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2 Overview CFWV Synopsis The Benefits Career Exploration Tools Workforce Planning Tools Student Planning Resources Student Portfolios

3 What is CFWV? The College Foundation of West Virginia website is an integrated system designed to assist students t in the college search, selection and application processes.

4 What is CFWV? College Foundation of West Virginia CFWV is a partnership among: The Governor s 21st Century Jobs Cabinet The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission The West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education The West Virginia Department of Education West Virginia GEAR UP many other college access organizations at o

5 What is CFWV.com? A one-stop shop to help students plan, apply, and pay for education or training beyond high school.

6 Who can use CFWV.com? Middle School Students High School Students College Students Adult Learners Parents Educators

7 What assistance is available on CFWV.com? Planning for: High School College A Career Financial Aid All information is saved in the student s portfolio.

8 What assistance is available on CFWV.com? Plan - Career exploration College finder Programs & majors search ACT/SAT/GRE test preparation

9 What assistance is available on CFWV.com? Apply - College finder Programs & majors search Virtual tours Online application submission & tracking

10 What assistance is available on CFWV.com? Pay - Financial aid calculators & glossary Scholarship search State-level financial aid program information FAFSA assistance WV PROMISE application

11 Benefits to Students Career Planning Academic Planning SAT/ACT Test Prep Admissions i Applications Scholarships/Financial Aid Much more

12 Benefits to Educators Career and College Planning Course Scheduling An Up-To-Date Source of Information Track Student Progress SAT/ACT Preparation Portfolio

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14 Career Preparation Integration at the secondary level will help prepare students for postsecondary education as well as workforce readiness. Students will be familiar with CFWV tools Preparing for College Exploring Postsecondary Institutions Exploring Programs and Majors Transition with ease for incoming freshmen Students and Admissions Counselors will have same information Career Planning Learn About Yourself Career Assessments Career Exploration

15 Career Exploration Tools CFWV has six career exploration tools within the site. Students can learn about themselves by exploring one or all of the available career tools. Students are able to view a brief description and the expected time it would take for each exercise.

16 Career Exploration Tools In just a few steps, students can find careers according to their interests.

17 Career Exploration Tools Students can click on careers within their cluster and find out more about that career pathway. Students can also choose to save them to their portfolio.

18 Career Exploration Tools Students can watch a video about a field of choice Find out about real life activities in a particular field Do a side-by-side comparison of multiple careers

19 Career Exploration Tools Students can utilize the Work Values Sorter, a self-assessment that helps identify the aspects of work kthat ta person values, and matches those values with careers.

20 Career & Workforce Planning Tools Resume Builders Cover Letter Creator Job Interview Practice Thank-You Letter Builder

21 Career & Workforce Planning Tools A Library of Advice from Career Experts

22 Career & Workforce Planning Tools

23 Voices Peers talk about their experiences and ask questions.

24 Voices

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26 Student Portfolio Students can create a personalized portfolio by recording future goals, experiences, etc. High School - Update your plan of study and high school results. College Planning - Update your future educational plans and college preparation. Career Planning - Review your saved careers and assessment results and describe your work experiences. Financial Aid - Review your financial aid plans. Journal - Record your ideas, questions, and thoughts as you make your plans. Planning Milestones - Track your progress on items you need to complete.

27 Scholarship Finder Students can respond to any or all of these fields Scholarships matching ANY of their criteria will appear

28 Scholarship Finder Any scholarship can be saved to a portfolio More info is available by clicking on the name of the scholarship

29 College Finder Students can search for colleges and other institutions of higher education based on their specific criteria.

30 College Applications College applications are pre-populated pop with student s demographic information. Saves time and effort in filling out multiple applications. Can quickly and easily request additional information about any of WV s institutions of higher education. CFWV links you directly to all WV institutions websites.

31 How can counselors and educators use CFWV.com? Track students success and progress. Send messages regarding college planning. Create event notifications about upcoming events. Obtain lesson plans and additional resources.

32 How can parents use CFWV.com? Be linked to their student s CFWV portfolio. View anything that the student has completed and saved to their portfolio (allowing them to develop their own talking points to share with their child). Send messages to their child regarding important planning tools and resources to consider. Create event notifications about upcoming events. Access and use CFWV resources themselves.

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40 Contact Information MELISSA GATTUSO Regional Coordinator, Southern Region (based at Concord University) (304) JASON LUYSTER Regional Coordinator, Central Region (based at Glenville State College) (304) ELIZABETH MANUEL Regional Coordinator, Southwestern Region (based at Southern WV Community and Technical College) (304) edu

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