Career Information Systems

As a unit of the Center on Education and Work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, members of the CareerLocker team have been developing world-class career information systems since 1975. All our efforts are research and theory based, and all the products and services we develop are based in sound career development theory and research.

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CareerLocker is a website that helps foster career decision-making and economic development by providing users with:

  • Links to current job openings
  • Job-seeking tools including resume, cover letter, and ePortfolio programs
  • Assessment tools to help identify the best career match
  • Contact information for over 90,000 Wisconsin employers

CareerLocker currently serves K-12 students and school counselors, UW students and staff, and youth and adults who are seeking employment.


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In 2010 CEW developed and launched, the first Career Information System for the country of Singapore, which is regarded as having one of the best education systems in the world.