Parents & Students are Encouraged to Explore Career Options
Updated as of March 1, 2018
The following is a list of career resources offered by state and regional agencies. These resources allow parents and students to explore career opportunities and post high school training and educational options.
Note: From time to time, web links change. If a link does not work, a search of the site name or program title should lead the user to the site.
Work One Western Indiana – www.workonewest.com
For Putnam County and west central Indiana, this site provides information for job searches, training and education, and a job seekers tool kit. A youth services section provides special information for high school students and young adults. Job seekers can explore job opportunities or post a resume on Indiana Career Connect.
STATE OF INDIANA – CAREER AND EDUCATION SUITE OF SITES
Indiana Career Explorer – www.indianacareerexplorer.org
Site helps middle and high school students prepare an education plan to prepare for college or a career. Information also provided for college students and adults to help develop a college and career plan. A parents section allows parents to guide their child’s education and career planning efforts.
Indiana Career Connect – www.indianacareerconnect.com
This Indiana Department of Workforce Development web site provides a wide range of career exploration, job search and educational assistance options. The site is designed for use by both students and adults. The “Youth Services” button provides links to explore career, volunteer, education, and military options. Information is also provided to help with financing additional education.
Next Level Jobs Indiana – www.nextleveljobs.org
This website helps individuals explore ways to seek a higher skill level and higher wage jobs by matching existing skill sets, training opportunities and employers. Employers can also use the site to recruit skilled job seekers.
Learn More Indiana – www.in.gov/learnmoreindiana/
Site provides a wide range of information for K-12 students, college students, and adults about careers, educational requirements, and financing. Links are provided to College Navigator and Indiana College Costs Estimator.
Indiana College Costs Estimator – www.indianacollegecosts.org
Students can explore colleges, learn about financial aid resources and the process, and calculate college costs. The estimator was developed by the National Center for College Costs located here in Greencastle.
This Indiana Department of Workforce Development website provides a searchable database of training and educational opportunities by program, credentials, and occupation. The site also offers a searchable list of training providers.
Indiana INTERNnet – www.indianaintern.net
Indiana INTERNnet is a free internship-matching site managed by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce that links employers, students, high schools and higher education. Employers can post internships and students can locate and apply for internships.
Hoosier Hot Jobs – https://netsolutions.dwd.in.gov/hh50/jobList.aspx
The Hoosier Hot Jobs list provides information on the most promising employment areas for the next 5-7 years. Each Hot Job includes salary and education information as well as a projection of future job openings and job profile. The list can be sorted by industry and by required levels of education. The site provides links for training and educational opportunities.
Hoosiers by the Numbers – www.hoosierdata.in.gov
This Indiana Department of Workforce Development website allows students and adults to research workforce and job data by geography or by topic. A business look-up tool allows users to research businesses by geography, industry, employment size, or by name.
Indiana Dept. of Education – College and Career Pathways
Site provides detailed information for students and parents on the college and career pathways programs being implemented in Indiana high schools. Site includes course guides for career pathways within 11 career clusters.
OTHER AVAILABLE SITES
Dream It – Do It Indiana – www.dreamitdoitindiana.com
This Indiana specific website is sponsored by Conexus. It offers a variety of Indiana specific resources focusing on manufacturing and logistics. A news section features articles about manufacturing and logistics in Indiana.
Healthcare Virtual Career Network – www.vcn.org/health-care/
Site provides career exploration and training tools to help job seekers prepare for careers in healthcare. Job seekers can explore healthcare careers, identify education and training programs, access online courses, obtain credit for prior learning, and search local healthcare jobs.
INFORMATION COMPILED BY THE
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