CAREERS

ACT/SAT Announcements

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
you.
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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 
communities.
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
    * earnings
    * 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

Government Careers
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.
Princeton Review

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

Military Careers
   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 
and self-discovery.
KAPLAN

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)
NUMBER 2

*MOTORCYCLE MECHANICS INSTITUTE*
Provides manufacturer-branded technician training programs 
supported and equipped by all five major motorcycle 
manufacturers, including: 
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 
specific courses.

Career Training Programs
- Automotive / NASCAR Technology
- Automotive / Ford FACT Technology
TEST GEAR

*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.
TEST PREP

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 
service.
COLLEGE POWER PREP

ONET
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.
SAT Practice

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
demand occupations.

If you would like more information on HeaRTS contact JaWand 
Edwards at (337)
989-0001 or email careers3@swlahec.com. Click to visit their 
website:
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

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 
available.

http://collegelists.pbworks.com/FindPage?SearchFor=summer%20programs 
(filter by desired major, specific subject, etc.)
 
http://www.enrichmentalley.com/ 
(educational enrichment opportunities database)
 
http://www.teenink.com/Summer/ 
(sports, writing and engineering camps, on university campuses, ships & 
overseas)
 
http://www.selu.edu/acad_research/programs/zoom/ 
(Southeastern LA)
 
http://www.outreach.lsu.edu/Pre-College/TigerUniversity.asp?Home=1 
(LSU)
 
http://appl003.lsu.edu/masscomm/mcweb.nsf/$Content/Louisiana+Scholastic+Journa
lism+Institute?OpenDocument(LSU)
 
http://tulane.edu/sse/tssp/index.cfm 
(Tulane)
 
http://www.latech.edu/enrollment-management/highschool/index.shtml (La Tech 
Univ)
 
http://www.millsaps.edu/quicklinks/summer_enrichment_camps_for_kids.php 
(Millsaps)
 
http://www.millsaps.edu/icap.php 
(Millsaps)
 
http://www.usm.edu/facts/campschedule.php 
(Univ of Southern Mississippi)
 
http://www.admissions.msstate.edu/events/summercamps/camplistings.php (Miss 
State Univ)
 
http://www.outreach.olemiss.edu/summer_programs/#youth 
(Ole Miss)
 
http://www.brown.edu/ce/pre-college/catalog/course-listing.php 
(Brown)
 
http://www.sas.upenn.edu/summer/students/highschool/courses/academies (Univ of 
Penn)
 
http://ce.columbia.edu/High-School-Programs-Homepage 
(Columbia)
 
http://scs.georgetown.edu/summer-programs-for-high-school-students 
(Georgetown)
 
http://www.sce.cornell.edu/sc/ 
(Cornell)
 
http://www.bu.edu/summer/high-school-programs/ 
(Boston University)
 
http://www.acu.edu/events/summer-academy/index.html 
(Abilene Christian University)
 
http://engineering-innovation.jhu.edu 
(Johns Hopkins University)
 
uaearlycollege.ua.edu 
(University of Alabama)
 
http://www.rose-hulman.edu/catapult/program.htm 
(Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology)
 
www.epgy.stanford.edu/summer 
(Stanford)