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Middle School Online Strong Interest Inventory

iStartStrong

The iStartStrongwill empower your students or clients by helping them achieve greater satisfaction with work and life.

The middle school Strong Interest Inventory will empower your clients or students to identify and pursue a career path that aligns with their interests and personality.

The report is based on results from the Strong Interest Inventory® assessment. It presents results as General Themes (based on GOTs) and Specific Interests (based on BISs) using engaging four-color graphics and provides hyperlinks to related O*NET occupations.

Designed to be used by individuals without an interpretation session, the Strong Interest Inventory report puts self-discovery into the hands of anyone seeking career direction.

This personalized report paints a clear picture of how one’s interests and themes link to various jobs, work settings, and career fields. Use it to help your clients or students expand their career options and chart a plan of action toward finding a fulfilling career.

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Overview

The Paint Careers With Colors System is VISUAL learning techniques and career test for kids that use colors to represent Holland Codes and Paint Careers With Colors Codes.The Paint Careers With Colors Kids Career System clarifies thoughts, integrates new knowledge, and promotes critical thinking. New concepts are more thoroughly and easily understood.

The Paint Careers With Colors Kids System organizes and analyzes information. Children, youth, and adults –

  • See how Holland Codes are connected to careers
  • Realize how careers can be grouped and organized

The Paint Careers With Colors System also improves –

  • Attention Span and Concentration: holds audience’s attention and helps people absorb information
  • Memory Skills and Understanding: improves ability to absorb information
  • Speed of Learning: reduces the time it takes to complete career tests.

Use the Paint Careers With Colors System at –

  • Schools
  • Boys and Girls Clubs
  • YMCA/ YWCA Programs
  • Afterschool Programs
  • Kids Go To Work Days
  • Career Days
  • Summer School Programs

The Paint Careers With Colors Kids System is an excellent career test for ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS and for other people –

  • Who are In ESL/GED programs
  • Who have limited reading ability
  • Who have limited knowledge of English
  • Who are developmentally delayed
  • Who are learning disabled
  • Who have special needs
  • Who have limited access to education
  • Who are chronically unemployed

The Paint Careers With Colors System has the following items –

Read about Paint Careers With Colors System

In career awareness programs, students do not make premature career choices. Elementary school career education is not career exploration or career preparation. Elementary students remain open to new career ideas and possibilities. Elementary students build awareness of –

  • Self
  • Personal interactions
  • School
  • Workforce

Career awareness programs use age appropriate materials that match the developmental levels of the students. Age appropriate activities expose students to a variety of –

  • Different jobs
  • Career information sources
  • The reasons why people work

Programs also incorporate academic career pathways into classroom activities.

After completing an elementary school career awareness program, students have –

  • Higher grades
  • Higher academic achievement
  • Improved school involvement, as well as
  • An increase in career awareness exploration, personal, and interpersonal skills

In addition, the students complete more complex courses and have a higher graduation rate from high school.

In summary, in elementary school career programs, students:

  • Learn and apply the academic material
  • Know and value self
  • Build self-esteem and confidence
  • Identify interests and build relationships between the school environment and the work force
  • Build academic, communication, problem solving, and social skills
  • Increase awareness of the need for future jobs skills
  • See the connections between learning in school, academic skills, job related skills, and careers
  • See career possibilities
  • See themselves as a future contributor to the job force
  • Receive empowerment
  • Build self-determination (2,7,9)

Purpose and Rationale for the
Paint Career With Colors System

1. What does the Paint Career With Colors System measure?

The Paint Careers With Colors System measures –

  • Interests
  • Abilities
  • Skills

2. What are the concepts or theories underlying the development of this Paint Career With Colors System?

Dr. John L. Holland (1985) created Holland Code Career Model, Holland Hexagon Model or Holland Codes.

The Holland Code Career Model matches jobs into –

  • Job codes
  • Interest clusters
  • Work personality environments
  • Personality types

The Occupational Codes are –

  • Realistic
  • Investigative
  • Artistic
  • Social
  • Enterprising
  • Conventional

Holland Codes assessments provide –

  • Career cluster information
  • College major information
  • Lists of careers
  • Job finder resources

Description of the Paint Career With Colors System

1. What is the structure of the instrument?

The Paint Careers With Colors System is VISUAL learning techniques and career test for kids that use colors to represent Holland Codes.

The Paint Careers With Colors Kids Career Test clarifies thoughts, integrates new knowledge, and promotes critical thinking. New concepts are more thoroughly and easily understood.

The Paint Careers With Colors Kids Job Test organizes and analyzes information. Children, youth, and adults –

  • See how Holland Codes are connected to careers
  • Realize how careers can be grouped and organized

2. How many parts are there in career test?
The Paint Careers With Colors test has six sections.

3. What does each section measures?

Each section measures the one of the six RIASEC or Holland Codes.
4. How many items does the Paint Career With Colors System contain?

The Paint Careers With Colors has 54 items.

5. What type(s) of scores are generated?
2 – letter Holland Code

6. What is the format of the System?
The Paint Careers With Colors is a printed test. Group or individual administration? Paint Careers With Colors can be administered to groups and individuals.

7. What are the required response modes of the System?
Paper-and-pencil

8. What is the total estimated time required for administration?
Total estimated time is 30 minutes.

9. What is the proposed scoring procedure?
The Paint Careers With Colors is self – scoring. How long will it take to score the Paint Career With Colors System? Total scoring time is 5 minutes.

Components

1. What nonconsumable (i.e., reusable) components do you anticipate will be required for administering, scoring, and interpreting the Paint Career With Colors System? (e.g., System manuals, scoring keys, System plates, booklets, manipulatives)?

Paint Careers With Colors System contains –

  • Career Model
  • Table of Contents
  • Starter Kit
  • Facilitator’s Manual
  • Overview and Introduction to Teachers, Counselors, and Parents
  • Occupational Posters with Colorful Graphics
  • Poster Instruction Sheets
  • Color Chart
  • Web Site and Book Resource Guide

2. Describe each of these components in terms of the anticipated production characteristics: page size, number of pages, color(s) of ink, special forms (e.g., multi-forms, self-carboning), extraordinary use of graphical images, line drawings, or other illustrations, etc.

