Job Application Lesson Plan

As spring turns to summer, many students are thinking about earning some money by taking on a summer job.  Help your students understand the basics of a job application with this lesson plan. This lesson plan and many others are part of the career and college readiness curriculum found in the Resources section of the... Continue Reading →

Earth Day Quiz!

Earth Day is April 22. Test your knowledge of careers that work to protect the Earth! 1) Carbon traders work to: a) Succeed as a pop music band whose members all dress exactly the same. b) Provide financial incentives to companies to help reduce their impact on the Earth. 2) Alternative energy researchers look for... Continue Reading →

The Value of Course Planning

Why do I have to do this now? I am only in ninth grade. How am I supposed to know I want to do? Faith, our career and education advice columnist, received this question the other day.  It’s a common concern. After all, the world is changing quickly – what’s the point of making plans?... Continue Reading →

Celebrating CTE Teachers

Career and technical education (CTE) teachers help get today's students into shape for tomorrow's jobs. Educators say the need for CTE teachers will continue to rise to meet the demand for workers with the right skills. "Our community colleges do an excellent job supplying technically skilled workers, but the number of graduates does not come... Continue Reading →

Love and Careers: A Quiz

"Find a job you love and you'll never work a day in your life." -- Confucius XAP's products place a lot of emphasis on finding a career path that students will love by connecting their skills and interests to possible careers. And, because sustaining love takes some work, we give them the tools to make... Continue Reading →

Admissions Streams: A Parent’s Guide

What exactly does early admission mean, and how do you know which if it is right for your student? Before you can answer that, you need to understand the different ways that colleges admit students. Most students apply to college under regular admission. Deadlines can be anywhere from December to February, and students know if they're accepted... Continue Reading →

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