Everyone can benefit from work-based learning experiences before graduation
from high school or college. This includes students with disabilities. The
following links provide information and resources regarding internships, job
shadows, service learning, and other career preparation activities.
To get started in preparing for employment, use the CAREERS acronym:
C is for Careers.
Think about what interests you. Be imaginative, then narrow it down.
A is for Academics.
Determine the academic programs best suited to your career goals.
R is for Research.
Research careers that spark your interests, maximize your strengths and
minimize your weaknesses.
EE is for Experiential Education.
Practice job search skills. Apply for internships. Ask for informational
interviews and try other work-based learning opportunities.
RS is for Relevant Skills.
Use on-the-job experiences to learn these "real world"
skills. Apply what
you've learned in school to the workplace. Test which accommodations work for
CareerOneStop is the suite of web-based products funded and
developed by the U.S. Department of Labor. CareerOneStop includes
America's Career InfoNet and America's Service Locator. Each
product offers unique solutions for the increasing demands of
today's labor market to meet the specialized needs of
jobseekers, employers, and the workforce and education
Career One Stop----Pathways to Career Success
This link from the University of Washington seeks to increase the
knowledge and understanding of students (including those with
disabilities) about academic programs, employment skills, and
career opportunities available to them.
ACT ONLINE PREP
Our community and technical colleges and four-year universities
in the New Orleans area have all of the resources that you need
to get started. Ask about financial aid and assistance with
childcare and transportation. Determine prerequisites required to
enter your training program and apply today.
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Occupational Outlook Handbook
For hundreds of different types of jobs such as teacher,
lawyer, and nurse the Occupational Outlook Handbook tells you:
* the training and education needed
* expected job prospects
* what workers do on the job
* working conditions
In addition, the Handbook gives you job search tips, links to
information about the job market in each State, and more.
SAT TEST DATES
Students.gov is an official U.S. government web site designed for
college students and their families. Our mission is to provide
you with easy access to information and resources from the U.S.
government - all the info you need, in one place, from all parts
of the government.
THE NORTH OAKS SCHOOL OF RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY
The school offers a variety of programs in Radiology,
Radiography, MRI, and Ultrasound. If you are interested in any of
these career fields, call (985)345-9805 for more information or
visit the website.
NOTE: The school does not have a federal I.D. number; therefore,
they cannot accept Pell Grants, Federal Student Loans or TOPS.
College Board for Parents
While not meant as a source of military news (you can find
that at www.defenselink.mil), todaysmilitary.com is intended to
inform students, parents, and educators as they discuss the
Military as a career option. The decision to serve is intensely
personal and, for all involved, the choice can be one of growth
TECHNICIAN TRAINING PROGRAMS:
Automotive, Diesel, Collision, Motorcycle and Marine
Provide the opportunity, training and connections to turn your
passion into a reality in as little as a year.
Career Training Programs
- Automotive Technology
- Collision Repair & Refinish Technology
- Diesel / Industrial Technology
- New - FlexTech Automotive (Online / Evening Lab)
*MOTORCYCLE MECHANICS INSTITUTE*
Provides manufacturer-branded technician training programs
supported and equipped by all five major motorcycle
BMW, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Yamaha, and Harley-Davidson.
Career Training Program
- Motorcycle Technician Specialist
Tips & Strategies
*NASCAR TECHNICAL INSTITUTE*
Is the first technical training school to officially combine a
complete automotive technology training program with NASCAR
Career Training Programs
- Automotive / NASCAR Technology
- Automotive / Ford FACT Technology
*MARINE MECHANICS INSTITUTE*
Combines everything you need to become an entry-level marine
technician, and is supported by a number of major marine
manufacturers, including: American Honda, Mercury Marine, Volvo-
Penta, and SeaDoo just to name a few.
Dictionary of Occupational Titles
This is an alphabetical index to the Dictionary of
Occupational Titles (DOT) revised fourth edition, as supplied
electronically by the US Dept. of Labor, provided, as a public
COLLEGE POWER PREP
The O*NET program is the nation's primary source of occupational
information. Central to the project is the O*NET database,
containing information on hundreds of standardized and occupation-
specific descriptors. The database, which is available to the
public at no cost, is continually updated by surveying a broad
range of workers from each occupation. Information from this
database forms the heart of O*NET OnLine, an interactive
application for exploring and searching occupations. The database
also provides the basis for our Career Exploration Tools, a set
of valuable assessment instruments for workers and students
looking to find or change careers.
March 2 Success
CONNECTING MAJORS TO CAREERS
Connecting a major to a career is a challenge for many
students. Below you will find a list of majors linking to
information to help you start the process.
Remember, your major does not always determine your career.
College grads use their education in a wide variety of fields. In
addition to the options listed, you should explore and learn
about the wide range of career opportunities available to you.
HeaRTS -- HEALTHCARE RECOVERY TRAINING SYSTEM
The HeaRTS program is providing FREE CNS, LPN and EMT Basic
training in the St. Tammany area. This program is an employer-
based program whose mission is to improve the healthcare
workforce of South Louisiana by training and securing employment
of more than 1000 additional healthcare workers in high
If you would like more information on HeaRTS contact JaWand
Edwards at (337)
989-0001 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Click to visit their
Complete list of HeaRTS programs---
MAJOR RESOURCE KITS
Major Resource Kits link academic majors to career alternatives
by providing information on career paths, sample job titles, and
a short bibliography of Career Resource Center materials
available to students in a particular major.
Over 350 videos available.
The ASVAB Career Exploration Program includes eight individual
tests covering verbal and math skills, mechanical knowledge,
electronics, etc. It also provides three Career Exploration
Scores for Verbal Skills, Math Skills, and Science and Technical
Skills. These three scores serve as one of several pieces of
information about your teen that can aid in the exploration of a
wide variety of educational and career options. The ASVAB is
offered at no cost and no obligation to high school students.
ASVAB Career Exploration Program
Summer programs offer a valuable experience for high school students. Not only
are they fun and exciting, but they let students make the most out of their
summer vacation by exploring topics of their interest that might one day lead
to a career decision. The sites listed below are but a small sample of those
(filter by desired major, specific subject, etc.)
(educational enrichment opportunities database)
(sports, writing and engineering camps, on university campuses, ships &
http://www.latech.edu/enrollment-management/highschool/index.shtml (La Tech
(Univ of Southern Mississippi)
http://www.sas.upenn.edu/summer/students/highschool/courses/academies (Univ of
(Abilene Christian University)
(Johns Hopkins University)
(University of Alabama)
(Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology)