PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: April 11, 2008
CONTACT: Ed Colby, ACT Media Relations
Phone: (319) 337-1147; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
ACT’s DISCOVER Program Now Available to Homeschooled Students
IOWA CITY, Iowa–DISCOVER, ACT’s comprehensive online career planning
system, is now available for purchase by homeschooled students. Previously,
subscriptions to the program could be purchased only on a group basis by
institutions such as schools, businesses and agencies to be used by their
students or clients.
“This change will allow homeschoolers to have access to the same
high-quality, easy-to-use and affordable career planning system used by
schools and other institutions,” said David Alumbaugh, assistant vice
president for ACT.
The cost for individual use of DISCOVER is $19.95 for a three-month
subscription or $24.95 for a six-month subscription. A subscriber has
unlimited use of all of DISCOVER’s various levels of service during the
subscription period. Individuals may subscribe to DISCOVER online at
DISCOVER is used annually by more than a million individuals. The
system provides guidance and information to help students plan for their
future based on their own personal interests, strengths and values. The
program offers three different assessments, access to job-seeking tips and
information, and searchable databases of careers, college majors, schools,
financial aid/scholarships and military options. DISCOVER features ACT’s
exclusive World of Work Map, which shows students the types of careers and
occupations that match their own interests and strengths.
School districts, colleges, employment agencies, and other
institutions have been using DISCOVER to help their constituents plan for
the future for more than 20 years.