Vermont Works for Women
Women’s Online Resources
General Career Resources
- O*Net Online (from the U.S Bureau of Labor/Employment and Training Administration)
From their website: The O*NET program is the nation’s primary source of occupational information. Central to the project is the O*NET database, containing information on hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors. The database, which is available to the public at no cost, is continually updated by surveying a broad range of workers from each occupation. Information from this database forms the heart of O*NET OnLine, an interactive application for exploring and searching occupations. The database also provides the basis for our Career Exploration Tools, a set of valuable assessment instruments for workers and students looking to find or change careers.
- My Next Move (part of the O*Net Family of sites)
Search careers with key words, browse by industry, take a survey if you don’t really know what you want to do. They also have occupations listed by “Bright Outlook”, “Green Careers”, and “Registered Apprenticeship”
- Occupational Outlook Handbook 2012-2013 Edition (from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
From their website: Welcome to the Nation′s premier source for career information! The profiles featured here cover hundreds of occupations and describe What They Do, Work Environment, How to Become One, Pay, and more. Each profile also includes BLS employment projections for the 2010–20 decades.
Resources on Nontraditional Careers for Women
- National Institute for Women in Trades, Technology and Science
Biographies and news stories of over 50 women in a variety of nontraditional career roles, listed by occupational category.
- Links for websites on women in technology.
- Chicago Women in Trades
Chicago Women in Trades provides support, advocacy, and education to tradeswomen; works to increase training for women and girls to enter nontraditional jobs; provides technical assistance to employers, unions, and other tradeswomen groups; documents trends in the nontraditional workplace; and advocates for improved policies and practices that support women’s access to nontraditional training and jobs, as well as success and safety on the job.
- Money Smart
Money Smart is a comprehensive financial education curriculum designed to help low- and moderate-income individuals outside the financial mainstream enhance their financial skills and create positive banking relationships. Money Smart was developed in 2001 and offers several free online resources and curriculum programs for direct use by youth and adults, and for instructor training.
- The SME Toolkit
Online resource launched in 2007 to support women and minority-owned businesses with expert advice for starting, growing or maintaining a business. The tools include blog for women to discuss business issues and get advice, and a small business video learning series covering topics such as incorporating, bookkeeping, managing credit and avoiding burnout. The SME Toolkit was developed by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) of the World Bank and IBM, along with other partners.
- Corporation for Enterprise Development
CFED is a national nonprofit based in Washington, DC dedicated to expanding economic opportunity for low-income families and communities. CFED focuses on programming, research and policy advocacy related to savings and financial security, affordable housing, entrepreneurship, and economic development.
Equity and Education
- The Vermont Institutes
This web site has links to equity resources, showcase web sites of student equity work, equity data analysis, equity professional development opportunities in Vermont, and more. The Vermont Institutes goal is to promote learning opportunities and equitable outcomes for ALL students. “Equity” in education does not mean treating all students the same, but rather treating students in ways that encourage each to develop, learn, and perform at his or her best.
- A World of Difference Institute
A World of Difference® Institute programs provide hands-on training to help children and adults challenge prejudice and discrimination and learn to live and work successfully and civilly and an increasingly diverse world. The Anti-Defamation League’s A World of Difference Institute is the leading provider of diversity and anti-bias training and resources.
- National Women’s History Project
The National Women’s History Project promotes a multicultural women’s history perspective by honoring women of diverse cultural, ethnic, occupational, racial, class, and regional backgrounds. NWHP distributes women’s history posters, celebratory materials, books, videos, and curriculum resources, and works with schools, colleges, companies, churches, clubs, communities, government offices, unions, publishers, and the media.
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