Career Analysis Organization of America (CAOA) is a national nonprofit organization that was founded in 2008. The year marked one of America’s largest economic downturns. America's entire financial sector was going bankrupt, and economic scholars cited lack of financial education among the people of our country as a key factor. Americans were accumulating credit card debt, taking out high interest rate loans, and depending on jobs that would eventually cease to exist. Dedicated to helping high school students who have experienced challenging or traumatic life experiences achieve their career dreams, CAOA is a workforce preparation program that helps students learn personal finance, in-demand employability skills and provides hands on career exploration opportunities.
Students are graduating our high schools without the proper information and education about their next step. They are applying for student loans without the proper guidance and financial education to make those informed decisions. To prevent this from continuing Career Analysis Organization of America is partnering with businesses and schools that are innovative and are willing to take the initiative to make a positive impact for the students in the communities they serve.
The co-curricular programs through CAOA help bridge the gap between primary, secondary, post secondary education and the real world. This is accomplished by providing students with career exploration activities to discern different vocations, providing them with the foundation for professional and personal developmental through our work ethics certification, and teaching them the basics of personal finance so that they can make important financial decisions.
As a member of the National Career Development Association CAOA has been nominated for the 2011 Pepsi Refresh Project, 2012 Chicago Innovation Award, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce 2018 IMPACT Award and has recevied the Business and Education Partner Award from the Elkhart Chamber of Commerce.
We look forward to helping your students and your schools in your community!