Career Exploration

Only at the Convention!

Due government restrictions, the 37th Annual Virginia Homeschool Convention has been canceled.
This difficult decision was not made lightly, but with drastic, new restrictions in place, there is simply no other choice.

Read more information here.
If you’re registered for the convention, please check your email for your refund information.

NEW! Career Exploration at the Convention

Do you know someone—perhaps your teen, or even you–who is considering careers but is struggling to find direction?

Enter the career-exploration track–ONLY at the HEAV Virginia Homeschool Convention! 

NEW! ASVAB Career Exploration Program (CEP)

This is a comprehensive, no cost, no commitment, career-planning resource designed to help young people align their strengths and interests with a post-secondary plan that works. The program encourages students to explore a wide variety of careers, rather than limiting their exploration by telling them what they can or should do.  Students in grades 10-12 and first/second-year post secondary are encouraged to participate.

The CEP consists of three key components

1.   The ASVAB test is the most widely used multiple-aptitude test battery in the world.  The test has proven to be a good measure of how students have developed both academic and occupational skills. It also measures aptitudes that are related to success in different jobs as well as training and education programs.

2. The FYI (Find Your Interests) is a 90-item interest inventory designed to help students identify their work-related interests.  The FYI is based on John Holland’s widely accepted theory of career choice which identifies six basic personality types. When students complete the FYI, they will receive three Top Interest Codes to use in conjunction with the OCCU-Find for career exploration.

3. The OCCU-Find contains occupations grouped by the six RIASEC interest areas so students can quickly identify the occupations that match their own interests. Students use the OCCU-Find to explore careers based on their top interest codes. The OCCU-Find provides additional information on skill requirements-including the importance of verbal, math, and science and technical skills.  Students can use this information to get a better sense of their own preparedness to enter training programs. The online version of the OCCU-Find contains a wealth of relevant, reliable occupational data.


To Be Determined

Date & Time:

Thursday, June 11 @ 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Ages 15 & up
FREE, but pre-registration for the Career Test is encouraged. Please sign up when you register for the convention.

College & Career Fair

Dozens of colleges from Virginia and beyond will be onsite to discuss YOUR options. Visit with representatives from colleges and businesses, hear tips and advice—and get your questions answered! 

FREE with your full- convention registration

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Apprentice Job Fair

Representatives from a number of apprenticeship programs registered with the Virginia Department of Labor & Industry will be present to answer your questions concerning apprenticeship opportunities. The Apprenticeship Job Fair is open to all those who are interested, whether you are a soon-to-be graduate searching for a career or a parent looking to make a career change.

FREE with your full-convention registration.

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How to Add Events

Add your choice of events when you register for the convention.
Already registered for the convention? Add an event for yourself or a family member easily by calling the HEAV office, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 804-278-9200.

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