These web sites will help you with the career planning process:
Skills & Abilities, Personality, Values, Comprehensive Sites
These quizzes and inventories are tools that you can use to find out more about who you are and what you want to do with your life and career.
- Career Cruising
Here you will be able to use the career matchmaker, explore career options and create your own portfolio. To log on, ask the career practitioner for the username and password.
- Career Clusters Interest Survey
This tool allows you to respond to questions and identify the top 3 career clusters of interest. This pencil/paper survey will take about 15 minutes to complete when finished go to the "16 Career Clusters" at the top of this web page to learn more about the clusters that interest you.
Skills & Abilities
- Employability Skills 2000+
This is a short inventory to assess your employability skills. We all need employability skills to get employed and advance in our jobs.
- Type Focus
This is a personality type assessment that will result in a list of occupations that will potentially fit with your personality type.
The web sites below will help you to research career options including responsibilities, education requirements, salary and related occupations.
Labour Market Information
The following websites provide information about the labour market:
For very specific technical needs, choosing a school may be easy. There might be only two or three places that teach a particular skill. For more common trades or for a liberal arts education, the choice can be overwhelming. While there are no real rules about how to choose a school and a program, the following are general guidelines that can help make the process easier:
- Determine what type of school you are looking for: university, college, vocational school or institute
- Determine what type of program you would like to take or what specific skills you need to acquire
- Obtain course calendars from the schools that you are interested in and visit their Web sites
Consider some of the following criteria:
- Size of school and classes
- Reputation of school and job placement rate of graduates
- Opportunities for cooperative programs (i.e., programs that combine work and study experience)
- Fees and financial aid options (e.g., scholarships, grants)
- Admissions requirements
- Quality of facilities and resources (e.g., libraries, technical equipment)
- Faculty, staff
- Ability to accommodate special needs (e.g., access to adaptive technology for visually impaired students)
- Recreational and other activities (e.g., sports, clubs, school newspaper)
Like any other product or service, it is important to be a smart consumer when choosing the institution where you take your courses. Here are some web sites that you can use to research your education options:
Planning for Post-Secondary
Prince Edward Island