: The City University of New York, CUNY Adult Literacy/HSE/ESL Program
CUNY Adult Literacy/HSE/ESL Program