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The FCCLA Career Connection program guides youth to link their options and skills for success in families, careers, and communities. Through individual, cooperative, and competitive activities, members— discover their strengths, target career goals, and initiate a plan for achieving the lifestyle they desire.

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Career Connection Units:

Career Connection guides students to develop, plan, carry out, and evaluate projects. The projects improve the quality of life in six (6) units. Students focus activities on different aspects of career development. Students can choose a unit, then plan and carry out related projects that strengthen their awareness of skills needed for careers.

  • PLUG IN to Careers — Understand work and the Career Connection Program
  • SIGN ON to the Career Connection — Link personal interests, skills, and goals to career clusters
  • PROGRAM Career Steps — Prepare with education, leadership, and work experience
  • LINK UP to Jobs — Learn to find and land a job
  • ACCESS SKILLS for Career Success— Practice being productive on the job and promotable
  • INTEGRATE Work and Life — Manage interconnected roles in families, careers, and communities.

Click Here to integrate FCCLA into your classroom by downloading lesson plans and activities!

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FCCLA offers national recognition to chapters that complete the Career Connection projects. This honor includes cash awards and special recognition at the National Leadership Conference, online, and in Teen Times magazine. Chapters apply online for recognition for their hard work and innovative projects with the National Career Connection Program Award application.

  • High School Award — $1,000
  • Middle School Award — $1,000
  • Runner-Up Award — $500

Deadline: Applications must be submitted online to FCCLA national headquarters by March 1.The online award system will automatically close March 1, 11:59 p.m. EST.

Please check back in January 2015 for the new FCCLA online application for program awards.


Career Connection Preview Application

Congratulations 2014 Career Connection Award Winners!!

High School Winner
Northwestern High School FCCLA, Ohio
Project Title: "Step into Your Future"

Middle School Winner
Montgomery County Middle School FCCLA, Missouri
Project Title: Exploring Careers

Runner-Up Winner
Spring Lake Park High FCCLA, Minnesota
Project Title: The Four Ps to Career Success

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