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  • 2014-2015 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
  • Roadmap to Success for High School Students

    The Office of Disability Employment Policy 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.
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  • 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.

National Career Development Guidelines

The NCDG framework describes a continuum of personal, education and career skills young people and adults should master to get the most from education, life and work.

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.

Career Classes and Resource Centers - 1998

This toolbox consists of tools and resources on "how-to" plan, prepare, and organize instruction for a career class as well as organize and operate a career resource center.

Speakers and Field Trips - Information for Trainer of Trainers -1994

Information and forms are provided for field trips and organizing a speakers bureau.

Oklahoma Career Information System

The Oklahoma Career Information System (OKCIS) is an Internet based customized career information delivery system customized for Oklahoma that combines a wealth of career, education and labor market information into one comprehensive, easy-to-use career exploration and job search tool.
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Career Day Planning Guide - 1998

The purpose of the guide is to help educators plan and host a successful Career Day. The contents include career days in the elementary school, middle school, and high school levels, education and training after high school, and appendix of forms and information sheets for the career day.



Work-Based Learning: Internships and Job Shadowing - 1998

This toolbox consists of tools and resources on "how-to" establish and organize Student/Teacher Job Shadowing and Teacher Internship opportunities with local businesses. Handbooks, strategies, templates, and forms are provided to assist both the business and the school in developing and ensuring high performance learning opportunities in the workplace for educators and students.

Individual Career Plan Rubric

This rubric provides basic guidelines to assist in rating the current status of your school's implementation of students' Individual Career Plan/Program of Study (POS).


Career Decision-Making Tool (CDMT)

This tool helps individuals select a suitable career direction; identify the kinds of occupations that will assist them in following their chosen career direction; and identify the kinds of learning they will need to qualify for and perform selected occupations.

“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

Pocket Resume

The pocket survival tool for job applications and interviews

Action Verbs and Employments Card

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

Skill Building Brochure (English Version)      (Spanish Version)

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


Middle School and Jr High

High School


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