The Massachusetts School to Career Connecting Activities Initiative



Connecting Activities is a statewide network, organized through the sixteen MassHire Workforce Boards, connecting employers and schools to support work-based learning and other career development education activities for students. Find out more about how this initiative can support students in your community.

News and Updates

Three Stages of Career Development: What Can Students Do?

Saturday, March 28, 2020

A re-post and update of an earlier article about "What Can Students Do?" In this time of school shut-downs, there is a natural sense of worry about the future, and students may feel this worry if they try to think about their future steps. As career development professionals, we can share some of the positive things that students and families can do to nurture lifelong learning skills, focusing on the present while also continuing to be ready for future career steps. While we are in this time of worry, it may be helpful to realize that most real-life career paths are built gradually over time, often with set-backs and changes of course. ...

Teacher Externship Program

Friday, October 18, 2019

The Lowell Sun recently published a profile of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education`s Perkins Teacher Externship Program, a project of the College Career and Technical Education (CCTE) Unit, ...

Conference Materials - May 9, 2019 - Connecting Activities Sessions

Thursday, May 16, 2019

From the May 9, 2019 Conference: 

Connecting Activities Mini-Presentations - 3-5 minute presentations from ...

Welcoming Kerry Akashian

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

In April 2019, we are welcoing Kerry Akashian into the Connecting Activities network as our new statewide coordinator. Kerry joins the DESE Office of College, Career and Technical Education as Coordinator of Career Development Education. Kerry is transitioning into our office from the Center for Instructional Support where she was ...

Signal Success Curriculum

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

In the coming summer and school year, we are lauching a new 10-module version of the Signal Success curriculum, which has been widely used and enjoyed in ...