In December of 2002 and January of 2003, Center for Career Development staff
conducted a series of Career Preparation Curriculum Train-the-Trainer workshops around the
state for secondary educators. Although there are no further sessions scheduled at this time,
we are making the corresponding Teacher's Guide and Student Handouts available for download
For more information about the curriculum materials or the workshops, email Pauline Stevens at
pstevens[at]kvcc.me.edu or Wayne Boardman at wboardman[at]ccd.me.edu.
If you have additional materials (worksheets, lesson plans, resources, etc.) that you would
be willing to contribute, please share them with us and we will post them at this site.
Train-the Trainer Teacher's Guide and Student Handouts
The Career Preparation Curriculum Teacher's Guide presents busy educators with
a quick, meaningful way to implement the Career Portfolio. The goal of the Guide
is to provide clear objectives, age-appropriate lesson plans, and measurable outcomes.
Through a step-by-step process, students will compile important personal,
educational, and career information
and incorporate this information into the Career Portfolio. A completed
portfolio enables students to showcase their
acquired learning, increase their chances for quality employment and/or
admission to college, and reflect
achievement of the Learning Results.
In the career development process, the Career Portfolio being only one step,
students will explore a variety of
career options, identify their interests and abilities, and ultimately make
informed decisions regarding
postsecondary training and/or educational programs that are necessary to
fulfill their career goals.
Lesson plans, including teacher guidelines and student handouts:
- Career Portfolio -- Student template and directions (to be used with the
Career Preparation Curriculum).
- Career Portfolio Rubrics -- Suggested grading critieria for the above portfolio.
Developed by Lora S. Downing, Service Learning and Career Preparation Education
Specialist, Maine Department of Education.
- Middle School Portfolio -- Abbreviated portfolio template developed for the 7th and 8th grade level.
- Employment handouts and tip sheets
from Bowdoin College's Career Planning Center.
These documents are saved as Adobe PDF files.
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