Curated content for career awareness, exploration, preparation and training.

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How can I use CCL Curriculum?

Our versatile curriculum can be used by program administrators, teachers and counselors as stand-alone lessons or form part of larger units. You can also introduce the handouts as supplemental material to expand on a topic you already teach. Students can explore these resources to identify potential career paths, gain an understanding of specific industries and prepare themselves for future endeavors. For families and caregivers, these resources facilitate meaningful discussions with the students in their lives. Career Navigators and community partners can harness these resources to enhance the content of workshops, community outreach programs and to provide direction to students as they imagine their future careers.

Where do you find resources for educator curriculum?

The resources most relevant to Oregon students come from Oregon educators who spend their time in the classroom and in the field preparing students for the workplace. The Career Connect Oregon Team prioritizes these resources first, adapting materials from schools, colleges and universities, industry leaders, community-based organizations and government agencies. We will continue to add resources over time, working to bring the most relevant and actionable tools to educators, students, families and our community partners.

How do I suggest a resource? Can I share a resource I’ve created?

We encourage you to create, share and add to our collective wisdom and students’ success. If you have found a useful resource, we would love to include it on the platform. Perhaps you have crafted a resource yourself. Send it our way! We will review all resources to ensure they align with the CCL framework and mission; then, we will adapt them and make them publicly available on the Career Connect Oregon platform.

Wondering where to submit a resource? Use the following Google form:
CCL Resource Hub - Career Awareness and Exploration Resource Submission

What are Quick-Start Guides?

Quick-Start Guides are concise and actionable PDFs linked to each resource page. We designed them to offer immediate insights into a topic or resource and help users understand the resource they are viewing. Each guide provides the essentials to understand the core of a topic, its significance and basic steps for implementation. We recommend starting with these guides when viewing a new resource.

What will I find in a lesson plan?

Our lesson plans are developed to align with the four domains of awareness, exploration, preparation and training. Each plan is designed to engage students with collaborative activities and provide multiple, creative means of assessment. Guided by Oregon Administrative Rules and American School Counselor Association standards, educators will find the tools they need to offer students quality instruction. Please give us feedback on how these lessons worked for your students!

What is the Career Connect Oregon Resource Directory?

The CCO Resource Directory is a searchable, curated index of career-connected learning resources categorized by title, type, audience, domain and grade level. Are you a student trying to find an apprenticeship, a CTE instructor looking for your regional coordinator or a professional interested in joining the small business development center in your area? Look no further! Career Connect Oregon Resource Directory

What is the CCL Resource Framework?

Found on the Career Connect Oregon home page, the CCL Resources Framework is our method to categorize, present and implement resources. The Framework ensures that all resources are high quality, relevant and in alignment with CCL goals and the broader educational directives of Oregon. We have identified four domains within the CCL framework: awareness, exploration, preparation and training. These domains guide resource selection, creation and adaptation.

The Four CCL Domains


Career awareness activities help students learn about themselves and the world around them. Students learn about a wide variety of jobs and imagine how their interests relate to future careers.

Key Experiences

  • Guest Speakers

  • Career Day

  • Inventory & Assessment

  • Job Research



Students continue to develop their interests and appreciate their unique strengths. Guided by their interests, students explore a variety of jobs and identify what skills are needed.

Key Experiences

  • Career Fairs

  • Workplace Tours

  • Informational Interviews

  • Classroom Simulations

  • Job Shadows



Students continue exploring careers, while learning about opportunities and tools to help with planning.

Key Experiences

  • School-based Enterprise

  • Service Learning

  • Cooperative Work Experience

  • Workplace Simulation



Through career research and workplace discovery, students apply learning through hands-on and work-based learning experiences. Students develop employability, technical and professional skills. Strategies link educational decisions with career options.

Key Experiences

  • On-the-job-training

  • Internships

  • Clinical experiences

  • Registered Pre-apprenticeships & Registered Apprenticeships


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