Roshni Patel

Why Parents Should Encourage Children to Gain Work Experience Early!

The world is so different today from when we grew up.  The path that we took was for the most part linear: get a good education and you will find a good job. However, the market is very competitive today. What is going to give our children the upper edge that they need to come out on top of this competitive market?

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Phil Jarvis

It Takes a Village!

The Gallup World Poll began in 2005. Gallup, Inc. polls every major demographic and socioeconomic group in over 150 countries each year and is committed to doing so for 100 years. As reported by Gallup CEO Jim Clifton in “The Coming Jobs War[1],” Gallup’s biggest discovery so far is that, more than anything else, the whole world wants a good job! Clifton suggests thatcommunities (countries, regions, cities, towns) that ensure their citizens have good jobs, and their employers have engaged employees, will keep their most strategic asset, talent, and prosper. Those that don’t will lose their talent to communities that do, and decline.  

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Roshni Patel

For Our Youngest Career Cruisers: ccSpark! App Now Available on iTunes

Here at Career Cruising, we’re excited about our new ccSpark! application for iPad. ccSpark! is a learning game designed especially for elementary school.  It introduces our youngest Career Cruisers to age-appropriate life skills and career guidance information at national curriculum standards. With this new iTunes download, students can easily access ccSpark! from any iPad in the classroom or from home.

“An iPad application is key for our youngest ccSpark! users who are still working up to a computer desktop environment, ” says Matt McQuillen, Career Cruising CEO. “Our new iTunes application means students can login to their own secure ccSpark! portfolios from any iPad at school or with parents at home.”

ccSpark! is an engaging computer game where students learn by playing in a cartoon community. Students have their own digital portfolios for saving game progress and personal reflections. These portfolios are the first steps in building student career plans that continue after graduation.

ccSpark! is the elementary school component of our complete suite of integrated career guidance services from Kindergarten to College. All Career Cruising products meet school and district goals put forward by the National Career Development Guidelines and the American School Counselor Association. The career guidance information in ccSpark! also matches current college and career readiness initiatives.

The ccSpark! App is for the Kindergarten to Grade 2 module of ccSpark! only. It can be downloaded from iTunes to any iPad using the Apple ID associated with the device. Students then login with the same ccSpark! username and password provided by their school to continue with all their saved work. Students without the App can still access their saved work at www.careercruising.com   

In the classroom or at home? In the library or at the career center? At the your desktop or on a tablet? Let us know your favorite place to Career Cruise!

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