Perry Local
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Perry Local Schools
4325 Manchester Road
Perry, OH. 44081
Phone: 440.259.9200

College and Career Readiness

 Career Readiness
What is needed to be Career Ready?

The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) define career readiness as the attainment and demonstration of requisite competencies that broadly prepare college graduates for a successful transition into the workplace. The competencies associated with career readiness are:

  • Critical thinking/problem solving
  • Oral/written communication
  • Teamwork/collaboration
  • Digital technology
  • Leadership
  • Professionalism/Worth ethic
  • Career management
  • Global/intercultural fluency
See this link for detailed information about these competencies:
http://www.naceweb.org/uploadedfiles/pages/knowledge/articles/career-readiness-fact-sheet.pdf
More NACE Career Readiness resources [sample materials and assessments]:
http://www.naceweb.org/career-readiness/competencies/career-readiness-resources/

Career Awareness
Career awareness is an exploration of possible career pathways and job opportunities as well as understanding what skills are needed in order to be successful. Many students learn more about themselves if they take a career interest inventory or assessment. Some of the student management systems, such as Naviance, have career inventories available.

Career Interest Inventories or Assessments:
Ohio Means Jobs [Explore it]
https://jobseeker.k-12.ohiomeansjobs.monster.com/ExploreIt/DefaultCci.aspx#/welcome
U.S. Department of Labor
https://www.mynextmove.org/ [Search careers, browse careers, take an interest inventory]
https://www.onetcenter.org/usingOnet.html [Career Exploration using O-NET Interest Profiler]
https://www.careeronestop.org/ExploreCareers/explore-careers.aspx [assessments, occupation, career videos, salaries, state by state information]
CollegeBoard’s RoadTrip Nation [requires registration for a free account]
https://collegeboard.roadtripnation.com/
Big Future [CollegeBoard] [major and career search]
https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/majors-careers
Cuyahoga Community College [Career Coach]
https://tri-c.emsicareercoach.com/
Battelle For Kids – College and Career Readiness Resources
http://portal.battelleforkids.org/Ohio/topics/college-and-career-readiness/college-career-resources

Career Exploration & Planning
Career exploration and planning involves looking at specific career interests more in depth such as participating in career shadowing or internships, examining self-awareness about one’s skills, participating in service learning, and developing a plan to achieve one’s goals.
 
U.S. Department of Labor – Occupational Outlook Handbook [provides information about different occupations, salaries, and education needed for occupations]
https://www.bls.gov/ooh/
Ohio Means Jobs [Plan It]
https://jobseeker.ohiomeansjobs.monster.com/PlanIt/Index.aspx
Ohio Means Jobs [Career Clusters]
https://education.ohio.gov/getattachment/Topics/Career-Tech/Career-Connections/Resources-for-Teachers/K-12-RESOURCE-GUIDE_9-11-2014.pdf.aspx
Ohio Means Jobs [Career Fairs and Workshops]
https://jobseeker.k-12.ohiomeansjobs.monster.com/ExploreIt/Events.aspx
Ohio Department of Education [Career Pathways]
http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Career-Tech/Career-Connections/Career-Pathways
College Credit Plus [Earn credit for college while in high school]
https://www.ohiohighered.org/content/college_credit_plus_info_students_families
Career InfoNet [certification finder, salaries, resume help, career videos (also in Spanish).
https://www.careerinfonet.org/select_occupation.asp?next=occ_rep
National Association of Colleges and Employers [salary information]
http://www.naceweb.org/default.aspx
Advance → State Leaders Connecting Learning to Work --
National Career Technical Education Foundation
[Career Clusters, Knowledge & Skills statements, Plan of Study]
https://careertech.org/career-clusters
MAP Your Career [Workforce Development Council – Seattle]
http://www.mapyourcareer.org/

Career Assessment Resources
ACT WorkKeys Test Preparation [earn industry credentialing]
http://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/workforce-solutions/act-workkeys/test-preparation.html
Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery [for those interested in the Air Force, Navy, Coast Guard, Marine Corps or Army]
http://www.asvabpracticetests.com/
ACT
http://www.act.org/
SAT
https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat
National Association of Colleges and Employers [examples: internship evaluation form, career planning for liberal arts]
http://www.naceweb.org/career-readiness/competencies/sample-assessments/

College Credit & Certification Programs

College Credit Plus (college readiness determined by individual colleges/universities)
Baldwin-Wallace University
https://www.bw.edu/undergraduate-admission/guest/college- credit-plus/ (not participating)
Case Western Reserve University
https://case.edu/ugstudies/pre-college-scholars-program/
Cleveland State University
http://www.csuohio.edu/admissions/college-credit-plus
Cuyahoga Community College
http://www.tri-c.edu/college-credit-plus/
John Carroll University
http://sites.jcu.edu/admission/pages/apply/transient-students/college-credit-plus-2/
Please note: many other Ohio colleges participate, some on-line

Local Certification Programs at Colleges (ask about CCP as a starting point)
Cuyahoga Community College
http://www.tri-c.edu/workforce/index.html
(200+ Workforce training and programs)
http://www.tri-c.edu/programs/programs-a-z.html
For example: Network Technician
http://www.tri-c.edu/workforce/cisco/network-support-technician.html
(training needed, funding eligibility, required abilities, salary information, video about CISCO training at Tri-C)

High demand certification programs:
Bio-Medical Engineering Technology
http://www.tri-c.edu/programs/engineering-technology/bio-medical-engineering-technology.html
Electronic Engineering Technician Certificate
http://www.tri-c.edu/programs/engineering-technology/electronic-engineering-technician-certificate.html
Laboratory Phlebotomy
http://www.tri-c.edu/programs/health-careers/laboratory-phlebotomy/index.html
Medical Assisting
http://www.tri-c.edu/programs/health-careers/medical-assisting/index.html
Employment Sites for the Cleveland area
Cleveland.com
http://www.cleveland.com/jobs/

Monster

https://www.monster.com/jobs/l-cleveland,-oh.asp
Career Builder
http://www.careerbuilder.com/jobs-in-cleveland,oh
Indeed
https://www.indeed.com/l-Cleveland,-OH-jobs.html
Snagajob
http://www.snagajob.com/jobs/ohio/cleveland_jobs.html
SimplyHired
http://www.simplyhired.com/local-jobs/cleveland-oh
Craigslist
https://cleveland.craigslist.org/search/jjj
City of Cleveland (also has links to internships)
http://www.city.cleveland.oh.us/CityofCleveland/Home/Community/CareerCenter
OhioMeansJobs (search by city):
http://jobs.ohiomeansjobs.monster.com/Search.aspx?pg=1&rad=20&rad_units=miles& sid=68&cnme=Cleveland
EmploymentGuide.com

http://cleveland.employmentguide.com/