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Curriculum and Information Resources for Career Education

  1. 1. RESOURCES FOR CAREER INFORMATION REFERENCE GUIDE June, 2006 This reference guide, developed by the Iowa Labor Market Information (LMI) Project, will help you to use Labor Market Information in career planning and education. You’ll find resources for such information as the skills and education needed for specific jobs, training opportunities, curriculum ideas, and lesson plans. The reference guide is arranged alphabetically by topic, enabling you to find various sources for the items you may need. A sampling of resources has been included. Information from America’s Career InfoNet,, and the Iowa Workforce Development Labor Market Information Bureau,, are featured, but many other resources are also listed. Inclusion in this resource guide does not mean that the web site or resource is endorsed by the Iowa LMI Project. You likely have many resources not included in this particular guide and will no doubt discover additional ones as you explore web sites and publications. Please make notes in this guide to personalize it for your own use. This guide was last updated on 1/23/2006 however sites do change with little warning. Please be aware of that and notify Charlotte Rashid of any changes or problems. Her phone number is (563) 336-3471. Her e-mail address is If you would like to customize this guide to include your own local resources, contact Charlotte and she will send you the Word document. 1
  2. 2. TOPICS RESOURCES ADDRESS/PUBLICATION Adult Training Programs Employment & Training Administration Annual Earnings by Career Voyages Educational Level Occupational Outlook Quarterly Apprenticeships Occupational Outlook Quarterly Office of Apprenticeship Training, Employer & Labor Services National Joint Apprenticeship & Trng. Comm. Riley Guide (Select A-Z Index, select Apprenticeships) Assessments America’s Career InfoNet (Select Skills Profiler, Testing & Assessment, or Career Resource Library, under Career Planning, select Career Assessment) Assessment Guides Career Key Career Management International Career One Stop (Select Testing & Assessment) Career Toolbox CHOICES Available at most local IWD offices. (Select Learn about Choices) Holland Career Game Indiana Learn More Resource Center 2
  3. 3. Assessments (Continued) Keirsey Personality/Temperment Sorter (Available in several languages) Online Tools for Career Planning & Dev. (Under Job Seekers, select Career Planning Tools, then Online Self Tests) Riley Guide (Select A-Z Index, select Assessment Resources) Work Keys World of Work Map Career Exploration ACTE Online (See also resources under Assessments) America’s Career InfoNet Bureau of Labor Statistics (Select Career Information for Kids) Biotechnology Careers Cal State University Career Development Resources (Texas) Career Guidance & Decision Making Career Voyages Careers in Healthcare CHOICES Available at most local IWD offices. (Select Learn about Choices) Engineer Girl Environmental Careers (Select Careers) 3
  4. 4. Career Exploration Iowa Workforce Development (Select Students) (Continued) Iowa Workforce Network (Select Careers and then Enter an Occupation under Occupational Information Center) IPTV - School to Careers I Seek (Select Explore Careers) Job Shadows Job Star Central Mapping Your Future Next Step Occupational Outlook Handbook O*Net Riley Guide (Go to the A to Z Index, select Career Exploration) Student.Gov (Select Explore Careers) Tech Career Compass Wetfeet World of Work Map Career Pathways IPTV - School to Careers Career Videos America’s Career InfoNet IPTV - School to Careers 4
  5. 5. Classroom Speakers IPTV - School to Careers IWD Contact your local Iowa Workforce Development Office College Planning College Board College Planning Getting Ready for College Early U.S. Dept. of Education, 1-800-USA-LEARN (publication or online) Iowa College Student Aid Commission Think College College Search Career Mart (Select College) College Planning Smart Career Move (Select Live, select Education) The Princeton Review Community Service Students.Gov (Select topics under Community (Also See Volunteering) Service) Cost of Living Cost of Living Comparator Curriculum Ideas & Advanced Technology Environmental Edu. Ctr. Lesson Plans All Math Alliant Energy’s Power House Kids 5
  6. 6. Curriculum Ideas & American Tech Publishers Lesson Plans (Cont.) Ask Eric Association for Career & Technical Ed. Building Career Awareness in the Charlotte Rashid, EICCD, LMI Project, 1-563-336-3471 Elementary Classroom (publication) E-mail at Curriculum Resource Center Dept. of Labor Educational Resources Educators Reference Desk Engineer Girls Entrepreneurship Education ESL Partyland Federal Resources for Educational Excellence First Gov (Under Information by Topic, select Jobs & Education) GeoSpy Get Tech Girls Go Tech Girls Incorporated Illinois Department of Natural Resources Illinois State Board of Education Illinois Home Page (Select Learning under State Links) 6
