Drive of Your Life
Drive of Your Life
Describe the range of career training programs in the community such as, but not limited to:
- Two-and-four year colleges
- Career and technical education programs at centers (formerly AVTS) and high schools
- Community/recreation centers
- Faith-based organizations
- Local industry training centers
- Registered apprenticeship
- Vocational rehabilitation centers
- Web-based training
Describe the factors that influence career choices, such as, but not limited to: Geographic location
- Job description
- Work schedule
- Working conditions
Drive of Your Life is a Career Based Game based out if Indiana, where students answer some beginning questions, and then identify five potential careers of interest based on how they answered those questions. The player then "travels" to different locations in the game where they can identify facts about each of the careers and determine if they want to keep the careers on their list. The information provided includes: skills needed, job opportunities available, what the career does, etc. The goal is to finish the game with three ideal careers of choice and earn their "drivers license."
This website is a good introducation to begin looking at specific career characteristics and what characteristics are important for students to identify so that they can make a good career decision. The students are given choices to make a general potential career interest decision and then learn facts about that career of choice. All of the careers are described in a similar format, so that it is easy to make comparisons.
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Drive of Your Life is a fun online career exploration game that helps middle-school and high school students learn more about themselves, higher education and careers. This free educational tool lets kids answer a series of questions about themselves to learn what careers could interest them and then go on a virtual drive to learn more about each of those careers – all in their own customized car.
This website is provided by the Indiana Youth Institute.
There is also a 6 minute demo available.
Career Decision Making