LSC-North Harris Offers Online Career Coach

For those who included a career change among their New Year’s resolutions, Lone Star College-North Harris has a new online tool to help them reach their goal. Career Coach, a free service available through the college’s website, allows students and community members to explore potential careers.

Career Coach can be accessed by visiting LoneStar.edu/NorthHarris and selecting Career Coach from the Quicklinks drop-down box on the left-hand side of the page and offers a great way for current students to supplement the college's face-to-face advising. The tool may also be accessed directly at http://northharris.emsicareercoach.com.

Through a simple keyword search, students, and any visitor to the college’s website, can learn about the employment prospects of careers they want to research. The real-time information is customized to the Houston area and includes detailed wage estimates and up-to-date job postings associated with any career. Users are also directed to LSC-North Harris programs when searching for specific jobs.

If a career doesn’t look like the right fit, individuals can search for similar jobs and see the largest skill gaps they need to fill to move to that career. They can also search for careers based on the college’s top training programs — or the program or major they are interested in.

In addition, Career Coach includes a built-in resume builder to help students and jobseekers quickly and efficiently put together an updated resume with key skills and job experience highlighted.

Lone Star College-North Harris is located at 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive, one-half mile south of FM 1960 East, between Aldine-Westfield and Hardy Roads. For more information about the college, call 281.618.5400 or visit LoneStar.edu/NorthHarris.

With more than 75,000 students in credit classes for fall 2011, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball, and LSC-University Park, six centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.

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