  7. 7. Curriculum Ideas & Institute for Entrepreneurship Lesson Plans (Continued) Iowa Home Page (Select Kids Page & then Education) IPTV - School to Careers Iowa State Extension Services Junior Achievement Kidzworld LD Online Listen Up! National Dissemination Center & National Research Center for Career & Technical Education National Science Digital Library Nortel Networks Kidz Online Oklahoma Dept. of Career & Tech. Ed. Oregon’s OLMIS PBS for Kids PBS Teacher Source Population Connection Project Learning Tree Science & Math Activities SEMI Project 7
  8. 8. Curriculum Ideas & Teacher Vision Lesson Plans (Continued) Teacher Planet U.S. Dept. of Education Using Labor Market Information in the Charlotte Rashid, EICCD, LMI Project, 1-563-336-3471 Classroom (Resource Packets) E-mail at Weekly Reader Work Ethics Yahooligans Directories of Web Sites America’s Career InfoNet (Select Career Resource Library, select About Jobs Job and Resume Banks) Job Board Directory Job Hunt Nerd World Media: Jobs and Related Links Niche Boards The Riley Guide (Select A-Z Index, select Job Banks Online) Discrimination Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Fair Measures Iowa Civil Rights Commission U.S Dept. of Labor (Under the A to Z Index, select Discrimination) Workforce 8
  9. 9. Dress for Success Dress for Success Dressing Well Quintessential Careers (Select Career Resources, then Search Career Articles and type in dressing for success) Economic Trends Iowa Trends Office of Social & Economic Trend Analysis Sources of Socioeconomic Data For Econ. Dev. Analysis Education and Training America’s Career InfoNet (Career Resource Library, select Explore by Occupation or select Career Exploration, then Gain Skills to Get a Job or Get a Better Job) Career Mart (Select College) Career One Stop (Select Training & Education) Community Colleges (Substitute for “eicc” the correct abbreviation for the college you wish to visit) GED Website Riley Guide (Select A-Z Index, select Education and Training Directories, or other education- related topics) Smart Career Move (Select Live, select Education) Education Needed for America’s Career InfoNet (Select Occupation Information) Specific Jobs O*Net 9
  10. 10. Education Needed (Continued) Occupational Outlook Handbook Educational Statistics National Center for Educational Statistics Electronic Resumes Damn Good Resume EResumes & Resources Job Star California Riley Guide (Select Resumes & Cover Letters) Employer Research America’s Career InfoNet (Select Employer Locator) Riley Guide (Select Research & Target Employers) Smart Career Move (Select Career Center, select View Employers) Various Business Addresses (Try substituting the name of the business for “fritolay”) Entrepreneurship America’s Career Infonet (Select Career Resource Library, then Employment Options) Business.Gov Business Owners’ Idea Café Career One Stop (Select Business Center),6289,,00.html Entrepreneurship Ed Institute for Entrepreneurship International Franchise Association 10
  11. 11. Entrepreneurship Iowa Business Network (Continued) Iowa Dept. of Economic Development Iowa Entrepreneurship Iowa Entrepreneurs Coalition Riley Guide (Select A-Z Index, then Entrepreneurship) Self Employment Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council Small Office Home Office Business Links Teen Business Link University of Iowa Entrepreneurial Center UNI Regional Business Center Venturing Wall Street Journal Center for Entrep. Working Solo Fastest-Growing Jobs America’s Career InfoNet (Select Occupation Information, select Fastest Growing) Iowa Job Outlook (Select Labor Market (printed and electronic) Information) Federal Poverty Guidelines Dept. of Health & Human Services Financial Aid Career OneStop (Select Financial Aid Center) 11
  12. 12. Financial Aid (Continued) College Planning (Select Financial Aid) Financial Aid Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities Iowa College Student Aid Commission U.S. Department of Education Fringe Benefits Evaluating Your Benefits Package Government Benefits Government Benefits Government Links Ben’s Guide to U.S. Government for Kids First Gov First Gov for Kids Grants (See Financial Aid) High Tech Jobs Career High Tech Jobs Online Smart Career Move (Select Career Search, select Search the Job Bank) Tech Career Compass Industry Trends Iowa Industry Trends (Select Industries) Iowa Industry Projections IWD, LMI, Dan Brown, 1-515-281-5093 Industry Wages Career Guide to Industries Occupational Employment Statistics (Select Labor Market Information, select Wage Surveys) 12
  13. 13. Interest Inventories (See Assessments) International Listings Human Resources Development Canada International Labour Organization Kiwi Careers (New Zealand) Mexico New Zealand Department of Labour Riley Guide (International Job Opportunities) Internships Employment Spot Intern Jobs Internship Programs Riley Guide (Select the A to Z Index, then select Internships) Smart Career Move (Select Student Connection) Student Internships Student Jobs Students.Gov (Select Internships) Interviewing America’s Career InfoNet (Select Career Resource Library, then Job (Also see Resources Search) under Job Banks) Job Interviews Monster Board (Select Career Advice, then Interview Center) 13
