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1 Resources for Postsecondary Employment Options
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2 Websites Louisiana Workforce Commission www.laworks.net Career Builder
Louisiana ePortal America’s Job Bank – nationwide job posting service D R A F T

3 One-Stop Career Centers LWIA20 Workforce Center
Everything you need to: look for a job make career choices develop skills select the right school Get: Information Guidance and counseling Training referrals Computer access or other services provided by their knowledgeable staff who are eager to help you succeed in achieving your goals D R A F T

4 O N E - S T P C A R E R Tangipahoa Parish Workforce Center SW Railroad Ave.  Hammond, La Ph   Ph   Fax: a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday  Contact: Belinda Cason Ascension Parish Satellite Center / WIA Office 204 Mississippi St. Ste. B  Donaldsonville, La Ph   Fax: a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday  Contact: Edrice Thomas /  Edna Alexander Pt. Coupee Parish Satellite Center / WIA Office 305 East Main St.  New Roads, La Ph   Fax:   8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday  Contact: Ronald Bellezaire East and West Feliciana Parishes Satellite Center / WIA Office Commerce St St. Francisville, La Ph   Fax: a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday  Contact: Greta Scales St. Helena Parish  Satellite Center / WIA Courthouse Square Hwy 10  Greensburg, La Ph   Fax a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday  Contact: Janice King Livingston Parish Workforce Center  9384 Florida Blvd, Ste. B  Walker, La  Ph   Fax: a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday  Contact: Bryan Taylor Washington Parish Workforce Center / Job Center 438 Avenue B  Bogalusa, La Ph Ph Ph   Fax:  8a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday  Contact: Tammy Crain Ascension Parish Workforce Center / Job Center BS. Burnside  Gonzales, La  Ph   Ph   Fax: a.m. - 4:30 Monday - Friday  Contact: Brendalen T. Scott Iberville Parish Workforce Center / WIA Office Railroad Ave. Ste. 1  Plaquemine, La Ph   Fax: a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday  Contact: Lan D'Albor / Mary Young West Baton Rouge Parish Satellite Center / WIA  Office Louisiana Ave.  Port Allen, La  Ph   Fax: a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday  Contact: Joyce Hawkins D R A F T

5 Lousiana Public Library Career Centers
River Center Branch of the East Baton Rouge Parish Library Louisiana Jobs & Career Center D R A F T

6 Louisiana Workforce Commission
Service Locator: Workers Resources: https://www.voshost.com/default.asp Online Services: Career Solutions: D R A F T

7 Louisiana Career Planning Guide
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8 Finding a Career https://www.voshost.com/careers.asp
Career Tips - View a guide to the steps you should take to follow the path of selecting the ideal career or occupation. Career Explorer - If you do not have a specific career in mind, select this option to learn what career or type of job best suits you as well as areas for which you might want to receive more training and education. Career Informer - If you have a career in mind, select this option to highlight a specific occupation and display information on wages, employers and jobs that are available as well as the details of available education and training, the job requirements and the nature of the work involved. Job Market Explorer - Choose a career or occupation by analyzing the current labor market trends where you want to work, including wages, employment projections and educational requirements. D R A F T D R A F T

9 Career Surveys Simple self-tests No wrong answers
Helps you discover your “career personality” Identifies jobs you might enjoy Part of your personal portfolio Says a lot about YOU Shows a potential employer that you have developed a career plan, etc. D R A F T

10 Career Clusters Interests grouped into clusters
Describeds knowledge, skills & interests that connect with industries, jobs & educational programs Louisiana has 16 Career Clusters Go to the Louisiana Career Planning Guide for more information D R A F T

11 Discover Your Career Personality
Check activities that you like Add up your scores Evaluate yourself Think about the future You will use your results to select a career that you will research Refer to pages 4-7 of the Louisiana Career Planning Guide (http://www.lctcs.edu/assets/docs/WorkforceDevelopment/LA_CareerPlanningGuide.pdf) D R A F T

