Career and College Ready Practices

​Career Focused Education engages industry experts and education professionals in the regular review research and trends that seek to prepare students to be career and college ready.  

The Common Career Technical Core (CCTC) provides a rigorous, high-quality standards for Career Technical Education. The CCTC includes a set of standards, named the Career Ready Practices, that apply to all programs of study. The Career Ready Practices include 12 statements that address the foundations, skills, and behaviors that are important to becoming career and college ready.

The Career Ready Practices component of the CCTC provides a framework for the developmental experiences necessary to becoming career ready,  Students refine these practices, through direct and experiential instructional opportunities provided now, and as they progress through life. 

The Career Ready Practices are summarized into 12 statements. 

  • Act as a responsible and contributing citizen and employee.
  • Apply appropriate academic and technical skills.
  • Attend to personal health and financial well-being.
  • Communicate clearly, effectively, and with reason.
  • Consider the environmental, social, and economic impacts of decisions.
  • Demonstrate creativity and innovation.
  • Employ valid and reliable research strategies.
  • Utilize critical thinking to make sense of problems and persevere​ in solving them.
  • Model integrity, ethical leadership, and effective management.
  • Plan education and career paths aligned to personal goals.
  • Use technology to enhance productivity.
  • Work productively in teams while using cultural global competence.​

Currently, Oakland Schools Department of Career Focused Education is collaborating to develop a blended learning course that will support the direct instruction of the Career Ready Practices in all career clusters.  Stop back soon to learn more about this project.