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Career Readiness

Bridging the Gap Between Education and the Workforce

The ultimate goal of schools is to prepare their students for the workforce, and the Berks County Intermediate Unit helps support local students through a variety of career readiness programs.

Career Pathways

Developed by the Career Ready Berks Alliance, the K-12 Career Pathways Framework is designed as a systematic approach to ensure all students in Berks County access to information, resources, experiences, and training from kindergarten through grade 12 which will contribute to informed decision making and post-graduation success.

Through the program, students will be introduced to and participate in K-12 activities, experiences, courses, and elective selection focusing on one of five pathways:

  • Arts and Communication
  • Business, Finance, and Information Technology
  • Engineering and Industry Technology
  • Human Services
  • Health and Science

Career Ready Berks

CareerReadyBerks.org is an online platform bringing career information and opportunities to our 70,000 students in Berks County.

The portal provides a direct link to available experiences in the business community, including: 

  • Informational Interviews
  • Classroom / Career Day Speakers
  • Job Shadowing
  • Workplace Tours
  • Internships & Apprenticeships
  • And More

Browse the Career Ready Berks portal and find a new experience in the field of your choice.

Four middle school age females work with K'Nex during the 2019 STEM Design Challenge

Berks STEM Connection

Berks STEM Connection creates new opportunities for students to hone their skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and prepare them for eventual careers in the sciences.

Throughout the year, Berks STEM Connection hosts events and competitions that provide hands-on, real  world opportunities for students of all ages. 

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