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Press Release: New Career Education Products, Programs, and Services

Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) July 7, 2010

Founders of Hollandcodes.com Dr. Mary and Ronald Askew announced that the release of new additions to Paintcareerswithcolors.com & Hollandcodes.com products, training programs, and career advisement services.

A Hollandcodes.com (2009-2010) poll reported that elementary/ middle school teachers and counselors looked for easy to read, simpler to follow, and easier to understand materials.

As a result, Hollandcodes.com expanded the Paintcareerswithcolors.com CD Collections.

The Paintcareerswithcolors.com CD Collections are geared towards different students or adults

  • Children – Elementary School students
  • RIASEC/ Holland Codes – Elementary/ Middle School students
  • Photo – Elementary/ Middle School students, high school students/ adults with limited reading abilities
  • African American
  • Chinese

The CD Collections have more than 2000 pages of bright, colorful, vivid, clear, and informative Paint Careers With Colors resources –

  • Career Models
  • Career Tests
  • Posters
  • Career Charts
  • Promotional Materials
  • Starter Kit
  • Holland Codes Toolkit
  • Presentational Materials
  • Training Resources

The Hollandcodes.com (2009-2010) poll also stated that elementary school teachers and counselors searched for additional career test administration resources.

In response to the poll, Hollandcodes.com launched two new services –

  • Preview/ Certification Program
  • Career Advisement Service

The Preview and Certification Programs, in-depth training programs, provide teacher and counselors with key career test administration information, career test samples, product discounts, and other benefits.

The Preview and Certification Programs cover the following areas –

  • Unit 1 Lesson 1 – Overview
  • Unit 1 Lesson 2 – Fact Sheets
  • Unit 1 Lesson 3 – Career Model
  • Unit 1 Lesson 4 – Alphabetized Product List
  • Unit 1 Lesson 5 – Step by Step Guide
  • Unit 1 Lesson 6 – Educational Games
  • Unit 2 Lesson 1 – Foundational CD-ROM
  • Unit 2 Lesson 2 – Kids Job Test
  • Unit 2 Lesson 3 – Occupational Posters
  • Unit 3 Lesson 1 – Training Resources CD-ROM
  • Unit 4 Lesson 1 – Promotional Starter Kit CD-ROM
  • Unit 5 Lesson 1 – Holland Codes Toolkit CD-ROM
  • Unit 6 Lesson 1 – Powerpoint Presentation CD-ROM

The Career Advisement Service provides Career Advisors for students, adults, teachers, and counselors. Advisors have the following functions –

  • Answer questions about the career test types, features, and prices
  • Interpret the Holland Codes or Paint Careers With Colors career test results
  • hundreds of experts

Experts share information about –

  • Career Likes
  • Career Dislikes
  • Ideal Career Profile
  • Ideal Career Path

Hollandcodes.com specializes in helping you match your interests, abilities, and skills to right career and college major program.

For more information,

Web Sites: http://www.Hollandcodes.com
& http://www.Paintcareerswithcolors.com

Follow us : http://www.facebook.com/hollandcodes &
http://twitter.com/hollandcodes

Samples – http://www.scribd.com/hollandcodes
Certification and Preview Programs –
http://www.quia.com/profiles/hollandcodes

PHONE. 602-569-1050
EMAIL: hollandcodes(at)gmail(dot)com

Free Listing in Hollandcodes.com Directories

Hollandcodes.com offers  FREE listings in the Hollandcodes.com Teacher Resources, Career Counselor, Career Coach, or School Directories.

To be listed in the directory, please complete a short web submission form at any one of the directories web pages –

See a sample of a career coach’s web page ( http://www.hollandcodes.com/the-oxford-program-for-students.html ).

When your submission is approvedyour business will be listed on  a Hollandcodes.com web page!

Kuder Survey Career Tests

Kuder  Assessment

The Kuder Test Survey has three career tests –

  • Career Search with Person Match
  • Skills Test
  • Super’s Work Values Inventory-Revised

You can –

  • Begin an test
  • Stop the test
  • Save the results
  • Complete the test at a later time

The Kuder Career Test –

  • Is completed in 30 minutes or less
  • Is scored automatically
  • Generates an easy-to-read report is within 20-30 seconds after the final page is submitted
  • Is available in either English or Spanish

Kuder Career Search with Person Match

Kuder Career Search with Person Match

The Kuder Career Search with Person Match is the Kuder General Interest Survey consisting of 60 questions.

The Kuder General Interest Survey report displays information on career clusters. There are three lists of Career Clusters – Kuder Career Clusters, Federal 16 Career Clusters, or state-specific cluster/pathway system. The ranking of the Career Clusters is matched to your interests. There are descriptions of the cluster.

The report also includes the unique Person Match feature which compares test results to a career profile database.

Kuder  skills inventory

Kuder Skills Test

The Kuder Skills Test is a self-estimate of one’s abilities to perform work-related tasks. Kuder Skills Test consists of 90 multiple choice questions.

