Career Readiness for students


Updated September 22, 2020

While MCPS schools remain in virtual-only instruction, MCPS-sponsored in-person internships and work-based learning (WBL) experiences—those that  award MCPS course credits with an MCPS teacher of record—will remain on hold at this time. In-person worksite options are considered an extension of the classroom and will follow guidance for the recovery of in-person instruction in school buildings. Internship coordinators and WBL teachers are expected to visit job sites in-person, to ensure safe working conditions and valuable educational experiences for students. In addition, teachers and paraeducators provide in-person on the job training and direct job coaching to many students and is a fundamental aspect of WBL programming.  In order to ensure equitable access to these in-person experiences with appropriate levels of MCPS staff support, MCPS will develop and implement in-person internship and WBL experiences in conjunction with other plans for small group instruction in school buildings, when approved to do so.  In the meantime, state-approved student WBL experiences will continue to take place through virtual internships, capstone projects, and other virtual simulations.

College/Career Research and Development (CCRD)

Is College/Career Research and Development (CCRD) for You?

  • Do you enjoy new opportunities to earn money for your future?
  • Do you want real-world career experience in a field that interests you?
  • Do you want to prepare yourself for college and a career?
  • Do you want to develop skills that will help you to manage your personal finances?

About the Program

College/Career Research and Development is a two-year program of study that prepares students with academic, technical, and workplace skills necessary to pursue future education and employment in a career field of their interest upon graduation from high school.

Sample Course Plan for College/Career Research and Development (CCRD)

Sample Courses