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Career Planning and Early Work Experiences

Career Planning and Early Work Experience

All students should have paid work experiences and participate in high-quality, person centered career plannng. 


        Career planning and early work opportunities provide young people with the real life experiences needed to make informed choices regarding their career aspirations. In many ways, this principle lays the groundwork for all the others. Effective development of work-based experiences both requires and contributes to self-determination and social capital on the part of youth, needs strong family involvement, is supported through collaboration by agencies and systems, and requires business partnerships. 


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