The Paint Careers With Colors System is VISUAL career exploration System for children that use colors to represent Holland Codes.

Career Models
There are two models –

  • RIASEC Version
  • Paint Careers With Colors Version

The RIASEC Version is for Middle School students. For Middle School students, the RIASEC Version should be used with the Self-Directed Search Career Explorer. The Paint Careers With Colors Version uses easier – to – read terms for elementary school students.

Starter Kit

The Starter Kit helps teachers, counselors, and parents prepare for a Paint Careers With Colors System. The Starter Kit has the following items –

  • News Release
  • Flyers for children
  • Flyers for teachers, counselors, and parents
  • Tent Cards
  • Name Tags
  • Stickers for Tent Cards and Name Tags

Facilitator’s Manual

The Facilitator’s Manual provides detailed step-by-step instructions to administer and implement the different aspects of the Paint Careers With Colors Kids Program.

Overview and Introduction to Teachers, Counselors, and Parents

The Overview and Introduction to Teachers, Counselors, and Parents gives a description of the different parts of the Paint Careers With Colors System.

Career Test Guide

The System Guide provides teachers and counselors with step – by – step instructions for teachers and counselors.

Occupational Posters with Poster Instruction Sheets

Over three hundred (300) Colors to Careers Posters feature–

  • Graphics
  • Holland Codes
  • Paint Careers With Colors Codes.

The Paint Careers With Colors Posters are Easy Scoring. You sort the posters quickly according to likes and dislikes. At the end of the poster sorting exercise, you will have your Holland Code and Paint Careers With Colors Code. The posters are an excellent way to explore careers. The poster shows you’re the relationship between Holland Codes, Paint Careers With Colors Codes, and careers.

Paint Careers With Colors Color Chart

The Paint Careers With Colors Color Chart shows all of the information listed on the posters –

  • Job Titles
  • Career Color Codes
  • 3 letter Holland Codes
  • Colors to Careers Poster Numbers

Web Site and Book Resource Guide

The Web Site and Book Resource Guide provides additional information about web site and books for children.

Primary Markets

1. What is the target population for the Paint Careers With Colors System (i.e., demographic characteristics such as age, gender, etc.)
The target population for the Paint Career With Colors System is elementary or middle school students.

Other individuals who use the Paint Careers With Colors include people –

  • Who are In ESL/GED programs
  • Who have limited reading ability
  • Who have limited knowledge of English
  • Who are developmentally delayed
  • Who are learning disabled
  • Who have special needs
  • Who have limited access to education

2. What professional discipline(s) would be the potential purchasers and users of this System?

Professional disciplines include –

  • Universities and college – Elementary school education and counseling professors
  • Teaching – Teachers, tutors, and home educators
  • Counseling – School counselors, career development facilitators, life coaches, and career coaches
  • Child Development – After – School Instructors, Career Day Facilitators, and Community Agency Staff
  • Social Services – Social workers, crisis counselors, and At – Risk Children Program Staff

3. Which settings would be appropriate for use of this System (e.g., schools, private clinics, hospitals, private practice, etc.)?<

Settings for the Paint Careers With Colors include –

  • Schools
  • Boys and Girls Clubs, YMCA/ YWCA Programs, and other community organizations
  • Afterschool Programs
  • Kids Go To Work Days
  • Career Days
  • Summer School Programs

Market Competition and Special Features

What other Systems are currently available that serve a similar function?

There is not a wide selection of Holland Code, visual, color-coded career systems available for elementary or middle school students.

Paint Careers With Colors Model

There are two versions – the RIASEC Version and the Children’s Version.

The RIASEC Version is for Middle School students. For Middle School students, the RIASEC Version should be used with the Self-Directed Search Career Explorer.

Paint Careers With Colors Kids Career Test

The Paint Careers With Colors Kids Job Test uses self-by-step activities, career games for Kids, and kids activities for career choices to highlight Holland Codes or Colors to Careers Codes. On each page, you choose the careers that you like or are interested in.
At the end of the job test for kids, you summarize your results. The Summary Sheet identifies your Holland Codes or Colors to Careers Codes.
The Paint Careers With Colors Kids Career Test comes with a Colors to Careers Career Model, Colors to Careers Code or Holland Code Descriptions, and Color Key. The Paint Careers With Colors Child Career Test is an excellent tool to introduce you to career exploration, Holland Codes, and Colors to Careers Codes. The graphics hold your attention as you identify your career interests.

Career Test comes with –

  • Children Test
  • Children Test Guide
  • Photo Test
  • Photo Test Guide
  • RIASEC Test
  • RIASEC Test Guide

The Career Tests are printed on heavy-weight glossy, durable paper!

Colors to Careers Posters

Over three hundred (300) Colors to Careers Posters feature graphics, Holland Codes, and Colors to Careers Codes. The Colors to Careers Posters are Easy Scoring. You sort the posters quickly according to likes and dislikes. At the end of the poster sorting exercise, you will have your Holland Code and Colors to Careers Code. The posters are an excellent way to explore careers. The poster shows you’re the relationship between Holland Codes, Color-to Careers Codes, and careers.

Career Posters comes with –

  • Children Version
  • Leaders Version
  • RIASEC Version
  • Photo Posters
  • Poster Card Instruction Sheet-2009 – Photo Version
  • Poster Card Instruction Sheet-2009 – RIASEC Version
  • Poster Card Instruction Sheet-2009 – Children Version

Cost: $25/ Student

Colors to Careers Key

The Colors to Careers Color Chart shows information listed on the career tests and posters –

  • Job Titles
  • Paint Careers With Colors Codes
  • 3 letter Holland Codes
  • Paint Careers With Colors Poster Numbers

Color Key Charts are available in the following versions –

  • Color Key-RIASEC Version
  • Color Key-RIASEC Alphabetized Version
  • Color Key-Children Version
  • Color Key-Children2-Alphabetized Version
  • Color Key-Photo Version
  • Color Key-Photo-Alphabetized Version

Cost: $10/ Student

Paint Careers With Colors Poster Analyzer

The Analyzer program is an alternative to the paper and pencil model of RIASEC Paint Careers With Colors. The Analyzer will automatically produce the three let code based on the selection that the test taker provides.

