Are you wondering which career is the perfect fit for you? Are you still figuring out what to do after high school? Will you go to work or will you go to college? Below are some helpful links to guide you as you start thinking about different career paths and your interests.
Exploring Your Future
The current issue of Florida NEXT magazine contains information and resources to help you determine your post-high-school path.
Do you need help with preparation for the GED?
Do you want to have an advantage over the next person for a job or sharpen your skills in Applied Mathematics, Locating Information and Reading for Information?
The Florida Ready to Work courseware will assist you in refining those skills that will make you a better employee. When you are ready to start the course, please contact the closest Center to register. There is no charge for this course.
If you want to explore careers based on occupation, industry and your preferences, please go to www.mynextmove.org.
Do you want to explore careers based on things you enjoy doing? If so, please go to http://www.bls.gov/k12/.
If you're interested in joining the military, you can learn more about the ASVAB Program and what the scores mean at www.asvabprogram.com.
Youthhood is an interactive program that helps teens and young adults survive school, learn about being self-sufficient and achieve independence through many resources and partner websites.
Are you not sure how to tackle that resume or how to get the employer to consider you for an interview? A dynamic resume is the only way to market yourself on paper. This resume packet (PDF) is specifically targeted for high school students and recent graduates.
So you've decided you want to go to college or vocational school; now, how do you pay for it? Federal grants and work study opportunities are available at many schools, but you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) first. Schools recommend completing the application as soon as you file your taxes for the previous year. If you are under 25, are not married or nor do you have a child, you will most likely need your parents' income.