Sunday, August 20, 2017
What's my next move?

"What are you going to do after graduation?" If you haven’t been asked that question yet, you soon will be.  The world is full of unique and exciting careers that are waiting for you. It’s up to you to be prepared for your journey, but we are here to help!

CareerSource Broward recommends using a career planning document designed to assist high school students in managing their education and career plans. This document guides students along the career planning process from self-assessment, career/occupation exploration, to job searching and interviewing. The major benefit of this document is that it will allow students to engage career counselors, teachers, parents and others as they identify and gather information from multiple sources into one comprehensive plan. Click here to view or download the document.

You can also visit the website mynextmove.org to get some ideas about career options. This website allows youth to search careers by industry. If you are not sure what you want to do, the website offers a unique career search tool that asks questions about the type of work you might enjoy and then suggests careers that match your interests and training.

Once you have narrowed your career choices, it is time to determine if further education is necessary for you to reach your goals. In today's job market, most positions require high school diploma or a GED. If you do not have either, click here for  Broward County School Board GED information and training & testing locations. You can also click here to learn more about the GED and the resources available to study for the test on the Florida Department of Education website.

If you have questions on how to choose the school and program for you can visit the comprehensive Florida Choices website for guidance.

The more education you have the stronger your chances of finding a job, Florida offers many traditional and non-traditional education options, click below to learn more:

Need to pay for school? You may be eligible for a Federal Pell Grant to help pay for college.  Click here to learn more about the eligibility and different types of financial aid options that are available for you to get your degree.