The Holland Codes Occupational Poster Scoring System is an automated poster scoring system.

With the Holland Codes Occupational Poster Scoring System, clients sort posters according to likes and dislikes.

The automated scoring system tallies the results and generates a Holland Code.

In addition, the new automated system can be used over and over again with individualized results based on the user’s selections.

There is no more counting, tallying, or figuring.

Clients, students, and children will enjoy making their selections and with just the click of a button have their unique Holland Code results displayed on the computer screen. You will enjoy using this career exploration activity.
Cost: $20.00

Paint Careers With Colors Promotional Starter Kit

Use the Starter Kit to promote the Paint Careers With Colors System.The Starter Kit helps teachers, counselors, and parents prepare for a Paint Careers With Colors System. The Starter Kit has the following items –

  • News Release
  • Flyers for children
  • Flyers for teachers, counselors, and parents
  • Tent Cards
  • Name Tags
  • Stickers for Tent Cards and Name Tags

The flyers and News Release help to advertise the Program.

The News Release advertises the beginning of the Paint Careers With Colors System. Send out the News Release prior to starting the system.

The Children’s and Adult’s Flyers provide information about the Paint Careers With Colors System.

Use Name Tags and Tent Cards to identify children, students, teachers, counselors, or parents.

Individuals place stickers on Name Tags and Tent Cards. The Stickers lists the 6 Holland Codes or 6 Colors to Careers Codes. When the children or students have completed the Career Test, they will be instructed to place the correct labels on their Name Tags and Tent Cards. The Stickers identify each individual’s Holland Codes or Colors to Careers Codes.
Cost: $25/ Starter Kit

Career Resource Guide

The Career Resource Guide (Internet Resources for Teachers, Counselors, Parents, Adults, and Teens) includes additional information from the following areas –

  • Holland Code Career Assessment Activities
  • Awareness, Assessment, and Knowledge Resources
  • Career Exploration Sites

The Career Resource Guide (Internet Resources for Teachers, Counselors, Parents, Adults, and Teens) covers –

1. Look at Exploring Careers Web Sites

  • CURRICULUM
  • CAREER INFORMATION
  • SCIENCE CAREER GROUP
  • SPECIFIC CAREERS — SCIENCE

2. Look at Exploring Careers Books
Cost: $10.00/ Student

Guide to Unlock Your Potential Curriculum 2009

This Guide to Unlock Your Potential Curriculum provides strategies –

  • To motivate students to expand their knowledge of themselves and the world of work
  • To empower students with the skills, knowledge, and support they need to enhance their career and personal development
  • To encourage the discovery and refinement of students’ work values, interests and skills, as well as their academic and career planning

The contents of the Guide to Unlock Your Potential Curriculum are –

1. Outline
2. Introduction
3. Career Exploration

  • THREE STEPS WITHIN THE CAREER PLANNING AND EXPLORATION PROCESS
  • STEP ONE: AWARENESS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ASSESSMENT
    • Types of Career Planning Resources
    • Examples of Holland Codes Resources
    • Four Personal Styles
    • Holland Code Assessment
  • STEP TWO: EDUCATIONAL AND OCCUPATIONAL EXPLORATION
    • Internet Career Exploration Resources
    • Career Book Resources
  • STEP THREE: CAREER PLANNING
    • Holland Codes and College Majors
    • Resume Writing
    • Resume Writing Web Sites
    • Preparing for an Interview

4. Bibliography
5. Appendix

  • Career Exploration and Planning
  • Areas Influencing Career Planning and Exploration
  • Expanded List of Areas Influencing Career Planning and Exploration
  • Career and Vocational Knowledge
  • Different Occupational Areas
  • Career Exploration Exercise Results
  • Additional Career Websites

Cost: $10/ Student

Unlock Your Treasure – Children

The Children’s version of the Unlock Your Treasure Chest Guide to Career Exploration is used in conjunction with the Self Directed Search Career Explorer and the Paint Careers With Colors System (Children’s and RIASEC Version).

The Unlock Your Treasure Chest Guide to Career Exploration has 3 sections:

  • Guide to Exploring Careers
  • Internet Resources for Teachers, Counselors, Parents, Adults, Kids and Children
  • Visual Aids or Screenshots from the Unlock the Treasure Chest Guidebook

The Unlock Your Treasure Chest Guide to Career Exploration is for kids and children who need a manual that will guide them through the steps of exploring careers.

The topics included in the Unlock Your Treasure Chest Guide to Career Exploration are:

  • Learning about Yourself
  • Find the Secret Code
  • Understand the Secret Code – The Holland Code
  • Find Your Career Group
  • Identify Careers Using Paint Careers With Colors System
  • Identify Careers Using the Self Directed Search Career Explorer
  • Explore Careers Using Career Web Sites
  • Explore Career Using Career Books

Cost: $15/ Student

Training Manual

The Training Manual provides detailed step-by-step instructions to administer and implement the different aspects of the Paint Careers With Colors System. The Training Manual covers the following areas –1. Introduction (For Parents, Teachers, & Counselors)
2. Paint Careers With Colors System –

