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What are your career plans? Are you finalizing plans or just beginning? There are a variety of resources available specifically for you.

 Free Online Resources
tions. The CareerOneStop Web site also features videos for the 16 occupational clusters recognized by the Department of Education and career videos in Spanish.

BLS Kid's Page: Career Information for Kids
Offers introductory career information for students in Grades 4-8.

Occupational Outlook Handbook
Make informed decisions about your future work life. The handbook assists you by describing the training and education requirements, earnings, expected job prospects, on the job tasks, and working conditions for over 800 occupations.

Career Guide to Industries
Find the training and advancement needs, earnings, expected job prospects, and working conditions from an industry perspective. This guide is a companion to the Occupational Outlook Handbook.

CareerOneStop: Students
Make a winning plan for your future with education and career exploration tools on the CareerOneStop Web site.

O*NET OnLine
Explore occupational knowledge and skill requirements to see how they match your interests and abilities.

O*NET Career Exploration Tools
Consider and plan your career options, preparation, and transitions more effectively. The self-directed career assessment tools available from the O*NET Resource Center will help you identify your work-related interests, what you consider important on the job and allow you to assess your abilities in order to explore those occupations that relate most closely to those attributes.

Youth Rules
Provides quick access to information about Federal and State labor laws that apply to young workers.

Teen Workers
Offers safety and health information that is relevant for teen workers.

FindYouthinfo
Offers Federally-developed interactive tools and other resources to help community organizations and partnerships in their efforts to support youth. Also, included are tools and resources to help form effective partnerships, assess community assets, understand risk factors and protective factors, generate maps of local and Federal resources, and search for evidence-based youth programs.

Kids.gov
Explore, learn, and have fun on the official kid’s portal for the U.S. government. Locate links to government and other kid-friendly Web sites grouped by age and subject.

 Department of Labor Programs


Job Corps

Helps young people ages 16 through 24 get a better job, make more money, and take control of their lives.

Apprenticeship
Offers a combination of on-the-job training and related classroom instruction in which workers learn the practical and theoretical aspects of a highly skilled occupation. Applicants for apprenticeship programs must be at least 16 years old and meet the program sponsor's qualifications.

Youth Programs
Provides youth with the skills and training they need to successfully transition to adulthood and careers.

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American Job Center
Locate an American Job Center near you that offers in-person jobseeker services.

Give us a call!
The Toll-Free Help Line provides a full range of basic information about workforce program services for workers and employers. Information is available in over 140 languages. Call 1-877-US2-JOBS, TTY: 1-877-889-5627