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Career Tests, Toolkits, and Classroom Activities for Kids has career assessment tests, career exploration classroom activities, career planning curriculum, educational career assessments, and educational resources that are designed for students in middle school grades.

Self Directed Search Career Explorer Assessment and Finder

The Self Directed Search Career Explorer (SDS CE) is a career test for kids with a 3rd grade reading level.

The career test for kids matches interests, activities, and skills to Holland Codes and 400 careers.

Holland Codes Resource Toolkit and the Unlock Your Treasure Chest Guide to Career Exploration Downloads

The Holland Codes Resource Toolkit and the Unlock Your Treasure Chest Guide to Career Exploration Downloads are a career exploration assessment tools that use career exploration classroom activities and visual aids to introduce Holland Codes and careers.

Use the Downloads to -

  • Explore careers with middle school students,children, and kids.

  • View colorful illustrations.

  • Discover your interests, abilities, and skills.

  • Find out what makes your personality tick.

  • Explore careers.

  • Link careers to interests, abilities and skills.

The Holland Codes Resource Toolkit Download has the following items-

  • 100 Holland Code "Bingo" Cards with Instruction Sheet

  • 100 Holland Code Occupational Posters

  • Eight (8) Holland Code Word Puzzles

  • Holland Code Resource Manual

  • Flash Cards – Children

  • On-Line Holland Code Resources including career exploration lesson plans and computer based career exploration

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Career Clusters & Holland Codes

History of the Career Clusters and
Guide for Occupational Exploration (GOE) Codes

In the 1960s, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) conducted research on Clusters, interest areas and work groups. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) classified the Clusters and published the information in 1979 published in the Guide for Occupational Exploration (GOE). With the input of the Department of Education’s Office of Vocational and Adult Education and State Career Clusters Initiative, the GOE now consists of 16 Interests Areas or Guide for Occupational Exploration (GOE) Clusters -

  1. Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources

  2. Architecture & Construction

  3. Arts, A/V Technology & Communication

  4. Business, Management & Administration

  5. Education & Training

  6. Finance

  7. Government & Public Administration

  8. Health Science

  9. Hospitality & Tourism

  10. Human Services

  11. Information Technology

  12. Law, Public Safety & Security

  13. Manufacturing

  14. Marketing, Sales & Service

  15. Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

  16. Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

Career Clusters and Holland Codes Resources has the following Career Clusters resources -

  • Guide for Occupational Exploration Interest Inventory (GOEII)

  • Career Exploration Inventory

  • Kuder Career Planning System

Career Clusters and Holland Codes Resources

According to the Guide for Occupational Exploration (GOE), there is a correlation between the Clusters, GOE Interest Areas, and the Holland Codes. Some of the Clusters and GOE Interest Areas fit in one or more Holland Codes group.

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