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Automotive Repair and Service

Minnesota's statewide initiative to raise awareness among students about post-secondary education and career opportunities in the automotive service and collision repair industry.  Visit their site to learn all about this high demand field.  

 

Career Info Net


Comprehensive website sponsored by the U.S. Deparment of Labor.  Find the fastest growing careers and jobs with the most openings under the "Occupations" section.

 

ISEEK

Minnesota's website for a wide variety of career planning information.  A great resource with many interesting topics.

 

Military Career Guide

Comprehensive listings of all military careers.

 

Minnesota Career and Technical Education

 

Minnesota Career Information System (MCIS)

Use MCIS to find extensive information as you explore careers and colleges both in Minnesota and across the nation.   Find useful in-depth information on occupations, all colleges nationwide, scholarships and more.  The "undergraduate school sort" allows you to customize 10 different categories and generate a list of colleges that offer exactly what you're looking for.  A scholarship sort  is also available.    

 

Minnesota Careers

 

Minnesota Department of Education

 

Minnesota Office of Higher Education

 

Naviance

Naviance is a college and career readiness software provider that partners with high schools to provide students with college planning and career assement tools.  Use this site for career exploration, academic planning, college planning, test preparation, personality tests and surveys. Additionally, Naviance integration with "the Common Application" allows the submission of college applications and the online submission of transcripts, school forms and recommendations through Naviance eDocs .

 

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Information on occupations, including job descriptions, wages, job outlook, training and preparation,etc.

 

Resource for Students with Disabilities

 

Tips for Parents Helping with Career Plans

Research has consistently shown that parents are the number one influence on their child's future planning.  Click on the following link to the brochure "Pathways to Success:  Helping Your Minnesota Teen with College and Career Decisions".  Go to page 16 and 17 for some practical, specific suggestions for how to approach helping your teen.  This publication contains excellent information.

 

360 Degrees

360 Degrees is an alliance of Minnestoa college whose purpose is to increase the number of students who graduate fro m 2-year and 4-year manufacturing and engineering programs across the state.  More than 60 manufacturing and applied engineering programs are available through 360 Degrees.  They range from certificates to master's degrees.

Consider clicking on "For Workers" on the upper left side.  Then click on "Career Pathway"  and then "Career Pathway Tool" to use their interactive exploration about what the careers entails, where you could work, and where to get the education and training for specific careers.