Career readiness and college readiness are frequently used interchangeably. This thinking has led many to believe the definitions are the same, resulting in a limited focus on making sure students have the traditional academic skills to enroll successfully at the postsecondary level (ACTE, 2010). However, career readiness is a much more involved process that includes the following stages of career development: career awareness (K-5th grades); career exploration (6th-8th grades); career application and transition (9th-12th grades); and career preparation (Postsecondary). Therefore, career development needs to span all grades to ensure students are career ready beyond high school.
|Journal||Techniques/Association for Career & Technical Education|
|State||Published - Sep 2015|