Resources - Career Development
Project 10 - Occupational Outlook Handbook
This resource, with an expanded description on the Project 10 website, is a publication of the Bureau of Labor Statistics and provides employment projections and occupational profiles in numerous occupational categories.
Project 10 - Employing People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: A Report by the Institute for Corporate Productivity (pdf)
People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) comprise an underutilized population of potential employees proven to be a positive influence on coworkers, customers, the community and a company’s bottom line. Through survey data, case studies and individual success stories, this report demonstrates how workers with IDD provide both talent and productivity. This resource can be downloaded from the Documents & Files box on the right side of this page.
Project 10 - Rural Routes to Employment Manual (pdf)
This resource can be downloaded from the Documents & Files box on the right side of this page.
Project 10 has developed scope and sequences to support teachers implementing the following employment courses. PDFs of each course's scope and sequence can be downloaded from the Documents & Files box on the right side of this page.
7980040 Preparation for Entrepreneurship/Self-Employment Scope and Sequence
The purpose of this scope and sequence is to support teachers implementing Preparation for Entrepreneurship/Self-Employment (Course Number 7980040), which includes activities and resources.
7980110 High School Career Preparation Scope and Sequence
The purpose of this scope and sequence is to support teachers implementing High School Career Preparation (Course Number 7980110), which includes activities and resources.
7980120 High School Career Experiences Scope and Sequence
The purpose of this scope and sequence is to support teachers implementing High School Career Experience (Course Number 7980120), which includes activities and resources.
7980130 High School Career Placement Scope and Sequence
The purpose of this scope and sequence is to support teachers implementing High School Career Placement (Course Number 7980130), which includes activities and resources.
7980150 Supported Competitive Employment Scope and Sequence
The purpose of this scope and sequence is to support teachers implementing Supported Competitive Employment (Course Number 7980150), which includes activities and resources.
Florida's Employment First Initiative has developed the Florida Abilities Work Web Portal and Help desk to help employers find qualified candidates with disabilities who are ready and able to work in their communities and provide them with information that would help with their hiring decisions. The web portal offers employment information for both employers and job seekers.
Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD)
APD supports persons with developmental disabilities in living, learning and working in their community. Contains an extensive resource manual and information on office locations throughout Florida.
Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
This comprehensive Web site that explores individual careers based on specific skills and interests. Each summary includes answers to the following questions: What is this job like? How do you get ready? How much does that job pay? How many jobs are there? What about the future? Are there other jobs like this? Where can you find more information?
The Career Cruiser
This career exploration publication, intended for eighth-grade students, provides self-assessment activities to assist students in thinking about the relationship between personal interests and career goals. Charts display sample occupations in 16 career clusters. Occupational descriptions, average earnings, and minimum educational levels required for jobs are also listed. The site includes a manual, teacher's guide, career planning poster, and link to FL DOE products catalog.
Find career, training and job search resources.
CareerOneStop State Job Bank
Provides information on job searching by state.
Customized Employment - Blending and Braiding Resources
The webpage features information on the LEAD Center’s initiative with TASH subject matter experts to build the capacity of American Job Centers to advance employment outcomes for jobseekers with disabilities by focusing on customized employment, self employment and blending and braiding of resources
Customized Employment: Practical Solutions for Employment Success
Describes elements, principles, indicators, strategies, career development, employer negotiations, and more for customized employment.
Educator’s Toolkit on Career and Education Planning
This resource was developed to assist teachers in planning a comprehensive middle school career course. The toolkit provides easy access to classroom activities, lesson plans and related web-based resources. Lesson plans, student handouts, a glossary and websites for supplemental information are provided with each module.
Employment First Initiative
Florida became an Employment First state by Executive Order in October, 2013. Employment First is both a philosophy and policy. It means that employment is the first option for all individuals, including those with significant disabilities.
