ERIC Number: ED460292
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Using Online Occupational Information for Career Development. Practitioner File.
Imel, Susan; Kerka, Sandra; Wonacott, Michael E.
To assist career education and career development practitioners in helping students use occupational information, this Practitioner File begins by discussing the role of occupational information in career decision making. The next section addresses considerations and concerns in using online information such as user proficiency, quality of information, equity of access, user readiness, and appropriateness of instruments. The following article describes programs supported by the United States Department of Labor under the umbrella of America's Workforce Network. Focus is on two national online occupational and career information tools available to a variety of users for a variety of purposes. First is America's Career Kit, a career development resource, that consists of four interrelated Web sites: America's Career InfoNet America's Learning eXchange, America's Service Locator, and America's Job Bank. Second is O*NET OnLine. A table describes some add-on uses of O*NET and O*NET OnLine. Other sections discuss some state career information sites and describe 17 additional Web sources of career information. A 39-item bibliography is appended. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Career Choice, Career Development, Career Education, Career Guidance, Career Information Systems, Decision Making, Higher Education, Information Utilization, Occupational Information, Online Systems, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, State Programs
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education, Columbus, OH.