Exploratory Course

The Career Essentials exploratory curriculum

The Career Essentials exploratory curriculum engages learners ages 12-14 (grades 6-9) to achieve four outcomes through project-based, blended learning, all focused around the 17 Essential Elements of the SkillsUSA Framework. Students apply career-readiness content to their past and present life events apply their learning to  their future careers.

The exploratory curriculum includes:

  • nearly 70 learning events divided into four units.
  • approximately 25 hours of designed activities, and approximately 25 hours of suggested  expansion activities, making the course customizable over a quarter, semester, school year, or other timeframe.
  • four unit kickoff lessons, more than 20 e-learning modules and more than 40 project activities.

Students that complete the exploratory curriculum and the final post-assessment at a  level of  80%  to earn the Exploratory micro-credential, indicating  their achievement of course objectives.