Career Readiness Curriculum

Career Readiness Curriculum

The Career Readiness Curriculum (CRC) can help ensure that you prepare your students for workplace success. CRC supports the SkillsUSA Framework, which includes personal, workplace and technical skills grounded in academics — all essential to a successful, student-oriented career and technical education program. This curriculum includes 29 lesson plans based on Common Core State Standards. It infuses 21st-century skills into student engagement activities and is considered the first building block of the SkillsUSA Professional Development Program. The Career Readiness Curriculum is a free member benefit as part of SkillsUSA professional membership dues.

Career and technical education and SkillsUSA exist because we believe every student deserves career success. It’s that simple. We’re in the business of ensuring students are ready to excel in the workplace and as leaders of their communities. It’s an awesome responsibility, but one to embrace because it defines our legacy of positively influencing student lives. As a CTE instructor and SkillsUSA advisor you are at the forefront of this purposeful tradition – you are an essential link between your students and career readiness.

So what do students need for career readiness? We believe the answer lies in the SkillsUSA framework in which every student has an opportunity to develop personal, workplace and technical skills. This trifecta for student success centers on industry demands and builds the foundation for relevant and intentional student learning and leadership development. The framework gives students exposure to the whole package offered by career and technical education and SkillsUSA. What’s more, the framework provides a pathway to a better life.


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That is why we have used the SkillsUSA framework to create the Career Readiness Curriculum (CRC). This practical and flexible standards-based curriculum seamlessly integrates framework components into classroom instruction. It offers 29 user-friendly lessons that incorporate employability skills, engaging activities and proven teaching methods for effective learning. What’s more, it’s presented in a format that makes your job easier. The CRC is the perfect tool for linking framework objectives to student success!

As a free member benefit, SkillsUSA professional members receive the Career Readiness Curriculum (CRC) including lesson plans, corresponding PowerPoint presentations, handouts, and student learning strategies and resources.

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