Career & Technical Education

iCEV Career and Technical Ed Platform Adds Career Cluster Interst Inventory Tool

CEV Multimedia has added a Career Cluster Interest Inventory (CCII) tool to its cloud-based career and technical education (CTE) platform, iCEV.

Designed to assist students in grades 8-12 and higher ed in education and career planning, CCII offers a 15-20 minute interest inventory, then provides information on a career cluster that best matches the students interests. Career clusters are 16 groupings of occupations designed by the Department of Education to help provide a bridge of study between secondary and postsecondary education and help create student plans for a range of career options.

"Upon completing the inventory and being matched with a cluster, students are guided to postsecondary information and specific occupations," according to a news release. "CCII complements the current iCEV career curriculum nicely as it allows a student to complete the interest inventory, identify their top cluster choices, then dive into the curriculum to watch videos, listen to industry experts via career interviews and complete projects to provide a better understanding of the clusters. After completing the study, students take a post-evaluation survey to see how their work impacted their original decisions."

"This is an important addition to the CTE curriculum offered through iCEV that will assist students and educators alike in studying and exploring various career paths by identifying an interest pattern based on responses of career and activity related questions," said Dusty Moore, iCEV president, in a prepared statement. "Additionally, schools value survey tools to gain an understanding of the courses they need to offer to meet their students' needs and career aspirations."

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