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The Ferguson Career Guidance Center

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Tina Hancock and Jennifer Sanders


Scottsboro City Schools/ Alabama Virtual Library


This podcast was created as a tutorial on using the Ferguson Career Guidance Center.  The Ferguson Career Guidance Center can be accessed through the Alabama Virtual Library website.  The Ferguson Center provides information on job profiles, job hunting techniques, college planning and financial aid.  The Ferguson Center also provides an interest assessment which will match a person's interests to careers and industries.

Length: 5;05

Content Areas: Career and Technical Education, Technology Education, Professional Development

Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:

[CG1] (0-12) 28: A:B2.7 - identify postsecondary options consistent with interests, achievement, aptitude and abilities
[CG1] (0-12) 31: A:C1.3 - understand the relationship between learning and work
[CG1] (0-12) 34: A:C1.6 - understand how school success and academic achievement enhance future career and vocational opportunities
[CG1] (0-12) 35: C:A1.1 - develop skills to locate, evaluate and interpret career information
[CG1] (0-12) 36: C:A1.2 - learn about the variety of traditional and nontraditional occupations
[CG1] (0-12) 37: C:A1.3 - develop an awareness of personal abilities, skills, interests and motivations
[CG1] (0-12) 45: C:A2.1 - acquire employability skills such as working on a team and problem-solving and organizational skills
[CG1] (0-12) 46: C:A2.2 - apply job readiness skills to seek employment opportunities
[CG1] (0-12) 47: C:A2.3 - demonstrate knowledge about the changing workplace
[CG1] (0-12) 48: C:A2.4 - learn about the rights and responsibilities of employers and employees
[CG1] (0-12) 50: C:A2.6 - learn how to write a resume
[CG1] (0-12) 51: C:A2.7 - develop a positive attitude toward work and learning
[CG1] (0-12) 52: C:A2.8 - understand the importance of responsibility, dependability, punctuality, integrity and effort in the workplace
[CG1] (0-12) 54: C:B1.1 - apply decision-making skills to career planning, course selection and career transition
[CG1] (0-12) 55: C:B1.2 - identify personal skills, interests and abilities and relate them to current career choice
[CG1] (0-12) 56: C:B1.3 - demonstrate knowledge of the career-planning process
[CG1] (0-12) 57: C:B1.4 - know the various ways in which occupations can be classified
[CG1] (0-12) 58: C:B1.5 - use research and information resources to obtain career information
[CG1] (0-12) 59: C:B1.6 - learn to use the Internet to access career-planning information
[CG1] (0-12) 60: C:B1.7 - describe traditional and nontraditional career choices and how they relate to career choice
[CG1] (0-12) 61: C:B1.8 - understand how changing economic and societal needs influence employment trends and future training
[CG1] (0-12) 62: C:B2.1 - demonstrate awareness of the education and training needed to achieve career goals
[CG1] (0-12) 63: C:B2.2 - assess and modify their educational plan to support career
[CG1] (0-12) 64: C:B2.3 - use employability and job readiness skills in internship, mentoring, shadowing and/or other work experience
[CG1] (0-12) 65: C:B2.4 - select course work that is related to career interests
[CG1] (0-12) 66: C:B2.5 - maintain a career-planning portfolio
[CG1] (0-12) 67: C:C1.1 - understand the relationship between educational achievement and career success
[CG1] (0-12) 69: C:C1.3 - identify personal preferences and interests influencing career choice and success
[CG1] (0-12) 70: C:C1.4 - understand that the changing workplace requires lifelong learning and acquiring new skills
[CG1] (0-12) 74: C:C2.1 - demonstrate how interests, abilities and achievement relate to achieving personal, social, educational and career goals

AQTS_3.D.1: Technology [Knowledge of available and emerging technologies that support the learning of all students.]
AQTS_3.D.2: Technology [Knowledge of the wide range of technologies that support and enhance instruction, including classroom and school resources as well as distance learning and online learning opportunities.]
AQTS_3.D.3: Technology [Ability to integrate technology into the teaching of all content areas.]
AQTS_3.D.4: Technology [Ability to facilitate students' individual and collaborative use of technology, including classroom resources as well as distance and online learning opportunities when available and appropriate.]


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