  • Model
  • Career Test
  • Posters
  • Color Key

3. Awareness & Assessment: Teacher, Counselor, & Parent Guide

  • 3 Ways To Choose a Right Career Test For Your Child or Student
  • Holland Career Self Assessment Tests
  • Features Of Career Self Assessments Tests
  • 4. Guide To Exploring Careers – For Children
    • Learning About Yourself
    • Day One: Meet Your Guides and Get Your Map
    • Day Two: Meet John Holland, a Great Explorer
    • Day Three: Find The Secret Code
    • Day Four: Understand The Secret Code – The Paint Careers With Colors Code
    • Day Five: Find Your Career Group
    • Day Six: Get Your Holland Code.
    • Day Seven: Get Your Career List
    • Day Eight: Look at Exploring Careers Web Sites
    • Day Nine: Look at Exploring Careers Books
  • 5. Career Posters – Keys To Explore Holland Codes, Paint Careers With Colors Codes, and Careers
    6. Day Ten: Look at Career Posters
    7. Paint Careers With Colors Career Posters

    • Preparation For Career Poster Activity
    • Sorting By Likes And Dislikes
    • Summary Sheet
    • Final Review
    • Highest Code Letters

    8. Starter Kit
    9. Visual Aids Or Screenshots For Teachers, Counselors, Or Parents
    10. Flash Cards
    Cost: $20/ Training Manual

    Flash Cards and Bingo Cards Sets

    The purpose of the Flash Cards and Bingo Cards are to help the students:

    • Discover their interests, abilities, and skills.
    • Find out what makes their personality tick.
    • Explore careers with middle school students, children, and kids.
    • Link careers to interests, abilities and skills.

    Flash Card Set has –

    • Flash Cards – Adults Version
    • Flash Cards – Children Version

    The Bingo Cards has –

    • Bingo Card Set – Children Version
    • Bingo Master – Children Version
    • Bingo Master Cutouts – Children Version
    • Bingo Instruction Sheet – Children Version
    • Bingo Card Set – RIASEC Version
    • Bingo Master – RIASEC Version
    • Bingo Master Cutouts – RIASEC Version
    • Bingo Instruction Sheet – RIASEC Version

    Cost: $10/ Bingo Card/ Flash Card Set

    Paint Careers With Colors CD ROM Collection

    There are four (4) Paint Careers With Colors CD Collection.

    • Foundational CD-ROM
    • Bonus CD-ROM Number 1 – Training Resources
    • Bonus CD-ROM Number 2 – Promotional Starter Kit Materials
    • Bonus CD-ROM Number 3 – Holland Codes Toolkit
    • Bonus CD-ROM Number 4 – Presentational Materials

    Here is a detailed outline of the Paint Careers With Colors CD Collection.

    Foundational CD-ROM

    1. Career Test – Children & RIASEC – Revising

    • Children Test
    • Children Test Guide
    • Photo Test
    • Photo Test Guide
    • RIASEC Test
    • RIASEC Test Guide

    2. Color Key

    • Color Key -RIASEC Version
    • Color Key –RIASEC Alphabetized Version
    • Color Key-Children Version
    • Color Key-Children2-Alphabetized Version
    • Color Key-Photo . Version
    • Color Key-Photo-Alphabetized Version

    3. Posters

    • Children Version
    • Leaders Version
    • RIASEC Version
    • Photo Posters
    • Poster Card Instruction Sheet-2009 – Photo Version
    • Poster Card Instruction Sheet-2009 – RIASEC Version
    • Poster Card Instruction Sheet-2009-children Version

    4. Introduction

    • Overview
    • RIASEC VS Children Table
    • Fact Sheets
    • Paint Careers With Colors Wheel – Children
    • Paint Careers With Colors Wheel – RIASEC
    • RIASEC & Children Model Table

    Bonus CD-ROM Number 1 – Training Resources

    1. Career Resource Guide
    2. Curriculum 2009
    3. Unlock Your Treasure – Children
    4. Training Manual
    5. Mini-Posters – Children’s Version

    • Mini Posters Labels
    • Mini Posters Instructions
    • Mini Posters Scoring Sheet

    6. Career and Holland Game

    Bonus CD-ROM Number 2 – Promotional Starter Kit Materials

    1. Brochure
    2. Labels – Children Codes
    3. Labels – RIASEC Codes
    4. Flyer – Adults
    5. Flyer – Children
    6. Name Tags
    7. News Release
    8. Poster
    9. Tent Cards

    Bonus CD-ROM Number 3 – Holland Codes Toolkit CD-ROM

    1. Analyzer
    2. Flash Cards

    • Flash Cards – Adults Version
    • Flash Cards – Children Version

    3. Bingo Cards

    • Bingo Card Set – Children Version
    • Bingo Master – Children Version
    • Bingo Master Cutouts – Children Version
    • Bingo Instruction Sheet – Children Version
    • Bingo Card Set – RIASEC Version
    • Bingo Master – RIASEC Version
    • Bingo Master Cutouts – RIASEC Version
    • Bingo Instruction Sheet – RIASEC Version

    There are FREE Certification or Preview Programs (With CD Collection Purchases).

    End of Year Sale -Paint Careers With Colors Site Licensing Purchases

    Teachers and counselors in the USA can purchase a single license that entitles all of their students to use the Paint Careers With Colors CD Collection. The cost is discounted to a very affordable rate.

    There are FREE Certification or Preview Programs (With CD Collection Purchases).

    Offer expires December 24, 2010!

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    African American Career Test

    for Elementary School Students

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    Overview

    The African American Paint Careers With Colors System is VISUAL learning techniques and career test for kids that use colors to represent Holland Codes and Paint Careers With Colors Codes.

    The Paint Careers With Colors Kids Career System clarifies thoughts, integrates new knowledge, and promotes critical thinking. New concepts are more thoroughly and easily understood.

    The Paint Careers With Colors Kids System organizes and analyzes information. African American children, youth, and adults –

    • See how Holland Codes are connected to careers
    • Realize how careers can be grouped and organized

    The Paint Careers With Colors System also improves –

    • Attention Span and Concentration: holds African American children’s attention and helps people absorb information
    • Memory Skills and Understanding: improves ability to absorb information
    • Speed of Learning: reduces the time it takes to complete career tests.

