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Each of the links on this page provides context on the CareerForward application and its delivery. In the course we provide  links and resources that will help you effectively use all the components found in the package.

Start by reviewing this CareerFoward trailer which gives you a brief six-minute overview of the course, and its contents. The trailer refers to the Michigan myDreamExplorer career development system, but you can use any career development tool with the CareerForward course.

Read this press release that discusses how Michigan Virtual University®, along with Microsoft and the Michigan Department of Education, are offering the CareerForward course free of charge to all students.

Interested in CareerForward training? Take a look at this flyer to see what's available.

Find answers to many common questions by reviewing our FAQ.

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About CareerForward™

CareerForward - Globalization and Career Planning

The CareerForward course is a self-contained online learning course that may be used in companion with a variety of online career planning tools to provide students with the opportunity to assess their career interests, explore career options and create an educational development plan.

CareerForward was created by MVU® through substantial partnership support from both Microsoft Corporation and the Michigan Department of Education. It is designed to help students understand how to plan their work lives and career opportunities amid the implications of the global economy.

This award-winning online course is a powerful way to help students wrestle with some of the burning questions about their future. CareerForward introduces students to globalization and career planning, and highlights how students can be more entrepreneurial as they look to the future.

As a result of major investments by Microsoft’s Partners in Learning program and MVU, this innovative course is now available to all secondary students at no fee. Professional development and training plans related to CareerForward are made available for a small fee.

Course Information

The CareerForward course uses personal reflection and activities to provide each student with an independent exploration of the possibilities of their future and the creation of an Educational Development Plan (EDP).

Grade Level:Middle and high school
Course Style:Blended, teacher facilitated; 4 to 6 weeks in length; 20 hour-long online sessions
Price:No cost
Technology Requirements:The CareerForward course was designed to deliver high-quality multimedia content efficiently to students using Adobe Flash®, which is now installed on over 95% of personal computers with access to the Internet. Due to imbedded audio files, students and teachers need a multimedia computer with headphones, and access to MVU servers, or your school's local installation of CareerForward. The most recent version of Internet Explorer, Firefox or Safari is recommended. Flash must be installed to access the multimedia components and Adobe Reader® is needed to access imbedded documents.

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Click here to read the End User License Agreement and to access the course.