CVCC Launches Career Coach to Make Connections to Opportunities
PHENIX CITY, AL— Chattahoochee Valley Community College (CVCC) is providing an opportunity for its students and the community to connect their skills and interests to a fulfilling career. The College has officially launched Career Coach, an online tool designed to help develop a clear vision of career goals. The program uses local labor market data to help users find careers that match their strengths and discover programs at CVCC that will prepare them for success.
“It’s really user friendly, and it is available for anyone to use – not just students,” said Dr. David Hodge, CVCC Vice President. “Go to our website at www.cv.edu, and click on the Career Coach icon. There is an option to take a quick six- question assessment or a more in-depth 60-question assessment. The program will provide the top career areas based on your answers, and
you can explore salaries and skills needed for those particular jobs. One feature we really love about Career Coach is that it will display the programs and classes we offer that match your career choice.”
CVCC Student Zabria Nely plans to transfer to a four-year university when she graduates and pursue a career as a lawyer.
“I found the questions on Career Coach were helpful and easy to understand,” said Nely. “I went through the assessment and up popped all of my career options which were in line with what I want to do. Whether you know what career you are interested in or not, it’s a very useful tool.”
Hodge says Career Coach is a state-wide initiative through the Alabama Community College System, and is a win-win for all involved. Students and anyone else who uses it can clearly understand how their education can lead them to success. College officials are able to analyze the data and see how programs offered align with what businesses are looking for in potential employees.
Business and industry are connected to the tool as well. The program is connected to Indeed, so it provides information on what businesses and industries are hiring in the area. There is also the capability to create and upload a resume directly to job postings. College officials say “the
possibilities are endless.”
“We want to add as many businesses and industries as possible to our data base, so we are accepting job posting requests and other data from employers,” said Hodge. “Those businesses can then receive notifications when potential employees have applied.”
Visit www.cv.edu to get started today. For more information, call Sheinoura Wise, Advising Coordinator, at 334-291-4905 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.