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Accounting Exploration
Explore the many different opportunities and great salaries in the field of accounting. Games and tools for students and teachers. Watch videos and listen to what accountants say about their careers, how they became interested in this area and why they love their jobs!

AgExplorer
Use AgExplorer to find hundreds of careers in the agriculture, food and natural resources industries. This excellent website includes information on educational requirements, where to look for educational programs, salaries, and job outlooks!

Career Clusters in Virginia
Career clusters help you investigate careers and design your courses of study to advance your career goals. A career cluster is a grouping of occupations and broad industries that include multiple career pathways.

Career Planning Guide
The Career Planning Guide (CPG) is a career-planning tool for students and a resource for parents, teachers, and school counselors who guide students in career choices.

CTE Trailblazers
Trailblazers’ mission is to help you recognize all career opportunities, unrestricted by social or cultural expectations. A nontraditional career is any occupation in which females or males comprise 25% or less of its total employment.

Dream It. Do It. Virginia.
Dream It. Do It. Virginia. is a free career resource tool to help individuals learn more about the exciting field of advanced technology. Careers in the areas of robotics, manufacturing, healthcare, information technology, and biotechnology offer above-average pay and opportunities for advancement. Check out the great videos!

KnowHow Virginia
This site, sponsored by the Virginia Career Education Foundation, lets you explore careers and identify course offerings that will prepare you for your career. It includes a self-assessment.

Occupational Outlook Handbook
The OOH can help you find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlookfor hundreds of occupations.

O*Net Online
O*NET OnLine has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development, and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more!

PBS Roadtrip Nation
Roadtrip Nation empowers individuals to explore who they are and what they want to do with their life. Through a public television series, online resources, and an educational curriculum, Roadtrip Nation helps career-seekers connect to real-world professionals and discover pathways aligned with their interests.

Personal Finance Education
NEFE’s High School Financial Planning Program® (HSFPP) is a free turnkey financial literacy program specifically focused on basic personal finance skills that are relevant to the lives of teens in grades 8–12.

Science Matters
Science Matters is a multi-media educational initiative of the Community Idea Stations, central Virginia’s PBS and NPR stations. It strives to inspire the community to value science and understand its importance to our future.

State Council of Higher Education for Virginia
Postsecondary education and employment data published by the State Council of Higher Education.

Virginia Career View
This site helps K–8 students explore career options, introduces the 16 career clusters, and provides resources and activities to enhance career development.

Virginia Education Wizard
The Virginia Education Wizard offers extensive career information, including assessment tools based on interests, skills, and values. This is the tool we will use in our classroom guidance sessions with grades 9 and 11.

Virginia Employment Commission
This commission provides employer and job seeker services, unemployment benefits, and labor market information.

What Can I Do With This Major?
Wondering how to connect majors to careers? Click on Majors of interest to see outlines of common career areas, employers, and strategies designed to maximize career opportunities. Choose Links to find a list of websites that provide additional information.

Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth
In Virginia, extensive research was conducted about employer needs. Employers from all industry sectors from across Virginia and the nation agree that this list of 21 skills addressing personal qualities, professionalism, and technology literacy skills are vital and widely valued.

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Community Resources assists and connects volunteers, human service organizations, and available resources to address community needs. You can reach this department at (804) 365-4302 or (800) 491-0575.

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