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Contact Ginger Ortiz at (810) 591-1825 or email gortiz@swcrk.org for more information

Career Cruising is an Internet-based career exploration and planning tool used by your son or daughter to explore career and college options and develop a career plan. Career Cruising can be accessed from school, from home, or wherever your son or daughter has access to the Internet.

 

To view/access your 8th -12th grader's Educational Development Plan (EDP)
CLICK HERE:
www.careercruising.com

 

Login format:

Username:

swck-(7 digit student ID)

    Ex:  swck-1234567

Password:

edp-(7 digit student ID)

     Ex:  edp-1234567

Click on “My EDP

 

 

 

Arts 
&
Communications (ARC)

Programs of study related to humanities and the performing, visual, literary, and media arts

Business, Management, Marketing & Technology (BMT)

Programs of study related to all aspects of business including accounting, business administration, finance, information processing, and marketing

Engineering/Manufacturing 
Industrial Technology 
(EMI)

Programs of study related to technologies necessary to design, develop, install, or maintain physical systems

 

 

 

Health Sciences
(HSC)

Programs of study related to the promotion of health as well as the treatment of injuries and disease

Human Services
(HUS)

Programs of study related to child care, civil service, education, hospitality, and the social services

Natural Resources & Agriscience (NRA)

Programs of study related to natural resources, agriculture and the environment

What is an EDP?

       EDP stands for Educational Development Plan

Simply put, an EDP is a way of helping students plan their education.

To make any GOOD plan, it is important to know what it will take to make the plan work.

To make a GOOD EDP, a student must know:

  • His/Her interests
  • His/Her abilities… and “possibilities”
  • What is available
  • What it takes to get there


INTERESTS
To help students find out what their interests are, we provide “interest inventories” where students answer questions based on what they like and don’t like. From a compilation of the student’s answers, and there are no wrong answers, suggestions are made to students to explore various occupations.

ABILITIES
There are several ways for students to determine what their abilities are. Two of those ways include grades and test scores. Some other ways include things like hobbies (for example, making jewelry), personal traits (like organizing), and musical talents.

AVAILABLE
Helping students realize what is available in the Wide, Wide World of careers is the function of things such as:

  • Classroom discussions about careers related to specific subjects
  • Research (library, internet, interviews, etc.) careers of their choosing
  • Writing Papers about careers researched
  • Classroom speakers
  • Service Learning Projects and/or Community Service
  • Day-On-The-Job (or Job Shadowing) activities
  • Field studies (formerly called Field Trips)

TO GET THERE
Next, students focus on two or three careers and the type of education and/or training it will take to be successful in the career. Finally, the students use all the information they have discovered about themselves and the world around them to develop an EDP—their EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN. Periodically, they revise their EDP based upon new things they have learned or experienced.

For Parents: What is Career Cruising?

 EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT PLAN (EDP):
An online portfolio where your child can develop and reflect on his or her academic, personal, and career exploration activities, and make plans for the future

ASSESSMENTS:
World-renowned assessment tools to help your child identify his or her career interests, skills, abilities, and learning styles

CAREER PROFILES:
Thorough and up-to-date information about hundreds of different occupations, including direct links between careers and related college programs

MULTIMEDIA INTERVIEWS:
Interviews with real people in each occupation, which add depth and realism to career profile

COLLEGE PLANNING TIMELINE:
A general guideline of steps to follow from 8th through 12th grades to prepare for college including Career Cruising resources, websites, and tools to apply for college online along with funding sources

COLLEGE AND FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION:
Comprehensive college and financial aid information, with a number of useful search tools to help your child find the right college and the right scholarships

RESUME BUILDER:
Integrated with the EDP to help your child create, format, and print professional-looking resumes quickly and easily

EMPLOYMENT GUIDE:
Advice for all stages of the job search process, including developing a job search plan, networking, writing resumes and cover letters, preparing for interviews, and adjusting to a new job