Career Profiling for High Schools
Our approach is based on the principals of Positive Psychology. We believe that successful career planning grows out of a positive outlook on life and events, and from embracing what is good in our lives.
Career Avenues has developed an extensive database of over 1400 occupations over the last 2 decades which are matched against each of the elements in our profiles. This gives students a comprehensive list of career ideas at the end of their reports which are matched against their profile.
Career Avenues Profile
The Career Avenues Profile is a full colour,16 page booklet which includes a detailed report on each area included in the career assessment. It also provides lists of compatible careers in each of the student's top 3 interest categories. These careers are matched with the student's aptitudes, interests and personal style. Students also receive a Career Development Workbook to show them how to research these ideas.
1. Assessment Session - paper and pencil OR online
Paper and Pencil: In large group tests at school, we take students through our tests and questionnaires in a 4 hour session. Career Avenues staff will conduct this session. We supply all materials in one large group at school and takes just under 4 hours, including a 20 minute break.
We can use conventional test booklets and hard copy scanned answer sheets, or, if the school technology is suitable, large groups of students can complete the material online.
Online: Schools can also conduct the testing themselves over several school lessons, using the online system. This allows schools to participate with only small numbers of students. Students who miss the main test session are also able to complete online.
2. Areas covered in Report:
Career Avenues has developed an extensive database of over 1400 occupations over the last 2 decades which are matched against each of the elements in our profiles.
Within 3 weeks of the testing, the careers adviser normally receives the students' reports. These are handed back in a feedback session.
3. Student Feedback
Reports are printed in booklet form and posted to the school with the Log Books. Feedback options for schools to select from are:
4. Log Books
With the Career Avenues Profile report students are also provided with a Log Book to guide them through the use of their profile. These exercises help students identify and evaluate career options they wish to research using the information in their profile. Log Books can be used in class or as an individual aid in further career exploration.
This research is supported by our online tools and career glossary.
Our program can be modified and adapted to meet the specific requirements of each client school.
Here are some recent comments from students and parents about our program:
Our recent survey results from our school clients and parents were overwhelmingly positive about the value of our career profiling process.
We aim to inspire students to imagine amazing futures for themselves and to aim high. We never tell students what they "should" do. Instead we try to open their horizons and encourage them to get excited about their future.
Further information including pricing is available by contacting Marian Kratzing at firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning (61) 1300 764 641.