Career Specialists

The CRANE Career Specialists work with high school students preparing them for work-based learning opportunities and post-secondary success. Career Specialists are available to provide resources to students, teachers, counselors and schools in order to help students prepare for work based learning opportunities. 

Career Specialist Workshops for Students:

Career Assessments

Researching a Career

Skills Assessments

Resume Writing and Cover Letters

Completing Employment Applications & Job Searches

Interviewing Skills

Dressing for Success

Mock Interviewing

Joining the Workforce: First Day on the Job

College Search and Financial Aid

Work-Based Learning Opportunities - Requested via WBL Works! 

Classroom Speakers/Activity Leaders

Worksite Tours

Job Shadows


Career Fairs


Work-based Learning Continuum

Teacher/Counselor Resources - Lesson Plans

Career Assessment and Career Goal - Lesson includes basic career assessment and exploration of a chosen career

Making Money Choices - Lesson allows students to make money choices based on their chosen career

Career Research Report - Lesson includes project description, online resources, and grading rubric

Your Future 101 - The College Search - Lesson includes classroom discussion activity, online resources, Learn the Terms Worksheet and College Information Resources

Your Future 101 - Exploring Careers -  Lesson includes High Growth Occupations in California handout, Learn More About an Occupation Worksheet, and Exploring a Career Worksheet

Teacher/Counselor Resource - Junior-Senior Calendar -  Resource includes classroom discussion activity, online resources, and college/career calendar for students

Teacher/Counselor Resource - Admissions Essay - Resource includes classroom discussion activity, online resources, handouts on the Admissions Essay including sample responses, and Tips for Writing Your Personal Statement

Teacher/Counselor Resource - Financial Aid Fundamentals - Resource includes classroom discussion activity, online resources, and handout on Estimated College Costs including Financial Aid Application process

Completing Employment Applications - Lesson includes 15 Rules for Completing Employment Applications Worksheet, PowerPoint presentation, sample Application for Employment and Rubric

Completing Employment Applications PowerPoint

Skills Assessment for Resumes - Lesson includes Skills Assessment Worksheet, classroom discussion activity, and examples of Hard and Soft Skills

Employment - Resume Writing - Lesson includes Resume Worksheet to gather information, sample beginning resume, formatting instructions for a beginning resume, Resume Writing Critique, List of Action Words for Resumes, Is it Personal or Is It Professional email activity, and Rubric

Employment - Cover Letter/Letter of Introduction - Lesson includes instruction page, sample cover letter, template and Rubric

Employment - Dressing for Success  Lesson includes student worksheet Dressing for Success, PowerPoint, and Grooming and Interviewing checklist for Women and Men

Dress For Success PowerPoint

Employment - Skills for a Successful Interview  Lesson includes information sheet Preparing for an Interview, student worksheet 16 Critical Steps in an Interview, PowerPoint, Sales Associate Interviewing Score Sheet, The 30 Second Elevator Pitch, and The 30 Second Elevator Pitch Rubric

Employment Skills for a Successful Interview PowerPoint

Mock Interviews - Lesson includes tips for preparing for an interview, scoring rubric, and evaluation sheet

Joining the Workforce - The Job Search - Lesson includes Employment Terms: What Does It Mean? student activity for reading employment ads, Online Job Search Worksheet, sample Jamba Juice online ad, and 10 Emerging Job Search Trends, Tips and Tactics handout

Joining the Workforce - First Day on the Job -  Lesson includes classroom discussion activity First Day Tips handout and activity, and Instruction on How to Complete a W-4 Form with sample form