    Use the Paint Careers With Colors System at –

    • Schools
    • Boys and Girls Clubs
    • YMCA/ YWCA Programs
    • Afterschool Programs
    • Kids Go To Work Days
    • Career Days
    • Summer School Programs

    The Paint Careers With Colors Kids System is an excellent career test for African American ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS and for other people –

    • Who are In ESL/GED programs
    • Who have limited reading ability
    • Who have limited knowledge of English
    • Who are developmentally delayed
    • Who are learning disabled
    • Who have special needs
    • Who have limited access to education
    • Who are chronically unemployed

    The Paint Careers With Colors System has the following items –

    Paint Careers With Colors Model


    Paint  Careers With Colors Model

    There are two versions – the RIASEC Version and the Children’s Version.

    The RIASEC Version is for African American Middle School students. For Middle School students, the RIASEC Version should be used with the Self-Directed Search Career Explorer.

    Testimonials


    …I think the Paint with Colors is a great tool for career exploration with children. My students enjoyed using it, and I plan to use it in when I teach the Career Counseling course again next summer. Thank you for making it available…

    From: Dr. R. B. Palmer, Ph.D., Counseling Psychology Department, Eastern University

    The children’s version is simpler to understand and use than other interest inventories I have reviewed… The pictures are clear, informative and stimulate career exploration and conversation.

    From: A. Eubanks, Vocational Services Program Manager, Stanford Home for Children

    We used all three of your wonderful career training materials Paint with Colors, Picture Inventory Codes, and Holland’s Self Directed Search for children in K-12 settings in mainland China and met with tremendous success! Our company InterLangua was asked to establish Career Guidance with the YuCai Group Education Consortium (Shenzhen). Prior to this, Chinese families in the school would get together and decide what would interest their child. There was little formal exploration and matching of interests and abilities, rather, a seemingly rote list of jobs and titles that were typical and practical.

    From Elisabeth Montgomery, Ph.D. – InterLangua, LLC


    Paint Careers With Colors Kids Career Test


    The Paint Careers With Colors Kids Job Test uses self-by-step activities, career games for African American children, and kids activities for career choices to highlight Holland Codes or Colors to Careers Codes. On each page, you choose the careers that you like or are interested in.

    African American Career Test

    At the end of the job test for African American children, you summarize your results. The Summary Sheet identifies your Holland Codes or Colors to Careers Codes.

    The Paint Careers With Colors Kids Career Test for African Americans comes with a Colors to Careers Career Model, Colors to Careers Code, or Holland Code Descriptions. The Paint Careers With Colors Child Career Test is an excellent tool to introduce you to career exploration, Holland Codes, and Colors to Careers Codes. The African American graphics hold your attention as you identify your career interests.

    Career Test comes with –

    • Children Test
    • Children Test Guide
    • RIASEC Test
    • RIASEC Test Guide


    Colors to Careers Posters


    African American Dancer

    Over one hundred (100) Colors to Careers Posters feature African American graphics, Holland Codes, and Colors to Careers Codes. The Colors to Careers Posters are Easy Scoring. You sort the posters quickly according to likes and dislikes. At the end of the poster sorting exercise, you will have your Holland Code and Colors to Careers Code. The posters are an excellent way to explore careers. The poster shows you’re the relationship between Holland Codes, Color-to Careers Codes, and careers.

    Career Posters comes with –

    • Children Version
    • Leaders Version
    • RIASEC Version
    • Poster Card Instruction Sheet-2009 – RIASEC Version
    • Poster Card Instruction Sheet-2009 – Children Version

    Colors to Careers Poster Color Key


    Color  Key

    The Colors to Careers Color Chart shows all of the information listed on the posters –

    • Job Titles
    • Career Color Codes
    • 3 letter Holland Codes
    • Colors to Careers Poster Numbers

    Color Key has the following sections –

    • Color Key-RIASEC Version
    • Color Key-RIASEC Alphabetized Version
    • Color Key-Children Version
    • Color Key-Children2-Alphabetized Version

    Paint Careers With Colors Promotional Starter Kit


    Use the Starter Kit to promote the Paint Careers With Colors System.

    The Starter Kit helps teachers, counselors, and parents prepare for a Paint Careers With Colors System. The Starter Kit has the following items –

    • News Release
    • Flyers for children
    • Flyers for teachers, counselors, and parents
    • Tent Cards
    • Name Tags
    • Stickers for Tent Cards and Name Tags

    The flyers and News Release help to advertise the Program.

    The News Release advertises the beginning of the Paint Careers With Colors System. Send out the News Release prior to starting the system.
    The Children’s and Adult’s Flyers provide information about the Paint Careers With Colors System.


    African American Male Flyer

    Use Name Tags and Tent Cards to identify children, students, teachers, counselors, or parents.

    Individuals place stickers on Name Tags and Tent Cards. The Stickers lists the 6 Holland Codes or 6 Colors to Careers Codes. When the children or students have completed the Career Test, they will be instructed to place the correct labels on their Name Tags and Tent Cards. The Stickers identify each individual’s Holland Codes or Colors to Careers Codes.

    Career Resource Guide

    The Career Resource Guide (Internet Resources for Teachers, Counselors, Parents, Adults, and Teens) includes additional information from the following areas –

    • Holland Code Career Assessment Activities
    • Awareness, Assessment, and Knowledge Resources
    • Career Exploration Sites

    The Career Resource Guide (Internet Resources for Teachers, Counselors, Parents, Adults, and Teens) covers –

    1. Look at Exploring Careers Web Sites

    • CURRICULUM
    • CAREER INFORMATION
    • SCIENCE CAREER GROUP
    • SPECIFIC CAREERS — SCIENCE

    2. Look at Exploring Careers Books

    Guide to Unlock Your Potential Curriculum 2009


    Career  Awareness

    This Guide to Unlock Your Potential Curriculum provides strategies –

    • To motivate students to expand their knowledge of themselves and the world of work
    • To empower African American students with the skills, knowledge, and support they need to enhance their career and personal development
    • To encourage the discovery and refinement of students’ work values, interests and skills, as well as their academic and career planning

