Choosing your high school path with classes, volunteering, and other extracurricular activities that relate to your interest will help you know if you like a career field, and you will also gain the knowledge and skills necessary for success.
Example: Construction Career Interest - Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, take algebra and supporting math and trades classes in school and enroll in Youth Apprenticeship for employment experience with a local contractor during junior and senior year of high school.
There are many ways to gain skills and knowledge specific to your career interest, but experiencing it firsthand is the best way for you to grow and develop in the journey to your future.
Talking to someone already in the profession through a Career Based Learning Experience is a great option!
You can find out more about these opportunities by speaking with your school counselor, reaching out to community resources, and exploring career opportunities in person at local businesses.
Check out all your training options. Earning a credential to support your career aspiration is really important for long-term success. Be thoughtful of the amount of training/schooling you are willing to complete to earn that credential and the pay to support your life goals.
One path does not fit all students.
Other ways to prepare for after high school graduation..
Apply to college, the military, an apprenticeship, or another career training program directly with an employer.
Depending on the career pathway you select, furthering your education to earn a credential will cost money.
GOOD NEWS.... there are ways to find help paying for it and here are some ideas.
Also, use these calculators to help you determine how much is safe to borrow and what to expect when paying back on loans.
Prepare to apply for jobs, apprenticeships, or other work experiences during and after high school by:
Look to the career resources page for an abundance of opportunities to continue the preparation.
Then, gain additional support through many services from the Brown County Job Center, N.E.W. Alliances, and other community resources on the career resource. Also, search for available career openings through the Wisconsin Job Center.
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