Career Development Resources
Career Cruising is a web-based career exploration and planning system that helps students plan their futures. Students can use assessment tools to determine which career is the best fit for them, then explore detailed occupation profiles and examine comprehensive post-secondary education information. Students can move seamlessly through the career exploration and planning process, while building a comprehensive portfolio. At the same time, counselors and advisors have access to the real-time student information and statistics needed to track and assist students' with their progress and achievement. Students or schools may request free trials: http://www.careercruising.com/Public/Proschtrial.aspx
College Board http://www.collegeboard.com/
College Foundation of West Virginia Web Portal https://secure.cfwv.com - provides free career and college planning information for all West Virginians.
WV Programs of Study: The following links provide information to assist students in completing their ISTP Plans, including:
Agriculture, Science and Natural Resources http://careertech.k12.wv.us/agriculture.html
Arts and Humanities http://careertech.k12.wv.us/arts.html
Business and Marketing http://careertech.k12.wv.us/business.html
Engineering and Technical http://careertech.k12.wv.us/engineering.html
Health Science Education http://careertech.k12.wv.us/health.html
Human Services http://careertech.k12.wv.us/human.html
Pathways to Success
Occupational Outlook Handbook http://www.bls.gov/search/ooh.asp?ct=OOH Students can search careers by job title and job demand.
Onet Career Services O*NET OnLine has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more!
WORKFORCE WV http://www.wvbep.org/bep/LMI/default.htm
Contains occupational employment and wages for State, MSA, Workforce Investment Areas and other states. Includes Skills-Based Projections.
WV Clearinghouse http://wvclear.wvstateu.edu/
The WV Clearinghouse provides a statewide centralized database and resource center for students seeking educational opportunities and employers seeking to hire West Virginians, as well as links to financial aid resources and trainers.
WV EDUCATION PLANNER http://wv.educationplanner.org/education_planner/wv/default.asp?sponsor=2869
http://wvde.state.wv.us/osshp/section1/ResourceManual.htm WV Counselors Resource Manual
http://www.thejobjourney.org/education.shtml The Job Journey
The "Real Game" series at www.realgame.org
http://www.acinet.org/acinet/videos.asp?id=27&nodeid=27 Career One Stop Videos by Cluster
National Career Development Association NCDA Career Resources http://associationdatabase.com/aws/NCDA/pt/sp/resources
Variety Of Career Information From American Career Resource Network