    The contents of the Guide to Unlock Your Potential Curriculum are –

    1. Outline
    2. Introduction
    3. Career Exploration

    • THREE STEPS WITHIN THE CAREER PLANNING AND EXPLORATION PROCESS
    • STEP ONE: AWARENESS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ASSESSMENT
      • Types of Career Planning Resources
      • Examples of Holland Codes Resources
      • Four Personal Styles
      • Holland Code Assessment
      • STEP TWO: EDUCATIONAL AND OCCUPATIONAL EXPLORATION
        • Internet Career Exploration Resources
        • Career Book Resources
        • STEP THREE: CAREER PLANNING
          • Holland Codes and College Majors
          • Resume Writing
          • Resume Writing Web Sites
          • Preparing for an Interview

    4. Bibliography
    5. Appendix

    • Career Exploration and Planning
    • Areas Influencing Career Planning and Exploration
    • Expanded List of Areas Influencing Career Planning and Exploration
    • Career and Vocational Knowledge
    • Different Occupational Areas
    • Career Exploration Exercise Results
    • Additional Career Websites

    Unlock Your Treasure – Children


    African American - Michael the Guide

    The Children’s version of the Unlock Your Treasure Chest Guide to Career Exploration is used in conjunction with the Self Directed Search Career Explorer and the Paint Careers With Colors System (Children’s and RIASEC Version).

    The Unlock Your Treasure Chest Guide to Career Exploration has 3 sections:

    • Guide to Exploring Careers
    • Internet Resources for African American Teachers, Counselors, Parents, Adults, Kids and Children
    • Visual Aids or Screenshots from the Unlock the Treasure Chest Guidebook

    The Unlock Your Treasure Chest Guide to Career Exploration is for African American kids and children who need a manual that will guide them through the steps of exploring careers.

    The topics included in the Unlock Your Treasure Chest Guide to Career Exploration are:

    • Learning about Yourself
    • Find the Secret Code
    • Understand the Secret Code – The Holland Code
    • Find Your Career Group
    • Identify Careers Using Paint Careers With Colors System
    • Identify Careers Using the Self Directed Search Career Explorer
    • Explore Careers Using Career Web Sites
    • Explore Career Using Career Books

    Training Manual

    The Training Manual provides detailed step-by-step instructions to administer and implement the different aspects of the African American Paint Careers With Colors System. The b>Training Manual covers the following areas –

    1. Introduction (For Parents, Teachers, & Counselors)
    2. Paint Careers With Colors System –

    • Model
    • Career Test
    • Posters
    • Color Key

    3. Awareness & Assessment: Teacher, Counselor, & Parent Guide

    • 3 Ways To Choose a Right Career Test For Your Child or Student
    • Holland Career Self Assessment Tests
    • Features Of Career Self Assessments Tests
    • 4. Guide To Exploring Careers – For Children
      • Learning About Yourself
      • Day One: Meet Your Guides and Get Your Map
      • Day Two: Meet John Holland, a Great Explorer
      • Day Three: Find The Secret Code
      • Day Four: Understand The Secret Code – The Paint Careers With Colors Code
      • Day Five: Find Your Career Group
      • Day Six: Get Your Holland Code.
      • Day Seven: Get Your Career List
      • Day Eight: Look at Exploring Careers Web Sites
      • Day Nine: Look at Exploring Careers Books

    5. Career Posters – Keys To Explore Holland Codes, Paint Careers With Colors Codes, and Careers
    6. Day Ten: Look at Career Posters
    7. Paint Careers With Colors Career Posters

    • Preparation For Career Poster Activity
    • Sorting By Likes And Dislikes
    • Summary Sheet
    • Final Review
    • Highest Code Letters

    8. Starter Kit
    9. Visual Aids Or Screenshots For Teachers, Counselors, Or Parents
    10. Flash Cards

    Flash Cards and Bingo Cards Sets

    The purpose of the Flash Cards and Bingo Cards is to help the African American students:

    • Discover their interests, abilities, and skills.
    • Find out what makes their personality tick.
    • Explore careers with middle school students, children, and kids.
    • Link careers to interests, abilities and skills.

    Flash Card Set has –

    • Flash Cards – Adults Version
    • Flash Cards – Children Version

    The Bingo Cards has –

    • Bingo Card Set – Children Version
    • Bingo Master – Children Version
    • Bingo Master Cutouts – Children Version
    • Bingo Instruction Sheet – Children Version
    • Bingo Card Set – RIASEC Version
    • Bingo Master – RIASEC Version
    • Bingo Master Cutouts – RIASEC Version
    • Bingo Instruction Sheet – RIASEC Version

    Paint Careers With Colors African American CD ROM Collection

    There are four (4) Paint Careers With Colors African American CD Collection.

    • Foundational CD-ROM
    • Bonus CD-ROM Number 1 – Training Resources
    • Bonus CD-ROM Number 2 – Promotional Starter Kit Materials
    • Bonus CD-ROM Number 3 – Holland Codes Toolkit

    Here is a detailed outline of the Paint Careers With Colors CD Collection.

