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Training and Technical Assistance for New Jersey Career Assistance Navigator

Friday, September 5, 2014

In partnership with the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE), the Heldrich Center is providing training and technical assistance to teachers, school counselors, and administrators on the New Jersey Career Assistance Navigator (NJ CAN) website. NJ CAN is a comprehensive college and career readiness web-based resource that allows students to take personal assessments and career and interest inventories to better understand themselves and navigate their educational experiences in middle school, high school, and postsecondary education. Students can research colleges and postsecondary training and education and compare them based on their personal preferences in order to make informed decisions about their future. They can also research careers based on a vast library of occupational profiles that are updated annually. Teachers can use the index of lesson plans and activities to implement the New Jersey Common Core State Standards for career and technical education. Together with NJDOE, the Heldrich Center collects user feedback to make New Jersey-specific enhancements and improvements to the website each year. Specifically, New Jersey students can research state and local financial aid opportunities that are available to New Jersey students only. Over the course of the next two years, the Heldrich Center will continue to work with NJDOE and schools to improve the site, help counselors and teachers implement NJ CAN more integrally into their day-to-day activities to ease administrative tasks, and to help personalize students' educational planning and decision-making. All access to NJ CAN for New Jersey schools is free and provided by NJDOE. In addition, training and technical assistance is free to users and can be provided in person or via webinar or teleconference at no expense to the school. For more information, please visit www.njcan.org or contact njcantraining@gmail.com.

Topic: 
Education & Training
Research Team: 
Laurie Harrington
Funded By: 
New Jersey Department of Education
Status: 
Current
Keywords: 
education
training
technical assistance