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Curricula

Guide to Curricula
Start here for a list of topics and unit headings in the some of the materials offered as links on this page.

Curriculum Guide - Integrating Career Awareness into the ABE & ESL Classroom
System for Adult Basic Education Support publication
From the Foreword: "It provides classroom-ready, flexible lessons, handouts, and online resources to prepare instructors and counselors to guide students through a supportive,realistic career awareness and planning process that encourages students to identify and tap their often unspoken dreams."

Revised NC-Net Employability Skills Resource Toolkit
North Carolina Network for Teaching Excellence publication
This is an extensive collection of presentations and activities to improve "employability skills" such as teamwork, problem solving, and communication in the workplace.

Model Transition Program Supplemental Handouts
This is a series of activities from resume writing to skills identification to job search recommendations.

Community Supported Transitions
Blue Ridge Community College Basic Skills Dept. published this literacy curriculum created by Priscilla Yokote.  Each lesson provides a short essay and exercises to improve reading comprehension, vocabulary, and discussion in the context of work skills and job searching.

Other Resources

Technology Resources for Job Searching
This brief guide contains links to job search sites.

Free CNA Practice Test.
Look for the Downloads section.

Career Coach
Offered by Blue Ridge Community College, this is a resource for career awareness, resume building and job searching.

NCWorks Online
Job search, labor market analysis, self-evaluation, etc. Requires registration.

My Next Move
Easy to use site for career exploration, job demand, interest inventory.

Bureau of Labor Statistics
Access to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, which shows requirements, projected demand, etc. for jobs.

NC Department of Commerce
Easy to use site that lists all jobs that require a certificate or license.