About Amy Rivera, MA, GCDF, CareerLocker Training Specialist

Training specialist for CareerLocker, housed at the Center on Education and Work at UW-Madison.

CEW Launches New Web Site

The Center on Education and Work has launched a new web site that’s packed with information about career preparation and facilitation.cew

CEW staff pursue a research and service mission that advances knowledge and practice about career and academic planning, workforce development and STEM learning.

Upcoming events include Career Development Facilitator Training and the 17th Annual Summer Institute. Career Development Facilitators  are trained to incorporate career development information and skills in their work with students, adults, clients, employees or the public.

CEW’s 17th Annual Summer Institute, “Enhancing Career Development Competencies,” offers two themed days in mid-July focusing on the field of career preparation.

CEW’s CareerLocker and ecareers.sg websites foster career decision-making and planning by providing users with links to occupational information including salary and job outlook, assessments that help identify possible career matches and job-seeking tools. CareerLocker serves K-12 students and professionals, UW-Madison students and staff, and those who seek employment; ecareers.sg serves students in Singapore.

CEW Invites you to Participate in our Summer Institute

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Join us this summer for professional development workshops. Here’s your opportunity to network with colleagues and receive quality professional development training.

Workshops include:

Institute #1: Making the Connection Between Academic and Career Planning (ACP) and Career Development

Institute #2: Creating a Virtual Career Center:  Standards, Strategies, and Resources

 

Click on the following links for detailed descriptions and a registration form.

http://cew.wisc.edu/institutes/default.aspx

http://cew.wisc.edu/docs/summer_institute/SI16-registration.pdf

I hope to see you on campus this summer,

Amy

Stay a CareerLocker Subscriber for Two more Years and get the Second Year Half Off

Your school is a current CareerLocker subscriber, and as a token of my appreciation, I would like to extend you this offer: if you subscribe with us for two more years, you will get your second year half-off!

For example, if you re-subscribe with us until the year 2018, and your annual price is $700, your first year will be $700 and your second year will be $350. I will send you an invoice for both years upfront.

No mess!

Please let me know if there is anything that I can do to make your CareerLocker experience great, and let me know if you would like to take me up on this great deal.

Amy

Visit the CareerLocker Booth at the WSCA Conference Next Week

If you are planning to attend the Wisconsin School Counselor Association Conference (WSCA) next week in Madison, don’t forget to drop by my booth! I will be at booth number 18. Please also remember to check your program bags for a CareerLocker ad, which includes the reasons why you would want to stay with CareerLocker to meet the state’s ACP requirements.

I would also like to take this time to introduce our new partner, Paul Vidas, president of Nvolved Inc. Paul will be doing a WSCA session on GetNvolved, a web tool for volunteering and work-based learning. Schools can use GetNvolved to promote, track, and report on community service and work-based learning. Check it out at http://www.getnvolved.org, it is free for all schools!

CDF Hybrid Class Scheduled in Green Bay Spring 2016

The Center on Education and Work has scheduled a hybrid Career Development Facilitator class for Spring, 2016.  For the first time, the face-to-face meetings will be held in Green Bay.  We want to offer this more convenient opportunity to those in the central and northern parts of the state who want to take advantage of this well-respected course offering.

We are on a very short timeline.  In order to hold the class, we need to have 12-15 registrants signed up by February 15th.  If you or any of your colleagues are interested, please contact the Instructor, Judy Ettinger, ASAP.  She can be reached at jmetting@wisc.edu

The dates of the course follow:
Start Date:  March 1st   End Date:  June 21st
Required Face-to-Face Meetings in Green Bay:  March 31-April 1st   and May 12-13
Cost:  $1450 plus the cost of books

This popular class has been taught in Madison since 1995.  If you would like more information about this program, go to our web site at http://www.cew.wisc.edu/cdf/default.aspx

Welcome to the First CareerLocker Tidbits Post!

As your training representative, I would like take this time to introduce you to my new CareerLocker Tidbits posts, where I will send out weekly (sometimes more) tidbits and useful hints on how to use CareerLocker!

As none of us have much time these days, I will make these posts as short as possible…starting off with this week’s tidbit:

Every building location is assigned one account, and each account gets their own specific registration codes. These registration codes link the professionals and students/or clients back to their organizations.

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Every account will also have one main person assigned as the CareerLocker administrator, and this person will be the one who can look up and edit student/client information. The CareerLocker administrator will also be able to look up and edit professional user information; along with granting administrative rights to specific professionals in an organization. This means, that if Ms. Jane Doe is listed as the administrator of your account, you can ask Jane Doe to grant you administrative rights for the 6-week career’s course you are teaching. That way, when your students and clients forget their user names and passwords, you can look them up yourself, instead of having to track down Ms. Jane Doe.

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 That wraps up my tidbits for this week!

Stay tuned for more CareerLocker tidbits…

Amy

eCareers.sg Continues to Prosper in Singapore

eCareers.sg continues to flourish in Singapore! While the relationship between CEW and Singapore’s Ministry of Education continues to blossom, CEW would like to announce that we have just entered our sixth year of contract with Singapore’s Ministry of Education providing a country-wide award winning career information system for all K-12 level students in Singapore. Renewal of the contract includes updates to the website and adding of new features.

As a continuous positive aid in career development, eCareers.sg has provided amazing results. All K-12 students in Singapore are able to explore the various career possibilities and educational pathways available to them with the click of a mouse. This is being made possible through the interactive web-based Education and Career Guidance portal (ecareers.sg) for Primary Schools, which was officially launched back in February 2010.

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The ecareers.sg portal is comprehensive and developmental in nature and has been received with great reviews by students and educators. lt serves students from primary to Junior College/Centralized Institute in Singapore, compared to K-12 levels in the U.S. Developed jointly by the Ministry of Education and the Centre of Education and Work, University of Wisconsin-Madison, eCareers has been used extensively as a rich resource for students, parents, teachers and school counselors. Emphasis is placed on career exploration and planning and career profiling tools are also available to help students gauge their interests and aptitudes. The purpose is to provide a systematic way for these students to make an informed choice of relevant courses to realize their dreams.

eCareers is the Ministry of Education’s first interactive web-based Education and Career Guidance (ECG) portal for students, and it has been a welcomed and fantastic aid for teachers and counselors who currently guide their students.