PPS-CTE Career Learning Program
Opportunities for PPS students
Build valuable career and life skills while providing opportunities to learn and explore career pathways.
Career Learning Activities
Career-Related Learning Experiences (CRLEs) are structured educational experiences that connect learning to the world beyond the classroom. These are activities designed to provide students with a wide range of experiences of and exposure to education, transitions and the world of work. This is part of a lifelong learning and career development process.
Please see below a more detailed explanation of CRLEs and our Career Learning Continuum of Experiences for students in PPS that will connect them with the world of work and prepare them for college and career.
Career Learning Continuum of Experiences for students in PPS
- Provide basic awareness to a variety of careers by interacting with industry professionals
- Understanding of education/skills requirements
- Typically one-time experience
- 6th - 10th grade experience
“I understand what’s out there and am discovering the kinds of things I might want to do.”
Examples of Career Awareness Activities:
- Guest Speaker or Industry Panel
- Worksite/Company Tour
- Career Fair
- Future You 2 Go
- Deeper understanding of specific careers, skills and post-secondary readiness
- May include hands-on experiences
- 9th - 12th grade experience
“I'm interested in this field and am beginning to understand what it's all about and what I need to do to pursue a career in the industry."
Examples of Career Exploration Activities:
- Career Focus Event (CFE)
- Informational Interview
- Mock Interview
Work- Based Learning
- Sustained interactions with industry professional as individuals or in small groups
- Aligned with curriculum and instruction
- Can be facilitated via workplace or simulated in the classroom, lab, or other site
- Students earn credit or aligned to verified credential/outcomes
- 11th – 12th grade experience
"I know the kinds of things I want to do and am getting the chance to learn new skills and practice applying those skills.”
Examples of Work- Based Learning Activities:
- Service Learning
- School-Based Enterprise
- Technology-Based Learning
- Workplace Simulation
- Cooperative Work Experience
Check out Career Learning activities happening district- wide by visiting our Career Learning Opportunities website!
Additionally, to learn about CRLE opportunities offered at your school, contact your School Career Coordinator. Your Career Coordinator is your point person for details about application procedures, timelines, etc for Career Learning opportunities