Career Planning Adult

The Career Center at WCTC provides adults and youth with tools for career planning and conducting a job search. Choosing a career is a multi-step process. It involves learning about yourself and the occupations you are considering in order to make an informed decision. Individuals using Career Development Services will learn that self-awareness of their interests, strengths, values, skills, personality and decision-making style will give them tools that can be applied to a variety of situations.

Explore Careers

Kick-Start Your Career

In a transition? Learn what's available and figure out what to do first. In this workshop you'll take a transition needs assessment, find out about services and resources available at the Workforce Development Center and in the community, and make a career plan based on your needs. No registration necessary. See monthly calendar for Kick Start schedule.

Career Development

This is a one-credit course in which you learn about yourself and make a career plan. The credit can be used as an elective in any program. The course is offered in both an online and traditional classroom format. Participants use information from interest, skill, personality, decision-making, and work values assessments in addition to occupational information to make a career plan. Cost is $111.50. Class Search

Career Exploration

Are you looking to find a satisfying career? In this interactive and personalized workshop, you will complete assessments to explore your values, skills, and interests to identify and research potential careers. Basic computer skills required. Workshop starts promptly at scheduled times. View the schedule and registration information.

Career Assessment Tools

Take an assessment before scheduling a meeting with a Career Center Specialist so results can be discussed:

  • O*NET - You can download these assessments to your home computer or come in to the Career Center to take the Interest Profiler and Work Importance Profiler
  • WISCareers - This career planning system offers assessments and information such as job outlook, training options, salaries that is specific to Wisconsin. Contact the Career Center to talk with a Career Center Specialist to access the system.
  • Keirsey Temperament Sorter - This free personality assessment is based on Myers-Briggs Type Indicator typology.
  • Insight game - This is a fun way to determine your type (based on Myers-Briggs Type Indicator typology)

How to Choose a WCTC Program

Need help figuring out what area of study best suits your needs? Check out the step by step guide below that can help you pick a satisfying program of study that aligns with your skills, interests and values.

  1. Explore Career Options
    • Take a Work Style Quiz, which is a brief, easy-to-complete quiz, to learn your work style and what careers might be a good fit for you. Or, take the longer Career Clusters Quiz to identify the top career clusters based on your interests, and find out which WCTC programs lead to occupations in those areas. View Career Clusters
    • For additional career assessments, attend the Career Exploration workshop. Workshop Schedule
  2. Research Careers and Educational Programs
    • Review Programs and Courses offered at WCTC to learn which programs match your quiz results.
    • Research job descriptions and outlook for programs of interest.
    • Explore Worknet to research careers and expected salaries for entry-level and experienced employees in Wisconsin. (Click on Wage Comparison, then enter job title.)
  3. Select a Program of Study