VGCC introduces online Career Coach program for students
Vance-Granville Community College recently introduced a new web-based service that will help students explore careers and make plans for their future.
Through the interactive “Career Coach” program, students can:
• take a career assessment and get suggestions for possible career goals, based on their interests;
• access the latest information about jobs and salaries in the region for various career fields; and
• learn about particular VGCC education and training programs that lead to the careers they want.
By linking jobs to education, current or future students can see the potential “return on investment” of community college programs. They can even see a list of employers in the region who have posted jobs for a particular type of career within the last year.
“Not only current students, but also people who are thinking about becoming students, can use the site to learn more about various career options and the VGCC programs that prepare them for those careers,” said VGCC Director of Career Services Linda Fletcher. “Users can create accounts which allow them to save the results of their assessments and their favorite careers or programs of study. We think this will help members of our community make well-informed career decisions and get training for skills that are in demand by employers.”
Other special features of Career Coach include a tool that allows veterans of the armed services to find civilian careers that are related to their military occupations, and a tool that helps users create a professional resume.
Career Coach is linked from the VGCC.edu home page and can be accessed directly at vgcc.emsicc.com.