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Career and College Resource Center

The Career and College Resource Center is a Central Valley Academy resource area which houses reference materials and computer programs on occupations, vocational/technical schools, colleges, post-secondary school planning, military careers and job skills.

Purpose of the Career and College Center

  • Provides a comfortable environment for a centralized location for career resources and exploration
  • Promotes thoughtful career planning and decision making
  • Assists individuals in utilizing resources to achieve personal goals
  • Provides occupational, educational and self-awareness information
  • Assists individuals in accessing personal attitudes, values, interests and aptitudes
  • Provides visitation time to facilitate specific subject area exploration

Career and College Center Materials

  • College catalogs and videos
  • Printed material containing post-secondary information
  • Information regarding military colleges, recruitment and enlistment procedures
  • Job hunting strategies including helpful hints on interviewing and resume writing
  • Current job market information relating to specific careers
  • Test preparation and preparation materials for PSAT/SAT & ACT
  • Financial aid guides
  • Special population publications including information relating to minority, handicapped and learning-disabled students
  • State and national scholarship information and applications


  • A computer to assist you with college, career and military planning
  • Choices, a computer software program for college and career searches
  • Interest inventory tests that connect individual interests to similar career opportunities
  • Internet for further investigation of colleges, careers, financial aid and scholarship information
  • College, university, military, occupational and career preparation videos

Guidance counselors are available to assist you in utilizing the Career and College Resource Center. Please stop into the guidance office to schedule an appointment or obtain a pass to come during a free period or after school to utilize the resources available to you.

Career Planning

Links to Career Planning

Career Zone – An interactive website, which provides information on careers in New York State.

Career One Stop – Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration. You will find resources to assist with career planning and job searches.

America’s Job Bank – Search through databases of over one million jobs nationwide. Set up an automated job search, create and post your resume online.

Career Planner – This site provides “online” career planning and career counseling as well as career testing and assessment to help students and career changers identify and search for their ideal career.

Careers.Org – Careers.Org offers a free and comprehensive career research and job-hunting site, organized by topic, that includes regional resources, expert job advice, career articles, and the best career sites on the Web. Since 1995 Careers.Org has offered thousands of links to the best career resources on the internet.

Glassdoor Job Search – list jobs and anticipated salaries, offer interview prep, enables you to upload your resume, amd more.

Naviance Family Connection – Naviance Family Connection is a great college and career online resource. To access it click the appropriate link below and log in. If you have trouble accessing your account, contact your school’s Guidance Office.

Occupational Outlook Handbook – 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.

Military Careers Information

ASVAB Practice Exam – The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery is a timed test designed to assess an applicants skills. It measures students current skills and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the military. – Information related to all of the Services (U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Coast Guard). Each branch of the Military has a unique range of skills you can learn. Many of the jobs available have civilian equivalents, meaning you can take your skills beyond the Military into a successful career. That’s one way to approach a tour; think about what you’d like to do for a career, then discover which Military jobs can give you the training to prepare for it.