Welcome to U.S. Work World Online
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How to Contact U.S. Work World
For questions, suggestions, or comments, please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
What Does U.S. Work World Website Contain?
Classroom Ready — U.S. Work World website contains PDF downloadable classroom-ready lessons and materials for use by educators who need to present Career Education topics for students in middle school, high school, or community college vocational programs.
Springboard — U.S. Work World lessons and resources are not meant to be a total curriculum, but rather an enhancement to your Career Education curriculum and activities, and a springboard for your creativity in designing a curriculum for your students by combining U.S. Work World resources with your lesson ideas.
Career Education Infusion — U.S. Work World lessons and resources are designed to be shared with members of your staff for Career Education infusion across the various academic and vocational course curriculum offered at your school.
Parent Information — U.S. Work World resources may be shared as needed with parents and caregivers for counseling sessions, meetings, IEP conferences, etc.
How Do I Order U.S. Work World?
Click on the ORDER link (top navigation bar). Follow the directions to pay with a credit card or by using a PayPal account.
TO USE PURCHASE ORDERS: 1) Please include the subscribing educator’s name and email address on the Purchase Order. This will be the contact person for the school site. 2) There is no tax on subscriptions. 3) Email, fax, or regular mail the Purchase Order to:
ADDRESS: College and Career Publishing, P.O. Box 8458, Alta Loma, CA 91701
What is the Cost?
The cost of U.S. Work World is $65 for a one-year subscription for one user, starting from the date of purchase. We keep the price as low as possible so that U.S. Work World will fit into your career education budget.
BULK ORDERS: Orders for several school sites within a district will receive a discount. For a price quote, please provide the number of school sites required for your district via e-mail: email@example.com
May I Share U.S. Work World Lessons?
YES: U.S. Work World member subscription is a site license for your school’s address. You may share the U.S. Work World lessons with students, parents, teachers, administrators, and other staff at your school address. You may put the lessons in your school’s computer lab for students to use at your school address. You may print out multiple copies of the lessons and flyers to distribute to parents or staff at meetings, open houses, or other events at your school address.
NO: You may not share your username and password with staff at a school site with a different address, or email U.S. Work World lessons to schools or persons at another school address. Please call for questions. We need each school to purchase the U.S. Work World site license so that we may stay in business!
Are There Sample Lessons I May Use?
Yes. Click on the top navigation bar link to select and download SAMPLES. Use these sample lessons to determine if U.S. Work World meets your career education curriculum needs and students’ abilities.
How Do I Sign Up for the Free U.S. Work World Newsletter?
Click on the top navigation bar NEWSLETTERS link and submit your email address to receive future U.S. Work World Career Education Newsletters. Also, click on the top navigation bar NEWSLETTERS link to view past issues.
Note: After submitting your e-mail, you do not receive future U.S. Work World Newsletters, you may need to tell your computer tech to allow “firstname.lastname@example.org” to be accepted on your district’s server. Your district’s server may be blocking as spam e-mail.
Who Do I Contact for Questions?
What is the History of College & Career Publishing?
College & Career Publishing was launched for the school year of 1986 as a monthly printed newletter booklet (16 pages) called California Work World, created for work experience teachers and career guidance technicians. California Work World newsletter was discontinued in 1995 due to the newsletter’s monthly printing and mailing costs. In its place, U.S. Work World was launched and provided as a once-a-year set of two three-ring notebooks with over 500 pages of lessons that could be taken to the copy machine and copied for students, staff, and parents of the purchasing school site. Inquiries from out-of-state teachers expanded College & Career Publishing nation wide as out-of-California teachers inquired about and purchased U.S. Work World for use in careers classes, vocational programs, continuation school programs, and some prisons. In 2002, the first U.S. Work World website was launched with lessons in PDF format that educators downloaded from the website and printed out. The shift to PDF web-based lessons, and the shift of printing costs from College & Career Publishing to the teacher’s printer enabled the yearly subscription price to drop 70% to $65 per year where it is today. It is the goal of U.S. Work World to Prepare Today’s Students for Tomorrow’s Jobs with up-to-date and interesting, current event lessons and handouts that educators may use to supplement career education curriculums and share with staff and parents. U.S. Work World is not designed to be a stand-alone career education curriculum.