World of Work Inventory (WOWI) offers the WOWI career assessment, which incorporates career interests, work-related skills, and values to find the user’s best career matches.
Skills addressed: Effective Communication, Organizing & Planning, Decision Making, Problem Solving, Working with Others, Self-Awareness
The World of Work Inventory (WOWI) was first developed in 1970 by Dr. Robert Ripley, who from 1958 to 1963 helped the U.S. Department of Labor develop the Third Edition of the Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT), now known as the O*NET. WOWI was originally called the Career Choice Inventory (CCI). Since 1998, it has been linked to the O*Net. Among its clients, WOWI counts adult education programs, such as California’s Huntington Beach Adult School, and state departments with WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act) funding, such as the Maine Department of Labor. It is also used by vocational rehabilitation state agencies, blind/visually impaired state and community agencies, Indian and Native American tribal organizations, and colleges and universities.
Critical & Creative Thinking
Leadership & Initiative
Navigating & Using Information
Teamwork & Collaboration