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About California Career Center

The California Career Center (Career Center) is a career and college exploration and planning portal for middle and high school students that is aligned with seven California and national organizations’ standards, guidelines, and frameworks:

California Common Core State Standards: College & Career Readiness Anchor Standards [PDF]
California Career Technical Education Anchor Standards
California Standards for Career Ready Practice [PDF]
National Career Development Guidelines [PDF]
International Society for Technology in Education Standards
English Language Development Standards 
ASCA Mindsets and Behaviors for Student Success 

The Career Center provides links to other governmental and non-governmental organizations to connect you to the best online career and college information. Some of these websites may offer a subscription service. We strongly advise you to carefully review any subscription policy and discuss subscribing with your parent or guardian before disclosing any information. Please visit the California Career Resource Network's Privacy and Accessibility statement for more information.

We are always interested in improving the depth and quality of publicly available information and resources identified on the Career Center so please let us know of resources available free of charge to students, educators, and parents/guardians.

Project Development

The Career Center is a resource of the California Career Resource Network and was developed under a contract between the California Department of Education and the San Joaquin County Office of Education. Thanks to the initial development team that created the site:

  • San Joaquin County Office of Education: Johnny Arguelles, Scott Biedermann, Daniel Menchaca, Tyler Orick, and Mike Thomasson
  • Content Consultants: Bob Tyra, Tyra Consulting; Dr. Robert Hansen, University of La Verne; and Dr. Ed Chiosso
  • California Career Resource Network: John Merris-Coots, Jesse Stevens, and Cheryl Reyes

Contributors

Thanks to the following individuals and schools for contributing their time and expertise during the Career Center field review process. The Career Center is a stronger resource thanks to their contributions.

Marisela Aguilar
ROP Counselor
Los Angeles County Office of Education

Greg Anapol
Transition Counselor
Los Angeles County Office of Education

Dennis Aseltyne
Director, Career Technical Education
Mendocino County Office of Education

Joel Blomenkamp
Teacher
Weber Institute

Christy Bong
ROP Recruitment/Placement Specialist
San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools

Kimberly Born
Education Programs Consultant
High School Innovations and Initiatives Office
California Department of Education

Antoinette Brown
ROP Counselor
Los Angeles County Office of Education

Diane Bush
Program Coordinator Labor Occupational Health Program
University of California, Berkeley

Donna Cleman
School Counselor
Oak Ave School Temple City Unified School District

Jocelyn Cook
Counselor
Los Angeles County Office of Education

Svetlana Darche
Senior Research Associate
WestEd

Lorena Delgado
School Counseling Graduate Student
University of La Verne

Lorena Delton
Recruitment/Placement Specialist
Barstow Unified School District

Kathleen Ferry
High School Counselor
Williams S. Hart Union High School

Carole Fisher
Director of Specialized Student Services
School for Integrated Academics Tech

Rebecca Fisher
Counselor
Ivy Academia Charter School

Cindy Freeman
Principal
Jurupa Unified School District

Christina Hinderman
Career Education Consultant
Sierra STEM CTE Collaborative, Sierra College

Kevin Hoang
Intern Counselor
Garden Grove Unified School District

Rushton Hurley
Executive Director
Next Vista for Learning

Susi Huschle
ROP Counselor
Humboldt County Office of Education

David Kopperud
Education Programs Consultant
Educational Options, Student Support, and American Indian Education Office
California Department of Education

George Olive
Education Programs Consultant
High School Innovations and Initiatives Office
California Department of Education

Aylene W. Popka
Director of Field Experience, School Counseling
Loma Linda University

Sharon Rieckewald
Counselor Educator
California State University, East Bay

Neil J. Rosen
Transition Counselor
Los Angeles County Office of Education

Victor Serrato
Director, Student Support Services
Stanislaus County Office of Education

Mindy Shiroma
Counselor
Arcadia Unified School District

Lauren Sneed
ROP Counselor
San Mateo County Office of Education

Denise Strong
Coordinator High School Regional Occupational Program
Southeast Regional Occupational Program

Marilyn Talebi    
Counselor
Chaffey Joint Union High School District

Carol Taylor
ROP Recruitment/Placement Specialist
San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools

Pedro Trujillo
School Counseling Graduate Student
University of La Verne

Sathavy Tung
School Counseling Graduate Student
California State University, Long Beach

Cathy Turney
School Counselor
West Covina Unified School District

Katia G. Tyra
KGT Photography

Julio Villalobos
Academic Coordinator
Gilroy High School

Rudy Villalobos
Vocational Counselor
California Department of Rehabilitation

Arwyn Wild
Principal
San Bernadino City Unified

Tanya Wright
Agriculture and Home Economics Education Unit
California Department of Education