Career Readiness for Young Adults

For the past 25 years, PYD has delivered our Career Readiness program in Boston-area classrooms. Through our impact and knowing firsthand, the need for transition programming, our curriculum is now available to all educators and youth-serving organizations nationwide.

The curriculum was designed using the principles of Universal Design for Learning, which include flexible goals, methods, materials, assessments, and accommodations for learning differences, allowing for the curriculum to be used in both inclusive and substantially separate educational environments.

Our Career Readiness curriculum includes 37 lessons (about 1 hour each), with a student workbook and teacher’s guide for each lesson. It covers topics such as:

  • Professional communication
  • Resumes, cover letters, and interviews
  • Stress management
  • How to be a good employee
  • Soft skills in the workplace
  • Disability disclosure
  • Financial responsibility & budgeting
  • Entrepreneurship

A media resource list is included with the curriculum. This tool includes resources such as videos, interactive activities, worksheets, visuals, and more!

The Career Readiness curriculum was developed by Partners for Youth with Disabilities (PYD) and is the intellectual property of the organization. Your purchase provides access to program materials as well as licensed permission to use the program for an initial period of (1) year.

Estimated Length: 1 hour

This is a free, self-paced training course required for Career Readiness instructors. This course is recommended to be completed prior to accessing the PYD Career Readiness Curriculum materials.

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5 Lessons

FREE Lesson Sample - Introduction to Resumes

This sample is of Lesson 4 from PYD's curriculum, and provides students with an introduction to resumes and begins to walk students through the process of creating their own. The student and teacher workbooks are provided as a sample.

Career Readiness (Individual License)

1 Teacher | Up to 30 Students | 12-Month Download Access


Career Readiness (Group License)

Up to 10 Teachers | Up to 200 Students | 12-Month Download Access


Interested in purchasing the curriculum for a larger group of teachers or students? Contact us for custom pricing!