Career Exploration Program

About the program:

With the Career Exploration and Innovation Program, students grow their entrepreneurial mindsets and skills as they apply their passions and strengths to identify opportunities to discover, research, and innovate a career. The program also teaches youth how to communicate like a professional, use technology for effective inquiry, and leverage their networks.

The program is available for grades 6-8.

Recommended for: Career & Technical Education (CTE), Outside School Time – OST (afterschool, summer, 21st Century Community Learning Centers – CCLC), any enrichment and supplementary programs

The Career Exploration and Innovation Program consists of:

Professional Development

Curriculum Resources


Impact Post-Survey

Professional Development

Educators are inherently entrepreneurial as they empathize to understand the needs of their clients, constantly iterate to improve their service, and persist daily to overcome obstacles and challenges!


  • Training: 3 hours and virtual, unlimited seating
  • Scheduling: Custom schedule to fit your needs
  • Coaching: Up to four 60-minute coaching sessions during the program

"This program will allow students to have a growth mindset. It will also allow them to share their ideas and start thinking about what they would like to do in the future, giving them a head start in the job search."

-Tiana, Site Coordinator, After-School All-Stars Hawaii


The VentureLab Career Exploration and Innovation Program includes flexible curriculum to allow for both in-person and remote learning, plus a thorough instructor’s guide.

Student Workbook

Instructor Guide

Digital Workbook & Interactive Slidesk

Impact Post-Survey

Free Curriculum Through fun, hands-on lessons

Assess and improve your entrepreneurship program and use the collected data for reporting and evaluation. End of of program survey (10-20 minutes each) for the following:

  • Instructor
  • Student (grades 9-12)

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