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Welcome to the Career Center/CTE. We are here to help all students learn more about themselves and careers. As you explore, research and use our career resources we hope that you will use the information to make the right decisions that will have a positive impact on the course of your future.  We also provide specialized support services for students enrolled in Career Technical Education classes.

 Assessment  Career Exploration  Choosing a Career  Improving Your Professional Skills

Discover your major and set your career goals

StudentGroupA critical part of your career or job satisfaction depends upon your knowledge of yourself, and the skills you possess, your values and interests.

The California Career Café website describes the journey of exploring Possibilities by “Opening the door to various career possibilities and CareerCafeFULLby imagining the future you want for yourself.  
Doing some self-inquiry and reflection will help you get in touch with who you are and what you want in your life and in your work. This is an important step in finding a career that is right for you.” Watch this short video addressing where you may want to be in 5 years. Start video here: Possibilities

To get started, review the Steps to Career SuccessSteps 1Steps 2 which will assist you with the Assessment and Career Exploration process.

Develop your academic plan and set a timeline for reaching your goals

CompassOnce you know your major and have defined academic and career goals, it is time to discuss your plans with a counselor who will assist you with developing a Student Educational plan (SEP) and show you the right general education classes to fit your needs. To learn more about the general education requirements, go to Step 3.

Getting ready for the ever-changing world of work

Having a strong and confident image will set you head and shoulders above the rest of the competition when seeking employment. The Career Center offers a variety of workshops to assist in this preparation that include resume writing, interview training, and job searching and networking strategies. Every step of the way our Counselors are there to critique and review your progress as well as provide support and encouragement.

If you are ready to start preparing to look for employment, proceed to Step 4 .  We also recommend you schedule time to attend our workshops and use our exceptional resources to get you the career of your choice. 

Last updated: 7/16/2018 8:56:40 PM