Students in each of CVCC's eight districts in grades ranging from third to fifth complete an early career assessment known as an EWOW. EWOW stands for Exploring the World of Work. It's an easy and fun way for students to begin to understand how their skills and interests can lead to a rewarding career.
Students are asked to mark career pictures either green (like), yellow (not sure) or red (do not like) based on their feelings. They are encouraged to think about the things they like to do and what they are good at when making their choices. Once they have marked their forms, students tally their colors and complete a simple pie graph that represents career clusters. Students can then easily see which "pie" has the most green, indicating the cluster they may be interested in exploring further. This activity precedes discussions about career choices, college requirements and non-traditional careers. The EWOW forms and crayons used to complete the activity are provided by CVCC.