Exploring the World of Work

CareerView is designed to help students develop career and academic readiness skills while they explore their work interests, the array of career opportunities across many employment sectors, and the pathways for achieving short-term and long-term goals.

Together with its companion Career & Academic Readiness Skills Book, the CareerView course helps prepare high-intermediate and advanced English language learners for a successful transition to continuing education, vocational training, and employment.

Two specialized Career Pathway Editions focus on occupational sectors:

  • CareerView Health Occupations 
  • CareerView Construction, Building Trades, & Green Jobs
  • Language: American English
  • Suitable for: High-Intermediate to Advanced (Adult)
  • Authors: Steven J. Molinsky and Bill Bliss

Preparing for career and academic success

This integrated curriculum promotes the employability and academic readiness goals of:

  • the new English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS)
  • the College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS)
  • the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

Technology tasks throughout the course promote learners’ development of digital information skills to find, evaluate, organize, create, and present information to prepare for the world of work as well as continuing education.

The curriculum: soft-skills approach and contextualized instruction

CareerView combines a general soft-skills approach to employment preparation with contextualized instruction that is organized by the career pathways established by the U.S. government for career and technical education.

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The Core Text focuses on vocabulary development and communication skills for employability through contextualized instruction tied to the employment sectors and designed to help students answer these seven key questions about possible career pathways:

  • What kinds of occupations are there?
  • What occupation might interest me?
  • Where would I work?
  • Who would I work with?
  • What would I do in this occupation?
  • What tools, equipment, and technology would I use?
  • How would I learn things on the job?
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The Skills Book reinforces the core text curriculum while focusing on personal career exploration, information about each employment sector, academic readiness, and the development of digital information skills.

A career exploration section helps students identify and describe their interests, personal characteristics, work styles, and other self-evaluation dimensions as they relate to employment options.

Students also learn how to use the federal O*Net Career Exploration Tools at the mynextmove website to learn about jobs that may interest them.


Career Pathway Editions

The Career Pathway Editions focus on the health occupational sector and the construction, building trades, and green jobs sectors. Each edition integrates the core text and skills book lessons in a single volume.

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The perfect career exploration partner

CareerView can serve as the capstone level of a traditional basal English series, as a stand-alone or supplemental high-intermediate or transition/bridge/advanced English course, and as an introductory career exploration resource for students entering continuing education, occupational training settings, and high school career and technical education programs.

School employment counselors, career navigators, and other guidance professionals can also use the Core Text with student advisees to help them explore career pathways.

The four key course objectives are:

  • Career exploration
  • Effective communication skills for employability and success in the workforce
  • Academic readiness for continuing education
  • Development of learners’ digital information skills and use of technology
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Interested in ordering CareerView?

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