During Career Preparation, high school students refine their career goals and the necessary educational preparation needed to be productive citizens in a global society. Various career preparation activities provide advanced/real-world experiences that help students link their career options and educational decisions. Students learn through coursework consistent with their career interest area, contextual learning, and Career Preparation while meeting academic standards. Counselors help students and their families plan and prepare for postsecondary education and careers.
The modules above create scaffolded learning opportunities that support academic rigor, knowledge and skill development, social emotional learning, and career preparation. Career Preparation activities assist students in their academic readiness, connect students to their Career Cluster of interest, and prepare them for high-wage, high-skill, high-demand careers. Student coursework should be aligned with their academic, technical, and career preparation interests as they begin to develop their employability skills. The content in the following modules meet MCDM learning targets and suggested strategies and can be utilized to assist schools in developing a local career development model.
Adapted from the MCDM Definition of Career Preparation