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Career & Technical Education: Learning That Works for New Jersey

Exploration GraphicCareer Exploration Tools and Materials To Assist Educators, Counselors, And Students

The NJ Department of Education supports the New Jersey Career Assistance Navigator (NJCAN). NJCAN is the state's free web-based career guidance system. It contains a variety of resources to support students' lifelong career exploration and planning. The system includes self-assessments, college and other postsecondary school information, a searchable directory of scholarships, including opportunities specifically for New Jersey students, an extensive career database and the latest national, state and local labor market data and projections. If your school would like to create a free account, please contact

The websites listed below are for informational purposes. The New Jersey Department of Education does not recommend or endorse any of the organizations or websites listed in the chart.


Type of Resource

American Careers
Career exploration and curriculum materials.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections
A nationally recognized source of labor statistics and career information.
Career Clusters Career exploration via occupations grouped by commonalities into 16 Clusters.  The site is endorsed by the National Association of State Directors of Vocational – Technical Education.
Career Discovery A career discovery search engine for students, counselors.
Career Equity Resource Center The Career Equity Resource Center (CERC) formerly known as Nontraditional Career Resource Center (NCRC) provides greater access and success in high-skill, high-demand careers for students in marginalized populations.
Career Exploration for Kids Contains assessment and sites involved with career choices for kids. Features a work preference inventory assessment.
Career Vision
(The Ball Foundation)
Aptitude assessment and career exploration resources.
Career Wise Award-winning workbook with content that develops work-world language, research, analytic and presentation skills through awareness about Career Clusters®/choices. Free Teaching Guide. Can be tailored for varied age and skill levels. Three handsome posters -1001 Job Titles, 201 STEM Jobs and 201 Green Jobs - promote valuable conversations & career exploration activities. Use as curriculum, classroom decor or promotional giveaways.
College Board Major and Career Profiles This site is designed to help high school students gain college and career awareness. 
Eco-Employ Environmental jobs and careers.  Sections include: Special Opportunities, Government Jobs, Environmental Agencies, Employer Web Site Directory, Resume Tips, Career Information and more.
Exploring Occupations Information on a large number of occupations.  Click on the Occupation for links about that position.
ISEEK Minnesota's one stop gateway to education, employment, and career resources.
Job Hunt An online Job Search Guide and Career Resource Center.
Job-Star Job Search Guide "How-to" information for job seekers anywhere.
The Keirsey Temperament Sorter (KTS-II) An online personality assessment used for career and personal development. Used by Fortune 500 companies, professional counselors, and major universities.
Keys 2 Work Provides a web-based assessment of student abilities in; applied math, locating information, and reading for information; interests related to careers; and documentation to improve skill abilities.
Kuder, Inc. Kuder, Inc. is a provider of Internet-based tools and resources that help students and adults achieve their educational and career planning goals.
Mapping Your Future A one stop site for students and parents with information on financial strategies, career options, and career planning.
Military Career Guide A U.S. Department of Defense resource on over 4,100 military careers.
Mind Tools Mind Tools outlines important life and career skills in easy to understand language. These are supported by simple examples and exercises that expand and reinforce your understanding. Mind Tools outlines more than 100 of the most important thinking skills in nine essential areas. Career Center Information on various careers, training, job openings, choosing a career, resumes, salary, quizzes, and more.
My Future Information on military careers, post high school planning, and a comprehensive career toolbox with assessments.  For students and parents.
National Society of Professional Engineers A forum for young engineers and students looking for guidance from engineers in the field.
Net – Temps A job search site, by concentration, state or metro area.
New Jersey Career Assistance Navigator (NJCAN) The New Jersey Career Assistance Navigator (NJCAN) is the state's free web-based career guidance system. NJCAN is designed to support lifelong career exploration and career planning through easy to use, straightforward search and sorting utilities, and an online portfolio for saving information from all system components.
New Jersey Next Stop NJ Next Stop provides information on what skills will be in demand in New Jersey industries, including health care, finance, construction, utilities, manufacturing, and tourism, transportation, and information technology.
O*NET® Computerized Interest Profiler TM The O*NET Computerized Interest Profiler (CIP) is a new vocational interest assessment instrument administered by computer. Users receive an accurate, reliable profile of their vocational interests that provides valuable self-knowledge about their vocational interests, fosters career awareness, and provides a window to the entire world of work via the 900+ occupations within O*NET On Line.
Quintessential Careers Information on choosing and planning a career.
Vocational Information Center An independently developed list of career exploration resources.
Vocational Research Institute Career aptitude and interest assessment, career planning and development, and educational resources.  Includes Career Scope, APTICOM, Work Place Mentor, ES-TIP, VITAS, and print resources.