State Education Department launches 'Path to Professions' website for high school students

Toussaint Carter | 10/12/2018, 12:29 p.m.
The State Education Department launches a new website, focusing on highlighting careers in the licensed professions.
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The State Education Department launches a new website, focusing on highlighting careers in the licensed professions.

The website, Paths to Professions is used as a tool to offer students, parents and educators an opportunity to learn more about getting a professional license, in addition students can find careers that they are interested in by using the “My Next Move” tool.

“My Next Move” suggests the specified license professions that match the student’s personality profile. Complementing the licensed professions, the website gives access to a selection of career development programs that provide, mentoring, scholarships, experiential learning and curricular materials.

“For students across the state, the school year has just started but whether you just started the school year or are someone thinking about a new career, it’s never too early to explore your options,” State Education Commissioner, MaryEllen Elia said. “By introducing students and educators to careers in the licensed professions, the Paths to Professions website provides a roadmap to careers in the licensed professions.”

Under the direction of the Board of Regents, the Department’s Office of the Professions, licenses over 50 professions and oversees nearly 900,000 active professionals.

The website can also be used by those who are not in high school. Paths to Professions offers users the ability to see if they qualify for a variety of different careers based on the minimum degree requirement, which can be found in the “Match My Interests” page on the website.

Students and job seekers will have the ability to explore over 50 professions/categories for them to choose including Health Sciences, Human Services, Business and Design.

“Many students graduate high school undecided about what their next step to start a career should be,” Board of Regents Chancellor, Betty A. Rosa said. “The Paths to Professions website allows students to explore careers that match closely with their strengths and interests, helping to make the transition from school to a career in the licensed career as seamless as possible.”