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Careers Wiki

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Project Documents

Here are documents related to the completion of this project:
Wiki Rubric- Borrowed from Vicki Davis

Careers Resources

State's Careers Clusters This is the official website for the States' Career Clusters Initiative (SCCI). Check out the Careers Cluster Leaders for contact information for your specific cluster. Alos check out the link for the 16 career clusters.
Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) Online version of the career handbook by the same name. Research a specific occupation or profession and find out the training and education required, salary, job prospects, working conditions, and the nature of the work. Searchable and browsable. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), U.S. Department of Labor.

These links and summaries come from the Librarians' Interent Index (August 7, 2007)
  • Career Voyages This Web site tailored for teens and young adults "features detailed information about the fastest growing industries and occupations, the skills and education required to prepare for them, job openings by area, and wages, licensing requirements and growth rates for numerous occupations." Includes information about "on-the-job training, apprenticeship programs for skilled trades, and two-year professional degree programs at community colleges." From the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Career Development eManual A detailed guide intended for university students, but valuable for people at any career stage. It shows how to assess one's personality, aptitudes, and values and how to match these to potential occupations. It gives advice on job hunting, practices, and reassessing one's career progress. The emphasis is on self-development, being proactive, and professionalism, but the process comes across as fundamentally enjoyable and enhancing rather than daunting. From the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
  • America's Career InfoNet This site "provides national, state and local career information and labor market data." Includes "career tools, career reports, videos, a career resource library," and more.
  • The Fun Works: For Careers You Never Knew Existed This website allows students ages 11-15 to explore various careers in the arts, music, sports, science, technology, medicine, and engineering suited to their personal interests. It includes quizzes to focus on aptitudes, games and puzzles to provide a glimpse of the jobs, and information about necessary education, typical salaries, and the nature of the work. From the Educational Development Center.
  • National Centers for Career and Technical Education (NCCTE) This consortium of university organizations has a goal of "providing innovative approaches to improving the practice of career and technical education at the local, state, and national levels." Its website features webcasts and podcasts, issue briefs, studies, information about programs, and related material. NCCTE are funded by the Office of Vocational and Adult Education, U.S. Department of Education.
  • Licensed Occupations Database "Search for occupational licensing requirements by state, occupation or agency. This tool includes information on licenses that may be required by law in order for you to practice a particular occupation. Information for all states, agencies, and licenses may not be included." Includes contact information for licensing agencies, but does not provide links to agency Web pages. From America's Career InfoNet.
  • Mapping Your Future A site "for students and parents with information on financial strategies, career options, and college planning." Also available in Spanish. Searchable.
  • Adventures in Education (AIE) Contains resources for "college and career planning" for students, parents, counselors, and educators. Includes tools for calculating costs, information on financial aid and scholarships, links to related resources, and more. Also available in Spanish.
  • Youth Synergy The mission of this site from Spokane, Washington state, is "to create a comprehensive youth delivery system that prepares youth for success in work and life." Designed for young people ages 14-21, it offers career information, a job finder, resume and cover letter information, advice on applying for jobs and dressing appropriately, and interview tips. Includes survival tools, a calendar, articles, discussion forums, and links. Searchable. From the Spokane Area Workforce Development Council.
  • Job Shadowing Nationwide program that provides students with "an up-close look at the world of work" by matching them with workplace mentors. Provides materials for employers, educators, and students; a newsletter and news updates; job shadowing statistics; and details of state and national Job Shadow Day activities. A coordinated effort of America's Promise, Junior Achievement, the U.S. Department of Labor, and the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Exploring Careers (test video link.) Test II