The primary purposes of the CF Career Center are helping students and citizens in the district discover which careers are most appropriate for them and how to plan their education accordingly, and assist employers in selecting the best candidates for jobs.
Potential clients of the Career Center include students, those desiring to change or start new careers, retirees who want to re-enter the workforce, the disabled, homemakers entering or re-entering the workforce, and local companies and industries.
Assessment: A wide variety of evaluative tools are available, from computer software to mechanical devices. These tools measure abilities, aptitudes, interests and educational development to determine which occupational fields are best suited to the testtaker. Also, these tools are used for employers in applicant or employee selection and promotion.
Job Matching: A database and other resources are available to track current and future high-demand career fields. The client is able to preview the employment outlook in a particular field(s) of interest on a local, regional, state and national level, as well as identify which employers are hiring for specific careers now and in the future. Information about related positions is also available.
The Career Development Center helps CF students and graduates with job search strategies and placement. Services include:
Job opportunities are available through the Career Center to students and graduates. Through CF’s computerized job listing bank, Patriot Placements, located at http://cc.cf.edu, students can find current local, state and national job referrals.
Any student or graduate desiring to use the services of the Career Center may visit the Bryant Student Union, Room 205; call 352-854-2322, ext. 1721; or visit http://cc.cf.edu.
Career counseling is available at the Ocala Campus by calling 352-854-2322, ext. 1721, to schedule an appointment.