This Toolkit is a guide for future job seekers.

Use this free resource to learn about in demand careers and postsecondary pathways. It takes less than a minute to register and your data will not be shared.

Tech is a function that enables every sector.

Every business depends on technology and skilled workers.  Digital skills will be needed in almost every future job. Whatever job you want to have, digital skills can help you launch and grow your career.

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  • You can’t be it if you can’t see it. The goal of the Toolkit is to intentionally raise awareness of tech career pathways and encourage young people to learn more, especially people from groups historically underrepresented in tech. We invite you to find your way into the field.
  • You never know until you try.  The Toolkit has activities to try out relating to some digital jobs.  We want to demystify tech jobs. We hope you will persist through the activities, reflect on what is challenging and develop your confidence to know that with training you can be successful.
  • There is a path for everyone.  The great thing about tech careers is that there are multiple pathways and multiple entry points.  The Toolkit demonstrates the importance of postsecondary education while raising awareness of workforce training and certifications as options. Start Anywhere. Go Everywhere.

Shared Lane is an organization dedicated to preparing young people for the careers of their future.

Shared Lane customizes services for organizations -- schools, districts, charter management organizations, community based organizations, etc. -- who are building or broadening the reach of career pathways programs.

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The Digital Careers Toolkit is produced by Shared Lane Services, which is founded by Julian Cohen, a NYC educator with high school, district and workforce development experience.  The concept was jointly conceived by Julian and Jorge Correa Jr., who were colleagues before Jorge became a content manager at IBM.  Much of the content is authored with the deep expertise of Andrea Azzolina, founder of Dataverse IT, former executive at JetBlue and Per Scholas board member.  Subject Matter Experts who collaborated on aspects of the Toolkit include Ismail Ocasio, Jeannie Smith, Jordhan Kerridge, Priya Ramanathan, Sierra Harvey, & others.  Shared Lane acknowledges Per Scholas for initiating the concept, and PDT Partners for contributing a feasibility study as a component of Per Scholas’ Technology Careers Exploration Program (TCEP).  Shared Lane is grateful to the Carnegie Corporation of New York for support of this project as a grantee of the Pathways to Postsecondary Success portfolio.  

Shared Lane is responsible for all content.

Earn a Microcredential

Apply to earn a MicroCredential

Micro-credentials are competency-based recognition of professional learning. These digital certifications recognize an individual's competence in a specific set of skills, providing an opportunity for educators to manage their own professional learning at their own pace.

Shared Lane offers an ‘Advising for Digitally Enabled Careers’ micro-credential in which learners  investigate pathways to digitally enabled careers and develop activities to advise their students. The micro-credential is earned through Digital Promise, a nationally recognized non-profit that works to close the digital learning gap.

This Toolkit is for you!
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Use these resources as units and lessons in your class. There are downloadable materials and contextual information.
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Try these activities to discover the path
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Share these resources with learners in small groups or for one-on-one career guidance with young adults.

Navigate your career path.

Get oriented to careers, skills and training options. Make a Plan that is your roadmap to a digitally-enabled career.