Academic Standards for Career Education and Work

  • This electronic toolkit provides resources, references, crosswalks and other tools to assist elementary, middle and high schools teachers and administrators in implementing the Pennsylvania (PA) Career Education and Work Standards

High Priority Occupations

  • Occupations that are in demand by employers, have higher skill needs and are most likely to provide family sustaining wages. Combining statistical data with regional expert input allow for a complete picture of the actual workforce needs of the commonwealth.

PA Career Guide 

  • Information includes career outlook highlights, an interest assessment tool, tips for marketing yourself, sources of financial aid, and contact information for many Commonwealth services, including PA CareerLink® locations and select state agencies.

PA Career Guide (Middle School Edition)

  • Provides basic career outlook information.

PA CareerLink®

PA CareerZone

  • State Sponsored Features include: Free Student and Educator Accounts, Self-Assessments, Career Database, Basic Reporting, and Up the Ladder for Elementary
  • Upgraded Features include: CEW Standards Aligned Lesson Plans, Localized Data, and Advanced Reporting


  • Working and Training in PA Guide includes information on Education, Training and Apprenticeships, and Career Paths
  • Highlights a variety of career options with family-sustaining wages, including careers that don’t require a four-year college degree.