College & Career Planning
This article looks at the various options available, looking at both the good and the bad.
The options include...
- Post-Secondary School
- Trade School
- Public Service Work
- Military Life
- Straight to Work
Mike Rowe rants on the term "Alternative Education". He posits that learning a trade or skill is as good as or maybe better than a college degree, and it should not be thought of as a consolation prize.
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Well, what are my options?
This list of jobs and careers is one of the best and most comprehensive we've seen. It looks at at everything from Surveyor and Video Technician to Fish Hatchery Manager and Sewing Machine Operator.
No matter who you are, there's probably at least 2 or 3 options in this list that will interest you.
Activities and Timelines for College and Career Planning provides a list of links and activities teens can do to help them find out their career interests, timelines for college planning and a checklist of important dates in the college application process. A great resource for parents, too.
With so many college scholarships websites out there, it might be confusing to decide which ones are worth using! Going Merry breaks down some of the most popular and best scholarship websites.
Mike Rowe, host of the TV series Dirty Jobs, started this site in 2008 as part of a national PR campaign for skilled labor. The message is that a skilled trade is as good as or better than a college degree.
His foundation provides scholarships and support for students who are looking to pursue a skilled trade.
COLLEGEdata offers a wide range of tools for college bound students, including a comprehensive list of scholarships based on ethnicity, gender, major, GPA, location and/or area of study. Worth checking out.