Resources to empower
Upon the completion of high school, young adults increase their independence and begin to master skills that will help them become productive members of society. During this time they may show an increased interest in their culture, community, social responsibilities and government or politics. They will enter and complete college and/or workforce training with 21st century skills. There will also be an additional exploration of attitudes, values and life possibilities as they move through this age band.
Learn about non-traditional careers and other work options. Students will learn about high, non-college preparation and non-traditional careers. The student will also learn about two-year degree careers, on-the-job training, and working outside.
Learn about the skills and abilities employers are looking for in job candidates. Each video also includes examples of careers that require the skills or abilities discussed.
Learn about the major U.S. industries and the types of careers they offer. Select one of the career cluster/industry videos below.
The Alliance for Education supports the alignment of partner work and resources across San Bernardino County by connecting business and community organizations to education. Alliance partners from business, labor, industry, community and faith-based organizations, education and government, work collaboratively to increase relevance in student learning. Our online platform, powered by Nepris, offers businesses and schools the chance to make connections and bring concrete, real-world experience to the classroom. Professionals can share their knowledge and expertise with students across our region. Students can gain insight into career pathways and expand their awareness of high-demand jobs and growing industries throughout San Bernardino County.
This TED Talks playlist includes videos that discuss happiness in the workplace.
This article looks at the best ways to prepare special needs students for the workforce.
This two-part, mixed-methods study looks at understanding dispositional self-awareness through developing a questionnaire to measure its outcomes.
This tool allows users to see broad trends in history PhD employment and to assess how such factors as gender, area of study, and degree-granting institution influence career outcomes.
This brief article reviews what school boards need to know about the reauthorized Perkins Act.
This PowerPoint presentation geared towards state officials provides recommendations on re-thinking CTE, aligning CTE programs with market needs, and fostering collaboration.
This webpage lists the 2020-21 fiscal year allocations to California middle, high, and adult schools from the U.S. Department of Education Vocational Education Basic Grant Award.
This blog post provides the general public with access to virtual museum collections of African American history, heritage, and culture.
The Soft Skills to Pay the Bills teaches youth soft- and work-ready skills by offering modular, hands-on curriculum that focus on six key skill areas.
This tip sheet suggests ways providers can assist young people to strengthen their existing supports and/or to connect them with other supports.
This report contributes to the broader debate around the role that soft skills can play in entrepreneurial success.
This webpage explains how community organizations can include individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) in volunteering. The page also includes volunteering resources and tips.
This guide helps donors and youth-serving organizations in enhancing the design, planning, implementation, and evaluation of life skills programming and training based on the International Youth Foundation (IYF) nine Life Skills Standards of Excellence.
This guide supports health care providers, systems, and communities seeking to prevent substance misuse among young adults. It describes relevant research findings, examines emerging and best practices, identifies knowledge gaps and implementation challenges, and offers useful resources.
This article presents the most recent research concerning the impact of academic-related stress, including discussion of the impact on students’ learning capacity and academic performance, mental health problems, such as depression and anxiety, sleep disturbances and substance use.
This fact sheet details Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs (IRAP) requirements and the importance of IRAPs.
This article discusses the importance of teaching teenagers social and emotional learning in improving career outcomes.
This report highlights the need for government, academia, donor organizations, and the private sector to collaborate on social science research through funding, data, ethics, research quality, and research training.
This guide provides a summary of the value of Career and Technical Education as well as a glossary of terms, branches of government, business associations, and student organizations meant for anyone conducting outreach in the CTE Community.
This brief highlights the need for social and emotional learning in schools as a key of success to workforce development.
This report provides additional information supporting the claim that learning a new language opens career paths and increases employment opportunities for students.
This article details 11 lessons businesses can learn from history to ensure a better present and improved future business outcomes.
This article gives small businesses recommendations for creating partnerships with colleges and universities.
This report presents the key findings from a three-year international study that investigated workplace well-being, the activities most effective for enhancing well-being, and the benefits for organizations fostering well-being for their employees.