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Overview of the Virginia Education Wizard

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Overview of the Virginia Education Wizard

  1. 1. Overview of theVirginia Education Wizard<br />Presented by Christy Jensen, Assistant Professor – Northern Virginia Community College<br />
  2. 2. Background Information<br />http://www.vawizard.org<br />Developed by Virginia’s Community Colleges<br />One-stop, online resource that provides information on the following topics:<br />Careers<br />Curriculums<br />Financial assistance<br />
  3. 3. Prospective Students<br />Identify career paths and curriculum choices<br />Learn about sources of financial assistance<br />
  4. 4. Current Students<br />Track current job credentials or associate’s degree paths<br />Plan for transfer to complete a bachelor’s degree<br />
  5. 5. Experienced Workers<br />Explore new careers<br />Learn about required education or certification tools<br />Enroll in a Virginia Community College<br />
  6. 6. Features<br />First-time users can build a personal profile<br />On-line guide, Ginny, can walk users through the Wizard and answer questions<br />
  7. 7. Features<br />Interest assessment<br />Values assessment<br />Browse careers by name or cluster<br />Program, major, & course information<br />Financial aid information including scholarships<br />Financial aid Award Estimator (account required)<br />Transfer agreements<br />Guaranteed Admissions Agreements<br />Transfer planner<br />
  8. 8. Features<br />Skills assessment (account required)<br />Resume builder<br />Interview tips<br />Work-based learning section <br />Veteran’s Career Finder<br />Parent information section<br />Sources: <br />Virginia Education Wizard (http://www.vawizard.org) <br />Virginia Education Wizard Fact Sheet http://www.vccs.edu/Portals/0/ContentAreas/WizardDocs/Wizard%20-%20Wizard%20Fact%20Sheet.pdf.<br />

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