Career Cruising at www.careercruising.com
Career Cruising website provides students with access to a comprehensive career and college readiness program that will help them learn about potential careers that match their interests, skills and learning styles. With that information in hand, students will also be able to determine the type of training or education that is needed after high school to prepare for their career(s) of interest. Students can then adjust their class choices each year to fit with their goals. The website also enables students to research colleges, explore financial aid options build a resume and learn about in-demand career fields, among other features. Career Cruising is a componet used in the High School and Beyond Plan.
The High School and Beyond Plan itself will represent the culmination of what students learn in their Career Cruising lessons, and will be discussed with parents and staff during annual Student Led Conferences in the Spring of each student's freshman, sophomore and junior years. In the senior year, the students' Career Cruising High School and Beyond Plan Portfolios will be due on March 1st and will be evaluated by the Career Center Specialist to determine if they meet each student's High School and Beyond Plan graduation requirement. Those who do not meet standard will be contacted to make adjustments until standard is met.
The ASVAB Career Exploration Program
ASVAB Career Exploration Assessment will be given at Olympia High School in the Library in February each year. There is not cost to taking the assessment and students will need to pre-arrange their absence from periods 1 through 3 because the assessment is three hours long. Sign-up for the test will be done out of the Career Center starting in January.
The ASVAB Career Exploration Program is a comprehensive career exploration and planning program that includes a multiple aptitude test battery, an interest inventory, and various career planning tools designed to help students explore the world of work.
The ASVAB Career Exploration Program is intended for use with students in the 10th, 11th, and 12th grades, as well as students in post-secondary schools. The Program provides tools, including the test battery and interest inventory, developed by the Department of Defense to help high school and post-secondary students across the nation learn more about career exploration and planning. Results of the aptitude test and the interest inventory enable students to evaluate their skills, estimate performance in academic and vocational endeavors, and identify potentially satisfying careers. These results are integrated with work values to help students identify and prioritize possible career choices. Students are encouraged to consider their own work-related values and other important personal preferences as they explore the world of work and learn career exploration skills that will benefit them throughout their work lives.