Career Readiness Education at K12
Students are making the most of high school by discovering their path to a highly-sought career.
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See how your student's interests map to a career in a high-demand field.
Information Technology (IT)
From coding to cybersecurity, students can learn the ins and outs of this modern career field.
Health and Human Services
Students can discover a future in medicine through pathways that explore all aspects of healthcare.
Students can dive into different aspects of modern business, like hospitality, marketing, or accounting.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is career readiness education?
Simply put, career readiness education seeks to prepare students to be successful in life after high school, whether that’s college, career or both. One big difference with K12’s career readiness education is the types of careers students can explore and study—high-demand careers in fields like business, information technology, and health science.
What are career fields and career pathways?
A "career field" is an industry classification such as Information Technology or Manufacturing. “Pathways” are specializations within the career field. Pathways can be further divided into programs. For example, Pharmacy Technician is a pathway within the Health and Human Service career field.
When should I start encouraging a career for my child?
Career exploration can start at any time. Pay attention to your child's interests and natural skills to get an idea of potential career paths. Providing opportunities to explore those interests or career paths will help guide your student early in their educational journey.
Learn more about Career Readiness Education and K12’s innovative approach to empowering exploration.