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For Parents and Students:

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Massachusetts Career Information System (MASSCIS)
Career information to help students and adults explore their career and educational options.
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USDE Student Aid Site
Career Tools and Funding Information for students and their parents, as well as adults who are rethinking their careers.
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Ed. Gov. Parents Guide
This site provides fun learning activities to help children become strong readers, successful students, and responsible citizens; answers to questions about No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and what the law means for parents; as well as providing answers to common questions about homework.

Suggested Reading:

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U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Quarterly - Online
Charting the Projections, 2004-2014

(Winter 2005-06 Vol. 49, Number 4)
A special issue of the Occupational Outlook Quarterly - Online that explores subject such as:
  • Introduction to the Projections
  • Occupational Employment
  • Industry Employment
  • Economic Growth
  • Labor Force
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Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH), 2008 – 2009 Edition
The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives. This valuable Handbook informs you of:
  • the training and education needed
  • earnings
  • expected job prospects
  • what workers do on the job
  • working conditions
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NCDG Crosswalks
Many K-12 schools, postsecondary institutions, and state agencies used the 1989 National Career Development Guidelines (NCDG) framework as the foundation for their career development programs. The crosswalk documents below will help in the transition from old to new. There is also a crosswalk from ASCA standards to the new NCDG.

Last Updated: September 22, 2009
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