Career Education and Work Portfolio

The purpose of the portfolio process is for students to demonstrate the specific skills and interests they have gained throughout high school. It also encourages students to have ownership and control over their learning as well as reflect on their academic career and plan for a future career.

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Education, “Pennsylvania’s economic future depends on having a well-educated and skilled workforce. No student should leave secondary education without a solid foundation in Career Education and Work. It is the rapidly changing workplace and the demand for continuous learning and innovation on the part of the workers that drive the need to establish academic standards in Career Education and Work”.

The career assignments completed with your portfolio mentor will address the following academic standard components:

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