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School-to-Career

Resources

Elementary

Middle

 STEM Career Planning

Career Assessments

Especially for Young Women

Health Careers

Technology and Careers

High School

Workforce and Labor Market

Post-Secondary Education

Especially for Parents

 

Elementary

* Career Town (interactive) http://www.vaview.vt.edu/activities/town/index.htm

* Index site for many career Web sites http://www.kids.gov/k_careers.htm

* http://www.kids.gov/k_5/k_5_careers.shtml

Activity Center (worksheets) http://www.vaview.vt.edu/educators/k-5/resources/print/

* What Do You Like? www.bls.gov/k12/index.htm (grades 4-8)

Middle

* Assessment, search and easy-to-read descriptions http://www.vaview.vt.edu/students/6-8/

* Videos http://www.acinet.org/acinet/videos.asp?id=27,&nodeid=27

* Comprehensive career exploration, assessment, planning and college planning: http://mappingyourfuture.org/

* Interviews with people with great careers http://www.imagiverse.org/interviews/

* http://www.kids.gov/6_8/6_8_careers.shtml

* What Do You Like? www.bls.gov/k12/index.htm (grades 4-8)

STEM Career Planning
(useful for students considering applying to Stafford Academy for Technology)

Engineering? 

http://www.discoverengineering.org/ 
 
www.engineeryourlife.org
http://www.tryengineering.org/explore.php 
Health and Medical Careers? 

http://science.education.nih.gov/lifeworks 
Information technology?

http://computingcareers.acm.org/ 
http://tcc.comptia.org/job_roles.aspx  
http://www.dotdiva.org/


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Career Assessments

* Who R U? http://www.vaview.org/68/check-it/who-r-u/

* Assessments and exploration of career options: http://mappingyourfuture.org/PlanYourCareer/

*Interest Profiler http://www.onetcenter.org/CIP.html

*Work Importance Profiler http://www.onetcenter.org/WIP.html

*Ability Profiler http://www.onetcenter.org/AP.html

Especially for Young Women

Exciting ideas for girls in computing  www.dotdiva.org
 
Exciting ideas for girls in engineering www.engineeryourlife.org

Science, Technology, Education and Mathematics (STEM) Career Role Models http://www.pcc.edu/pcc/pro/women/default.htm

More Science, Technology, Education and Mathematics (STEM)  Career Role Models http://www.womentechworld.org/bios.htm

* Variety of careers http://www.womenswork.org/girls/careers.html (grades 6-12)

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Health Careers

* Career search and information http://library.thinkquest.org/15569/

*Career information www.nchealthcareers.com

National Institutes of Health career discovery site http://science.education.nih.gov/lifeworks

Technology and Careers

* Different job roles in Information Technology http://tcc.comptia.org/job_roles.aspx

* http://www.bls.gov/k12/computers.htm

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High School

*Search and easy-to-read career descriptions http://www.vaview.vt.edu/careers/

* Comprehensive career exploration, assessment, planning and college planning: http://mappingyourfuture.org/

* Search, information and on-line portfolio www.virginiamentor.org

U.S. government occupational site http://www.bls.gov/oco/home.htm

* Videos http://www.acinet.org/acinet/videos.asp?id=27,&nodeid=27

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Workforce and Labor Market

http://www.bls.gov/oco/cg/

http://www.bls.gov/oco/home.htm

www.myfuture.com

www.acinet.org

www.careerbuilder.com

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Post-Secondary Education


A middle school parent's college prep guide http://www.greatschools.org/college-prep/planning/594-middle-school-parents-college-prep-guide.gs

Opportunities - Preparing for Higher Education Guide and Workbook (free-to-order or download booklet) http://www.ecmc.org/details/opportunities.html 

College credit for high school (Dual Enrollment) http://www.germanna.edu/de/?menuchoice=DE%20Home

Virginia Education Wizard, linking career goals to educational programs and majors  www.vawizard.org

* Careers, majors linked to Virginia colleges www.virginiamentor.org

*http://www.collegeboard.com/csearch/majors_careers/profiles/

PSAT (preliminary college admission testing) http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/psat/about.html 

ACT (college admission testing) www.act.org

SAT (college admission testing) www.collegeboard.org

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Especially for Parents


*8 ways for elementary students to learn about careers (K - 8) http://familyeducation.com/article/0%2C1120%2C21-13513-1%2C00.html?ecu033016

*Connecting academic achievement to career success (middle school) http://www.greatschools.org/parenting/teaching-values/585-connect-school-to-work.gs

*Helping your child become motivated, based on research from Dr. Carol Dweck, a noted psychologist (K - college)  http://mindsetonline.com/whatisit/about/index.html

Career Coaching for Parents (booklet) (9 -12)  click here to download

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