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Teaching, Advising, and Career Information

Featured products and free samples to download

CIMC supports instructors and programs by providing a variety of materials in the areas of teaching, advising, and career information. Some of our related resources are featured below, and many others can be found in our online catalog. For more information, contact our customer service department at 800.654.4502 or by


Career Focus: After Military Service

Military Career Focus magazineCareer Focus: After Military Service was developed for veterans who are leaving the military and transitioning to a civilian career. This full-color, magazine-style guide walks veterans through five steps in making this transition: Self-assessment, exploring career interests and options, filling a skills gap, finding and applying for a job, and managing the career transition.

The updated edition of Career Focus: After Military Service has been revised to include information on the CareerTech for Vets program, a CareerTech program that assists veterans' transition to the civilian workforce, as well as many new websites.

We are offering the entire Career Focus: After Military Service publication as a free file for you to download.

Career Focus: After Military Service


Career Exploration Guide coverCareer Exploration Guide

This guide helps students connect what they are learning to careers in the world of work. They can see what careers are found in the various career clusters and how clusters and careers fit into the academic classes they take in school. Activities and an interest inventory help students see the importance of planning and preparing for a career. The revised edition has updated salary information, educational requirements, and information linked to OkCareerGuide.

Career Exploration Guide sample

Substitute Teacher Toolbox

This publication is designed to help administrators who are left with an unexpected void in the classroom. It is designed to help substitutes who have been called in to help out in an unfamiliar area or in a situation where lesson plans are unavailable. This collection of activities may also help a teacher who is planning to be away from the classroom, and who knows a substitute will not be able to carry out the original lesson plans because of a lack of technical expertise or lack of familiarity. The activities included in Substitute Teacher Toolbox and on our website are not restricted to substitute teachers, however. Permanent classroom teachers may use any of these exercises in the regular classroom as a break from or as a supplement to regular lesson plans. Instructional managers and resource centers may also want copies of this toolbox. Because we include activities that focus on the development and reinforcement of soft skills such as communication, attitude, teamwork, networking, problem solving, professionalism and more, they can be added to any curriculum to better prepare students for college and career opportunities.

Units include:

  • Introduction
  • Use of this Publication
  • Tips and Tools for Substitutes 
  • Classroom Activities
  • Communication Skills  
  • Attitude and Enthusiasm Skills
  • Teamwork and Interpersonal  Skills
  • Networking
  • Problem Solving, Critical Thinking, and Creativity 
  • Leadership Skills
  • Self-Discovery and Goal Setting 
  • Time Management 
  • Respectability and Professionalism 

Substitute Teacher Toolbox sample


Employability Guide

employability guide cover

This new, 30-page guide from the CIMC describes eight skills that employers want, why they want those skills, and how job seekers can build and demonstrate each skill. This is a handy and essential resource for anyone preparing for their first job, changing jobs, or hoping to become more successful in their current workplaces!

Employability Guide sample


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