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Career Counseling: Websites

Counseling/Student Support

Career Counseling - California Department of Education

  • "Many schools have programs that support students. Counseling may be academic, college, or career. Mental health counseling may also be included. Some counseling programs may be for a special group of students like pregnant and parenting students."

State Center Consortium

  • "The State Center Consortium and its partners want to give students the strongest base upon which to build their college and career lives. The Consortium partners are encouraging individuals to reach higher levels of academic excellence in order to equip themselves for success and competition in the future."

Office of Vocational and Adult Education - U.S. Department of Education

  • "College and career guidance and counseling programs aim to help students make more informed and better educational and career choices. Among other things, programs offer information on high school course offerings, career options, the type of academic and occupational training needed to succeed in the workplace, and postsecondary opportunities that are associated with their field of interest. Programs also often provide teachers, administrators, and parents with information they can use to support students' career exploration and postsecondary educational opportunities."

National Organizations & Associations

American School Counselor Association (ASCA)

  • Supports school counselors' efforts to help students focus on academic, personal/social, and career development.

American Counseling Association (ACA)

  • Offers publications, access to professional liability insurance, discounts on workshops, conferences, books, and more.

Career Professional and Adult Development Network

  • Keeps career counselors and coaches, job search trainers, and human resource professionals in touch with each other through its publications, workshops, and conferences.

National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA)

  • Advances the state role in the workforce system. Invests in training and professional development. Leads in coordinating local, state, and federal roles. It is an organization of state administrators of unemployment insurance laws, employment services, training programs, employment statistics and labor market information, and other programs and services provided through the publicly-funded state workforce system.

National Career Development Association (NCDA)

  • Offer professional development resources for career counselors, and helps job seekers to find a licensed career counselor.

National Rehabilitation Association

  • Provides advocacy, awareness, and career advancement for professionals in the fields of rehabilitation and services for people with disabilities.

United States Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (USPRA)

  • Promotes, supports, and strengthens community-oriented rehabilitation services and resources for persons with psychiatric disabilities.