Career Experience Suite

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Supporting student completion and career readiness.

The Career Experience Suite provides planning resources and tools that help colleges, districts, and regional consortia provide real-world learning experiences for students to develop the skills necessary for success in today's workforce. The suite offers three tools and services to help colleges, districts, and regional consortia take work-based learning to scale:

1. Here to Career: Here to Career is a mobile app that helps students find careers that match their interest and get connected with tools to be successful in their future careers. Users can view salary information and high-demand career opportunities specific to their area and find a local community college with a program to help them achieve their goals.

2. CareerXP: Match students with employers for quality work-based learning opportunities with the Career Experience portal (CareerXP). CareerXP is an online platform that uses comprehensive data systems and analytics to simplify work-based learning by matching students and employers for internships and other work-based learning experiences. CareerXP can also implement the New World of Work 21st Century Skills Assessment and digital badges.

3. Career Catalyst: Career Catalyst is an employer-of-record service that enables colleges, employers, and workforce boards to provide paid work experience for students and youth. Career Catalyst has worked to increase workforce experience opportunities for students and other transitional workers for nearly two decades.

Work-Based Learning Planning and Tools Pilot

Career Experience Suite is currently engaged in the Work-Based Learning Planning and Tools Pilot, an 18-month project designed to help colleges, community college districts, and Strong Workforce Program (SWP) regional consortia take work-based learning to scale. Participating colleges will build system capacity and help refine technology tools to provide students with greater access to quality work-based learning opportunities. This effort will help colleges achieve their SWP goals and Guided Pathways objectives.

The Pilot consists of two phases:

Phase I: Planning and Capacity Building
Participants will develop work-based learning plans, articulating their primary objective, goals, and systems and resource requirements to provide quality work-based learning at scale.

Phase II: Technology, Tools, and Services - the Career Experience Suite
Participants will receive access and technical support to implement the Career Experience Suite of tools: Here to Career, CareerXP, and Career Catalyst.

The pilot is the result of a partnership between the CCCCO Workforce & Economic Division and the Foundation for California Community Colleges. Implementing partners include Jobs for the Future, WestEd, and New World of Work.


Contact Us

Tim Aldinger
Executive Director of Workforce Development
T: 916.491.4499


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