Welcome to Career Exploration

Home of Carl the Career Bear

Featured Video for July 2020 Career Pathways (coming soon)

A site to learn more about specific careers in our area

Whats So Cool About Manufacturing Video Contest

A Few Words About Us

The Business Education Partnership connects students, industry, and community partners to build career pathways. Career Counselors from Workforce Solutions for North Central PA are dedicated to helping students explore career options by matching interests and opportunities. We provide guidance through programs and offer information through social media and our career exploration website.


There will be 55 million job openings in the economy through 2020: 24 million openings from newly created jobs and 31 million openings due to baby boom retirements. (Georgetown.EDU)

Nationwide, three out of 10 high school grads who go to four-year public universities haven't earned degrees within six years. At four-year private colleges, that number is more than 1 in 5.(National Student Clearinghouse)

Students are more engaged in education and highly motivated about their future when they have a clear understanding of themselves and how they might live and work when they leave school. (Schlechty, 2001)

Your degree isn't always that important to employers. Despite what you'd like to believe, many employers won't care where you went to school, or even what you earned your degree in. They'll focus instead on your skills. (USA News, Lindsay Olsen)

Services & Activities


Carl allows even our youngest students excitement in a future career, Through his book, videos and meet and greets, students, experience the fun of career exploration

Connect with Business

We help to connect business with education to promote hands-on learning today for jobs of tomorrow. Businesses can fill out the attached form to assist in this endeavor

Career Clusters

The 16 career clusters with activities

Benchmark Activities Grade 3

A list of activities that can be used as artifacts for 3rd grade PA Future Ready Index

Benchmark Activities Grade 5

A list of activities that can be used as artifacts for the 5th grade PA Future Ready Index

Benchmark Activities Grade 8

A list of activities that can be used as artifacts for the 8th grade PA Future Ready Index

Benchmark Activities Grade 11

A list of activities that can be used as artifacts for the 11th grade PA Future Ready Index

Ready Set Work

A website for public and educational use to assist with Career Ready skills. Classes and certificates available at no cost.


We believe that career education is more than hearing about careers. We work with teachers, schools, and businesses to create interactive events. Contact us to find out more.

Camp Exploration

Camp Exploration is a day camp held for a week in the summer to explore careers in healthcare and social serve.

B&C virtual camp

A new virtual camp for students interested in building and construction trades


We are here to help you find your future

Jocelyn Bash

Clearfield County


call (814)594-9651

Colleen Prechtl

Jefferson County / Dubois area


call (814)594-0134



Our career counselors work in remote locations, but information can also be obtained through our main office.

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425 Old Kersey RD





Equal Opportunity Employment Program

Auxiliary Aids and Services are available to individuals with disabilities

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