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Direct Your Future - Curriculum

Direct Your Future™ is a career exploration program for middle school and high school students. Students are asked to think of their lives as a journey.  Through a series of modules, students are challenged to focus on themselves and the world of work, and to learn how to map out a future career path. All modules include experiential activities to help students understand the career planning process. Handouts with additional information are also included.


Oklahoma’s new and improved statewide online career planning system, OK Career Guide, is now available to ALL Oklahomans and is supported by the Oklahoma State Department of CareerTech.

This system is created specifically for Oklahoma and has many of the same features of our previous system in a new and improved format. The OK Career Guide system serves a wider audience and provides more data to administrators, among other upgrades.

Best of all, access to this online tool is provided by CareerTech at no cost to users or administrators.

Users can:

  • Develop career awareness
  • Develop individual career plans
  • Take assessments
  • Explore careers
  • Research and link to post-secondary schools
  • Locate scholarships
  • Set career goals
  • Connect to business and industry
  • Build a resume
  • And much more!
Want more information about OK Career Guide?  Click Here

dot  Online Occupational Outlook Handbook

In addition to calculating critical economic data such as the monthly unemployment rate, the Bureau of Labor Statistics maintains and updates a career guide with detailed information for more than 300 occupations. The most recent edition of the Occupational Outlook Handbook was published on Jan. 8, and features information on general job descriptions of occupations, the typical work environment, training and credentials necessary to enter a field, as well as average earnings. The catalog is widely used by students, job seekers and career guidance professionals. Link to the Online Handbook 

dot  Roadmap to Success for High School Students - Individual Learning Plan

The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) has released a toolkit and checklist to help high school students make the most of their Individualized Learning Plans. ILPS are used to personalize learning, engage students and prepare them for life beyond high school. Through student-directed college and career exploration activities, students can take charge of their futures. ILPs also allow students with disabilities and their families to engage in comparatively early and in-depth transition planning, because they generally start while a student is in middle school and are updated frequently. The ODEP material, which provides practical guidance and real-life examples, can help young people plan for success.
View the Online Guide

dot What’s next for your SUCCESS - 1, 2, 4+  - flyer

dot Career Resources Guide, a non-commercial organization, provides detailed insight into 45 of today's most popular career fields, including accounting, engineering, medical assisting, nursing, firefighting, financial advising and teaching. Each career has its own customized "how-to" guide, which starts by addressing important questions such as 'What does a medical assistant do'? and 'What skills are needed to succeed'? The guide then dissects each of the educational and professional steps needed to enter the field, including coursework in high school, a college degree, on-the-job training, apprenticeships, and professional exams and certifications. 

dot National Career Development Guidelines  (NCDG)

  • Career Activity Files  
    These booklets provide career development activities for Grades K-12 and include integrated lessons,and activities related to the theme of the publication. (Note: Out of Print - print as needed) 

dot “Do You Know . . .”Bookmarks (Dropout Prevention)

Dropping out of school is not a good option when students see the reality of what life provides. Print this bookmark and distribute them through the counselor’s office, main office, and/or library to your students. There are two options to use for printing. 

Download here:
Bookmark1 - columns are evenly distributed.       
Bookmark2 - border placed left and right side of page 

dot Pocket Resume

The pocket survival tool for job applications and interviews

dot Action Verbs and Employment Card

These verbs can be used to help you describe your skills and experience

dot Skill Building Brochure - English brochure   Spanish brochure

This brochure provides a list of skills that students already have and rewrites the skills on how to say it to an employer. Note: Printing - Page Scaling:"Fit to Printer Margins" or "Tile All Pages" Properties - Select two-sided printing.

dot  Elementary

dot Middle School and Jr High

dot High School

dot Parent

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