Career Exploration

ACT DISCOVER

http://www.act.org/discover/

DISCOVER® provides guidance and information to help people make important career and educational decisions.

  • Research-based assessments of career-relevant interests, abilities, and job values help individuals consider career options that are a good match for them. ACT's World-of-Work Map organizes occupations into six clusters, parallel to Holland's Hexagon, to help users focus on preparing for career options that fit them best.
  • DISCOVER's comprehensive, developmental guidance process helps users identify their strengths and needs, make good career decisions, and build a plan based on their personal profiles.
  • The system offers complete, current databases of occupations, college majors, schools and training institutions, financial aid/scholarships, and military options.
  • Users can also learn how to develop good job-seeking skills through effective resumes, cover letters, job applications, and interviewing skills.

ASVAB

http://www.asvabprogram.com/

The ASVAB was developed by the U.S. Department of Defense. The ASVAB Career Exploration Program was developed with input from a panel of career development experts and designed to encourage students to increase their level of self-knowledge and to understand how that information could be linked to civilian and military occupational characteristics.

The ASVAB Program recently was re-designed to be helpful to virtually all students, whether they are planning on immediate employment after high school in civilian or military occupations, or further education at a university, community college, or vocational institution

California Career Zone

http://cacareerzone.org/

California CareerZone is a spin-off of the New York CareerZone, a proven, successful career exploration and planning system designed especially for students. Jobseekers, educators, and counselors will also benefit from the wealth of information on 900 occupations from the Occupational Information Network (O*Net) database.

Users are encouraged to work through the Interest Profiler, Work Importance Profiler, and Assess Yourself assessment based on the Holland Codes for self-exploration. Comprehensive information on 900 occupations includes state specific wages, worker attributes, job characteristics, and much more. There are 300 career videos that give users a snap shot of the featured occupation. Job openings on Job Central are easily accessible within each occupations profile. Please continue on investigating from the Resource link where other useful resources are listed.

California CareerZone has been developed among the California Career Resource Network (CalCRN), the California Department of Education (CDE), and the Employment Development Department's Labor Market Information Division. Development of the California CareerZone has been paid for through an allocation of Carl Perkins funding from the California Department of Education.

Career Cruising

http://www.careercruising.com/

Career Cruising is an industry-leading online career guidance and planning system. People of all ages use our tools to find the right career, explore education and training options, and build their own portfolio. Our add-on products extend Career Cruising’s functionality, making it easier for schools to manage their course selection process, communities to meet their workforce development needs, and students to prepare for the SAT/ACT. Learn more about implementing Career Cruising at your school, library, or employment center on our "Products" page.

To access Career Cruising, go to http://www.careercruising.com/ and enter your:

Username: swccd

Password: chulavista

College Board My Road

https://myroad.collegeboard.com/myroad/navigator.jsp

MyRoad is a comprehensive online college and career planning resource for students and educators. This easy-to-use website helps middle school, high school, and college students explore comprehensive information on majors, colleges, and careers. MyRoad also provides educator tools to help you support your students in planning their future.

MyRoad enables students to:

  • Discover who they are and what they might achieve in college and beyond
  • Explore college majors that can help them achieve their goals
  • Learn about careers from professionals in the real world
  • Build their college lists and simplify the college application process
  • Create and save personal planning portfolios that can be shared with counselors and/or families



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