About WOIS

What is WOIS/The Career Information System?

For over 40 years WOIS has been your trusted source for current, complete career and college planning tools. WOIS gives you access to:

WOIS provides you with many options for starting your career and college search:

You can store your career and college research activities in your WOIS Portfolio. The portfolio also helps keep track of information needed for college, scholarship and job applications:

WOIS is a private, nonprofit organization. We are located in Olympia, Washington, and have served our community of users for over 40 years.

Most of our products and services, including access to our on-line career information, are leased by our users on an annual basis.

Hundreds of thousands of students and job seekers benefit from our annually updated, detailed, and complete information, including:

We support you in many ways:

What does WOIS stand for?

When the organization was started in 1974, we were a state agency, and WOIS stood for Washington Occupational Information Service. In the 1980s we became a private, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and changed our name to WOIS/The Career Information System. We kept the "name" WOIS because that is what people knew us by.

Our Mission

With exceptional customer service we support career and educational decision making by providing high quality information, tools, and resources.