A Comprehensive Career Preparation Teaching Resource for HSE & ESL Learners Reflecting NYS Regional Labor Market Statistics

Welcome to the NYSED/CUNY CareerKit Project!

The NYSED/CUNY CareerKit project is a comprehensive career preparation resource for teachers and counselors in New York State. Its goal is to equip students with the skills necessary to make informed choices about their career paths. CareerKit activities are written at the HSE/Upper ESL level, with adaptations possible for Pre-HSE and intermediate ESL levels.  Each of the CareerKits addresses one of ten industry sectors and integrates reading, writing, research and math skills.  The sectors are:

  • Healthcare
  • Technology
  • Community & Social Services
  • Education & Childcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Hospitality, Recreation, & the Arts
  • Food Production
  • Retail
  • Construction
  • Transportation & Warehousing

There is also a foundational, multi-sector CareerKit, called Career Fundamentals, that introduces students to key questions related to career decision-making.

Each CareerKit activity fulfills a dual purpose – the acquisition of career information and the development of language, literacy and numeracy skills that support achievement on standardized tests.

Continue reading about the NYSED/CUNY CareerKit Project

For inquiries about the NYSED/CUNY CareerKit Project, please contact:

Ellen Baxt
CUNY Adult Literacy/HSE/ESOL Program

The NYSED/CUNY CareerKit Project was made possible through funding from the New York State Education Department, Office of Adult Career and Continuing Education Services.

Transportation & Warehousing CareerKit

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Food Production CareerKit

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Retail CareerKit

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Construction CareerKit

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Have you seen Career Posts on CollectEdNY.org?
Career Posts provides supplementary materials for use with CareerKit activities along with guidance for programs implementing career pathway.

Download the NYSED/CUNY CareerKits

The NYSED/CUNY CareerKits are available below in PDF format. Programs may request adaptable versions in Word (.docx) of the materials by contacting Ellen Baxt at the CUNY Adult Literacy/HSE/ESOL Program. Click for adaptation instructions for New York State regions.

Have you used the CareerKits in your program?

We’d love to hear about how you use them! Please take our CareerKit user survey.