The Skills Library
Software and Resource Materials for Educational and Career Development Programs
Jennifer Leonard * 781-321-7894 *

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Resources for Massachusetts School to Career / Connecting Activities / Youth Service Providers

about Massachusetts Work-Based Learning Database
Online database for the Massachusetts Work-Based Learning Plan. Includes placement screens, job descriptions, skills/tasks, employer information and career development activity tracking. For work-based learning programs for Massachusetts youth.

Implementing the WBLP

Work-Based Learning Plan Massachusetts Work-Based Learning Plan Resource Pages. Resource pages supporting the Work-Based Learning Plan and the Online WBL Database.

Work-Based Learning Plan Skills Pages Blog. Articles about workplace and career skills, youth employment program strategies and more.

Career Development Resources

Career Development Toolkit Career Development Toolkit
A resource with readings and activities that support career development for young adults.

Career Outlook ProjectCareer Outlook Project
The Career Outlook Project is a career exploration resource for students. View Career Outlook Interviews. Contribute a profile of your own career.

The Mosaic Economy

The Mosaic Economy by Jennifer Leonard. Where are the jobs in today's economy? Insights into a mosaic of jobs and opportunities, drawing on stories, statistics and history. Ordering Information: Paperback from Harvard Bookstore | e-book from

Resources and Projects

Contextual LearningContextual Learning Portal: A collection of learning projects from across Massachusetts, a project of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Skills Portfolio
The Online Skills Portfolio is designed to help students reflect on their skills and showcase a wide range of projects.
View sample portfolios
Read about the portfolio

Reflection. Resources to support reflection and journal writing for youth employment, contextual learning, health awareness, career awareness and other programs.

First Steps Career Survey
- Student Survey - Snapshot of Survey Results (PDF)

Quick Links:

Mass. Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education
School to Career / Connecting Activities
College and Career Readiness

Skills Pages:

Madison Park Technical Vocational HS Links (signin required):
 Freshman Exploratory
 Safety Checklist
 ISSN Inventory Project
 MPTVHS Competency Checklist (Preview)

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