12 Career Clusters Interest Survey
Helps you describe yourself Identifies clusters & careers that match YOU Assists with preparing for the interview process You will use your results to select a career that you will research LA ePortal https://www.laeportal.com/main.aspx?stg=module_explore&item=assessyourself_takeassessments D R A F T

13 Louisiana ePortal Explore Careers tab (https://www.laeportal.com/main.aspx?stg=module_explore&item=assessyourself_gettingstarted) Getting Started Take Assessments Self Appraisal Questions Know What You Want Ask for Help D R A F T

14 Pathway Assessment www.laeportal.com Sign in
Access the Assessment Center Assessment takes approximately 1 hour Report with results provided Sample report: https://www.laeportal.com/docx/user_assessments/pdf/pathway_ready_sample_report.pdf D R A F T

15 Integrated Skills Assessment
Quick Trip Search by Work Value Work Importance Locator self-assessment helps you find occupations based on your work values Work Values Scores – if you have already taken the Work Importance Locator, you may enter your work values scores no Search for similar attributes Best Match – uses the characteristics of your current (or most recent) occupation to find similar occupations Advanced Best Match – lets you select which characteristics of your current or most recent occupation are more important in your search of similar occupations D R A F T

16 Integrated Skills Assessment
Full Flight Assessment - explore career options using the Work Importance Locator of the Interest Profiler I enjoy – find occupations based upon things that you enjoy doing at home or away from your job Clusters – see occupations within each cluster. Search – find new occupations based upon selected knowledges, skills & abilitiies Best Match – match the knowledges, skills & abilities you use in your current occupation to new occupations Compare – compare your current or most recent occupation to a chosen occupation Profile – produce a profile for one occupation of your choice D R A F T

17 Employment Credentials
High School Diploma A diploma awarded for the completion of high school Considered the minimum education required for government jobs and higher education General Equivalency Diploma (GED) A group of five subject tests which, when passed, certify that the taker has high school-level academic skills D R A F T

18 Employment Credentials
High School Diploma Endorsements-graduating seniors who meet certain requirements for a College & Career diploma & satisfy performance indicators Career Endorsement Academic Endorsement Requirements D R A F T

19 Employment Credentials
Industry-Based Certifications (IBCs) tangible evidence that an individual has successfully demonstrated skill competencies in a specific set of work related tasks, single occupational area, or a cluster of related occupational areas. Currently there are 51 IBCs available to Louisiana high school students Bulletin 741, Chapter 3115, B, 3 (May 2010) D R A F T

20 Why? Provides recognized employment credentials
IBC courses may result in dual enrollment or articulated credit Provides a “jump start” for post-secondary pursuits Gives students a sense of accomplishment Helps students become more employable with higher starting salaries D R A F T

21 Industry-Based Certifications (IBCs)
Types: International National State 51 IBCs approved by BESE Program Areas Agriscience Business Family & Consumer Sciences Health Science Marketing Technology Education Trade & Industrial General CTE D R A F T

22 Dual Enrollment & Articulated Courses
Allow and high school students to earn college credit and acquire higher-level knowledge and skills by enrolling in college-level courses at local technical or community colleges and four year universities D R A F T

23 Benefits of Dual Enrollment
Eases the high school to college transition Students who participate in dual enrollment in high school have had significantly higher cumulative college GPAs three years after high school graduation than their peers who did not participate in dual enrollment programs Dual enrollment students earned more college credits than non-participating peers D R A F T

24 Online Credential Programs
KeyTrain A comprehensive, easy-to-use system for improving the basic skills measured by the WorkKeys® Assessment System WorkKeys A job skills assessment system that helps employers select, hire, train, develop, and retain a high-performance workforce D R A F T

25 Employment Credentials
Licensing formal permission from a governmental or other constituted authority to do something, as to carry on some business or profession Trade Certificates a document attesting to the fact that a person has completed an educational course, issued either by an institution not authorized to grant diplomas, or to a student not qualifying for a diploma Source: dictionary.com D R A F T


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