Career Prep 2017-12-26T13:01:42+00:00

Project Description

Money Smart Teen Topic

Teen Career Prep

In this section, we will outline opportunities for those who may not be choosing to go to college but will still need to PLAN or TRAIN for a career.

Plan For A Career

Even if you decide not to go to college, preparing for your future career involves some sort of education or training.

A good place to get started to plan your career is through the U.S. Department of Labor’s Career One Stop Shop. This is a national database of all organizations helping adults receive employment, training, certification, etc. A local resource for career development is the Full Employment Council (FEC) in Missouri and Workforce Partnership in Kansas.

Invest in What’s Next: Life after High School – Use this online course to explore your job interests, the education needed to reach your goals and the personal financial decisions to help you get there

Résumé Simulation – Follow an online simulated conversation between a mother and her daughter as they discuss job résumés.

Interviewing Tips Simulation– Follow an online simulated conversation between a mother and daughter as they discuss interviewing tips.

Talk to a local Kansas City Expert

Educational Opportunity Center – 816-604-4400 – The Educational Opportunity Center assists high school students and adults who are pursuing GED/HiSet or college/post-secondary education programs. Free services include: academic advising, college planning & selection, career counseling, financial aid & scholarship application assistance, defaulted student loan resolution counseling, and HiSet/GED referral & placement.

Train For A Job

Even if you decide not to go to college, preparing for your future career involves some sort of education or training.

A good place to get started to plan your career is through the U.S. Department of Labor’s Career One Stop Shop. This is a national database of all organizations helping adults receive employment, training, certification, etc. A local resource for career development is the Full Employment Council (FEC) in Missouri and Workforce Partnership in Kansas.

You can kick-start your career on one of dozens of Gold Collar career pathways available at all five of MCC’s campuses. Gold Collar Jobs have a median wage of $30,000 to $80,000-plus and high local demand, require the high skills we teach and can be acquired with an Associate’s degree or less. In fact, you can begin many Gold Collar careers after just one semester with our job-ready certificates. Metropolitan Community College GOLD COLLAR JOBS

Talk to an Expert

Educational Opportunity Center – 816-604-4400 – The Educational Opportunity Center assists high school students and adults who are pursuing GED/HiSet or college/post-secondary education programs. Free services include: academic advising, college planning & selection, career counseling, financial aid & scholarship application assistance, defaulted student loan resolution counseling, and HiSet/GED referral & placement.

Find A Trade School

  • Trade Schools – Find an academic or vocational program to help you get started in a career or for help in your existing career.
  • Trade School Guide – Access information about trade schools and institutions and the programs they offer by state
  • Green Works – Find job skill training, financial literacy and paid summer internships that prepare students for life after high school
  • 20/20 Leadership – The mission of 20/20 Leadership is to educate and expose students to community issues, teach leadership skills and build community-wide relationships, all of which encourage success in life. Ultimately 20/20 Leadership creates a stronger work force and a more involved community.
  • Urban Ranger Corps – Learn about a program that prepares inner-city male teens through work experience, service and leadership
  • Youth Ambassadors – Develop life and soft job skills through creative expression and academic success
  • Summer Job League – Find workforce placement opportunities for ages 16-24 to earn workplace skill certificates and to connect with area businesses
  • High Aspirations – Develop personal and life skills, available to African-American young men
  • Boys Grow – Learn about entrepreneurship in this program for inner-city boys ages 14-16
  • Job Corps – – The mission of Job Corps is to help young people ages 16 through 24 (soon to have an age cap of 28) improve the quality and satisfaction of their lives through vocational and academic training.
  • Technical and Vocational School Guide – Technical schools, colleges, and institutes located throughout the country provide a multitude of education courses and programs that may help you pursue the certification or degree you may need to move forward in today’s competitive job market. Whether you are interested in specialized technical training, making a career change, or are just concerned with staying on top of the latest and greatest technology, this organization can help.
  • Career Exploring – Engage in mentorships and career and life-enhancing opportunities

Find A Job

Visit Our Teen Topic, Find A Job for helpful resources when you are trying to find a job.

This is just the beginning!

Once you start earning money you will need to learn how to save and protect your money! Visit our Teen Topic, Save and Protect Your Money to learn more!

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