CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE), the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (HEPC) and the West Virginia Community and Technical College System (WVCTCS) released a new resource today to assist students as they navigate through the college and career options available beyond high school. The Classroom 2 Career Navigator is a repository of information that aids counselors, students, families and the broader community in learning more about college, military, entrepreneurship and career pathways as well as on-the-job training opportunities available in the state.
The Classroom 2 Career Navigator website serves as a one-stop-shop that allows users to query a vast database and drill down through various levels of data to find content to meet a student’s specific needs. The tool generates results based on the interests identified by the user and compiles exhaustive detailed information. Through the partnership with higher education and WVCTCS, the Navigator utilizes existing platforms such as cfwv.com, West Virginia Invests, HEPC schools and the Advanced Career Education website. Additionally, links are available for all branches of the U.S. military outlining enlistment, career opportunities, and pay and benefits information in a centralized location.
“The Navigator represents our efforts to support students throughout their academic and employment journey to ensure they can readily access resources and information at any time,” said Superintendent of Schools W. Clayton Burch. “Educators, counselors, families and students can navigate the site and explore careers, education and military options and see the salaries and job availability in our state just by clicking on a few menu items from their computer. We hope everyone uses the information to learn more about the classroom to career pipeline.”
“We are working diligently to make the transition to post-secondary an informed and seamless process,” said Chancellor of the West Virginia Community and Technical College System and Higher Education Policy Commission Dr. Sarah Tucker. “The Navigator is one of our many joint efforts to eliminate silos and use our collective resources to support student success. This tool will not only offer great benefits to our education community, but will also shed light on internships, apprenticeships and the state’s workforce.”
The Navigator can be viewed at wvclassroom2career.com and has been developed in accordance with West Virginia Code §18-10P-3 of the Students Right to Know Act to assist students and families in making decisions about education, career preparation and military options during and after their secondary school journey.