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Career and Occupational Information

Career planning begins with exploring the individual’s interests. There are various personality inventories and assessments used to help understand how individual interests relate to a career. The links below are designed to help you understand you. The RMA Guidance Counselor will also help with this process. Use the resource links below to help you discover and plan for a career.

  1. Career Connection  The Career Connection is a partnership among Volusia/Flagler County Schools, Daytona State College (DSC), the Workforce Development Board of Volusia/Flagler Counties, Inc., and business and community partners. The Career Connection provides career awareness, exploration and training to students throughout the high school experience and beyond through these strong partnerships​.
  2. Career One Stop  Career One Stop provides data from a variety of federal and state sources, including the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) at the U.S. Department of Labor; the U.S. Department of Education; the Bureau of Economic Analysis at the U.S. Department of Commerce; the Bureau of the Census at the U.S. Department of Commerce; and other Federal, State, and private institutions. Sources of data are cited and web links are provided where possible.​
  3. Choices Planner  Helps students explore career and education options and track their progress as they create successful plans.​
  4. Employ Florida Employ Florida links all of Florida’s workforce services—state and local—to each other. The Employ Florida Marketplace is a powerful online labor market exchange tool specifically designed for employers, job seekers, students, training providers, workforce customer service representatives and professionals, and others seeking benefits and services​.
  5. Mapping Your Future  Mapping Your Future is a national collaborative, public-service organization of the financial aid industry – bringing together the expertise of the industry to provide free college, career, financial aid, and financial literacy services for students, families, and schools.​
  6. My Future  My Future is a service presented by the United States Department of Defense (DoD). The goal of the site is to help students understand the opportunities available to them after graduation, and better prepare them for the choices and challenges they have ahead.​
  7. The Occupational Outlook Handbook The Occupational Outlook Handbook provides information regarding the training and education needed for various occupations, earnings, expected job prospects, what workers do on the job and working conditions. In addition, the Handbook provides job search tips and links to information about the job market in each State.​
  8. O*Net  The Occupational Information Network provides a comprehensive database that identifies and describes occupations, worker skills, knowledge, abilities and workplace requirements for jobs across the country in 211 sectors of the economy.​
  9. The Princeton Review  Online database of career advice for insightful information on hundreds of occupations, internship opportunities, and general advice on interviewing and public speaking.​

Tips for Parents

  1. Making Parent-Teacher Conferences Work for Your Child
  2. Helping Our Children Transition
  3. Drug and Alcohol Education
  4. Bullying-What Parents Can Do
  5. Improving Your Child’s Attendance
  6. School Social Work Association of America (SSWAA) website provides Parent Resources on topics including, but not limited to, Bullying, Suicide, Trauma, Hospitalization, Violence, Special Needs Children, Mobile Device Safety, Military Families and Transitions.

Community Counseling Agencies in Volusia County

RMA Florida and Volusia County Schools are not affiliated with or endorse many of the listed agencies and services.  The information in the following links are provided to help assist parents and students in need of mental health resources. Seek an immediate professional evaluation if the student/person is in a crisis (in danger of hurting one’s self or others). If the student cannot be transported safely, call 911. One Voice to access a comprehensive list of services and agencies available in Volusia County and the state of Florida.

  1. Abuse Hotline 1-800-962-2873
  2. ABUSE ACT Corporation (Mental Health Resource) 1-800-539-4228
  3. AIDS Hotline 1-800-FLA-AIDS
  4. Bright Futures Brochure Bright Futures Scholarship Information 
  5. Children’s Advocacy Center (child victims of abuse) (386) 238-3830
  6. Children’s Home Society (386) 304-7600
  7. Family Violence Helpline 1-800-500-1119
  8. Florida Kid Care (800) 236-0785 / (386) 323-0000
  9. Grief Center of Volusia & Flagler County (386) 256-5100
  10. Halifax Behavior (Mental Health Services), 841 Jimmy Ann Drive, Daytona Beach, FL 32117 (386) 425-3900
  11. The House Next Door (Counseling Services) (386) 734-7571
  12. Medicaid – Daytona Beach Service Center (386) 238-4750
  13. “Our” Children First (Mental Health/Counseling Resource) (386) 248-2771
  14. Rape Crisis Center 1-800-940-7273
  15. Stewart-Marchman (Chemical Dependency Services) 7am to 7pm (888) 516-2296; after hours call (386) 947-1300
  16. Suicide Prevention & Crisis Hotline 1-800-539-4228
  17. United Way (386) 253-0563

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