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Career Development Resources
California Career Resource Network
California Department of Education
The California Department of Education’s California Career Resource Network (CalCRN) provides career development resources to strengthen the career decision-making and career-planning skills of California’s middle and high school students. The CalCRN’s home page at www.californiacareers.info has links to all CalCRN resources, which include the following:
The California Career Center (www.calcareercenter.org) Web portal is a comprehensive “virtual counselor” with career and college resources and tools to help students begin their career journey. Free student account feature. The Career Center’s focus is on students, but it contains resources for counselors, teachers, parents, and guardians. Includes Lesson Plan Creator for educators.
The California CareerZone (www.cacareerzone.org) is a career exploration system providing four easy-to-use career assessment tools. It connects users with information on more than 900 California occupational options and colleges across the country. The “Make Money Choices” budgeting tool helps students make the connection between life style choices and occupations that can financially support those choices. Free student account and educator account features. Free downloadable workbook.
The Support Personnel Accountability Report Card (www.sparconline.net) The SPARC online tool enables school site student support teams to create a unique, publishable document highlighting the impact their staff and programs are having on student career and college readiness.
Join the CalCRN e-mail list! Write to John Merris-Coots at the e-mail address below or go to: https://www.calcareercenter.org/Home/Content?contentID=308
This mobile application is a tool for beginning career exploration and planning. Students can explore careers on their mobile devices by viewing snapshots of the more than 900 occupations detailed on the California CareerZone. Career Surfer is a free download from the Apple App Store or Google Play.
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Career Exploration & Planning
ACT career readiness curriculum
- The National Career Readiness Certificate™ (NCRC®) is based on an individual’s performance on three WorkKeys® skills assessments: Applied Mathematics, Locating Information, and Reading for Information. Scores on these assessments determine the certificate level—bronze, silver, gold, or platinum—an individual can earn.
- These assessments measure a range of essential work skills, including the ability to:
- Perform basic mathematic operations relevant to the workplace
- Read and understand documents commonly found in the workplace
- Find information presented in common workplace graphics
- Set up and solve complex work-related math problems
- Determine the relevance of written information to work-related tasks
- Apply information derived from graphics to work-related problems
- The NCRC gives individuals proof that they possess the skills employers deem essential to workplace success. This improves career outcomes for everyone from people just entering the workforce to longtime employees—and it enhances employers’ hiring, training, and promotion decisions.