Career Cruising

http://www.careercruising.com/


 Description

Career Cruising is an easy-to-use guidance resource for students in grades 9-12 that allows them to better prepare for their careers. Through this web service, students can discover different career paths available to them and learn about themselves through an inclusive assessment tool. With Career Cruising, students have the ability to access detailed occupation profiles including multimedia interviews that are linked to comprehensive university, college and apprenticeship training information after deciding on a career path.


 What functions does Career Cruising provide?

  • Interactive activities to help students learn/manage their career expectations
  • Surveys and questionnaires to support career path choices
  • Links to pathways—post-secondary options
  • Portfolio tool
  • Resume builder


 How can students use Career Cruising to enhance their learning?

Students can use Career Cruising to discover their potential and uncover skills and strengths to better understand their learning styles/preferences and career aptitudes. They can research job descriptions and education/training requirements and explore possible career options to develop personalized plans for their future. Additionally, their progress in school can be tracked by credit completion summaries and accomplishments and their ePortfolio allows them to record/reflect on their career investigations.


 How is Career Cruising helpful to teachers in the classroom?

The Career Advisor Management System (CAMS) tool allows teachers, counselors, and administrators to effectively implement and manage how their students use Career Cruising. Along with providing an easy-to-use database of careers for student research, it also offers a variety of career development tools, assessments, planners, resources, surveys and interactive video that can be used to integrate “Creating Pathways to Success” learning. Teachers of different subject areas can also use it to show their students the career paths available in that subject area.


 How does Career Cruising connect with Differentiated Intruction?

Teachers will differentiate instruction to address learning needs of students.

  • Student Readiness: Career Cruising has video, online and print resources that provide multiple entry points for learning. Online tools allow students to choose their desired level of exploration; they can click deeper or stay with surface knowledge.
  • Student Interests: Students can maintain a portfolio for use in career planning that provides up-to-date evidence of knowledge, skills, interests, and experience.


 How does Career Cruising connect with the Ontario Curriculum?

Exploration of Opportunities
Students will develop a portfolio of documents that are necessary for planning a pathway for secondary school success and demonstrate career-exploration strategies to research relevant information about education and work opportunities and postsecondary options, using print, electronic, and human resources.

Personal/Interpersonal Knowledge, Learning and Management Skills
Students can use a self-assessment process to develop a personal profile and identify their personal characteristics, interests, strengths, skills, competencies, and needs, and describe how these influence their decisions/goals about education and work.

Preparation for Transitions and Change
Students will apply decision-making, goal-setting and action-planning processes to prepare for the transition from secondary school to their postsecondary destination and for future transitions in their career.

Courses include:

  • Grades 9-10 Learning Strategies 1: Skills for Success in Secondary School
  • Grade 10 Career Studies, Discovering the Workplace
  • Grade 11 Designing Your Future
  • Grade 11 Leadership and Peer Support
  • Grades 11-12 Advanced Learning Strategies: Skills for Success After Secondary School
  • Grade 12 Navigating the Workplace


 How can educators integrate Career Cruising into their teaching practice: the SAMR Approach

The SAMR model is an approach to examining how educators can take a traditional classroom practice and consider how technology can (S)ubstitute, (A)ugment, (M)odify, or (R)edefine their teaching.

Career Cruising can ‘Substitute’ and ‘Augment’ the use of career development textbooks because it is a guidance tool that can be used online with lots of options and pathways to explore and interactive activities and tools that enhance traditional lesson plans. Student learning and teaching is ‘Modified’ and ‘Redefined’ because this software is student driven and students can control what they discover and learn.

 

Click the following link for tutorials and training session to help you use Career Cruising: http://public.careercruising.com/ca/en/training/webinars/

Screenshots:

Best Assessment Tool

Resume Builder

Career Suggestions

Learning Styles

Sample Career Paths

A Day in the Live

CAMS

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FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q: How do I access Career Cruising for my classroom?

A: Access to Career Cruising is provided through your Operational Contact. To find your Operational Contact, click here and enter your board name.