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Integrating College & Career Readiness in the academic classroom can be easily aligned to your standards. It is best to start with the Six Career Clusters.  The Clusters have 16 Career Pathways that are rigorous programs of study to assure strong academic preparation. Pathways create relevance of learning, connecting high school coursework to work beyond high school.  Pathways ensure that students will be prepared to take advantage of the full range of postsecondary options, including on-the-job training, certification programs, and two- or four-year college degrees.


The Career Clusters Initiative and the below resources will help teachers integrate careers and academics.



College & Career Readiness


College & Career Readiness Resources


Researching Career Choices

US Department of Labor

21st Century Skills

Arizona Career Information System

Resources to help Teachers with Career & College

Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS)

Rate your Skills

Road Map to a Career

National Career Pathways Network

Career Test Center

Jobs for American Graduates (JAG)

California Career Zone


Workplace Safety

Workplace Safety

United States Department of Labor Youth Safety

Young Worker’s Rights


Integrate Careers in the Classroom

Connecting Careers to the Classroom

Math n CTE

Employability Skills Toolkit

Arizona Workplace Skills Project

Career and Vocational Lesson Plans

Technology Life Careers

Career Preparation Lesson Plans

Career Activity Rubrics

Utah Career Awareness Lesson Plans

Career One Stop


Career Key

College Board

Occupational Outlook Handbook


Applications, Resumes, Cover Letters & Interviews

Livecareer Center

Sample Resumes

50 Standard Interview Questions

CTE Online Lesson Plans

Resumes with no Experience (YouTube)

Career Resources Toolkit


College Preparation

How to Find and Win Scholarships

How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay

College Planning Resources

Virtual Counseling Center

Peterson's College Planner

College Prep 101

College & Career Vocabulary builder

College Organizer

Calculation Worksheet

FAFSA Online

ACT Registration

Practice SAT


Troubled Teen’s Section

Financial Aid with Criminal Convictions

Background Checks

How Felons Can Get Jobs



Secondary Lesson Plans by Career Pathways


Please See Cindy’s “Lesson Plans Galore” Webpage - You will find several lesson plans on academic, career & college.



Agricultural Program Development

Horticulture and Landscaping Lesson Plans

Welding and Machine Trades Lesson Plans – Scroll down the webpage


Business & Marketing

Business and Entrepreneur Lesson Plans

Centers for International Business Education

Education Requirements for Business

Financial Literacy


Family & Consumer Science

Culinary Arts and Food Science Lesson Plans

Mathematics through Nutrition

Child Care, Family and Education Lesson Plans – Scroll to the end of the page.

The Culinary Trust


Health Science

Health Lesson Plans – Scroll down the webpage

Healthcare Career Guide

American Association for Men in Nursing


Information Technology

Computer and Information Technology Lesson Plans

Cisco Networking Academy

Master’s Degree in Cybersecurity

Flexible Master’s Programs


Skilled & Technical Science

Carpentry and Constructions Trades Lesson Plans

Cosmetology Lesson Plans

Auto Service and Auto Body Repair Lesson Plans

Transportation Lesson Plans – Scroll down the webpage

Security, Investigation and Law Lesson Plans – Scroll down the webpage


Technology & Engineering

MIT Engineering Courses

Kiwi Co Hands on Projects

Engineering, Math and Science Activities

50 Engineering Projects




Updated 1/2/2023

Email Address:          Cindy.Barnes@my.gcu.edu or barnes.gcu@gmail.com
Phone Number:         (480) 685-0116
Postal Address:         Grand Canyon University