Career Fluency®‭ ‬Curriculum‬‬‬

The Opportunity Network (OppNet) NYC

Career Fluency is a trademarked curriculum designed to enhance college and career readiness skills, particularly focused on serving historically disenfranchised people.

What This Includes

Skills addressed: Networking, Professional Skills, Workplace Skills, Career Awareness, Making Transitions, Using Social Capital, as well as other skills not listed here

Career Fluency Curriculum

  • Curriculum based on four pillars: College Access, Transition, & Success; Career Awareness & Exposure; Professional & Workplace Skills; and Networks & Social Capital
  • UninterruptED virtual learning platform delivers the Career Fluency curriculum remotely
    ● Individual participants and educators can sign up to receive free access to the standardized UninterruptED online course library

Partnership model and professional development

  • OppNet provides a customized Career Fluency curriculum and professional development to a variety of organizations and educational institutions through partnership arrangements and based on an assessment of the institution’s needs, goals, culture, and participant population
  • OppNet also offers virtual public workshops curated for youth development professionals and educators

Key Takeaways

  • OppNet works specifically to address the opportunity gap in education and career development for students of color and students from low-income communities.
  • The Career Fluency curriculum could be relevant to most adults and older youth who are making transitions to post-secondary education and careers. Can be used in older youth programming, community college, high school, adult education, and workforce settings.
  • OppNet works with partners on a variety of levels, from centering student input at the top of the process to producing data reports to guide reflection and improvements.

Founded in 2003, the Career Fluency Partnership program has many schools and foundations among its clientele, including: I Have a Dream Foundation, College Track National, Boston Prep Charter School, Mile High 360, College Summit NYC, Academy of Medical Technology, Manhattan Academy of Arts and Language, Youth Empowerment Project, and the LGBT Center. OppNet launched its virtual training platform, UninterruptED, in Fall, 2020, to respond to users’ interrupted learning and to maximize their college and career success.

Adaptability & Flexibility


Critical & Creative Thinking

Digital Literacy

Emotional Intelligence

Leadership & Initiative

Navigating & Using Information

Respecting Differences


Teamwork & Collaboration

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