Career & Technical Education: Learning That Works for New Jersey
Marie Barry, Director
Office of Career and Technical Education
P.O. Box 500 Trenton, NJ 08625
Phone: (609) 633-0665 | Fax: (609) 984-5347

Curriculum Graphic Career Development Curriculum Tools and Materials To Assist
Educators, Counselors, and Students

Districts may find the following web sites useful in obtaining information and services. The New Jersey Department of Education does not recommend or endorse any materials. Web site addresses frequently change.

Name Website Address Type of Resource
American Careers www.carcom.com Career exploration and curriculum materials.
Association of American Medical Colleges http://www.aamc.org Information on the MCAT and medical school admissions, careers in medicine, and medical schools.
Bridges www.bridges.com Bridges is a leading provider of products and services used by schools, universities and agencies to help people achieve education and career success. Over 14,000 schools and agencies use Bridges' products and services. Bridges' planning and exploration products give students and adults in transition reasons to achieve more -- exploring all their options, setting goals and making plans to get there.
Career Choices www.careerchoices.com The Career Choices curriculum is an outstanding and unique example of how core academic subjects can work together to create a new and exciting synergy in education to meet today's goals, including SCANS and NIOCC skills and competencies.

The interdisciplinary curriculum is nationally acclaimed, integrates academics and supports academic standards, and motivates students.
Career Equity Resource Center http://cerc.rutgers.edu/ The Career Equity Resource Center (CERC) formerly known as Nontraditional Career Resource Center (NCRC) provides greater access and success in high-skill, high-demand careers for students in marginalized populations.
CareerForward http://nroc.careerforward.org/ The CareerForward course is a self-contained online learning course that may be used in companion with a variety of online career planning tools to provide students with the opportunity to assess their career interests, explore career options and create an educational development plan.
CareerForward was created by MVU® through substantial partnership support from both Microsoft Corporation and the Michigan Department of Education. It is designed to help students understand how to plan their work lives and career opportunities amid the implications of the global economy.
Career Trainer www.careertrainer.com A resource for educators for career development classroom materials.
Center on Education and Work http://www.cew.wisc.edu/  The Center on Education and Work seeks to enhance the quality of career-related learning for all individuals in schools, colleges, and the workplace. The Center for Education and Work (CEW) enables educators to engage youth and adults in learning and career development.
JIST www.jist.com JIST Publishing, Inc. is an Indianapolis-based publisher and authority on the topics of career, job search, business, and families in crisis. The JIST staff helps people help themselves in career and life by publishing practical, self-directed products and training tools that are used in employment training, education, business, counseling, therapy, and school settings.
Lighthouse Review http://www.lighthousereview.com High quality self-study programs to prepare students for the LSAT, GRE, GMAT and SAT.
New Jersey Career Assistance Navigator (NJCAN) www.njcan.org The New Jersey Career Assistance Navigator (NJCAN) is the state's free web-based career guidance system. NJCAN is designed to support lifelong career exploration and career planning through easy to use, straightforward search and sorting utilities, and an online portfolio for saving information from all system components.
Study Guides and Strategies http://www.studygs.net/ Tips from top students about what it takes to be a good student.  Available in several languages, including Spanish.
Study Skills –
Self Help Information
www.ucc.vt.edu/stdysk/stdyhlp.html Suggestions for improving study skills and handling assignments.
Technology Based Solutions http://www.asktbs.com TBS provides career planning, job preparation, job selection, career development, and self – improvement tools for educators and individuals.
Tests of Courage – The Making of a Firefighter www.pbs.org/testofcourage/ A PBS program following a group of men and women who apply to be firefighters. Students will see the training and emotional factors involved in the job.
V-TECS www.v-tecs.org High quality information, software, and resources for career and workforce development. V-TECS occupational information is research -based and validated by business and industry.
Vocational Information Center www.khake.com/page2.html A comprehensive list of career exploration resources.
Vocational Research Institute www.vri.org Career aptitude and interest assessment, career planning and development, and educational resources.  Includes Career Scope, APTICOM, Work Place Mentor,
ES-TIP, VITAS, and print resources.