College and Workforce Readiness

Texas Gear Up

Texas Gear Up is focused on giving any interested Texas student all the information necessary to plan for college and workforce readiness.

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Whether you are a student, parent or educator, this is a great resource for college planning and career readiness.

What You Get
Valuable resourcesnews and connections to college preparation materials and career information. There is also portal for educators looking to integrate new resources into their classrooms.

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Check out The Hub—a one-stop shop for student information such as a GPA calculatorvirtual campus tours and ways to pay for college.



Texas Reality Check

Texas Reality Check is a collaboration between the Texas Workforce Commission and the Texas Education Agency to provide information about workforce readiness.

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What type of occupation you are interested in? How much do you think rent and groceries will cost you a month? This tool is designed to help students factor life expenses in their career planning.

What You Get
In addition to the Reality Check tool, this site allows you to search by salary and by occupation to learn more about career planning.

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Check out the Reality Check to learn how to balance monthly expenses with the career you want.


 

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The Texas College and Career Readiness Support Center is a free resource for educators recently released by the Texas Education Agency.

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The Online College and Career Readiness Resource Center (OCCRRC) is a comprehensive tool for college and career development in Texas, ranging from the broad “What does it mean to be college and career ready?” to the specific “Supporting First-in-Family College Attenders.”

What You Get
The OCCRRC provides over 250 free resources, videos, and interactive activities, along with the most current research and best practices available for college and career readiness. Continuing education credits are available for individuals who wish to earn credit for the professional development opportunities within the site.

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Check out the Texas College and Career Readiness Planning Guide for step-by-step instructions on how to develop a college and career readiness action plan!

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