We believe all students should graduate from high school ready for college, careers and life. The following resources will help students prepare to excel in the workforce.
Alec Gets a Job
This lesson will help students identify skills that can make someone more employable and how certain skills and education can affect future career opportunities.
Skilled Trade Pays
This lesson helps students explore research and data for jobs accessible without having to obtain a four-year degree.
Common Cents: Work Ethic
This article discusses the characteristics of good work ethic, including consistent effort, perseverance and positive attitude. Suggestions to develop a better work ethic at home are given.
Common Cents: Preparing Kids for Life's Road Trip
This article provides activities to help students navigate career opportunities in our complex world.
Teaching Tips: Education, Minorities and Job Opportunities
This article focuses on the correlation between education level and job opportunities for minorities in the Midwest.
Teaching Tips: Student Loan Debt
This article focuses on identifying the consequences of borrowing and the responsibilities of loan repayment.
Teaching Tips 2.0: Opportunity Occupations
This resource offers a range of interdisciplinary activities centered on nonfiction reading about career education.
Fed Opportunity Occupations Video Series
Within the Federal Reserve there are several opportunity occupations that are also available in many other organizations. Find out more about each position through through this short video series.
Entrepreneurship in Action Video Series
In this video series, meet and learn from entrepreneurs across the Kansas City Fed seven-state region.
21st Century Careers Student Webinar Series
Expose students to a variety of career paths in this video series. Students will hear from a variety of local leaders about their career journeys and how to develop leadership style and skills.
- A Portrait of Leadership
An interview with the CEO and President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Esther George.
- Today's Leadership Landscape
An interview with local leaders Eileen Weir, Mayor of Independence, Missouri; Davyeon Ross, Co-Founder of ShotTracker; and Pedro Zamora, Executive Director of the Hispanic Economic Development Corporation.
- Leadership Behaviors for Success
Learn practical tips for building leadership skills and developing career competencies.
Earning a Living
Wage growth for workers in the United States has accelerated gradually in the past two years, and a few industries are responsible for the increase.
What jobs pay more than the national minimum wage but don't need a bachelor's degree
Discussing Race and Inequality in the Classroom
Learn strategies for engaging your students on this timely and relevant topic. Hear from economists with years of teaching experience and research sharing strategies for discussing race in the economics classroom, whether at the high school or college level.
Runtime 1 hour 22 minutes
The T in Stem: Technology Jobs of the Future
Explore how emerging technology has and is transforming the workforce to create innovative career pathways, as well as how schools have approached technology-related workforce training, especially in the wake of COVID-19.
Runtime 1 hour 3 minutes
Preparing Students for a Workforce in Transition: Insights on Labor Market Trends
Delve into the latest analysis of employment and unemployment trends, and explore the effect of recent labor force trends on future employment prospects.
Runtime 1 hour 10 minutes
Preparing Students for a Workforce in Transition: Connecting Schools and Employers
Learn about organizations that partner students with businesses and how apprenticeships and other career development programs collaborate with schools to provide hands-on training to prepare students for the labor force.
Runtime 1 hour 16 minutes
Preparing Students for a Workforce in Transition: Equipping Educators with Tools and Resources
Access timely information and classroom-ready resources that support career pathway instruction, work-readiness training and related curricula.
Runtime 1 hour 6 minutes
College and Career Resources
In this one hour long on-demand webinar for educators in middle and high school grades, get ideas for lesson plans, online courses and additional resources that can equip you with college and career resources for students.
Barbie in the Labor Force
In this lesson, students use primary documents to review historical trends in women's share of the labor force and chosen occupations.
Career Opportunities at the Fed
The Federal Reserve has a wide variety of careers available in various fields, and this lesson will allow students to consider various career opportunities that may be available to them.
College 101 Infographic Activity
Are your students ready for college and career exploration? Try this fun, classroom-ready way to explore the College 101 infographic.
College Choice 101
From tiny private colleges to gargantuan urban universities, there are enormous implications to your choice of a school and a major. This video will help you develop a perspective and a framework for making these.
College: Learning the Skills to pay the Bills
Page One Economics uses two economic models to study how education, productivity, and income are related.
Datapost: "College Debt: Rising Student Loan Balances"
Student loan dollars have grown as college costs have increased. See how federal and non-federal loan dollars have changed since 2003.
Those with higher incomes tend to accumulate more wealth. Why? Research shows that well-educated people tend to make financial decisions that help build wealth. Their strategies, though, can be used by anyone. Valuable wealth tips are presented in this issue of Page One Economics.
You may be doing all you can to prepare for the price of education after high school, but if your savings, grants and scholarships aren't quite enough, do not overlook student loans as a means to gaining the education you need to be successful. Learn about student loan basics in this resource from Page One Economics.
This interactive mini-course provides information and tools to help you succeed after high school.
Page One Economics presents data on college versus high school graduates' earnings and employment prospects.
Navigate allows students to explore and evaluate careers and educational opportunities after high school, identify choices that will enhance their applications, research the cost and aid available and imagine their own path to success. Navigate utilizes lessons, visuals and an interactive workbook to educate students 7th through 9th grade on the pathways to education after high school.
The cost of college seems to be skyrocketing - but is it really? Learn about the concept of price discrimination and how it affects college costs in Page One Economics.
Bureau of Labor Statistics - Occupational Employment Statistics
Information on occupation and wage is provided.
CFPB - Paying for College
Browse financial guides for different college payment options.
FAFSA - Loan Repayment Calculator
Calculate how long it will take for you to pay back your Federal Student Loans.
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