Whether you're planning to go to college or get career training, there's money available to help you pay for it. There are Cal Grants and other student aid programs. Higher education is a smart investment and can open doors to a variety of career paths.
Occupation Outlook Handbook from the United States Department of Labor Statistics- One of the best web sites to find information about any career is the. Use their seach tool to find information about the nature of the job you are interested, training requirements, wages, and much more!
CareerOneStop - A source for employment information and inspiration. The place to manage your career. Your pathway to career success. Tools to help job seekers, students, businesses, and career professionals. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Career Resource Websites
California Career Resource Network (CalCRN). CalCRN provides resources for anyone interested in developing the career self-management skills necessary in today's world of work. Follow the links below to explore our resources. www.californiacareers.info
The California Career Center (CalCC) is your career planning website with tools to help you map your future, whether looking ahead to college, apprenticeship, the military or other options. It is focused on resources for students but also contains resources for counselors, parents, teachers, in short, anyone interested in developing the career self-management skills necessary in today's world of work. www.calcareercenter.org
The California Career Zone: Self-Assessments are available to help you choose a satisfying job or occupational field to explore. You can also look at career fields so that you can find related occupations within an area that you might enjoy. After High School you will need to work to pay for housing, transportation, and clothes... Find out how much money you will need and which occupations will pay for all your needs. www.cacareerzone.org
The California Reality Check: Don't know how much money you will need to earn in the future? Don't know which occupation to choose? You will buy "stuff" for a sample month. We total it up for a year. Then we help you find careers that pay what you need. If you already know the type of job that you want, you can find out more information about it. www.californiarealitycheck.org
- College Atlas-website that provides relevant, reliable and up-to-date information about colleges and higher education opportunities.
- Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities- (AICCU) is the unified statewide voice of California's private, non-profit, WASC accredited colleges and universities for state and federal policy issues
- FAFSA- Apply for federal financial aid
- California Student Aid Commission- information on how to get cash for college
- CSUmentor- an online resource designed to help students and their families learn about the CSU system, select a CSU campus to attend, plan to finance higher education, and apply for admission
- UCOP- University of California office of the president
- I Can afford College- information on how to finance community college
- College.gov- all you need to know about your career and college choice