Career Tech Programs from A to Z: Recap

Posted by Cindy West on Thu, May, 28, 2015 @ 14:05:00 PM

In Career/Technical Program


So, here’s where our journey has gone as we explored CTE FROM A TO Z on the Raymond Campus!  Agribusiness Management, Architectural Engineering, Automotive Machinist, Automotive Technology, Automotive Vehicles and Accessories Marketing, Aviation Maintenance, Barber/Stylist, Biomedical Engineering Technology,  Brick_Block and Stonemasonry, Collision Repair, Commercial Truck Driving, Computer Programing, Computer Network Support, Court Reporting ( Broadcast Captioning, CART, Steno Machine, Voice Writing), Diesel Equipment Technology, Electronics Technology, Electrical Technology,  Engineering Drafting and Design, Fashion Merchandising, Graphic Design Technology , Graphic and Print Communications, Heating and Air Conditioning, Industrial Maintenance, Interpreter Training,  Landscape Management, Land Surveying, Machine Tool, Marketing Management, Meat Merchandising, Office Systems Technology,  Paralegal Technology, Residential Carpentry, Small Engine and Turf Equipment Repair, Small Engine and Equipment Repair Power Sports, Veterinary Technology and last but certainly not least Welding

The facts about career and technical education……

Making a decision about going to college can be very difficult. Trying to figure out what types of careers you are interested in can be overwhelming. Maybe you are already working and you are thinking about going back to school to get a certificate to help you advance in your current career field. Maybe you are thinking about changing careers all together. Whatever your decision is, take the time to research the facts.

Knowledge is power…..

We’ve looked a lots of CTE programs in the past months but you need to continue to dig for the facts. Education is expensive!  Take time to research the job market and job growth in your career field. For example, if you are interested in agricultural related careers, use the tools and resources below to find out the job growth for a career in that area.  You may also use Career Coach which may be found on the Hinds Community College website. 

ISEEK Skills Assessment This assessment lets you rate yourself on 35 different skills and then see which occupations are a match for the skills that are important to you. Everyone has things that they love to do and skills they like to use.

My Skills, My Future Enter the title of your current or past job and you'll receive a list of careers that match your skills. You'll even be able to see current job openings in your city, a typical hourly wage and what type of training is required for the job. It's that simple.

My Next Move My Next Move is an interactive tool for job seekers and students to learn more about their career options. The site has tasks, skills, salary information, and more for over 900 different careers. Users can find careers through keyword search; by browsing industries that employ different types of workers; or through the O*NET Interest Profiler, a tool that offers personalized career suggestions based on a person's interests and level of work experience.

One final thought……

So I was thinking what do you want to be when you grow up…, lawyer, professional athlete, teacher or a nurse? Have you ever thought about being an auto mechanic, biomedical technician, land surveying technician or machinist?  Hopefully after exploring opportunities in this blog series the answer is YES!!!  These are just a few of the highly skilled careers out there that require a career certificate, a technical certificate or a two year AAS degree versus a bachelors, masters or doctorate degree.  

CTE from A to Z offered a look into highly-skilled, highly-paid career options that are available to you at Hinds Community College in the Career and Technical Education division on the Raymond campus. Keep watching as we explore some of the Career and Technical programs exclusive to the other campus locations at Hinds Community College.