“Choose a job you love, and you will never work a day in your life.”


Success in the New Economy from Brian Y. Marsh on Vimeo.

Direction and Motion Graphics: Brian Y. Marsh www.brianymarsh.com
Written and Narrated by: Kevin Fleming www.teloses.com

Citrus College supported the production of “Success in the New Economy” to help a broader audience begin to understand preparation today for tomorrow’s labor market realities. The end result is a compelling case for students to explore career choices early, make informed decisions when declaring their college education goal, and to consider technical skill acquisition, real-world application and academics (career technical programs) in tandem with a classic education. This balanced approach to life and learning results in a well-educated and employed workforce.

Leveraging his expertise in higher education and Career & Technical Education, Kevin Fleming adapted conference presentations and research to create this data-driven explanation. And award winning film creator and producer Brian Y. Marsh brought the data to life through animation.

The complete transcription of the video with data references is available here: http://www.citruscollege.edu/academics/cte/Pages/default.aspx

Post-High School Credential or Degree + Hands on Skills+ Perfecting what you are good at

Finding the BEST match for your future is as easy as…

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    Find a career that’s
    compatible with you.
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    Make sure it meets
    your needs.
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    Confirm there will be jobs in the future.

“College is a really expensive career exploration plan.”

~Deb Shanafelt, CTE Director, Clover Park School District
Use the FREE resources below
(or check with your school or community service organization advisor, counselor or specialist to get a login for the select resources in the left menu bar.)


What career matches my  interests, skills, and values?

You can save time and money and increase your chances of finding a career that you love and in which you can excel. There are many great tools to find careers that fit your interests, skills, and values.
Explore some options with College & Career Compass.

Take an assessment survey.

You can often take these with your school career counselor or career services office. It is often helpful to go over the results with an advisor to get the most out of the information. Or you can access a free one from one of these sites:

Interest Survey:

Personality Survey:
Browse by career cluster/path or skill.
Maybe you don’t know exactly what you want to do, but you have it narrowed down by industry or particular characteristic. For example, “I want to work in Health Care,” or “I definitely want my career to involve building things.”

Helpful Hint:

 58% of people get their jobs from Networking – it really is about who you know and who knows you!
You might not be looking for a job right now, but it’s a great idea to treat any of these experiences
like a job interview and make a good impression should you choose to pursue a career in the field.


What career fits my personal needs?

There are some really good questions that you can ask to help you determine if a career or job is a good fit for you. Here are some questions to get you started:


Is this a growing career field?

You don’t want to spend time and money preparing for a career only to find that there are no jobs available when you graduate from your training.  Sometimes jobs go away because the economy changes, sometimes there are too many people competing for the jobs that are there.  Find out which jobs are in demand or if the one you are looking at will have demand in the future:

AND last but not least…

Don’t forget to visit and take advantage of a career advisor, counselor, or specialist at your school or community service organization to get personalized guidance as you make your career plans.

Found your match? Time to get the skills!  The Train Up