Kuder Skills Test Results are presented in rank order of career cluster preference. The results of the Kuder Skills Test match the interests, skills, and career clusters.

Super’s  Work Values Inventory

Super’s Work Values Inventory-Revised

The Super’s Work Values Inventory-Revised identifies which work characteristics are most important to the test taker. The inventory consists of 72 multiple choice questions.

Super’s Work Values Inventory-Revised Report displays 12 work-related characteristics in rank order of preference. The inventory assesses 12 work-related values. The 12 work values are presented in rank order. There are definitions of each work value.

Kuder  Composite Scores

Career Test Reports

All reports provide suggestions for continued career exploration. Links from the tests are used to explore occupational listings by education level within each of the clusters. Each occupation is cross-walked with and linked directly to additional information from the Occupational Outlook Handbook, O*Net and related military occupations to allow further exploration.

Combining Results from Kuder Career Tests

  • Kuder Test Survey Interests and Skills Composite Report – Once an individual completes both the interest and skills tests, a composite report compares the scores of the interests and skills tests. There are suggestions for further education and career exploration and planning. To view the composite report, click on the words Kuder Test Survey Interests and Skills Composite Report below the Kuder Test Results table.
  • One-Page Summary Report –This report contains an outline of the most recent results for tests that have been completed. Access this report by clicking on the title below the Kuder Test Results table.

To read more about the Kuder Survey, click here

Two Approaches For Creating Social Studies Curriculum

Linking Social Studies Curriculum and Elementary School Career Education

Teachers and curriculum developers recognize the similarities between Social Studies standards and elementary school career education methods. As a result, some teachers and curriculum developers use both Civics, Geography, and Economics standards and career awareness methods to design elementary school curriculum.

Social Studies Standards

The National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) developed the standards. The NCSS Standards are the foundation for curriculum designs and program frameworks. When teachers and developers create quality instructions programs, the standards serve as guides that improve student performance expectations.

The teachers and developers create curriculum based on –

  • Strands/ Standards
  • Concepts
  • Performance objectives/ Accomplishments

As a result of curriculum, subjects –

  • Identify people who help keep communities and citizens safe
  • Describe how people earn a living in the community, home, school, and the other places where people work
  • Recognize how jobs are similar, different, and significant
  • Acknowledge that some jobs are interdependent
  • Explain why people have jobs and work to get goods and services

Source: Social Studies Standards

Elementary School Career Education Standards

Like the Civics, Geography, and Economics Standards, the elementary school career education standards help teachers and curriculum designers create and deliver career awareness, career development, and career research programs and services for children, youth, and adults. The National Career Development Guidelines (NCDG) mastery indicators are the leading source of career awareness and career exploration methodologies.

Mastery indicators measure three domains:

  • Personal Social Development (PS)
  • Educational Achievement and Lifelong Learning (ED)
  • Career Management (CM)

Mastery indicators occur in three different learning stages:

  • Knowledge acquisition (K)
  • Application (A)
  • Reflection (R)

Under each level, indicators of mastery highlight the knowledge and skills needed to achieve the goals as the stages describe learning competencies. National Career Development Guidelines (NCDG 2004) learning competencies show a correlation with Civics, Geography, and Economics Standards when students –

  • Identify and demonstrate your positive personal characteristics – honesty, dependability, responsibility, integrity, and loyalty
  • Identify and demonstrate effective communication and positive social skills
  • Recognize and demonstrate that you should have knowledge about, respect for, be open to, and appreciate all kinds of human diversity
  • Demonstrate the ability to get along well with others and work effectively with them in groups
  • Recognize that your personal priorities, culture, beliefs, and work values can affect your decision-making
  • Describe how education, work, and family experiences might impact your decisions

Source: National Career Development Guidelines

Merging Social Studies Curriculum and Career Education Standards

Teachers and developers demonstrate the links between elementary school Social Studies standards and career education methods. The standards encourage the integration of Civics, Geography, Economics, career awareness, and career exploration concepts. The Civics, Geography, Economics, and elementary school career education standards share the same themes and are both useful in development of elementary school Civics, Geography, and Economics activities, lesson plans, tool kits, projects, and games. The Social Studies Standards and National Career Development Guidelines are fundamental systems for Civics, Geography, and Economics curriculum design.

Sources:

Social Studies Standards – Curriculum Standards for Social Studies: I. Introduction Report (2009)
Arizona Department of Education
Pennsylvania Department of Education
Tennessee Department of Education
National Career Development Guidelines (NCDG 2004)

Paint Careers With Colors is an excellent example of the use of Social Studies standards and elementary school career education methods.

Dr Mary Askew specializes in career tests, websites, and books for students. Students need eye appealing, easy to use, yet comprehensive career resources. Find out how students can reach their career potentials at http://www.hollandcodes.com. Contact Dr. Askew at learning4life.az@gmail.com.

Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Mary_Askew

Authorized Dealer vs. Product Reviewer

The choice is yours!!!

Authorized Dealer Program

Hollandcodes.com is looking for educational and career professionals who are interested in distributing and evaluating Paint Careers With Colors products.

