Futures Found uses their experience along with online resources and objective assessment tools like the Strong Interest Inventory® and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® to help guide you on your path to finding your future. You can scroll down for links to handy resource tools for job-seekers, students and parents... and for more information on our assessment tools.
career + education links
NOC | National Occupational Classification
The NOC database contains over 30 000 job titles under 520 occupational groups, listing occupation description, duties and training. The quicksearch feature works by title or code. Explore careers at the Canadian JobBank.gc.ca. The American site at OnetOnline.org is another great resource with additional information on occupations (actually it's better than the NOC,.. with cool features like searching jobs by your "Strong®" interest results).
myBlueprint.ca | High School Educational Planner
Students at schools in Halton and other Boards use this fabulous tool myBlueprint for course selection, to view their academic record, set goals, check out eligibility for programs after high school, create a resume... and more (and anyone can set up an account!).
haltonpathways.ca | High School Experiential Learning Programs + Pathways Planning
The Pathways site details the various programs available to students in Halton including: SHSMs (Specialist High School Majors), OYAP (Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program), IB (International Baccalaureate) and other specialty programs. It outlines post-secondary options: ACCUW (Apprenticeship, College, Community, University and Work) for after high school.
apprenticesearch.com | Connecting Employers and Apprentices
The shortage of skilled workers in Ontario is expected to increase with the retirement of many skilled tradespeople over the next decade. This site is an excellent resource for individuals interested in exploring a trade... along with the websites CollegeOfTrades.ca and OYAP.com.
ontariocolleges.ca | 28 Colleges + 4500 Programs
This is a comprehensive site where students can explore Ontario colleges and their wide variety of programs. The site lists five reasons college might be the right choice for students: cost, selection, locations, class size and connection. This is also the site a student uses to apply to a college in Ontario.
eInfo + OUAC | World Class Universities
The electronicInfo.ca website is a great place for students to start comparing degree programs at different universities before visiting individual university websites. Pertinent information such as grade range, co-op availability, prerequisites and residence costs are listed for each program. Students apply to university at OUAC.on.ca. Check out or compare statistics on various universities at COU.on.ca.
objective assessment tools : Administered + interpreted by Futures Found
SII | Strong Interest Inventory®
The Strong is the most scientifically sound, thoroughly researched and widely used interest inventory. It links your interests and preferences to various jobs, work settings and careers. The Strong College Profile details courses, typical majors, activities and more.
MBTI® + MBTI® Step II™ | Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®
After more than 50 years of research and development, the MBTI® tool is the most widely used instrument for understanding individual personality differences... leading you to a greater understanding of yourself and others and the jobs and tasks that give you satisfaction.
EQi® | Emotional + Social Intelligence Quotient
Emotional intelligence is a proven indicator of performance and development potential. The EQi measures emotional and social skills that influence the way you perceive and express yourself, develop and maintain your relationships, cope with challenges and more.
CIP | Career Interest Profiler®
The CIP suggests top careers, hobbies, and activities that fit your interests. With a click of the mouse, your report links you to jobs, duties and skills requirements for your suggested occupations. It also lists vocational/technical jobs that do not require a college or university degree.
TAIS® | The Attentional + Interpersonal Style Inventory
TAIS has a global reputation for the selection and training of high-level performers. It measures the specific concentration and interpersonal skills necessary for effective decision-making and performance critical to your success in a wide range of settings.
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