Explore Careers

This page provides resources that assist educators, students and families answer student career exploration questions such as:

Resources

America’s Career OneStop - Career Videos
This Website contains videos of hundreds of careers organized by the U.S. Department of Education's 16 career clusters.

Beyond Education
A new website with Key Facts About Education Outcomes In Florida Section 445.07, F.S., requires the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity to make available, to the public, an on-line tool that provides students, parents and others with outcome information on the employment and earnings of Florida graduates from public institutions of higher education - state universities, state college institutions and district technical centers. The data source for this information is the Florida Department of Education's Florida Education and Training Placement Information Program (FETPIP) and Office of Student Financial Assistance. This information is intended to provide students, parents and others with a preliminary view of the type of information that is available on Florida's Economic Success Metrics website.

Career Cruiser Career and Education Planning Guide (pdf)
Student activities include quizzes, games and checklists exploring interests, values, skills, motivation and more.

Career Cruiser Career and Education Teacher's Guide (pdf)
Educator resources include Career Cruiser lesson plans and activities.

Florida High School/High Tech
A community-based partnership designed to provide high school students with disabilities the opportunity to explore jobs or postsecondary education leading to technology-related careers by providing a broad range of academic, career development and experiential resources and experiences.

High School/High Tech Program Guide 
Educator resource that describes the five components of HS/HT and provides information on launching, sustaining, managing, evaluating and marketing an HS/HT program. 

More Successful Transition Planning:  20 Top Questions and Ways to Answer Them 
This resource answers questions asked by students and teachers about careers and occupations and how they relate to secondary and post-secondary education. Student worksheets are included. (Registration required)

MyCareerShines 
This online planning tool is a comprehensive career planning system. With MyCareerShines, Floridians will be able to explore careers, identify personal preferences for future employment and learn about the educational requirements for specific professions.

Non-Paid Community-Based Vocational Educational (CBVE) Programs (pdf)
This TAP discusses guidelines and issues for non-paid CBVE vocational exploration which briefly exposes students to a variety of work settings in order to investigate their interests, values, beliefs, strengths and needs in relation to characteristics of a work environment.

Parent Primer on Career Exploration (pdf) 
Parent resources include information on career clusters, workplace changes and high demand jobs.

Paving the Way to Work: A Guide to Career-Focused Mentoring 
This educator resource contains information on designing mentoring programs for youth, including youth with disabilities, in the transition phase to adulthood.

SIMPLY Careers! A Guide for Persons Involved in Transition Planning (pdf)
Educator resources for Steps 2 and 3 (Career Focus and Career Research/Pathway) of the seven step career development process include information on matching interests and talents with career focus areas, researching careers and occupations and reproducible masters for career focus cards, career pathway cards and a career research activity sheet.  

U.S. Department of Labor Employment & Training Administration (DOLETA) Job & Career Information 
Free online career exploration resources include links to Career Voyages, O*Net Online, CareerOneStop, Career Guide to Industries, Occupational Outlook Quarterly and career videos.

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