CACGSComputer Assisted Career Guidance Systems
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One CACGS for youth is DISCOVER (American College Testing Program, 1991), which provides self-assessments of interests, values, and abilities, along with information about hundreds of occupations so that users can generate lists of occupations that match their self-assessment information.
The counselor's awareness of the unique advantages and disadvantages of the particular CACGS used is crucial in preparing the client for the dialogue with the system and incorporating the dialogue's outcomes into the counseling process.
CACGSs can indeed be extremely helpful during prescreening and can aid in locating promising alternatives out of the large number included in the database of CACGSs.