PIVOT has two tools: PIVOTinfo and PIVOTfinder.

http://www.acces.nysed.gov/ged/PIVOT, which stands for postsecondary, industry, vocational, occupational, and technical, is a set of tools to help you navigate programs that fall in these categories in the New York City area. 

Industry, vocational, occupational, and technical programs help prepare students for specific jobs. You may have heard of career and technical education (CTE) programs--PIVOT focuses on the same kinds of programs.

    

Postsecondary programs can generally be split into two categories--vocational  and academic. 

   Although vocational and academic programs are usually talked about as very different things, they both represent continuing education. A student who focuses on academics is no less likely to find a job than a student in a vocational program, and vice versa. 






  

PIVOTinfo has information about different                                                                                       PIVOTfinder has information about specific    occupational fields, like healthcare and legal                                                                                postsecondary occupational and vocational  
professions. Also included are information about                                                           programs in and around New York City, including
specific jobs,like average annual income, and how many                                            tuition costs and graduation rates. There are over 
 job openings are expected over the next few years;                                                         150 institutions included,  with many individual 
if you are interested in a specific job, but don't know                                                           programs offered at each. You can also sort by
what field it falls under, you can search by job, too!                                              location, type of award offered and type of institution.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
The most important thing to do is to pick the type of program that is best for you!

If you’re interested in vocational programs, PIVOT is a great place to start!

If you think an academic program is a better fit for you, talk to your guidance counselor and begin exploring college resources-- the College Navigator, the source of a lot of PIVOT's information is very useful,  as is the College Board's Big Future site!