Life After High School 2018-07-14T12:29:32+00:00

Life After High School

Need help navigating your life post-graduation? These resources can help you navigate your life after high school.

Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center A comprehensive resource for career exploration and planning that allows users to quickly find the valuable career information they need, whether it’s industry and professions articles, school planning resources, or skills and career advice (Library card required)

Job and Career Accelerator Create resumes and cover letters, learn interviewing techniques and prepare for related exams. Access millions of job listings.

Job Corps
 A no-cost education and career technical training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16 through 24 improve the quality of their lives through career technical and academic training.

Americorps AmeriCorps places thousands of young adults into intensive service positions where they learn valuable work skills, earn money for education, and develop an appreciation for citizenship.

YouthRules! The resources on this website will help you understand what hours you can work, what jobs you can work and more.

CareerOneStop Explore careers, find training, and search for jobs.

Occupational Outlook Handbook Describes what workers do, working conditions, training and education needed, earnings, and expected job prospects.

Job Corps A no-cost education and career technical training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16 through 24 improve the quality of their lives through career technical and academic training.

Americorps AmeriCorps places thousands of young adults into intensive service positions where they learn valuable work skills, earn money for education, and develop an appreciation for citizenship.

YouthRules! The resources on this website will help you understand what hours you can work, what jobs you can work and more.

CareerOneStop Explore careers, find training, and search for jobs.

Occupational Outlook Handbook Describes what workers do, working conditions, training and education needed, salaries, and expected job prospects.

College Bound

SAT / ACT / AP Test Prep

Learning Express offers some great courses, eBooks and practice test to get you ready. Also has tools to help you with that admissions essay.
SAT Prep Materials in the Library

AP Course Materials in the Library

College

College Scorecard Compare schools based on cost, graduation rate, and average salary after attending. Created by the U.S. Department of Education.

CollegeBoard Plan for college, take the tests, get into college, and pay for it!

BestColleges.com Find the best colleges to help you meet your goals.

Campus Tours Take a virtual tour of colleges and universities across the country!

Guide to Online Schools Reviews of the most popular online colleges and universities.

OnlineU A directory for U.S. online colleges ranked solely on affordability.

NACAC Info from the National Association for College Admission Counseling on every step of moving from high school to college. Check out their Top Tips on writing your college essay.

Apprenticeships

NJ Career Connections information about registered apprenticeships and more.

http://www.ua322.org/training.aspx?zone=training-center&pID=2767United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry of the United States and Canada of NJ Apprenticeship Information 

IBEW 164 sponsors two Federally registered apprenticeship programs

UA322 Apprenticeship Information  includes Apprenticeship information for both Refrigeration and Plumbers and Pipe Fitters

NJ Construction Craft Laborers Apprenticeship Program an innovative labor-management fund that recruits and trains men and women for careers as a Union Laborer. NJCCLAP is the state’s only federally approved apprenticeship program for construction craft laborers.

Youth Transition to Work Program a state-funded program that promotes work-based learning and the establishment of linkages among secondary schools, postsecondary and registered apprenticeships.

NJ PLACE Pathways Leading Apprentices to a College Education

Carpenters Local 254 Apprenticeship Information

PRAHD Carpenter’s Program A pre-apprenticeship program provided by PRAHD and the New Jersey Carpenter’s Network.

Army

Air Force

Navy

Marine Corps

Coast Guard

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA on the Web) Apply for aid, check the deadlines, check your status, and find answers to your questions about aid in English and Spanish.

Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid Scholarships, loans, military aid, government financial aid, and more.

United Negro College Fund Read about and download program and scholarship applications. Find your local office. Check out member institutions.

LGBT Student Scholarship Database created by the Human Rights Campaign.

MALDEF Scholarship Page: An extensive list of scholarships for high school, college, and graduate students an extensive list of scholarships, including many that do not inquire about immigration status.

Fastweb your connection to scholarships, colleges, financial aid and more.

Scholarships.com Search from nearly 4 million scholarships, along with other financial aid, including grants and internships

Hispanic Scholarship Fund empowers families with the knowledge and resources to successfully complete a higher education, while providing scholarships and support services to as many exceptional students as possible.

New Jersey Student Financial Aid   a state authority that provides students and families with financial and informational resources to pursue education beyond high school

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