The Massachusetts School to Career Connecting Activities Initiative


Topic 6: Using the Massachusetts Career Ready Database

Our database, at,  provides a system for creating Work-Based Learning Plans and for managing, tracking & sharing information about our work. 

While we sometimes say “Connecting Activities database,” the official name of the database – the Massachusetts Career Ready Database – reflects the fact that it is more than a Connecting Activities database, but is also available for use by any Massachusetts school or youth program to manage work-based learning experiences and other career development activities. 


·       VIDEO: Introduction to the Massachusetts Career Ready Database

·       INTRODUCTION:  Read the basics about the database on the sign-in page at

Practice / Application Exercises:

·       Set up a username and password (if you have not already done so)

·       Data enter a real or fictional placement, including the placement screen, job description and skills/tasks.

·       Print 2-3 reports from the reports/admin menu, including the Count by Program report, the Database Checklist, and Report 2A: Skills Used.

To learn more:

·       Watch the full series of videos, available at

·       Browse the database manual to see the range of topics covered