Build your vision, build your future.

What is CCL?

Career learning develops over the course of one’s lifetime.

Learning About Work


Learning About Work

  • Guest Speakers
  • Career Day
  • Inventory & Assessment
  • Job Research
Learning For Work


Learning For Work

  • Career Fairs
  • Workplace Tours
  • Informational Interviews
  • Classroom Simulations
  • Job Shadows
Learning Through Work


Learning Through Work

  • School-Based Enterprise
  • Service Learning
  • Cooperative Work Experience
  • Workplace Simulation
Learning At Work


Learning At Work

  • On-the-Job Training
  • Internships
  • Clinical Experiences
  • Registered Pre-Apprenticeships
  • Registered Apprenticeships


Have you ever wondered how today's lessons shape tomorrow's jobs?

Dive into our Career Connected Learning (CCL) guide and discover the connections. You’ll see how your current schoolwork connects to future careers—it’s all mapped out! Whatever you’re passionate about, there’s a path waiting for you.

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Elementary | Middle School | High School

The YouScience platform equips students of all ages with a significant advantage in making career decisions. Through captivating exercises, students gain invaluable insight into their aptitudes, interests, and personalities, understanding how their natural gifts shape their relationships, education, and future careers. YouScience offers a wealth of up-to-date employment information, including detailed job roles, responsibilities, required education, and specific economic insights such as job availability, expected growth, and regional salary data. With a personalized fit analysis, extensive career information, and the ability to compare options, YouScience empowers students with a customized path towards an extraordinary career.

We’ve included a YouScience starter activity below.
Try the "I Am" Collage Activity
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Career College Collaborative (C3)

Elementary | Middle School | High School

The platform features sixteen accessible, two-page handouts with industry descriptions, self-assessments, resource links and action checklists. These career journey maps are an ideal way to spark conversation between students and their families.

Oregon C3 provides career and college readiness resources to educators, community organizations and the public to help them better support learners in grades 6-12. Additionally, C3 has developed curriculum based on state graduation requirements, Mindsets and Behaviors for Student Success and the Oregon Goes To College “It’s a Plan” College Checklists. Visit Oregon C3 now to access this curriculum designed to support counselors and teachers!
View Career College Collaborative
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Oregon State University Résumé Guide

High School | College

Ready to turn your scholastic achievements into real-world opportunities? A great résumé shows potential employers the skills you've acquired and experiences the you've gained throughout time in school. Having a standout résumé is your ticket to the front of the line. But knowing how to write a great résumé is not easy. Often, students struggle with where to begin.

We recommend visiting the Oregon State résumé help site. There, you'll get the tools you need to build a résumé that truly showcases what you can offer — so make that first impression count!
View Oregon State résumé help site
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USA Jobs

High School | College

As the national search engine for federal employment, USAJOBS specializes in connecting students to in-person and virtual government internships through their dedicated Pathways service. Use it to save your preferred internships, receive email updates and manage your résumés and documents. Creating a complete USAJOBS profile will open the door to work experience, networking opportunities and potential career pathways.
View USA Jobs
CCL Students Deep Dive Illustration


What is job shadowing?

Job shadowing is a way to explore different careers by following a professional who does the job students are curious about.

In a typical job shadow, students spend one or more days on site observing a career professional, asking questions and learning about the skills and training needed for the job.

What is a career fair?

A career fair introduces students to a wide range of career options and educational pathways, participating in activities and attending informational sessions. Students visit exhibitors, meeting representatives from industry, community-based organizations, colleges, universities and vocational schools.

What is service learning?

Service learning is a work-based learning experience that allows students to identify a community need and its root causes while directing their own learning and contributing toward a solution. This inquiry-based approach is structured and intentional, ensuring that the activity directly relates to academic or skill-based learning goals. Service Learning allows students to capitalize on their individual strengths, skills, knowledge, interests and backgrounds.

What are registered apprenticeships and pre-apprenticeships?

A registered pre-apprenticeship program provides traditionally underrepresented students the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to meet the entry requirements for a registered apprenticeship program.
Follow this link for more information about pre-apprenticeships in Oregon.

Registered apprenticeships are a great way to earn while learning. They provide a mix of paid, on-the-job training and classroom instruction that prepare students for a career while gaining experience. Apprentices can take relevant classes that can be applied to nationally recognized degrees and certificates. Apprenticeships can provide a debt-free pathway to fulfilling, long-term careers! Apprenticeships form part of Work-Based Learning (WBL). Learn more about WBL by taking this **self-paced module** created by the Oregon Department of Education.

Registered apprenticeships are are structured, well-defined programs that meet industry standards and are approved by the Oregon State Apprenticeship and Training Council. Apprenticeship programs have five core components:

  • Industry creation and supervision
  • Structured on-the-job-training with mentoring
  • Relevant classroom instruction
  • Skill and knowledge-based wage increases
  • Nationally recognized occupational credentials awarded to apprentices at the completion of an apprenticeship program.

Follow this link for more information about apprenticeships in Oregon.

What is an internship?

Internships are industry or business-initiated opportunities that allow students to gain on-the-job work experience. Interns work independently to fulfill their duties under supervision similar to that of other workers. Internships require students to demonstrate the skills necessary for entry-level employment and have the knowledge to make informed decisions about next steps in postsecondary choices, training or employee advancement.

Student Stories

Catching Up With Applegate Middle School Students!

Applegate School in Oregon's Three Rivers School District believes in building strong relationships among students, families and educators. During a recent classroom session, we had the opportunity to learn about middle school students' aspirations in this tight-knit community. We asked them about their visions for the future, their current interests and the driving forces behind their passion for learning. As recent participants in the YouScience aptitudes and interests sequence, their career goals are starting to materialize. Where will they go next?

Meet Phoenix High Construction Students!

They are preparing to be proficient workers and thoughtful contributors to society. During a recent lesson, we asked students about the work they were doing and the work they hope to be doing in the future.

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