The Massachusetts School to Career Connecting Activities Initiative

 


Topic 6: Using the Massachusetts Career Ready Database

Our database, at https://masswbl.org,  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. 

Reading/Video: 

·       VIDEO: Introduction to the Massachusetts Career Ready Database

·       INTRODUCTION:  Read the basics about the database on the sign-in page at https://masswbl.org

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 http://massconnecting.org/database-manual

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

Getting Started - CA Professional Development Outline
Reflection: Professional Roles, Skills and Knowledge
Topic 1: Elements of Connecting Activities
Topic 2: Developing an Internship Program
Topic 3: Using the Massachusetts Work-Based Learning Plan
Topic 4: Working with Employers & Understanding the Labor Market
Topic 5: Building Partnerships with Schools
Topic 6: Using the Massachusetts Career Ready Database
Topic 7: The Career Development Continuum