God has a plan and purpose for each person. He has not only gifted believers with a package of spiritual gifts for ministry in the body of Christ, but He has also created each individual with a unique combination of talents and abilities, interests and desires, and experiences and opportunities. God uses all of these factors in working out His plan and purpose for our life. It is the privilege of each believer to exercise wisdom in making life choices to make good use of the all that God has provided to love and serve God and to love and serve others. The Bible views this privilege and responsibility in terms of stewardship, the role of exercising care and control over that which ultimately belongs to another. In the effort to be good stewards of God's gifts, and make wise decisions, good information is essential. Exploring the sites below can provide substantial and reliable information that can assist the student in making good choices about future opportunities in the community workforce.
Career Interest Surveys
Interest surveys or personality tests can be a helpful tools in thinking about future choices concerning careers. They may confirm personal observations about yourself, reinforce the comments by others around you about strengths and weaknesses, or even point out possible areas of ability that have been overlooked. All such tests must be weighed carefully and not taken as definitive. When the test results suggest a career in the medical field, it is not suggesting that the only expectation of fulfillment is in medicine. Nor does it indicate that a career in a non-medical field will bring disaster. It is only suggesting that your present experiences and interests are compatible with features in a particular field. It is always an individual choice how to use the gifts and abilities given by God for His purposes for each individual. The sites listed below provide links and connections to various tools that may be helpful in exploring the areas of interest to begin thinking about career possibilities.
Many students find the opportunity to serve the United States in the Armed Services a rewarding training ground and career. Members of the Armed Service can earn college credits and possibly college degrees while serving on active duty. There are also incentives available to assist students to pay for college after their active duty ends. The web sites listed below allow students to connect to the Selective Service System, the United States Armed Service Recruiting Department, and the New Jersey National Guard web site for more information.
Technical School Links
There are many fields that require specific training and qualifying certificates that are not found in a traditional college degree. Careers in these fields may be just as rewarding as those requiring a student to earn a college degree. Listed below are links to specific schools in Cumberland County as well as sites providing broader listings of schools in a broader region. It is important to carefully investigate each school to make certain that what is advertised and promised matches what is actually delivered in the process of education. Cumberland Christian School does not endorse specific schools but provides information as a service to our school families.