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Harrison College launches free career assessment tool to the public

Questionnaire takes 10-15 minutes to complete; identifies careers that match user's interests

INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Harrison College (www.harrison.edu), a higher education institution serving more than 5,000 students at 14 campuses in Indiana, Ohio, North Carolina and Online, announced today that the college is launching a career assessment tool designed to assist people with identifying careers that match their interests and personalities.  The career assessment tool is available to the public, free of charge.

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Harrison College, which has provided career-focused education since 1902, has seen a rise in the number of adults returning to college during the economic downturn in an effort to improve their prospects in an increasingly competitive job market.  Harrison College is offering the Career Assessment Tool to the public to help those adults better focus their career objectives, and understand how higher education may play a part in helping them reach their career goals.

"Many displaced workers are coming to the realization that they may have to change careers to find employment, but they aren't sure what they want to do or what they might be good at," Jason Konesco, Harrison College President, said.  "This career assessment tool is designed to help the user better understand their strengths and ambitions, corresponding careers, and a path for pursuing those careers."

The career assessment tool is a multiple choice questionnaire that takes about 10-15 minutes to complete.  Upon completion, users receive a summary that identifies careers that best fit their interests and personalities, average salaries for those careers, and programs of study that can lead to employment in those careers.  Not all of the programs of study are offered at Harrison College.

"Tools like the Career Assessment are vital to ensuring individuals have the know-how and resources they need to succeed in today's working world," Scott Miller, President & CEO of the Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce, said.  "Building a strong, competitive workforce is a key element in attracting and retaining quality jobs throughout Central Indiana and I applaud Harrison College for their work on this important initiative."

To access the Career Assessment Tool, users should go to www.harrison.edu/careerfocused.

About Harrison College

Harrison College is a contemporary, career-focused institution of Higher Education serving more than 5,000 students throughout the United States and Internationally.   Harrison College has 12 campuses in Indiana and Ohio, two culinary schools in Indiana and North Carolina, and also offers courses online at harrison.edu. The institution grants Associate's and Bachelor's degrees across five schools of study: Business, Health Sciences, Information Technology, Criminal Justice, and Veterinary Technology, as well as its culinary division, The Chef's Academy.  Harrison College offers students a variety of learning environments including online, traditional classroom, or a combination of both. Harrison College is accredited by the Accrediting Council of Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) and is dedicated to excellence in higher learning.  In addition, the College is currently a Candidate with The Higher Learning Commission and an affiliate of the North Central Association (HLC-NCA).  Harrison College was founded in 1902 as Indiana Business College, and is celebrating its 110th anniversary of preparing students for their chosen professions.

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