RESOURCES FOR Careers, Transitions, College Readiness

Career And college readiness

Transitions and Careers

Webxam: a 24/7 Online assessment delivery system created by the Center on Education and Training for Employment (CETE) at The Ohio State University.

Jobs-of-the-Future: In this report, the President’s Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) presents a projection of potential developments in the U.S. labor market over the next five to ten years and discusses the preparations necessary to develop the 21st century workforce. We discuss the skills that will likely be most relevant in growing occupations, the value and limitations of our current post-high school education and training systems, and the characteristics of a more effective education and training structure.

Our Ohio: Buying Local, Farm and Farmers Markets, Recipes, Events Grow it. Know it. Live it. Search: Food/Cooking · Neighbors · Home/Gardens · Our Ohio e-Letter button · Our Ohio free magazine.

Ohio Means Jobs K-12 Students: Provides information on career exploration, education and training, career planning, and budgeting. A new version of Ohio Career Information System (OCIS). Allows students to create a “backpack” to save information and view again later.

O Net Online: Sponsored by the US Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration O’Net provides detailed descriptions of occupations.

The O’Net Resource Center: Provides assessment tools for career exploration (Ability Profiler, Interest Profiler, Work Importance Locator, Work Importance Profiler).

 

ACT: More than just a registration page for students taking the test. Good resources for college planning, financial aid and career planning.

ACT/PLAN World of Work: An interactive graphic shows how occupations relate to each other based on specific work tasks. Includes job information.

OSU Career Counseling and Support Services: While designed for college students, much of the information is still applicable for high school students.  Some areas are only accessible for OSU students.

The New York Times College and University Admissions: Current and archived articles related to college search and selection. Two special sections on the page are the College Admissions Navigatior and  Higher Education Resources.

Career Skillet: Career Skillet promotes Family and Consumer Sciences. This link defines Family and Consumer Sciences and explores 10 areas of study for career options.  Serves as a nice introduction to careers students may not be  connecting to FCS.

2012 National TSA High School Leadership Lessons: Fun, thought-provoking lessons and activities designed to build leadership. Topics include: communication, creative thinking, critical thinking, decision making, ethics, evaluation, organization, problem solving and self esteem.

Student Loan Calculator: Provided by the New York Times: One of the biggest decisions for those entering college is how to finance their education — and for more than two-thirds of those getting bachelor’s degrees, the answer involves taking on debt. The calculator offers a guide to the borrowing picture at various institutions — and what it takes after graduation to repay the loans.

Study Guides and Strategies: 16 years of the Study Guides and Strategies.

National Crime Prevention Council: Resources/links for bullying, conflict resolution, cyber bullying, hate crimes, teen dating violence and others.

Education Porthole: Short and fun videos, taught by the world's best teachers, help students easily master any subject.

Study Skills Resources:  Active listening, reading comprehension, notetaking, stress management, time management, testing taking, and memorization are only a few of the topics addressed in our study skills guides for students.

Drive of Your Life: Drive of Your Life is a fun online career exploration game that helps middle-school and high school students learn more about themselves, higher education and careers. This free educational tool lets kids answer a series of questions about themselves to learn what careers could interest them and then go on a virtual drive to learn more about each of those careers – all in their own customized car.

BLS Occupational Outlook Handbook: For hundreds of different types of jobs, such as teacher, lawyer, and nurse, the Occupational Outlook Handbook tells you: the training and education needed, earnings, expected job prospects, what workers do on the job, working conditions.

NYS Education Department Career Zone: The place to explore careers related to your strengths, skills and talents. To begin, click one of six clusters pictured, or View All Careers to see all the occupations.

Career One Stop: Students can follow links to explore career and education options including: Identify Your Interests, Explore Careers, and Find Education Options. This site is sponsored by the U. S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.

Careers in the Military: Get the inside story from real people in the military. View military career profiles and military jobs you may not have thought about!

The Money Instructor: Career Planning: Career planning helps you learn about yourself, your skills, your strengths, weaknesses, and your potential fit for a particular career. Here students learn about the importance of careers, and also learn the basic steps and techniques for preparing for and having a successful career and balanced life.

Ohio Department of Education Financial Aid Information for Families: Simple explanations and links for additional information on things like College Advantage, Sallie Mae, FAFSA, and state grants and scholarships.

BestColleges.com is a site that helps prospective students make informed decisions about their college education with the use of a comprehensive database of schools/universities and various resources. In addition, the site has recently launched a comprehensive scholarship database. For more information, the Financial Aid guide can be found here: http://www.bestcolleges.com/financial-aid/

BestColleges.com is a site that helps prospective students make informed decisions about their college education with the use of a comprehensive database of schools/universities and various resources. In addition, the site has recently launched a comprehensive scholarship database. For more information, the Financial Aid guide can be found here: http://www.bestcolleges.com/financial-aid/

http://altinvesthq.com/edu/study-skills/ - this resource is a comprehensive guide to improving your study skills. It details good study habits, a thorough checklist to help you prepare more effectively for exams as well as common study mistakes so that you can avoid making them.

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/04/24/memory-improvement-tricks.aspx - memory plays a vital role in studying and this useful resource provides you with the lifestyle tools to ensure your brain's memory center (the hippocampus) continues to grow new cells throughout your life.

http://www.educationcorner.com/learning-styles.html - understanding your learning style will ensure you are able to study more effectively. This guide will help you better understand your natural approach to learning and should be used to guide the types of revision you engage in.