Career Based Learning
We Help Teachers Foster
Educators are tasked with the incredibly important job of making sure students are future-ready. But what does future-ready mean for each student? And with the ever-changing college and career landscape, how do we ensure each student’s interests are being nurtured and they’re being set up for success in an equitable manner? Defined Careers™ is the perfect solution to assist educators in this monumental task.
Defined Careers™ is a comprehensive career exploration solution that offers a personalized career assessment in combination with relevant hands-on projects across all career pathways.
Defined Careers™ helps level the playing field by providing all students with equity and access to career exploration.
How it works
Defined Careers™ takes a holistic approach to helping students discover their interests through a multi-dimensional assessment that assesses each students’ values, interests, and skills. The assessment can be teacher or student-led and results in a personalized list of recommended career pathways projects. The hands-on projects help students explore and experience careers in their recommended pathways.
Assessment — A Multi-Dimensional Approach
Taking into consideration study preferences, interests, and values, Defined Careers™ helps students and educators alike realize what and how individual career readiness looks like.
Six areas of interest include Artistic, Conventional, Enterprising, Investigative, Realistic, and Social.
Six areas of values include Achievement, Independence, Recognition, Relationships, Support, and Working Conditions.
Students participate in a process to assist them in ranking preferred areas of study.
What’s Included with Career Learning
Focusing on Job-Ready Career Skills
Application—Personalized for the Future-Ready Student
Cramming, memorization, and repetitive task management tends to lead to zero recall down the road for many students. The missing link is in the application of the subject matter itself — the transfer of knowledge. We want students to be engaged in subject matter and careers of interest; practical application of real-world knowledge and experience is how to make a lasting impact. This is where Defined Careers™ takes career exploration to the next level.
Defined Careers™ offers over 300 career-focused projects across 79 Career Pathways, all designed using the Understanding by Design Framework.
As students complete their performance tasks, their products and performance are saved in an online student portfolio so educators can track each students’ growth as they explore more careers.
Enable College & Career Readiness
As schools partner with Defined Careers™, they receive hands-on and in-depth training on the career concepts, resources, and outcomes of the program. Our goal is to make it simple to implement and measure, ensuring all programming meets rigorous standards and mandates across any district.
Defined Careers™ will help you add relevance and inspiration to your classroom. How?
Empowering Students for Career Readiness … & Life
Education shouldn’t occur in a vacuum. And it shouldn’t be viewed as a temporary experience. It should equip today’s learners with the skills needed to become tomorrow’s brightest, most confident workforce. We seek to change the way students learn about careers and the pathways they can take to get there as young adults. We do this through career based learning and career assessing.
Our entire future is dependent on the current generation of students.
The more we align in order to grant them opportunities that support their future-readiness, the better we all are.