• Career Coach

    As an extension of both the Career & Technical Education and the Counseling & Guidance Departments of the Alabama State Department of Education, our Career Coach is available to assist students in all aspects of college and/or career planning in each of the high schools across our system.

    Your Career Coach can help with the following activities:

    • Resumes & Cover Letters
    • Employability Skills
    • Mock Interviews
    • College Tours
    • Business & Industry Tours
    • Job Shadowing
    • Employment Trend Information
    • College & Job Applications
    • Scholarship Information
    • Career Interest Assessments
    • Career Exploration
    • Four Year Education Plans
    • Technical Programs Information
    • Financial Aid Information
  • Pathway to Success

    Career Clusters represent the broad groupings of similar occupations and industries within the U.S. job market (e.g., business, information technology, health). Each Career Cluster provides students with an overview in terms of career options and an opportunity to explore the industry. Each Career Pathway focuses on the specific courses and experiences that prepare students for two-year and four-year colleges, and the workplace.

    Within each of the Career Clusters are various Career Pathways, representing a variety of occupational fields associated with the Career Cluster. We encourage Sylacauga City students to choose their pathway based on their interests found by the Alabama Career Planning System, powered by Kuder®, and then we guide them into the appropriate coursework. Working with our students to explore the world of work, they begin to understand the importance of academic subjects like math, science, and English in the context of their career interest.

    The Alabama Career Planning System, powered by Kuder® provides all the reliable education and career planning resources students and their families need to visualize their futures — and make the plans to get there. The system also gives educators tools to measure success and helps local businesses get involved to connect with and shape their future workforce.