Offers Online "Guide To Career Prospects In Virginia"
26, 2001-- Students,
parents, guidance counselors and anyone wanting to learn more about
career outlooks in occupations throughout Virginia can find a trove
of useful information on the World Wide Web from the University
of Virginias Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service.
accountants and auto mechanics, to engineers and musicians, to park
rangers and welders, the centers online "Guide to Career
Prospects in Virginia" offers a full range of up-to-date background
material and projections on dozens of occupations. Created by Cooper
Center demographer Julia H. Martin and research associate Achsah
H. Carrier, it is located at www.ccps.virginia.edu/career_prospects/
guide is intended to be a helpful and complete data base about all
the many careers that are important throughout the state, as well
as the nation," said Martin. "In addition to individual
career-seekers, it may be especially useful to educational administrators,
librarians and program planners. It is regularly updated and convenient
career is described in a detailed analysis that tells required educational
levels, school subjects to take, special skills needed, working
conditions, expected earnings levels, and the job outlook for it
guide also offers extensive information on careers and prospects
in 12 regions throughout the state, including projections for annual
job openings locally. It also lists community colleges that offer
related occupational courses in each region and contains Web links
to national information sources in numerous job fields.
in the searchable guide are grouped according to a system of broad
families, such as "health science" and "information
technology," that has been organized by the state Office of
Career and Technical Education.
guide can be searched easily by career families, key words, regions
and other topics, as well as by its list of dozens of careers. It
also suggests ways for students to explore an occupation.
Cooper Center study of "Virginias Changing Workplace,"
describing what employers are looking for in different career areas,
is also included on the Web site.
additional information call (804) 982-5581 or 982-5582.
Bob Brickhouse,(804) 924-6856