2016-2017 Catalog

Career Center and Talent Center

The primary purposes of the CF Career Center are helping students and citizens in the district discover which careers are most appropriate for them and how to plan their education accordingly, and assist employers in selecting the best candidates for jobs.

Potential clients of the Career Center include students, those desiring to change or start new careers, retirees who want to re-enter the workforce, the disabled, homemakers entering or re-entering the workforce, and local companies and industries.

Assessment: A wide variety of evaluative tools are available, from computer software to mechanical devices at the Career Center. These tools measure abilities, aptitudes, interests and educational development to determine which occupational fields are best suited to the test taker. Also, these tools are used for employers in applicant or employee selection and promotion.

Job Matching: A database and other resources are available to track current and future high-demand career fields. The client is able to preview the employment outlook in a particular field(s) of interest on a local, regional, state and national level, as well as identify which employers are hiring for specific careers now and in the future.

Career counseling and career assessment are available at the Career Center in the CF Ocala Campus by calling 854-2322, ext. 1721, to schedule an appointment or stop by the Bryant Student Union, Room 205; at the CF Citrus Campus building C, ext. 6168; and the CF Hampton Center, ext. 1395.

The Talent Center at the College of Central Florida helps CF students and graduates with job search strategies and placement. Fee-free services include:

  • one-on-one career counseling and coaching
  • extensive career resource library of books and multimedia materials on career planning, occupations, interviewing skills, employer information
  • job leads/referrals
  • job prep workshops
  • resume assistance
  • job fairs and hiring events with local employers

Job opportunities are available to students and graduates through the Talent Center, which uses the power of the Employ Florida Marketplace, the state’s premier online job board. Through the computerized job bank, students can find current local, state and national job referrals.

The Talent Center, an affiliate of CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion in partnership with CF is located in Suite 101 of the Enterprise Center at the Ocala Campus. For information, call 352-840-5762 or toll free 844-364-9859.