The IB celebrates 10 years of the CP

The IB is celebrating 10 years of the Career-related Programme (CP). Learn how to get involved below and celebrate together.

The CP was introduced as a trial in 2012 within 27 schools around the world. This followed an initial pilot that started in Finland in 2006. Renamed from ‘Career Certificate’ to the Career-related Programme (CP) in 2014, there are now 310 schools offering the CP across 48 countries internationally.

Schools all over the world can adapt the CP to their cultural and environmental needs, making it accessible and applicable to all communities. CP students gain transferable and lifelong skills in applied knowledge, critical thinking, communication, and cross-cultural engagement – leading them towards higher education, apprenticeships, and employment.

Read more about the CP.

Join in on the celebration

If you are a part of our CP community and would like to share what you love about the CP, you can do this by sharing your post on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #IBCP10. The IB is looking forward to seeing the community come together to share your experiences with the CP.

On 18 July 2022 we will begin showcasing your submissions. Your submission could range from, posts about CP students’ projects, to celebrating CP alumni, teachers or schools, to anything else related to the curriculum.

Please note:

  • Children under the age of 16 require parental permission to be photographed.
  • Participants must use the hashtag #IBCP10 for it to be showcased here on the website.
  • If you would like to take part but not use social media, please email your stories, images, videos or any memories from the past 10 years of CP to