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California Career Center for Educators

The California Career Center website is designed for California’s students—all content is built on California standards, training, college, and industries. The purpose is for students to leave high school with the critical career and college readiness knowledge and skills they need to succeed. 

We encourage you to set up your educator account so you can immediately start using Career Center activities. 

We also encourage you to have your students set up their accounts the first time they visit the site so they can complete activities, practice writing resumes and job-search letters, save and electronically share their work with you.

An easy way to get your students started is to assign them a quick start activity. These activities are brief introductions to all the Career Center resources: 

Career Center Explore
Discover Career Center Content
Explore My Stuff Job Central
CareerZone Account Set Up
CareerZone Quick Assessment
Career Surfer Mobile App

You must be signed into your educator account to access these activities. Students must be signed into their student accounts to access the activities and send them to you for review.

If you want more robust activities, look to our Career and College Readiness Lesson Plans. Read through the Overview (PDF) or browse through the lessons at Career and College Readiness Lesson Plans

Two resources, the Career Development and the College Planning Parent Handbooks, are provided in multiple languages for you to share with parents and schools serving families where English is not the primary language spoken at home.

Career Center Content Sections 

My Stuff student account is where everything happens: students access activities, create career and academic plans, write and publish resumes and job-search letters, upload their own career-related documents, and—through the dashboard—electronically share their work with you.

Middle and High School helps students plan and maximize their school years while creating a clear path to the future they want.

Career Options has students identifying their interests and abilities and using them to create goals and plans. 

Getting a Job has information and tools students need to move in to the workforce. 

Education and Training outlines a full range of post-high school options.

Challenges has information and tools students can use to reach their desired futures.

Money Management is basic financial literacy information with ideas on paying for training and college.

Videos show students’ talking about their job and college experiences.