Career Cruising Network brings together education and industry to help students achieve their goals and address communities' workforce development needs.
Network provides a set of powerful online tools that:
- Involve local employers in workforce development
- Connect career researchers to online mentors
- Showcase career development opportunities
- Integrate important local information and resources
Fully integrated with the Career Cruising guidance system, Network enhances the career exploration process for students and adult career researchers, while helping local employers and workforce development agencies shape the future workforce.
Local employers can create and maintain profiles to describe their business, highlight unique attributes, and communicate their areas of need to future employees.
Students can link directly from occupation information to the profiles of related companies, or search the company database using a number of helpful search options.
Students can post questions to company message boards to learn more.
Career Coach Message Boards
Career Coach message boards level the playing field for students by enabling them, regardless of socioeconomic background, to connect with real people for career advice and encouragement.
Students can better understand occupations by submitting questions to vetted volunteer Career Coaches.
All questions are posted publicly, so students are able to learn from past posts and other students' questions.
Companies can publicize career development opportunities, such as summer internships, to students who have indicated interest in careers that they employ.
Educators can communicate with employers to coordinate field trips, co-op placements, scholarship applications, etc.
System administrators, educators, and businesses send students targeted messages through mediated communication to protect students' privacy.