Norco College has launched Career Coach, a free online tool that allows students and community members to explore potential careers.
Career Coach can be accessed at http://norco.emsicareercoach.com/ or by visiting Norco College’s Career & Technical Education site at www.norcocollege.edu/CTE.
Ashley Etchison, Norco College’s employment placement coordinator for Career & Technical Education, said, “Career Coach will give Norco College students a quick and easy way to research careers, link them to programs at the College, and connect careers to the local job market.”
Through a simple keyword search, students or a visitor to the College’s website can learn about a career, the current employment data in the area, and employment prospects. Career choices can be narrowed by education level, wages, and number of people currently employed in the field. Career Coach uses data from a number of sources in an effort to maintain the most current data available.
The real-time information is customized to the College’s geographic region and includes detailed wage estimates and up-to-date job postings associated with a career. Users are directed to the College’s programs when searching for specific jobs.
If a career doesn’t look like the right fit, individuals can search for similar jobs or identify skills they need before moving to that career. They can also search for careers based on the College’s top training programs or a program/major.
Career Coach has a built-in resume builder to help students and jobseekers quickly and efficiently create a resume, and uses key words from the individual’s work history to suggest additional skills that may have been acquired when in that field. “This helps the student create a more robust resume that will be attractive to employers in today’s job market,” said Etchison.