Whodouwant2be.com is a California Career Technical Education (CTE) awareness website that is designed to be fun and educational at the same time. The website explains choices a student has available to them in high school and beyond regarding career training and/or college, and financial assistance.
Whodouwant2be.com helps guide potential students from middle school and beyond on the many education choices that are available at all levels: high school, community college, and four year colleges.
Whodouwant2be.com is a valuable resource for both students and those in education who are trying to guide students onto the career and education path that is best for the student.
The website is designed to show a potential student what paths are available to them in high school, or community college, or what a person can do, in their chosen career path, with a four year degree. It’s geared toward students and people who really aren’t sure what they want to do with their life.
Whodouwant2be.com is set up in an easy to use format. The main page has users pick what group they fall into: middle school student; high school student; college student; returning to school; military veteran; or retraining. From there, middle school, high school and college students are linked to a webpage that contains an interactive quiz, game and videos.
The students featured in the short videos are real CTE students from across California who currently attend or completed CTE training. The students in the videos tell their personal story of why they choose to take a CTE course, what success they have had, and what their plans are for the future. If someone wishes to submit their own story about their education choices and the results, they can do so by clicking the “Share Your Story” tab at the top of the page.
The game is an interactive career pathways choices game that helps users gain more information about possible pathways. For the interactive quiz, users answer questions and then are presented with a career choice that might meet their interests and personality.
Toward the bottom of the webpage, when users click on an icon for one of the 15 career pathways, possible jobs in that path along with salary ranges appear. The information is also available by clicking on the Wage Report tab at the top of the webpage. It’s a great way for users to know instantly what kind of salary they could expect if they were to pursue a certain career path. The bottom of the webpage contains links to other career resources and to links with information about financial aid.
Similar information appears for the other three main groups pictured on the main webpage of the site: returning to school, military veteran, or retraining. But instead of a quiz, game, and videos, users get several full screen photos of adult students who are currently taking or have completed their CTE training. When a user clicks on the student they would like to learn more about, they are taken to a webpage that contains a personal story, salary information on jobs in that field, and a video. Links to other career choices and information regarding financial aid can be found at the bottom of the webpage.
After visiting the website, students may also want to go to their high school or college counselor to ask questions regarding the information they found on whodoyouwant2be.com. Counselors who wish to order a CTE Toolkit can do so on the whodoyouwant2be.com website.
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