    Foundational CD-ROM

    1. Career Test – Children & RIASEC – Revising

    • Children Test
    • Children Test Guide
    • RIASEC Test
    • RIASEC Test Guide

    2. Color Key

    • Color Key -RIASEC Version
    • Color Key –RIASEC Alphabetized Version
    • Color Key-Children Version
    • Color Key-Children2-Alphabetized Version

    3. Posters

    • Children Version
    • Leaders Version
    • RIASEC Version
    • Poster Card Instruction Sheet-2009 – RIASEC Version
    • Poster Card Instruction Sheet-2009 – Children Version

    4. Introduction

    • Overview
    • RIASEC VS Children Table
    • Fact Sheets
    • Paint Careers With Colors Wheel – Children
    • Paint Careers With Colors Wheel – RIASEC
    • RIASEC & Children Model Table

    Bonus CD-ROM Number 1 – Training Resources

    1. Career Resource Guide
    2. Curriculum 2009
    3. Unlock Your Treasure – Children
    4. Training Manual
    5. Mini-Posters – Children’s Version

    • Mini Posters Labels
    • Mini Posters Instructions
    • Mini Posters Scoring Sheet

    6. Career and Holland Game

    Bonus CD-ROM Number 2 – Promotional Starter Kit Materials

    1. Brochure
    2. Labels – Children Codes
    3. Labels – RIASEC Codes
    4. Flyer – Adults
    5. Flyer – Children
    6. Name Tags
    7. News Release
    8. Poster
    9. Tent Cards

    Bonus CD-ROM Number 3 – Holland Codes Toolkit CD-ROM

    1. Analyzer
    2. Flash Cards

    • Flash Cards – Adults Version
    • Flash Cards – Children Version

    3. Bingo Cards

    • Bingo Card Set – Children Version
    • Bingo Master – Children Version
    • Bingo Master Cutouts – Children Version
    • Bingo Instruction Sheet – Children Version
    • Bingo Card Set – RIASEC Version
    • Bingo Master – RIASEC Version
    • Bingo Master Cutouts – RIASEC Version
    • Bingo Instruction Sheet – RIASEC Version

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    Top Career Web Sites for Children and Teens

    Career assessments and tests help you explore who you. Career books and web sites give you a glimpse of the world of work. Free career information is available on web sites. Some writers have written facts for children and teens. We would like to share some information with you. These web sites use graphics, multimedia presentation, activities, and other techniques to expand our knowledge of careers. We have written information on seventeen (17) web sites.

    Here are the four different types of exploring careers web sites:

    Curriculum
    General Career Information
    Science Career Clusters
    Specific Science Careers

    Curriculum Web Sites

    Curriculum web sites provide activities, tests, guidelines, as well as career information.

    Resource One: Career Cruiser Source: Florida Department of Education

    The Career Cruiser is a career exploration guidebook for middle school students. The Career Cruiser has self assessment activities to match personal interests to careers. The Career Cruiser has information on Holland Codes. Careers are grouped into 16 career clusters. The Career Cruiser has information on occupational descriptions, average earnings, and minimum educational level required for the job.

    Teacher’s Guide is also available.

    Resource Two: Elementary Core Career Connection Source: Utah State Office of Education

    The Core Career Connections is a collection of instructional activities, K to 6, and 7 to 8, designed by teachers, counselors, and parents. Each grade level has instructional activities that align directly with the Utah State Core. This instructional resource provides a framework for teachers, counselors, and parents to integrate career awareness with the elementary and middle level grade students.

    Career Information Web Sites

    Some web sites provide excellent career information. Some web sites list facts about job tasks, wages, career outlook, interests, education, and more.

    Resource Three: Career Voyages Source: U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Education

    The Career Voyages web site is a Career Exploration web site for Elementary School students. The Career Voyages web site has information about the following industries:

    Advanced Manufacturing
    Automotive
    Construction
    Energy
    Financial Services
    Health Care
    Hospitality
    Information Technology
    Retail
    Transportation
    Aerospace and the “BioGeoNano” Technologies

    Resource Four: Career Ship
    Source: New York State Department of Labor

    Career Ship is a free online career exploration tool for middle and high school students. Career Ship uses Holland Codes and the O*NET Career Exploration Tools. For each career, Career Ship provides the following information:

    Tasks
    Wages
    Career outlook
    Interests
    Education
    Knowledge
    Skills
    Similar careers

    Career Ship is a product of Mapping Your Future, a public service web site providing career, college, financial aid, and financial literacy information and services.

    RESOURCE FIVE: Career Zone
    Source: New York State Department of Labor

    Career Zone is a career exploration and planning system. Career Zone has an assessment activity that identifies Holland Codes. Career Zone provides information on 900 careers from the new O*NET Database, the latest labor market information from the NYS Department of Labor and interactive career portfolios for middle and high school students that connect to the NYS Education Department Career Plan initiative. Career Zone has links to college exploration and planning resources, 300 career videos, resume builder, reference list maker, and cover letter application.

    Resource Six: Destination 2020
    Source: Canada Career Consortium

    Destination 2020 helps youth discover how everyday tasks can help them build skills they will need to face the many challenges of the workforce.

    Skills are linked to:

    School Subjects
    Other School Activities
    Play Activities At Home
    Work at Home

    Through quizzes, activities and articles, they might actually find some answers or, at least, a direction about their future. There are more than 200 profiles of real people who are describing what a day at work is like for them.

    Resource Seven: What Do You Like
    Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

    What Do You Like is the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Career web site for kids. The web site provides career information for students in Grades 4 to 8. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, most of the material on the site has been adapted from the Bureau’s Occupational Outlook Handbook,a career guidance publication for adults and upper level high school students that describes the job duties, working conditions, training requirements, earnings levels, and employment prospects of hundreds of occupations. Careers are matched to interests and hobbies. In the Teacher’s Guide, there are twelve categories and their corresponding occupations.

    Science Career Clusters

    Some organizations have created web sites that feature science careers.

    Resource Eight: EEK! Get a Job Environmental Education for Kids
    Source: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

    Eek! Get a Job Environmental Education for Kids is an electronic magazine for kids in grades 4 to 8. Eek! Get a Job provides information about:

    Forestry
    Hydrogeologist
    Engineering
    Herpetologist
    Park Ranger
    Wildlife Biologist
    Park Naturalist

    There is a job description for each career, a list of job activities, suggested activities to begin exploring careers, and needed job skills.

    Resource Nine: GetTech
    Source: National Association of Manufacturers, Center for Workforce Success, U.S. Department of Commerce, and U.S Department of Labor

    Get Tech is a educational web site that provides CAREER EXPLORATION information.
    Get Tech has information about the following industries:

    New Manufacturing
    Information Technology
    Engineering and Industrial Technology
    Biotechnology and Chemistry
    Health and Medicine
    Arts & Design

    Within each area, there are examples of careers.

