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National College Transition Network: College for Adults

Example Web Site and/or Technical Equipment Required

Website: http://www.collegeforadults.org/

Website Example: http://www.collegeforadults.org/career/index.html

Tech Product Equipment

Computer(s), Internet access

Activity Description

The site guides adults through the whole college process - applying to school, taking college placements tests, setting career and educational goals, picking majors, etc. It is an excellent resource for individual students as well as adult secondary classroom activities. Topics include career planning, applying to college, financial planning, brushing up on academic skills, and more resources on how to be successful in college.

Preparation

  1. Make sure that the site is not blocked at your school.
  2. Explore the Web site.
  3. Download and print worksheets to assign.
  4. Prepare vocabulary list of unfamiliar words.

How-To

  1. On the topic of Career Planning use the worksheets available under Resources > Links and Worksheets. You will need to scroll down the page to find them. They include:
    Career and Education Planning Worksheet
    Jobs Values Inventory
    Occupational Exploration worksheet
    Skills Identification
    Things I Have Done
  2. This topic is vast and will take several weeks to explore.
  3. Have students use the links on the Web site to expand their exploration.

Teacher Tips

The site offers audio support - students can listen to the text being read aloud - if that is helpful. Requires download of audio software BrowseAloud. You will find the link to this software on the home page.

More Ways

Under Resources > Links and Worksheets, select Dr Mom's Guide to College. Open other topics under Links and Worksheets

Select subjects and subcategories

Electives

  • Career Exploration
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OTAN activities are funded by contract CN200091-A2 from the Adult Education Office, in the Career & College Transition Division, California Department of Education, with funds provided through Federal P.L., 105-220, Section 223. However, OTAN content does not necessarily reflect the position of that department or the U.S. Department of Education.