Early exposure to technology and emerging career fields helps prepare students for rewarding futures. Connecting the classroom with business and industry is key to helping them achieve the American dream.

Educators (grades 5-12) are encouraged to use episodes of degrees that work.tv and corresponding free lesson planning guides to help make that connection. Each 28-minute episode of the documentary series reveals interesting stories and valuable information related to the U.S. Department of Education's career clusters, which provide career awareness and direction for students.

Career clusters represented in the series include:

  • Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
  • Architecture & Construction
  • Arts & Communication
  • Manufacturing
  • Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)
  • Transportation, Distribution & Logistics
  • Information Technology

Wow! Loved this medium. Very cool effort for teachers and kids – can't wait to share it at home.

The technology in the presentation was great. Seemed like it kept the attention of the viewers.

Thank you for the resources. Very interested in incorporating the videos into our career education program.

Very helpful to students in career exploration.

Great product and it's free! Can't wait to eventually see all of the 16 clusters represented.

If it's free ... It's for me! Well done!

I will use the info immediately.

What an incredible resource and the price is right. Innovative and needed.

Written comments from faculty who viewed the resources during the 19th Annual Conference on Integrated Learning: The School to Career Connection, November 2010, at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel.

Individual episodes of degrees that work.tv and lesson planning guides may be downloaded for free.

DVDs of episodes and hard copies of lesson planning guides may be ordered free of charge by contacting
Andrea O'Neill, WVIA Director of Education at andreao'neill@wvia.org or 570-602-1182.