CAREER ASSESSMENTS AND EXPLORATIONAre you not sure what career path you want to take? Are you looking for some career path direction? Then you have come to the right place. We invite you to review the following websites and take one or more of the assessments so that you gain a better self-understanding as it pertains to career choices.Keep in mind, no one measure determines what a student SHOULD do as a career - but rather, it gives students some guidance to help determine possible career paths.CAREER ARTICLES/TRENDSThe US is facing a serious shortage of airline pilots
icle/airline-pilot-shortage- united-states/index.htmlBig Future by the College Board - Shows majors that matches interestsCalifornia Apprenticeship Programs - Information regarding apprenticeships in California. An apprenticeship is an excellent career choice if you like to work with your hands; are willing to serve an apprenticeship for up to five years, depending on the trade you select; have dexterity, mechanical ability, problem-solving skills and the ability to work collaboratively with a team; want to earn a living wage and good benefits; and want the opportunity to advance in your career.California Career Center - Career planning website with tools to help you map your future, whether looking ahead to college, apprenticeship, the military or other options.California Career Zone - Comprehensive career exploration and planning system. The website provides four easy to use career assessment tools and information on over 900 California occupations.CareerOneStop - This website takes skills that you have or are interested in obtaining and matches them with careers or jobs that require those skills. Provides information if that career is in demand and what education is required.Career Cluster Interest Survey - Everyone has a different way to describe themselves and what they like to do. This survey lets you rate activities you enjoy, your personal qualities, and school subjects you like. Then you can see which career clusters are a match for your interests. Takes about 5-10 minutes.Employment Development Department - State of California. Website is focused on job growths in every sector, what it looks like locally and state-wide and projected growth over the next few years.Jobs Made Real - Designed to help discover career pathways, operated by teens for teens for teens. It is operated by non-profit organization out of Santa Rosa CA.My Future - Helps young adults explore post-secondary options by helping with career choices and exploration into college and/or military. It provides information on more than 900 civilian and military career fields, nearly 700 accredited colleges, as well as salary potential and college admission details. Additional resources and links for potential choices are based on personalized assessments.My Next Move - Interactive tool for job seekers and students to learn more about their career options. This website has tasks, skills and salary information for over 900 career options.Occupational Outlook Handbook - Can help you find career information on duties, education and training, pay and outlook for hundreds of occupations. Brought to you by the United States Department of Labor - Bureau of Labor Statistics.O*Net - takes skills that you have or are interested in obtaining and matches them with careers or jobs that require these skills. it also provides information as to whether or not that career is in demand and what education is required.O*Net Interest Profiler - helps you find out what your interests are and how they relate to the world of work. You can find out what you like to do and what kinds of careers you might want to explore.STEM Type Navigator - Do what you love. Connects your passions and dreams to the right opportunities so that you can find your career success.
Tri-City Workforce Training Resource an informational website providing useful information on other post-secondary local training and educational opportunities. The website works as an on-ramp for counselors, students, case managers, and career coaches to navigate training and educational options. Because Post-Secondary Education is not just a four-year degree, a variety of training opportunities for adults at different points in their careers are included. The site provides information on training and educational opportunities for Auto-Cad technicians, Medical Assistants, Bank Tellers, Pharmacy Technicians, or Pre-Apprenticeship Construction Programs for the trade industry, to name just a few. The site also includes funding sources to help students pay for classes, resources for entrepreneurs, growth industries, salary data, and Labor Market Information (LMI).United States Military - provides information on opportunities within the five military service branches. Students can explore the many options in these branches including career, education or training possibilities. Also included is information on joining and salary options.Who Do You Want to Be? - includes information on California high school and community college courses, career options, and financial assistance. It will help you make decisions about the right courses to take in high school and community college so that you have the opportunity to turn that passion of yours into a great job and a great future.CAREER IDEAS TO MATCH YOUR PASSIONS
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