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Get Started With Career Coach

Are you using Career Coach? You should be! Here’s why and how….

Career Coach is a great way to start thinking about your future! Provided by Illinois Central College, Career Coach has all sorts of tools and information to help you as you prepare for the next chapter in your life. With Career Coach you can:

  • Take a Career Assessment! Career Coach’s assessment will tell you about your personality traits, and what careers will fit you best.
  • Browse through all kinds of careers! Each career listing will tell you what a person in that job does, the average salary for the job, and the education required for the job; you can also learn about what degree and certificate programs at ICC that will put you on the path towards the career you want.
  • Build your resume! Career Coach’s Resume Builder makes writing a resume very easy. All you have to do is create your profile, and then you’re ready to go! It does all the hard work for you.

How to Access Career Coach

Career Coach is an exciting new tool that can help you get a head start on your future! It’s available for free, courtesy of Illinois Central College.

Utilize Junior Achievement’s Online Tools

JA My Way

junior_achievement-140x95Join JA My Way™ to get tips and tools to put your career on the express track. Take the Personality Quiz then visit My Career to find job matches. Explore buying a car and saving for college in My Money, create pro resumes at My Resume, or get tips to start a business at My Business.

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JA Build Your Future

JA Build Your Future helps teens, their parents, and teachers break down the cost of achieving young people’s career goals. In JA Build Your Future, teens can assess more than 100 careers, see what levels of education are required, then calculate the cost of education. Teens can then adjust the level of money they and their parents may contribute, combined with student loans they may need to secure.

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Are you a student living in Peoria’s city limits? You could qualify for tuition reimbursement!

logo2Peoria Promise is a scholarship fund available to many students living in the city of Peoria. The fund offers tuition reimbursement for Illinois Central College courses.

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Get Your Science On

A background in science can give you an advantage in landed an in-demand job, so get involved with local science learning.

Bradley’s BEST & CREST Summer Internships

bradleyThe Building Excellent Scientist for Tomorrow (BEST) and the Clinical Research for Excellent Scientists for Tomorrow (CREST) summer internships are for high school and undergraduate students interested in pursuingscience and technology-based careers. Interns research in labs throughout Greater Peoria, working side-by-side with top researchers and their teams to learn first-hand about the research process. Learn more →

4G Camp, Gadgets, Games, Girls, And GENIUS!

titleGirls entering grades 7 & 8 explore exciting engineering and scientific fields through daily field trips, hands-on activities, and group projects during this weeklong summer camp. Hosted by the Bradley University Center for STEM Education, University of Illinois Extension, Greater Peoria Economic Development Council, University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science, and Illinois Infomatics Institute. Learn more →

Peoria Riverfront Museum Children & Teen Classes

prm1The Peoria Riverfront Museum offers a variety of classes and workshops for children and teens that build science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) skills.

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CU Community Fab Lab

banner-long.fw_The Champaign-Urbana Community Fab Lab is an open and collaborative workshop space for computer-driven innovation, design and fabrication where you can imagine, design and create using open source software and DIY equipment. Visitors can explore the space, get help from staff and volunteers, use tools, and purchase materials at-cost. Families and individual adults may wish to attend their low-cost weekly orientation sessions to learn about more specific tools and activities like laser engraving, 3D printing or digital embroidery. Learn more →

Get Involved with Hands-On Career and Education Exploration

Give your middle-schooler the college experience!

Illinois Central College’s College for Kids

icc-cfkFor two weeks this summer, your student can see what it’s like to be a college student and attend classes ranging from foreign languages, to culinary arts, to science, and more! Grades 4-10. Learn more →

Bradley University’s World of Wonder

These two week-long sessions expose your student to the university atmosphere while fostering their critical thinking and creativity with classes like “Sensory Science”, “Patterns in Nature” and “The Science of Frozen“. Grades 1-8. Learn more →

Start a club and let your student explore the world of technology


FIRST_InspiresFIRST (For Inspiration & Recognition of Science & Technology) is an international youth organization that inspires students in engineering and technology fields through cooperative competitions.
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Find a Local League →

Girls Who Code

girlswhocodeOnly 18% of today’s computer science graduates are women, but Girls Who Code is out to change that! Providing a thorough custom curriculum, teach girls programming, web development, mobile app, or robotics. Learn more →

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