Florida Launches Website Aimed At Helping Students And Adults With Career Planning

Nov 29, 2017

One of the biggest fears many college students face is what kind of job they’ll be able to get.

The state Department of Economic Opportunity, the Education Department and the Florida Chamber Foundation are trying to change that.

The groups have created a new interactive tool aimed at helping high-school students, college students, even adults find out the cost of specific college degrees, where they’re offered and what the earning potential is in those fields.

University of Florida sophomore Mary Katherine Delegal changed majors four times during her freshman year. She hopes the new tool will help teens choose a career path more quickly.

“Before this, people would get stuck in a major and maybe realize by their junior year that they don’t like it because they find out what the career option are and they’re not thrilled with it,” said Delegal. 

The “Launch My Career Florida” website, which is also smartphone friendly, went online this fall.

To search for yourself, visit www.LaunchMyCareerFl.org.

Contact reporter Cyd Hoskinson at choskinson@wjct.org, 904-358-6351 and on Twitter @cydwjctnews.