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.