Hollandcodes.com has just created an Authorized Dealer Program.  By joining this Dealer program, you can earn profits by promoting Hollandcodes.com products.

Benefits:

  • Expand your selection of career exploration resources.
  • Earn you money when your customers or clients order popular Holland Code resources.
  • Use marketing logos and images in Authorized Dealer marketing efforts within a specified calendar year.
  • For Counselors, Consultants, and Teachers, receive FREE listing on Hollandcodes.com Authorized Dealer Directory
  • Access to exclusive pricing, offers and discounts available only to dealers
  • Access to online and toll free ordering
  • Knowledge of soon to be released products
  • Attendance to GotoMeeting teleconferences

Authorized Dealers get 50% discount on the Paint Careers With Colors products.

To participate in the program as an Authorized Dealer, you –

Complete two forms –

Review and complete the surveys for the following products –

  • Paint Careers With Colors Career Test
  • Paint Careers With Colors Career Posters

Product Reviewer Program

Hollandcodes.com is also looking for Product Reviewers who are interested in evaluating the Paint Careers With Colors products.

By joining this Product Reviewers’ program, you will receive 20% discount on the Paint Careers With Colors products.

To participate in the program as an product reviewer, you –

Complete Contact Information Form

Review and complete the surveys for the following products –


Authorized Dealer and Product Reviewer Product Costs

Cost per CD ROMS

Product Titles

Number of CD ROMS

Number of Users per CD ROM

Regular Costs

Authorized Dealer Costs

Product Reviewer Costs

Career Test

1

1 to 30

$25.00

$12.50

$20.00

Career Posters

1

1 to 30

$25.00

$12.50

$20.00

Career Posters

1

1 to 30

$10.00

$5.00

$8.00

Starter Kit

1

1 to 30

$25.00

$12.50

$20.00

Internet Resource Guide

1

1 to 30

$10.00

$5.00

$8.00

Unlock Potential Curriculum (Adult)

1

1 to 30

$10.00

$5.00

$8.00

Unlock Potential Curriculum (Child)

1

1 to 30

$15.00

$7.50

$12.00

Training Manual

1

1 to 30

$20.00

$10.00

$16.00

Flash & Bingo Cards

1

1 to 30

$10.00

$5.00

$8.00

Analyzer

1

1 to 30

$20.00

$10.00

$16.00

Foundation CD

1

1 to 30

$60.00

$30.00

$48.00

Cost per CD ROM SET

Product Titles

Number of CD ROM SETS

Number of Users per CD ROM SET*

Regular Costs

Authorized Dealer Costs

Product Reviewer Costs

CD Collection

1

1 to 30

$75.00

$37.50

$60.00

CD Collection

2

31 to 60

$50.00

$25.00

$40.00

CD Collection

3

61 to 90

$50.00

$25.00

$40.00

CD Collection

4

91 to 120

$50.00

$25.00

$40.00

*To determine the number of CD-ROMS Sets required,
divide student enrollment by 30.

You can always order the Paint Careers With Colors online!

Free Downloads

Hollandcodes.com has FREE Download Samples  –

  • Paint Careers With Colors Career Test
  • Bingo Card Sets for Adults and Children
  • Counselors, Parents, and Teachers Curriculum Guidebook
  • Curriculum Powerpoint
  • Clip Art Posters for Adults and Children
  • Photo Posters for Adults and Children
  • Poster Scoring System
  • Unlock the Treasure Chest (Adult)
  • Unlock Your Treasure Chest (Children)

Holland Codes Toolkit CD-ROMS

The Toolkit CD-ROMS have career exploration assessment tools that utilize the Holland Occupational Code career planning model. The resources have career exploration classroom activities, career planning curriculum, educational career assessments, and educational resources that introduce information about Holland Codes, careers, and colleges.

The Toolkit CD-ROMS are visual learning techniques that are fast, quick, and easy ways to introduce careers and Holland Codes.

The benefits of the Toolkit CD-ROMS are –

  • Eye appealing – Is a colorful presentation
  • Easy to use – Facilitates learning through the use of graphics
  • Comprehensive – Shows the relationships between careers, interests, and Holland Codes
  • Easy to understand – Simplifies the understanding of career exploration and the Holland Codes
    • Easy scoring – Sorts quickly according to likes and dislikes
    • Reproducible

The Toolkit CD-ROMS are used to –

  • Provide career exploration classroom activities for middle school students, children, kids, and adults who learn best using visual resources
  • Identify Steps in the Career Planning Process
  • Identify characteristics of Holland Personality Types
  • Identify Holland Codes
  • Sort occupations according to Holland Codes
  • Explore Holland Code web sites
  • Explore careers and career web sites
  • Explore college majors and college major web sites
  • Match college majors to Holland Codes
  • Record results from assessments and occupational web sites

The Toolkit CD-ROMS 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 Toolkit CD-ROMS 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 Toolkit CD-ROMS at –

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

The Toolkit CD-ROMS 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

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