MyCareerSpace.biz, presented by the Sonoma County Office of Education and generously funded by Kaiser Permanente. This site is designed to provide helpful career development information for youth and a wealth of career resources for use by educators. Here you will find information about Sonoma County Work-Ready Certification, work permits, child labor laws, career-related news and events, and much more.

Click on the following link to see a video focusing on young worker's rights, responsibilities, and safety in the workplace that was developed by students from YouthBuild Santa Rosa:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PukcJZMzpw

The newly updated Career Pathway publication describes high school career pathways in Sonoma County and lists pathway programs by school. It is available for download in English (pdf) and Spanish (pdf). Click on the links below to view the document:

http://www.scoe.org/files/career-pathways.pdf (English version)

http://www.scoe.org/files/career-pathways-spanish.pdf (Spanish version)

Click on the attachment below to access a detailed education & career portfolio project for use with the Kuder Navigator system. The project was developed by Rancho Cotate High School AVID teacher Denise Tranfaglia. (NOTE: The worksheets mentioned in the plan are available on www.MyCareerSpace.biz)

Click on the attachment below to access the California Department of Education's Work Permit Application.

Click on the document below to see a list of the preferred and alternative assessment methods for each of the Top Ten Skills PLUS!

Click on the attachment below to access guidelines for a "Career Investigation" essay assignment using the Kuder Navigator system.

Click on the attachment below to access a prediction and investigation worksheet that can help guide student exploration on the Kuder Navigator system.

For examples of how other local schools are implementing the Kuder Navigator system, click on the document below.

The following article appeared in the October 26th, 2009 edition of the North Bay Business Journal:

By Dan Blake

The decline of high-tech and construction jobs, along with corporate consolidations and the relocation of large manufacturing firms out of Sonoma County, has raised concern over the development, education and training of the work force to meet current and future demand. Much of this concern, voiced by the Innovation Council and others, focuses on the goal of finding better ways to match people and skills to changing workplace needs.

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