    Each career profile gives:

    General description
    Salary
    Number of people employed to job
    Number of jobs available in the future
    Place of work
    Level of education required
    Location of training programs: University Pharmacy Programs.
    Courses needed

    There is a Get Tech Teacher’s Guide.

    Resource Ten: LifeWorks
    Source: National Institutes of Health, Office of Science Education

    LifeWorks is a career exploration web site for middle and high school students. LifeWorks has information on more than 100 medical science and health careers. For each career, LifeWorks has the following information:

    Title
    Education required
    Interest area
    Median salary
    True stories of people who do the different jobs

    LifeWorks has a Career Finder that allows you to search by Name of Job, Interest Area, Education Required, or Salary.

    Resource Eleven: San Diego Zoo Job Profiles for Kids
    Source: San Diego Zoo

    San Diego Zoo Job Profiles discussed jobs for people who:

    Work with animals
    Work with plants
    Work with science and conservation
    Work with people
    Work that helps run the Zoo and Park

    There are activities listed under each area, for example:

    What we do
    What is cool about this job
    Job challenges
    How this job helps animals
    How to get a job like this
    Practice Being a …
    How to Become a …

    Resource Twelve: Scientists in Action!
    Source: U.S. Department of the Interior

    Scientists in Action features summaries of the lives of people involved in careers in the natural sciences:

    Mapping the planets
    Sampling the ocean floor
    Protecting wildlife
    Forecasting volcanic eruptions

    Resource Twelve: Want To Be a Scientist?
    Source: Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of the Agriculture

    Want To Be a Scientist is a career exploration web site for kids about 8 to 13 years old. Want To Be a Scientist has a series of job descriptions, stories, and other resources about what scientists do here at the ARS.

    These stories include information about:

    Plant Pathologist
    Chemist
    Soil Scientist
    Entomologist
    Animal Scientist
    Microscopist
    Plant Physiologist

    Specific Science Careers

    The last group of web sites is dedicated to providing information on specific science careers, for example veterinarians,

    Resource Thirteen: About Veterinarians
    Source: American Veterinary Medical Association

    About Veterinarians has facts about:

    What is a Veterinarian?
    Becoming a Veterinarian
    Making a Career Decision
    What Personal Abilities Does a Veterinarian Need?
    What Are the Pluses and Minuses of a Veterinary Career?
    Veterinary Education
    General Information
    After Graduation From Veterinary School
    General Information
    School Statistics
    Preparation Advice
    Preveterinary Coursework
    Where Most Schools Are Located
    About School Accreditation
    The Phases of Professional Study
    The Clinical Curriculum
    The Academic Experience
    Roles of Veterinarians
    Private Practice
    Teaching and Research
    Regulatory Medicine
    Public Health
    Uniformed Services
    Private Industry
    Employment Outlook
    Employment Forecast
    The Advantage of Specializing
    Statistics
    Greatest Potential Growth Areas
    Other Professional Directions
    AVMA Veterinary Career Center
    Becoming a Veterinary Technician
    Your Career in Veterinary Technology
    Duties and Responsibilities
    Career Opportunities
    Education Required
    Distance Learning
    Salary
    Professional Regulations
    Organizations
    Further Information

    Resource Fourteen: Aquarium Careers
    Source: Monterey Bay Aquarium

    Aquarium Careers features careers information. For each Staff Profiles, there is Educational Background and Skills Needed. The Staff Profiles include:

    Aquarist
    Education Specialist
    Exhibits Coordinator
    Exhibit Designer
    Research Biologist
    Science Writer

    The Aquarium Careers web site answers the following questions:

    What should I do now to prepare for a career in marine biology?
    Where can I find a good college for marine biology?
    What should be my college major?
    How do I pick a graduate school?
    I’m not sure of my area of interest. What should I do?

    Marine Science Career Resources include information on:

    Marine Advanced Technology Education
    Marine Mammal Center, California
    Scripps Institution of Oceanography, California
    Scripps Library
    Sea Grant
    Stanford University’s Hopkins Marine Station
    State University of New York at Stony Brook

    Resource Fifteen: Engineering The Stealth Profession
    Source: Discover Engineering

    Engineering The Stealth Profession has a lot of information about engineers:

    Types of Engineers
    Aerospace Engineering
    Ceramic/Materials Engineering
    Chemical Engineering
    Civil Engineering
    Electrical/Computer Engineering
    Environmental Engineering
    Industrial Engineering
    Manufacturing Engineering
    Mechanical Engineering
    Other Engineers
    True Stories
    Salaries
    Education Required
    Work Schedules
    Equipment Used

    Resource Sixteen: Sea Grant Marine Careers
    Source: Marine Careers

    Sea Grant Marine Careers gives you facts about marine career fields and to people working in those fields. Sea Grant Marine Careers outlines information on:

    Marine Biology
    Oceanography
    Ocean Engineering
    Related Fields

    In each area, there is a detailed description of the type of the work that the scientists do. There are feature stories for different scientists in the career field.

    The career profiles include information on:

    What is your current job and what does it entail?
    What was the key factor in your career decision?
    What do you like most about your career?
    What do you like least about your career?
    What do you do to relax?
    Who are your heroes/heroines?
    What advice would you give a high school student who expressed an interest in pursuing a career in your field?
    Are career opportunities in your field increasing or decreasing and why?
    What will you be doing 10 years from today?
    What is the salary range?

    Resource Seventeen: Do You Want to Become a Volcanologist?
    Source: Volcano World

    Do You Want to Become a Volcanologist? provides the following descriptions:

    The Word Volcanologist
    Daily work
    Traits for success
    Education
    Salaries

    Career web sites help you build awareness of the different aspects of careers: the tasks, wages, career outlook, interests, education, knowledge, and skills. We know that you will be fun exploring careers.

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