I-Keeping It Real At Work: Contextualized

 College and Career Readiness Websites

1.  The Bureau of Labor Statistics is an excellent authentic site and has up-to-date employment topics and data, including an Occupational Outlook Handbook on hundreds of jobs.

2.  The College Foundation (CFNC) provides an excellent website on Career and College readiness.  Offers information on jobs, careers, job projections, self-inventories, and college planning.

3.  Integrating Career Awareness into the ABE & ESOL Classroom
Martha Oesch and Carol Bower

4.  LaGuardia Community College Bridge to College and Career Programs and Integrated Career and Academic Pathways Program.  Excellent programs that  integrate basic skills instruction with career-specific training.

5.   Bridging the Employment Gap - Ready For Work

6.   How to Build Bridge Programs that Fit into a Career Pathway: A Step-by-Step Guide Based on the Carreras en Salud Program in Chicago

7.    O*NET Online, an interactive application for exploring and searching occupations.  A set of assessment instruments is available online.
O*NET is sponsored by the US Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration.

8.    LINCS (Literacy Information and Communication System) provides information on literacy research, practice, and resources.
Initiated by the National Institute for Literacy. This Library includes materials to help educators develop and implement work-based education programs and career pathways for adult learners.