  14. 14. Interviewing (Cont.) Riley Guide (Select A-Z Index, select Interviewing) Job Banks America’s Career InfoNet (Select Career Resource Library, then Job & Resume Banks) America’s Job Bank Army Civilian Personnel On Line Career Builder Career Mart Careers.Org Employment Spot Federal Jobs Hot Jobs Illinois’ Skills Match Iowa Workforce Development Job Bank JOBLINE 1-800-414-5748 Junior Jobs Monster Board Nation’s Jobs Smart Career Move (Select Search Jobs) Student Jobs 14
  15. 15. Job Corps Job Corps Job Descriptions America’s Career InfoNet (Select Job Description Writer) O*Net Job Listings (See Job Banks) Job Outlook America’s Career InfoNet (Select Occupation Information) Iowa Job Outlook (Select Labor Market Information) Occupational Outlook Handbook Occupational Outlook Quarterly State Occupational Projections Job Requirements ACT, Inc. America’s Career InfoNet (Select Occupation Information or select Licensed Occupations) Iowa Licensed Occupations (Select Labor Market (printed and electronic) Information, select Publications) O*NET Job Search America’s Career InfoNet (Select Career Resource Library, then Job Search) Career Know How Jobweb Richard Bolles’ Web Site Riley Guide 15
  16. 16. Job Shadowing Job Knowledge, Skills, and ACT, Inc. Abilities America’s Career InfoNet (Select Occupation Information) O*Net Lesson Plans (See Curriculum Ideas) Licensing Requirements America’s Career InfoNet (Select Licensed Occupations) Iowa Licensed Occupations (Select Labor Market (printed and electronic) Information, select Publications) Loans (See Financial Aid) Mentoring I Could Be Mentoring Center Mentoring for Women in Engineering & Science National Mentoring Partnership Net Mentors Military Air Force 1-800-USA-USAF Army 1-800-USA-ARMY Coast Guard Marines 1-800-MARINES 16
  17. 17. Military (Continued) My Future National Guard Navy 1-800-USA-NAVY Students.Gov (Select Military Service) No Child Left Behind No Child Left Behind Nontraditional Jobs Engineer Girl Institute for Women in Trades, Technology & Science IA Commission on the Status of Women IA Equity Resource Center U.S. DOL Women’s Bureau Women Tech World Work 4 Women Occupational Projections America’s Career InfoNet (Select Occupation Information) Iowa Job Outlook Occupational Outlook Handbook Occupational Outlook Quarterly State Occupational Projections Occupational Trends (See Occupational Projections) 17
  18. 18. Resume Writing America’s Career InfoNet (Select Resume Tutorial or Career (See Resources Resource Library followed by Job Search and under Job Banks) Resume Guides) Career Know How Damn Good Resume Eresumes & Resources Job Star California Resume Maker Resume Tutor from the Univ. of Minn. Riley Guide (Select A-Z Index, select Resumes and other related topics) Scholarships (See Financial Aid) School to Work Iowa Dept. of Education IPTV - School to Careers Seasonal Jobs Cool Works Summer Jobs Self Employment (See Entrepreneurship) Shift Work Circadian Employee Skills Needed for ACT, Inc. Specific Jobs America’s Career InfoNet (Select Occupation Information) Precision Metalworking Association 18
  19. 19. Skills Needed for Specific O*Net Jobs (Continued) Skill Window (swuser is the username & password) Special Needs Ask Eric Disability Information DOL Disability On-Line Family Village Heath Resource Center Iowa Employment and Disability Job Accommodation Network Job Corps Disability Website Job Seeking Resources for People with Disabilities LD Online NCWD Youth Web Site National Center on Secondary Education And Transition National Federation of the Blind Jobline Searchable Online Accommodation Resource Transitions Youthhood 19
  20. 20. Study Skills Study Skills Self-help Information Summer Jobs (See Seasonal Jobs) Teen Safety OSHA Teen Safety Site Teen Workers Dept. of Labor, Wage & Hour Division Iowa’s Child Labor Laws Youth Rules Training Institutions (See Education and Training) Volunteering Freedom Corps Idealist Points of Light Foundation Volunteer Iowa Youth Services America Wages America’s Career InfoNet (Select Occupation Information, then Occupation Profile and State and National Wages) BLS Web Site with OES Wage Data Occupational Employment Statistics (Select Labor Market (printed and electronic) Information, select Wage Surveys) Occupational Outlook Handbook Riley Guide (Select Salary Guides) 20
  21. 21. Why Stay in School Career Voyages Dept. of Labor Women and Work The Forte Foundation Work-based Learning Guide Iowa Dept. of Education Work Permits IWD Home Page Youth Employment (See Teen Workers) Youth Programs Promising and Effective Practices for Youth Your Local Resources (local newspaper want ads, Chamber addresses, community sites that feature job listings, etc.) 21