Since its founding in 1938, Chronicle Guidance Publications, Inc. has become a leading publisher of career information resources. Growing and adapting to marketplace demands, Chronicle now develops and produces a comprehensive line of occupational, educational, and professional guidance materials for students, parents, and career educators. Chronicle products are marketed at educational conferences, as well as through its catalog and Internet web site. Chronicle also distributes an array of products complimentary to the CGP line, but developed by other companies.
The Chronicle Occupational Briefs are the most prominent product at Chronicle. Students, parents, and even grandparents are saying, "I used the briefs when I was in school." A set of briefs offers information on occupations that represent more than 95 percent of the jobs performed in the United States. To keep the occupational information current, the brief library is continually being updated. New titles are added each year, while obsolete titles are removed or brought up to date. Feedback from professionals in each field of endeavor is sought, prior to publication, to assure the content accuracy of each brief. Available in print, CD-ROM or Internet application format, the briefs consistently receive top ratings by the Career Information Review Service of the National Career Development Association. Many users of the briefs also purchase Chronicle Career Quest to assist in career exploration activities.
The Chronicle product line includes information on postsecondary schools, vocational schools, college and university undergraduate programs, and financial aid resources. Available in print or software format this educational information covers admissions requirements, majors, enrollment costs, housing, accreditation, and other important matters. The Chronicle research staff collects data directly from more than 7,700 accredited educational institutions. They also gather comprehensive data on financial aid from more than 1,695 financial aid programs offering over 400,000 awards.
The occupational, educational, and financial aid information gathered by in-house staff is furnished to state education departments and other publishers for use in their products.
Chronicle markets its products to more than 22,000 educational institutions, libraries, and career guidance departments in every state and in many English-speaking countries. To remain current on various policy decisions that may affect products and services, Chronicle staff maintains contact with local, state, and federal education leaders and officials. They also participate, both locally and nationally, in professional workshops and conferences for counselors and career educators. Chronicle maintains a presence at the annual conferences of the American School Counselor Association, National Career Development Association, and the Association for Technical and Career Education.
A responsive customer service department is prepared to maintain Chronicle Guidance Publications as a leader in the sales and distribution of guidance and career counseling materials and software.