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Career Education Responsive to Every Student (CERES) is a full line of career education materials for grades K-12. It is a flexible program designed to work with existing curriculum providing a means of infusing career education into basic skills instruction. The curriculum lessons focus on connecting academic abilities to the workplace, while helping students develop knowledge about career options and the US economic system. CERES is a nationally validated K-12 school-to-career program that integrates nine career education competencies (the CERES Guidance Goals) throughout the curriculum.
The Compendium of School-To-Career Educational Infusion Activities is available for grades 7-8 and grades 9-12. These two Compendiums provide a selected set of lesson plans with worksheets that can be used by teachers to infuse career education concepts into all curriculum areas. There are activities for subject areas such as foreign languages, literature and science, all of which relate the CERES Guidance Goals to these specific subjects.
The Compendium of Career Education Integration Activities is available for grades 7-12. This Compendium is a series of lesson plans organized by school subject area that facilitates the integration of career education into a school system. These lesson plans are also related to the CERES Guidance Goals. The activities are organized by subject area such as Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Art, ESL, Health, and Physical Education.
The Compendium of School-To-Career Education Guidance Materials is available for grades 7-8 and grades 9-12. These two Compendiums provide a set of career guidance activities that may be implemented in the secondary grades to complete a comprehensive four-year guidance plan. The CERES Guidance Goals are used as the basis for setting up a four-year plan with lessons for career exploration and job search skills.
There is a set of Physical Education Workbooks that integrates career education into the physical education curriculum.
Self-AwarenessAcquire knowledge of one's self — physical characteristics, interests, aptitudes, abilities, and attitudes.
Attitude DevelopmentDevelop positive attitudes toward — self and others, learning, work, leisure, and individual and cultural differences.
Career Awareness and ExplorationDevelop an early and continuing awareness of career options and opportunities and explore them in relation to interests, aptitudes, and values.
Consumer CompetenciesAcquire knowledge and skills to make wise consumer decisions.
Education AwarenessRecognize that all educational experiences are integrated with total career development and preparation.
Economic AwarenessDevelop an awareness of economic systems.
Career Planning and Decision MakingAcquire decision-making skills and apply them to personal career development.
Career PreparationDevelop competencies needed for entry into the next educational or occupational level.