Explore Work provides free training online modules developed by Workforce Innovation Technical Assistance Center (WINTAC). Students with disabilities can explore post-school topics such as career planning, workplace readiness, self-advocacy and more.
Florida Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
DVR provides services for eligible persons with physical or mental impairments designed to enable them to prepare for, get, keep, or regain employment. Youth services include job-site assessment/accommodations, job placement, job coaching, on-the-job training, and supported employment.
Griffin-Hammis Associates, LLC
Free online resources on self employment, customized employment, job carving, natural supports, and social security considerations for people with disabilities.
ILP Fact Sheet (pdf)
Integrated Service Systems at the Point of Transition for Youth with Significant Disabilities: A Model that Works (pdf)
Educator resource describing the Transition Services Integrated Model that combines school and post-school resources in a student-driven approach to transition planning. Paid employment with supports before the student exits school results.
Competitive Integrated Employment Toolkit
National Technical Assistance Center on Transition’s (NTACT) Competitive Integrated Employment (CIE) Toolkit (2017). The toolkit was developed in accordance with the requirements of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Rehabilitation Act), as amended by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) as a resource for use by educational and vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies to improve post school employment outcomes for students with disabilities. The toolkit was developed to facilitate the collaboration necessary to implement secondary transition services across agencies at the state, community and student levels and increase the use of evidence based practices (EBPs).
Mapping Individualized Learning Plans
An Individualized Learning Plan is a key tool for helping youth, including youth with disabilities, take critical first steps to prepare for college and careers. The Office of Disability Employment Policy, along with partners Social Dynamics, the Altarum Institute and the National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth, recently launched two products to provide a snapshot of how ILPs are being implemented nationwide: an interactive policy map and a brief on Individualized Learning Plans Across the U.S. The map provides information about state ILP status, specific ILP policies and how students with disabilities are being included in these important college and career readiness tools.
This online planning tool is a comprehensive career planning system. With MyCareerShines, Floridians will be able to explore careers, identify personal preferences for future employment and learn about the educational requirements for specific professions.
This U.S. Department of Labor electronic tool helps workers or those looking for work identify occupations that fit their particular skill set, learn more about suggested employment matches, apply for a job, or locate a local job training program.
Preparing a Career-Ready Student: 10 Evidence-Based Practices for Career Counseling
This one-page flyer describes 10 evidence-based practices that develop career readiness in students.
Job search Web site information on networking, cold calling, job fairs, online and long distance job searches, job seeker sign up for resume posting and newsletter, and a "Jobs and Career Resources for Teenagers" page.
Self-Study Guide for Career Readiness in Secondary Schools
This self-study guide provides districts and schools with a tool to assess the implementation of career readiness practices and improve the effectiveness of career readiness practices.
Tools for America's Job Seekers Challenge | CareerOneStop Job Seeker Tools
The results of the U.S. Department of Labor's initiative to identify the public's favorite career sites and tools have now been compiled! Get information on general job boards, niche job boards, career planning tools, career exploration tools, social media job search sites and other career preparation related tools.
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics K-12 Student and Teacher Resources
This group of resources includes games classroom activities, career posters, occupation videos, career exploration activities and more.
Work Based Learning Experiences Timeline
This resource illustrates a range of work-based learning experiences appropriate for elementary through postsecondary. The experiences begin with activities such as self-exploration and career exploration at one end of the scale and progress to internships and paid employment at the opposite end of the scale. The timeline is found on the National Technical Center on Transition (NTACT) website within a document entitled, Top NTACT Resources for Transition Specialists.
Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Youth Flash Training Series
Division of Youth Services, U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration
The Division of Youth Services presents the “Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Youth Flash Training Series.” These “Flash Trainings” are brief (5 minutes or less) lessons focused on specific WIA Youth program topics. They are designed to provide information and direct those working with youth to tools and resources to help them best serve program participants. The first topics in the series include the following: the 10 WIA Youth Program elements, exit policy, finding youth program resources, waivers, and youth councils.