College & Career Readiness & Success Center: How Career and Technical Education Can Help Students Be College and Career Ready: A Primer
Partnership for 21st Century Learning: What is 21st Century Learning and Citizenship All About?
This guide is a three-part toolkit for parents and families, this new offering from P21 is a collaboration between P21 members and National PTA. The guide answers questions about what 21st century learning is and what parents can do to support 21st century learning and citizenship.
Texas Education Agency: Career and Technical Education—Curriculum Resources
The following universities provide curriculum support for the 16 career and technical education career clusters through Educational Excellence grants that they receive from TEA. TEA does not maintain their sites. The links are provided as a service to the public. The agency takes no responsibility for difficulties which may result from the use of any website listed below.
O*NET OnLine has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more!
U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook
The Occupational Outlook Handbook can help you find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.
U.S. Department of Education: Prepare for My Future: Get a Job, Skill, or Trade
Career Key: How to Help Your Child with Career Development
As a parent, you know that you affect your child's career development and career choice. You also know that the career choices young people make will affect their job satisfaction, where they live, how much they earn, and who their friends are. The two resources on this website will help you in helping your child:
U.S. Department of Defense: Career and Technical Education Resources
The Education Trust: A Guide for Hispanic Parents: How to Help Your Child Prepare for College and Career
This guide will help you understand why your child needs to prepare for college and a career, how to tell if your child’s school has college-ready academic standards, the special hurdles facing Hispanic students, and how parents can be effective advocates for their children.
Vocational Information Center: Career Exploration Guides and Resources for Younger Students
The Vocational Information Center contains career guides for younger students, middle and high school career resources, college and career resources, and educator resources.
Helping your Student Plan for College and a Career
Preparation is the key to success in any task, and preparing for success in college and careers should start as early as possible. This is not a task that children can do alone: a parent’s guidance and direction is needed. And, it’s never too soon to start planning for a bright future.
Help your children take the right steps to apply for the college, university, or technical training program of their choice, so they can move forward on the path to a fulfilling career.
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