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STATE PROFILE
Guam
Guam Career Resource Network


Program Goals and Emphasis

The Guam CRN is housed at Guam Community College, whose mission as a unique community college, is to be Guam’s lead education agency in training, education, and support services in all ways relating to Guam’s workforce development needs and the career and employment goals of the people. It also works in partnership with industry to advance economic development in Guam as a regional focal point for Micronesia within the Asia-Pacific Rim. Guam CRN’s mission is human resource development in support of Guam’s major social and economic development goals.

State Economic Profile

Economic and Environmental Profile

Industries include petroleum products, tourism, construction materials, and fishing. Providing goods and services for the large U.S. bases is a major industry. Guam serves as a major shipping center and port of call for large-scale fishing fleets operating in the Western Pacific.

The unemployment rate was 15% in 2004.
Key Economic Sectors

• Construction
• Fishing Industry
• Government
• Leisure & Hospitality
• Manufacturing

State Career Resource Activities

Highlighted Activities

• The Guam’s Career Planning Guide was distributed to all high school seniors. It provides information on the career planning process, educational opportunities, fastest growing occupations, and U.S. average earnings by educational attainment, and is designed to encourage increased levels of student transitions to postsecondary education.

• Guam offered a three-credit graduate course to teachers, administrators, and school counselors covering U.S. DoED priorities as they related to improving career-decision making and how to integrate the National Career Development Guidelines into the Guam DOE K-12 Content Standards. The participants created a Career Education Handbook as a final project.

• A publication regarding non-traditional careers on Guam was incorporated into the Career Expo Program Booklet.
 
Primary Activities and Trainings

Guam has conducted the following activities and trainings:
• Career Clusters
• Career Information Delivery Systems
• Career Fairs, Career Days, and Expos
• Career Information Presentation
• Facilitating Career Development
• National Career Development Guidelines
• Real Game
• Summer Youth Training
• Conference Presentations
• Improved Career Decision-Making in a Changing World
• Student Success Workshop
• Gear Up
• PTO Meetings
Career Information Delivery Systems (CIDS)

CIDS are computer-based systems providing local, state, and national information about careers and employment opportunities. State sites for CIDS include:

Elementary Schools0
Middle Schools 7
High Schools 5
Community Colleges 1
4-Year Colleges/Universities 0
Other 3

 
Primary Resources

Guam has published the following resources:
• ACRN Parent Brochures
• Career Futures
• Career Tabloids
• Choices
• Guam Career Resource Network Brochure
• Improved Career Decision-Making
• National Career Development Guidelines
• Non-Traditional Careers
• The Real Game Series

Program Funding and Partnerships

YearAmount
2005$92,845
2004$94,151
2003$94,710
2002$99,653
2001$86,306
Cumulative$467,665
Other Funding Sources

The program does not report any additional funding sources.
Significant Program Partnerships

• Department of Education
• State Workforce Investment Board

Resource Allocation


Contact Information

State Contact

Project Director
Anthony Roberto
Guam Community College
Assessment and Counseling Department
P.O. Box 23069
G.M.F. Barrigada, GU 96921
Phone: (671) 735-5562
Fax: (671) 734-5238
e-mail: aroberto@guamcc.edu
State Administrative Location

Guam Community College, Assessment and Counseling

Regional Contact Information