Want to learn
how to receive COLLEGE CREDIT while
still in HIGH SCHOOL?
What Can You Do?
Talk with your parents about
school and career interests. Tell
them about the things you like to
do and the things you are good at.
The more they know, the better they
can support your career exploration
Take a career exploration class
if it is offered at your school,
or see your school's career counselor
for individual help with interest
assessments and career research.
Check out career information
on the Web. Two recommended sites
America's Career Resource Network
(ACRN) and the U. S. Department
Occupational Outlook Handbook.
Take advantage of every opportunity
to explore career possibilities
in the areas that interest you most.
Talk to people you know who work
in related fields to find out more
about what their jobs are like.
Participate in job shadowing
or internship opportunities that
are offered by your school, or arrange
those kinds of activities on your
Find part-time jobs that are
related to your career interests.
Investigate College and Career
Transitions opportunities available
in your area.
Choose courses that give you
the opportunity to apply skills,
like Keyboarding, Accounting, Graphic
Design, Journalism, Marketing, and
Technology courses. Skills open
doors in today's labor market. These
are equally important whether you
are planning to attend college or
go directly to work or into the
Find out about technology courses
your school offers. Taking courses
such as Production, Construction,
Manufacturing, Engineering, and
Design Technology will give you
a much better understanding of today's
technological world and a chance
to take a hands-on look at tools,
techniques, and skills involved
in a range of careers.
Work-based learning means that
while you are still in school you
can get real-world experience at
a professional job through an internship
or apprenticeship. Oh, by the way,
you might even get PAID while you're