Those cryptic displays that popped up on every campus right after spring break have finally been explained. They were promoting TCC’s launch of Career Coach, a Web-based tool designed to help you get moving career-wise.
While some of you might be disappointed that the displays were not foretelling the arrival of a TCC sports team or a new TV show starring a ventriloquist and his wacky dummy friend, at least we can all rest assured that our mascot Toro was not involved in any foul play, as some of the grainy images posted of him on TCC’s Facebook page may have hinted.
Apparently, Toro was busy updating these displays on a regular basis, spray-painting the original “Dead-End Job” posters with stenciled coach icons and “Coming Soon” messages every few days to generate interest for the official launch of Career Coach.
Blow the Whistle on that Dead-End Job
If you’ve ever asked questions like, “How do I become a dental hygienist?” or “How much do welders make?” or “Are there any ventriloquist jobs around here?” then Career Coach can guide you through the steps with current data about local job trends, wages, openings, and the training or education required to get one of those jobs.
You can begin your search on Career Coach in one of two ways. You can enter a specific job title that interests you, and Career Coach will show you actual local data for earnings, employment trends, required education and training, and even real job openings within a 25-mile radius.
Or you can enter the name of a field of study you’d like to pursue, and Career Coach will show you the programs TCC offers in that area, as well as the kinds of jobs and paychecks you can expect to get with that particular degree or certificate.
Career Coach is Your Motivational Trainer
If you’re still having trouble deciding what you want to be when you grow up, Career Coach is a great place to start. Or, if you know what you’d like to do, but you just don’t know how to get there, Career Coach can map it out, step by step. But we’re just scratching the surface of Career Coach. Check it out for yourself.
If you’d like to schedule a live demonstration for your class or organization, please follow this link to the Career Coach Demonstration Request form, and a TCC career counselor can show your group how to get the most out of Career Coach.