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Career Launch SD Work-Based Learning Toolkit

Career Launch SD was established to increase student awareness about career opportunities in their communities and help meet South Dakota’s demand for a skilled workforce. The Department of Labor and Regulation (DLR) encourages schools, businesses, parents and others in the workforce to join the effort to increase student awareness about careers so they can make informed decisions as they enter the workforce. To assist in this process, DLR has organized the following resources to assist with incorporating career information in the classroom.

Please note, forms below are what DLR uses. Schools will need to adjust verbiage to suit the needs of their districts. Please contact us for editable versions of these documents.

Career Launch SD Overview and Services Request Form

In the 2020-2021 school year, Career Launch SD is expanding its reach and will have services available upon request to school districts across the state. While we may not be able to meet every need, all requests will be considered. To request assistance, please complete the request form, and a member of the Career Launch SD team will be in contact with you to discuss service options.

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Youth Information | Job Shadows | Internships | Classroom Presentation Activities | Classroom Activities for Young Students | Related Sites

Section 1 - Youth Information

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Career Launch SD Youth Information

  Quick Facts on South Dakota's Youngest Workers
  Youth Employment Laws
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Section 2 - Job Shadows

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Job Shadow Student Handbook

  Job Shadow Student Handbook

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Job Shadow Business Handbook

  Job Shadow Business Handbook

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Student Questionnaire

  Student Questionnaire

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Job Shadow and Informational Interview Agreement and Release

  Job Shadow and Informational Interview Agreement (select one release below)
  Minor Release and Consent for Medical Treatment (under 18)
  Release and Consent for Medical Treatment (18 and over)

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Job Shadow Parent Letter

  Job Shadow Parent Letter (Microsoft Word)

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Job Shadow Confirmation Letter (Businesses)

  Job Shadow Confirmation Letter (Microsoft Word)

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Job Shadow Informational Interview Questions

  Job Shadow and Informational Interview Questions
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Section 3 - Internships

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Internship Welcome

  Internship Welcome

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Student Questionnaire

  Student Questionnaire

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General Internship Application

  General Internship Application

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Internship Letter to Businesses

  Internship Letter to Businesses (Microsoft Word)

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Work-Based Learning Agreement and Release

  Work-Based Learning Agreement - Students Paid by Businesses (select one release below)
  Minor Release and Consent for Medical Treatment (under 18)
  Release and Consent for Medical Treatment (18 and over)

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Unpaid Work-based Learning Agreement and Release

  Unpaid Work-based Learning Agreement (select one release below)
  Minor Release and Consent for Medical Treatment (under 18)
  Release and Consent for Medical Treatment (18 and over)

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Training Plan and Monitor

  Training Plan and Monitor

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Timesheet Journal

  Timesheet Journal
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Section 4 - Classroom Presentation Activities

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Youth Engagement

  Youth Engagement: Two Truths and a Lie Lesson Plan

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Social Media

  Social Media: How to Rep Yourself on the World Wide Web Lesson Plan

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Interest Assessment

  Interest Assessment Lesson Plan

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Financial Literacy

  Living Paycheck to Paycheck Lesson Plan
  Make a Budget Worksheet

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Career Exploration and Preparation

  Labor Market Research Lesson Plan
  Labor Market Research Worksheet

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Networking Skills

  Networking Skills Lesson Plan

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Soft Skills: Mock Interview

  Soft Skills: Mock Interview Lesson Plan

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Career Seeking Skills

  Career Seeking Skills Presentation
  Job Seeking Skills: Application, Cover Letter, Thank You Letter Lesson Plan
  Resume and Master Applications Lesson Plan

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Soft Skills

  Soft Skills: Right Way/Wrong Way Skits
  20 Soft Skills That All Students Need Infographic

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Job Retention

  How to Succeed at Keeping Your Job Presentation
  Soft Skills: Job Retention Lesson Plan

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National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC™)

  National Career Readiness Certificate Prep
  National Career Readiness Certificate Review

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Putting Career Exploration and Preparation Together

  Putting Career Exploration and Preparation Together Worksheet
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Section 5 - Classroom Activities for Young Students

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Career Exploration Publications

  Career Peeks (kindergarten through second grade)
  Career Aware (third through fifth grade)
  Career Wonders (fifth through eighth grade)

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Additional Career Publications

  Career Publications
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Other Resources

  Connecting Youth & Business: A Toolkit for Employers (created by Gap Inc. supporting the work of the White House Council on Community Solutions)
  Everything You Need to Host a Career/College Day Event (created by Oregon GEAR UP)
  Overview of the Western Governors' Association Workforce Development Initiative (YouTube video) (online link)
  SD Department of Education’s Work-Based Learning Site (Student Learner Agreement on this site)
  Exploring South Dakota Occupations by Career Cluster
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