Onondaga Community College has launched “Career Coach,” a free online tool that allows anyone to explore potential careers. Career Coach can be found here on the College’s website.
Career Coach gives users the ability to learn about the employment prospects of careers they are interested in. Real-time information is customized to the Central New York region and includes detailed wage estimates and related, up-to-date job postings. Career Coach also highlights Onondaga Community College academic programs which are aligned with specific jobs. There is also a specific section tailored to Veterans. They can enter their military occupation code and Career Coach will match it to similar civilian careers.
Career Coach includes a resume builder to help students and jobseekers quickly and efficiently put together an updated resume which highlights key skills and job experience.
Career Coach is free for use by the public. You do not have to be an OCC student or alumni to access the online service. Users do not have to create an account but doing so will save information related to previous searches.
Career Coach is part of the Onondaga Pathways to Careers project and is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP). ODEP’s goal is to increase the capacity of community colleges to provide inclusive integrated education and career development, and training services to youth and young adults with disabilities. The project is designed to assist young people with disabilities to enroll at OCC, earn a credential, and acquire a job that pays a living wage.