Looking for career readiness activities for elementary students? It is never too early to introduce your students to the number of career options they have ahead of them. While introducing your students to this subject can be difficult, we’re here to help make the process a little easier. Use the below lesson plan in tandem with Vault – Understanding Money™ to show your students the endless career possibilities they have in store for their future.


This lesson will teach students how to explore career options using information from the Vault program. Students will research and identify potential careers related to current interests and talents.

Refer to the “Your Career” activity in the Income and Careers concept group of the Vault program. “Your Career” should be completed by the students prior to the discussion and activity.

Learning Objectives

 Students will be able to: 

  • Evaluate different career options based on interests, knowledge, and abilities.
  • Differentiate between a job and a career.

Download and print the free Vault Careers Lesson Plan and Career Connections Poster to get started.

Vault – Understanding Money

Vault is an interactive learning course specifically designed to introduce financial education skills early in a child’s cognitive development.  The course uses the latest in new-media technologies to bring complex financial concepts to life for today’s digital generation. Evidence-based learning theories are incorporated to increase students’ knowledge and build the foundation for making good financial decisions at a young age and promote career development skills.

vault careers mockup

Topics Covered:

  • Responsible Money Choices
  • Income and Careers
  • Planning & Money Management
  • Credit & Borrowing
  • Insurance & Safety Management
  • Savings & Investing

Teachers have access to robust measurement and assessment tools to track their students’ knowledge gains, and additional resources such as a curriculum guide and supplementary lesson plans.

Are you interested in bringing Vault – Understanding Money to your school? Connect with us and we will contact you to provide access to the program free of charge.