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HCC helping people explore career options and outlook

HOUSTON (March 9, 2012) – Employment-related activities are some of the top searches of the internet. In response to this need for many current and prospective students and the community, Houston Community College, in partnership with Economic Modeling Specialists, Inc., has launched Career Coach. Career Coach is a new web interactive tool that allows anyone to access career outlook information, search regional job openings in the area, build a resume online, review information about educational requirements for specific fields of study and provides direct links to any related education or training offered by HCC in these areas. This user-friendly tool can be used by high school teachers and counselors, tutors, non-profit organizations, workforce centers, workforce boards and researchers as a career outlook source or career planning resource.

“We are excited about adding this tool to the HCC web site and providing current, prospective students and our community at large a valuable tool to help guide the process of career selection. Education implies an investment of time and resources, and this tool provides real time data on career outlook and projections, which can help individuals in determining the return of their investment in specific fields of choice. When students have a clear career goal in mind their performance in the classroom improves. Career Coach provides that direction, almost like a personal Career GPS,” said Madeline Burillo, HCC Associate Vice Chancellor for Workforce and Extended Learning. “We encourage any organization and schools to add this link to their web site as an additional resource for their clients and community.”

The HCC Career Coach site provides information about earning trends by occupation, employment trends by occupation, education and training requirements, regional job postings by occupation and a resume builder tool in a user friendly format. To use this tool, simply visit:http://hccs.emsicareercoach.com/ccindex.php.

Photo attached: Check out career options with HCC’s Career Coach

About HCC
HCC is one of the country’s largest singly-accredited, open-admission, community colleges offering associate degrees, certificates, workforce training and lifelong learning opportunities for 75,000 students each semester. HCC is composed of six colleges that serve the Greater Houston Area’s diverse communities by preparing individuals to live and work in today’s increasingly international and technological society.

To learn more go to hccs.edu.

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