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CCL Tools and Resources

Career Clusters, Programs of Study, Advisory Board, Job Mentor Program, Junior Achievement and partnerships with CTE can be found on this page via links or text.

Tools and Resources

NM Career Clusters Guide

The New Mexico Public Education Department has published an excellent Career Clusters Guide - English (PDF) and Career Cluster Guide - Spanish (PDF). This guide provides information on career clusters and what programs of study might be followed for specific careers. The beginning of this guide is a career interest inventory to help students identify which career pathways to pursue. 

Next Step Plan

Transition planning can be documented using the Next Step Plan. This document will help plan and document the path to graduation through a program of study.


Did you know that Central New Mexico Community College offers career technical education?

Job Mentor Program

The Job Mentor Program is offered by the City of Albuquerque as part of the Community Recreation & Educational Initiatives (CREI) Division of the City of Albuquerque Department of Family and Community Services.

The Job Mentor Program (JMP) prepares high school students for the workforce through a school-based program and paid summer internships. 

Youth Development Inc. (YDI) 

Youth Development Inc (YDI) is comprised of programs that provide alternative education, drop out prevention and workforce development services to youth and young adults. EE&T serves over 3,000 youth and adults per year providing tutoring, High School Equivalency Diploma instruction (GED or HiSET,) workforce training, leadership activities, mentoring, job development and work experience.

All programs and services are aimed at empowering youth to further develop the skills and education necessary to promote positive citizenship in their community.

CHEGG Internships

Did you know that CHEGG offers both Albuquerque summer job internships as well as virtual internships nationwide?  Check it out at CHEGG Internships

O*NET OnLine

Try this new electronic tool recommended by New Mexico Public Education Department as a tool for career exploration and job analysis.  O*NET OnLine has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more!

Junior Achievement

Junior Achievement has tools and resources for elementary, middle and high school students, particularly entrepreneurial lessons and "The Money Jar" podcasts geared towards exploring entrepreneurial ideas.

The Job Shadow Flyer (PDF) contains great information for those interested in becoming a host site.

ARTI (Anti Racist Training Institute) & United South Broadway Corporation 

For assistance with anti-racism training or housing problems for your students' families, reach out to ARTI (Anti Racist Training Institute) or for housing issues United South Broadway Corporation.

The National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC)

From the familiar to unexpected, fall in love with Hispanic cultures at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.

Earn as you learn CNA Program at Genesis

Thinking of becoming a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) but not sure where to begin?  Genesis is looking for motivated and compassionate individuals who care and want to make a difference in the lives of others. No experience necessary!  They will cover the cost of your tuition and training fees for a state-approved nurse aide training program. Genesis has been training and developing nurse aides (DOCX) for more than 20 years, with 10,000+ graduates, and counting. 

No Matter Where You Look, You Can See Your Future In Genesis! "Earn and Learn"

Universal Technical Institute (UTI)

Universal Technical Institute (UTI) can help you to a great career! Check out the course catalog and give your local representative Chris a call at 505-208-1600 if you would like to explore Universal Technical Institute after graduation.

Motivation Education & Training Inc.

Motivation Education & Training Inc. can help you to start your own career if you or family member can qualify as a farmworker! This is a national farmworkers jobs program (DOCX) is a locally administered program of services for migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their dependents. It is FREE! Just meet the requirements (DOCX) and you or family member could get your CDL (DOCX) for free.