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Defined Careers

College and career readiness platform that provides career exploration and experiences

Defined Careers is designed to enhance college and career readiness in the classroom. It is the only supplemental curriculum resource that provides K-12 students with the opportunity to explore AND experience careers in the classroom. 

Defined Careers takes a holistic approach to helping students discover their interests while making critical connections to real-world, post-graduate career opportunities. Following an assessment of their values, interests, and study preferences, students are provided with a personalized list of careers to experience through hands-on projects.

This deeper learning approach allows students to demonstrate their knowledge and skills of a specific career and empowers them to build the critical future-ready skills they need to succeed. 

 

Learn more in this video!

 

Preparing Students for Future Success

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Career-Connected Projects 

Provide students with multiple hands-on projects across all 16 career clusters to deepen understanding.

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Student Portfolios

Our easy-to-navigate platform includes a portfolio of each student's projects from year to year allowing students to showcase their work.

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Performance Plan & Data

Our customizable data management system allows you to track student performance towards your Portrait of a Graduate or district initiatives.

 

Expand Pathways with Personalized Career-Connected Learning Experiences

In every Defined Careers course, students actively engage in hands-on projects that offer a real-world perspective, mirroring the experiences of industry professionals to expand career exploration and experience for all students. These hands-on tasks encourage students to move beyond basic exploration in the utilization of higher-order thinking skills with real-world career scenarios. Students to develop and demonstrate their knowledge, problem-solving skills, and strengths within a specific career. 

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Commercial and Industrial Designer

You are an Industrial Designer for Dick’s Sporting Goods. Your role is to develop and improve concepts for everyday outdoor products.
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Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters

You are a Pipefitter and Steamfitter for the Murphy Contracting Company. You will be responsible for designing and laying pipe for the Soccer Stadium.
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Game Designer

You are a Game Designer, and your role is to design a new character and storyline for a new Super Mario game.

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Hazmat Technician

Your role as a Hazmat Technician for the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources is to help clean up and remove oil from the coast of Louisiana impacted by an oil spill from a large oil tanker.
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Baker

Your role as a Baker is to follow instructions from a recipe closely while understanding the needed ingredients and making sure of their quality.

The Impact of Defined Careers

In this study, you'll learn how Defined Careers engaged middle school students in career exploration and experiences. We'll share feedback from students and teachers on the impact Defined Careers had on teaching and learning.  To learn more, download the study.

 

Additional Features & Resources

 

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Aptitude Test

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Common App

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Financial Literacy

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Work-Based Learning & Virtual Internships

 

Defined Careers Solutions

Defined Careers for Elementary

Defined Careers provides career exposure to elementary students across all 16 career clusters to excite them about their futures and engage them while building future-ready skills.

Explore Elementary School

 

Defined Careers for Middle and High School

Defined Careers provides a career exploration and experience solution using real-world PBL alongside additional opportunities such as virtual internships, future planning tools, personalized recommendations, and more.

Explore Middle & High School