16 Career Clusters
One of the keys to improving student achievement is providing students with relevant contexts for studying and learning. Career Clusters® do exactly this by linking school-based learning with the knowledge and skills required for success in the workplace. The National Career Clusters® Framework is comprised of 16 Career Clusters™ and related Career Pathways to help students of all ages explore different career options and better prepare for college and career.
Big Future by the College Board
What do you like to do? What makes you curious and excited to learn more? Choose an interest get some ideas about possible college majors.
CareerOneStop, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, is your pathway to career success. Find tools to help job seekers, students, businesses, and career professionals.
CareerPath® by CareerBuilder
CareerPath.com is a career resource center that will assist you in making the right career decisions. Assistance is provided with career tests, advice and resources.
Career Cornerstone Center
The Career Cornerstone Center is an ever-expanding resource for anyone interested in exploring career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, computing, and healthcare. Explore over 185 degree fields and find out about education requirements, salaries, networking, precollege ideas, and career planning resources.
Search part-time, internship and entry level jobs.
Internship opportunities for motivated high school students.
From College Major to Career
Choosing the right college major can make a big difference in students’ career prospects, in terms of employment and pay. Here’s a look at how various college majors fare in the job market, based on 2010 Census data. Some popular majors, such as nursing and finance, do particularly well, with unemployment under 5% and high salaries during the course of their careers.
Illinois Association for Career and Technical Education
The Illinois Association of Career and Technical Education provides unified, visionary leadership to advance career and technical education.
Illinois Career and Labor Market Information
The latest information on occupations, wages, education and training requirements, employment outlook and much more.
Illinois Career Information System
Part of the Illinois Department of Employment Security, the Illinois Career Information System (CIS) is part of the intoCareers consortium and partners with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Employment & Training Administration to develop local, state and national labor market information. Illinois CIS is home to the Illinois Career Resource Network which provides career development tools for everyone.
Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation
Assess whether short, medium and long-term financial plans continue to meet your needs.
Illinois State Board of Education
The Illinois State Board of Education will provide leadership, assistance, resources and advocacy so that every student is prepared to succeed in careers and postsecondary education, and share accountability for doing so with districts and schools.
The Illinois workNet® Portal and Program utilizes partnerships and technology to expand seamless and real-time access to workforce development resources aimed at individuals, businesses, and workforce professionals.
The Interest Assessment will help you identify your strongest work-related interests. Knowing your work interests we can help you decide what kinds of careers you want to explore.
My Next Move
My Next Move is an interactive tool for job seekers and students to learn more about their career options. My Next Move 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.
Perkins Measures indicate the NECSS region’s performance level measured against the State target performance level.