The Naviance system we use to help students through the college search and application process also has a career search and planning component. There, students can:
- Take a personailty test
- Complete interest inventories
- Explore careers that may interest them, including salaries, job tasks, and training needed.
- Build their resume
Many of these activities will take place during our PATH classes that meet once a week by grade level in the high school. Students and parents can begin using the Naviance system as early as 7th grade. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain your password. (Please put “Naviance Password” and the student’s name in the subject line.)
Other resources for exploring careers and career planning in middle and high school include:
- Start Where You Are: This resource is available for Vermont students, grades 7 through 12. Take a road trip through the career landscape in Vermont. Network with other teens who share your interests, learn about Vermonters working in careers that interest you, and use coll tools to develop your sense of direction.
- VT Guidance Central at www.vsac.org: Take the free Career Finder, Interest Profiler, Work Values Sorter and Basic Skills Survey to learn about your interests, values and preferences. Then explore careers, link to college majors, and search for schools that match what you are looking for.
- The McClure Foundation and the Vermont Community Foundation have created a resource to assist Vermont students, graduates and veterans who seek career information entitled Pathways to Promising Careers. The goal of this website is to improve access to training and education so that today’s students are ready for tomorrow’s Vermont jobs.
- www.creativecareers.com: Get directions and downloadable forms to create a career notebook, along with ideas for content.