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Counseling & Career Development Resources

Resources for Counseling & Career Developoment

Useful CareerTech Websites

Counseling and Career Development - Our team creates and distributes career development products, offers quality professional development training, and provides technical assistance and leadership for career and academic development.

OK Career Guide - Sponsored by CareerTech, OK Career Guide is an easy online tool available for all Oklahomans to explore and guide their future. You can take assessments, identify occupations, establish education plans and, ultimately, connect to employers. Whether you are a student searching for career and college options or an adult looking for a new career path, OK Career Guide is the powerful tool to provide all the career and educational resources you will need to chart your course for the future.

Career Programs Guide - Oklahoma CareerTech delivers education and training in more than 130 career areas through technology centers, K-12 school districts, Skills Centers (programs for offenders), Business and Industry Services and Adult Basic Education. This handy guide provides a map of our technology center districts, and shows what programs are available at each school or technology center.

Free Publications from the Resource Center

Career Connections for Elementary and Middle/High School - Career Connections introduces Covers for Career Connectionsstudents to career awareness in friendly, age-appropriate format. These full color magazines include activities that introduce students to career fields, career-related vocabulary, good work/school habits, and more. The student editions are sold in packages of 10. Our free Teacher Guides help teachers introduce career awareness, with information to assist teaching each topic.

Gender Equity Self-Assessment for Counselors and Teachers - This checklist helps you assess whether you're treating your students equitably. 

product thumbnailAction Verbs and Employment Card - These verbs can be used to help you describe your skills and experience.

Skill Building Brochure - This brochure provides a list of skills that students already have and rewrites the skills on how to say it to an employer.

Pocket Resume - This pocket survival tool for job applications and interviews allows anyone to take work history, references, skills, and abilities with you as you apply for jobs. No more forgetting addresses, dates, or phone numbers, as this perfect tool keeps everything in one place!

Career Clusters Interest Survey - This four-page survey helps career-seekers determine which career clusters they may want to investigate further.
Download Career Clusters Interest Survey (English)

Download Career Clusters Interest Survey (Spanish)

What’s Next for Your Success (1, 2, 4+)  - Use this document as a flyer to hand out or a poster to display flyer thumbnailin the classroom, encouraging students to think of 1-, 2-, or 4-year goals to a career. It also lists all 16 Career Clusters and six Career Fields.

Student Career Development Checklist (PDF)Activities students should attempt to complete each year, starting in 7th grade, to ensure they are prepared for further education and a career.

Steps for Preparing to Attend an Oklahoma Technology Center - This flyer/poster lists the steps students should take if they want to enroll in a Technology Center.

Links to Other Resources

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Resources in many topics are also available on our Resource Profiles page.

Employment and salary data for prominent occupations and relevant specializations in major areas of public health employment.

Foundation for Economic Education’s Essential Guide to Crushing It at Your First Job

This July 2018 guide is a cheat sheet to get you up to speed on what you need to know when first starting out. Most of this no one will teach you in school. It comes only from broad experience. This guide gives you the benefit of that broad experience without the pain of learning it on your own.

Of the nearly 100 different types of high school diplomas that are awarded across all fifty states and the District of Columbia, less than half prepare students for success in college and career. And while the national high school graduation rate is at an all-time high, the rate at which students earn these college- and career-ready (CCR) diplomas is substantially lower, especially among students from low-income families, students of color, and other traditionally underserved students. This report provides a state-by-state analysis of the different types of diplomas that states awarded to the Class of 2014 and the impact on traditionally underserved students.

Preparing a Career-Ready Student

This infographic identifies ten evidence-based practices for career counseling.

Manufacturing a Way to Career Readiness

This 2017 report discusses how industry measures student readiness.

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