Designed by the State Department of Labor, the
New York CareerZone Web site is an O*NET delivery system that has revolutionized the way New Yorkers access career information. The NYCareerZone system is now a statewide resource for teachers,
counselors, and career center staff. The system engages students and job seekers in career
exploration and helps them develop their skills in
career planning. Users build electronic
portfolios linked to state learning objectives and
O*NET-SOC occupational information.
NYCareerZone developers incorporated the O*NET Interest Profiler and Skills Search
capabilities into the portfolios to help students identify their interests and relate these
interests to appropriate career possibilities. Using job profiles drawn from the O*NET
database, students can explore specific occupations. The profiles include state-specific
wage and outlook information related to the O*NET-SOC occupations and include a link
to a state college database.
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