the kuder® career planning system
Posted : February 25, 2009
Last Updated : December 15, 2014
Unsure about what you want to do with the rest of your life? Let the Kuder Career Planning System help you figure it out.
Kuder® Galaxy – an online early career awareness system that provides interactive activities for elementary students in grades pre-K through five.
Kuder® Navigator – a developmentally appropriate online education and career planning system designed to help middle school and high school students learn about themselves with Kuder's research-based assessments, build an education plan, and prepare for various options after high school.
Kuder® Journey – an intuitive online system designed to help address the education and career planning needs of postsecondary students and diverse adult populations.
Beginning in middle school, this planning system will help you select one or more career paths to explore by matching your interests, skills, and work values to education and career options. Through the Kuder Career Planning System, you can create and continually access your own lifelong career portfolio and update career information as your skills and experience expand. To provide a reliable foundation on which to build your career plans, the system includes three research-based assessments:
1. Kuder® Career Interests Assessment
Begin your career search by discovering your career interests in occupational pathways and clusters. Explore a variety of occupations within your top ranking pathways and clusters. Then, you can directly access individual job sketches, occupational information from trusted sources such as the Occupational Outlook Handbook, sample plans of study for high school and beyond, a college search feature for information on postsecondary options, and more!
2. Kuder® Skills Confidence Assessment
Assess your current skill level for various work-related tasks. After completing both the interests and skills assessments, you will receive a composite report. This report suggests how to proceed with career exploration in each of the pathways and clusters based on your combined results.
3. Kuder® Work Values Assessment
Identify the characteristics or features of occupations that you value. The results will help narrow your list of occupational choices to those that will likely contribute to job satisfaction in the future.
Begin Your Career Portfolio
Kuder systems are offered in conjunction with a number of state-sponsored programs throughout the United States. If your state is not listed below and you would like to utilize the system please visit www.kuder.com or call the Kuder Customer Support line at (877) 999-6227 to see if you have access to the system through your school, workforce center, or other agency/organization.
www.al.kuder.com – The Alabama Career Planning System, powered by Kuder, provides education and career planning resources to help students, grades 6-12, build a successful future. Whether you’re searching for higher education or training, exploring career options, or creating a professional portfolio of materials for the job search, the system can provide you with the tools you need. Activation codes are required to take the assessments, so contact your school counseling office for more details.
http://arkansasworks.kuder.com - The Arkansas Works, powered by Kuder, is offered free of charge to all Arkansas students in grades 6-16 and adults. Activation codes are required to take the assessments, so contact your school counseling office or workforce center for more details.
www.indianacareerexplorer.org – The Indiana Career Explorer, powered by Kuder, is an easy online tool available to all Hoosiers to explore their career interests and skills. Students, grades 6-16 and adults can identify occupations, establish educational strategies and ultimately connect to employers. Activation codes are required to take the assessments, so contact your school counseling office or WorkOne center for more details.
http://www.kansascareerpipeline.org/ - The Kansas Career Pipeline, powered by Kuder, helps individuals measure their career interests, skills and work values, explore occupations, establish educational strategies, and ultimately connect with Kansas employers who need their talents. The system is available to all Kansas students in grades 6-16 and adults. Activation codes are required to take the assessments, so contact your school counseling office or workforce center for more details.
http://www.nebraskacareerconnections.org/ - Nebraska Career Connections, powered by Kuder, provides education and career planning resources to bring Nebraskans together – students, parents, educators, adults, and employers. Whether you're planning for life after high school, exploring career options, or creating a portfolio of materials for a job search, this free system can provide students and adults with the tools needed. Activation codes are required to take the assessments, so contact your school counseling office or workforce center for more details.
http://www.oh.kuder.com/ - Finding the best resources to help students plan for future academic and career success remains top priority for educators across the country, and today hundreds of innovative schools across Ohio are turning this priority into a reality. By using the Internet-based Ohio Career Planning System, powered by Kuder, their students are kick starting their educational planning and considering a pathway for their career futures. Activation codes are required to take the assessments, so contact your school counseling office or career center for more details.
www.planningyourdreams.org - The Tennessee College and Career Planning System, powered by Kuder, helps students, grades 6-14, learn about themselves, explore career options, make a plan for education, prepare for the world of work, and more. Courtesy of Edsouth, every Tennessee school can access the system free of charge. The system features Kuder Navigator for middle and high schools and Kuder Journey for colleges. Activation codes are required to take the assessments, so contact your school counseling office for more details.