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Northern Mariana Islands
84.346A Career Resource Network State Grants

Program Goals and Emphasis

The NMIOICC is committed to:
•Support for career guidance and academic counseling programs to promote improved career and education decision-making by individuals.
•Make available those information and planning resources that relate educational preparation to career goals and expectations to students, parents, teachers, administrators, counselors, and the general public.
•Provide professional development activities that better equip teachers, counselors, and administrators with the knowledge and skills needed to assist students and parents with career exploration and planning, educational opportunities, and education financing.
•Tailor career-related educational resources and training for use by state entities.
•To improve coordination and communications among administrators and planners of WIA and Perkins supported programs to ensure non-duplication of efforts and the appropriate use of shared information and data.

State Economic Profile

Economic and Environmental Profile

Information forthcoming.
Key Economic Sectors

State Career Resource Activities

Highlighted Activities

Primary Activities and Trainings

The NMIOICC had conducted the following activities and trainings:

•Bi-annual NMC Career Fair
•High School Job Fair
•Elementary Career Day
•Career Information Delivery Systems
•Careerware of Paws in the Job land
•Choices Planner Training/Presentations/Orientations
•Facilitating Career Development
•Public School System Counselor’s Monthly Sharing Meeting
•Public School System Principal’s Conference and Parent Summit
•Comprehensive Counseling and Guidance Program Workshops
•Improved Career Decision-Making in a Changing World
•National Career Development Guidelines
•O*Net – Dictionary of Occupational Titles
•Real Games Career Development Curriculum
•School Counselors and Co-op teachers E-mail Network
•TestGEAR (a college exam preparation online program)

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 Schools12
Middle Schools 16
High Schools 13
Community Colleges 1
4-Year Colleges/Universities 0
Other 3

Primary Resources

Program Funding and Partnerships

Other Funding Sources

The state does not recieve any additional funding.
Significant Program Partnerships

-Northern Marianas College
-NMC Career Services Center
-Public School System
-PSS Counselor’s Steering Committee
-PSS Vocational Education Program
-PSS Special Education Program
-School Counselors and Administrators
-Community Guidance Center
-Department of Employment Services and Training
-Division of Youth Services, Department of Community and Culture Affairs
-Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
-Workforce Investment Agency
-Public Libraries
-Community Learning Center

Resource Allocation

Contact Information

State Contact

Project Director
Kui Cheng-Gugliotta
PO Box 500149
Saipan, MP 96950
Phone: (670) 234-1457
Fax: (670) 234-1457
Web Site:
State Administrative Location

Northern Mariana Islands SOICC, NMI Occupational Information Coordinating Committee

Regional Contact Information