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     STEAM Enrichment Opportunities

     
     
    Friends of Oak Park Schools Supported Programs

     
     
    Career Exploration

     
     
    This site includes Information on California high school and community college courses, career options, and financial assistance. It will help you make decisions about the right courses to take in high school and community college so that you have the opportunity to turn that passion of yours into a great job and a great future. 
     
     
     

    California CareerZone is a proven, successful career exploration and planning system designed especially for students. Jobseekers, educators, and counselors will also benefit from the wealth of information on 900 occupations from the Occupational Information Network (O*Net) database.

    Users are encouraged to work through the Interest Profiler, Work Importance Profiler, and Assess Yourself assessment based on the Holland Codes for self-exploration. Comprehensive information on 900 occupations includes state specific wages, worker attributes, job characteristics, and much more. There are 300 career videos that give users a snap shot of the featured occupation. Job openings on Job Central are easily accessible within each occupations profile. Please continue on investigating from the Resource link where other useful resources are listed.

    California CareerZone has been developed among the California Career Resource Network (CalCRN), the California Department of Education (CDE), and the Employment Development Department's Labor Market Information Division. Development of the California CareerZone has been paid for through an allocation of Carl Perkins funding from the California Department of Education.

     

    O*NET 

     

    The O*NET program is the nation's primary source of occupational information. Central to the project is the O*NET database, containing information on hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors. The database, which is available to the public at no cost, is continually updated by surveying a broad range of workers from each occupation. Information from this database forms the heart of O*NET OnLine, an interactive application for exploring and searching occupations. The database also provides the basis for our Career Exploration Tools, a set of valuable assessment instruments for workers and students looking to find or change careers.

     
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