Career Sites

Careers - First Gov Kids         (http://www.kids.gov/6_8/6_8_careers.shtml)
"Have you ever wondered what life would be like as a veterinarian? What about joining the Air Force? These links will lead you to information on different careers - your future is waiting. " Links to career sites for kids (6-8).

What Interests You      (http://www.bls.gov/k12/)
"The Bureau of Labor Statistics' Web site for kids provides introductory career information for students in Grades 4-12. Most of the material on the site has been adapted from the Bureau's Occupational Outlook Handbook--a career guidance publication for adults and upper-level high school students that describes the job duties, working conditions, training requirements, earnings levels, and employment prospects of hundreds of occupations."

Occupational Outlook Handbook USA           (http://www.bls.gov/oco/)
The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives. Revised every two years, the Handbook describes what workers do on the job, working conditions, the training and education needed, earnings, and expected job prospects in a wide range of occupations.
 
Dictionary of Occupational Titles       (http://www.oalj.dol.gov/libdot.htm)
The DOT was created by the Employment and Training Administration. It is included on this web site because it is a standard reference in several types of cases adjudicated by the Office of Administrative Law Judges, especially labor-related immigration cases.
 
O*NET Online            (http://online.onetcenter.org/)
O*NET, the Occupational Information Network, is a comprehensive database of worker attributes and job characteristics. As the replacement for the Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT), O*NET will be the nation's primary source of occupational information.
 
Career Clusters           (http://www.careerclusters.org/)
Career Clusters provide a way for schools to organize instruction and student experiences around sixteen broad categories that encompass virtually all occupations from entry through professional levels. Resources such as KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS STRUCTURES and BROCHURES are available for each of the sixteen clusters.
 
Career One Stop         (http://www.careeronestop.org)
"This web site is the result of a collaboration between the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Education. It is designed to provide information on high growth, high demand occupations along with the skills and education needed to attain those jobs."
 
Guides for Specific Careers - Job Star            (http://jobstar.org/tools/career/spec-car.php)
"These sites are packed with information about planning your career. What kind of training or education is required? What can you earn? What kind of environment will you work in? What's hot? What's not?"
 
Job Profiles                 (http://www.jobprofiles.org/profiles.htm)
"A career exploration and inspiration web site where experienced workers share their motivations, basic skills and advice with those just entering the career field."
 
"LifeWorksTM is an interactive career exploration web site for middle and high school students. Users can browse for information on more than 100 medical science and health careers by title, education required, interest area, or median salary."
 
Careers and Internships - The Princeton Review
(http://www.princetonreview.com/cte/search/careerResults.asp?alpha=A)
The Princeton Review helps students, parents, and educators achieve the best results at every stage of their educational careers.
 
Career Overview         (http://www.careeroverview.com/)
CareerOverview.com is a non-commercial website dedicated to providing aspiring career professionals and students with relevant, reliable and up-to-date career and job information whereby helping them to make better, more informed career choices.
 
Wisconsin Websites
Career and Technical Education Wisconsin Career Clusters Wisconsin        (http://dpi.wi.gov/cte/)
Career and Technical Education focuses on exploration of the self in relation to the world of work. Students discover their interests, talents, abilities, and the niches where their talents and abilities might best be used. Career and Technical Education also equips students with research skills to enable them to form a realistic picture of job opportunities. In essence, Career and Technical Education brings greater satisfaction and relevance to career choices. Career & Technical Education better prepares students for all post-high school opportunities. Whether moving on to further education, training or employment, every Wisconsin student moves through curriculum-based career awareness, exploration, planning and preparation leading to a realistic individualized career plan which is compatible with the student's abilities, aptitudes and interests.
 
Center on Education and Work           (http://www.cew.wisc.edu/)
The Center on Education and Work (CEW) is a research, technical assistance, and resource provider within the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Established in 1964, the Center has a rich tradition of assisting educators and career development practitioners with program evaluation, qualitative and quantitative research, professional development training, and career resources.
 
Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development       (http://www.dwd.state.wi.us/)
The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) is a state agency charged with building and strengthening Wisconsin's workforce in the 21st century and beyond.
The Department's primary responsibilities include providing job services, training and employment assistance to people looking for work, at the same time as it works with employers on finding the necessary workers to fill current job openings.
 
Wisconsin JobNet        (http://www.dwd.state.wi.us/jobnet/mapWI.htm)
JobNet contains current job opportunities that employers have listed with the Wisconsin Job Center system. If you see a job opportunity that interests you, read the employer contact information at the bottom of each job page for referral instructions. Selecting an out-of-state location on JobNet will result in out-of-state job listings given to Wisconsin Job Service.
 
Use this directory to find the phone number and address of your nearest Wisconsin Job Center.
 
Job Central     (http://www.jobcentral.com/)
JobCentral National Labor Exchange is a service of DirectEmployers Association, a nonprofit consortium of leading U.S. corporations, in alliance with the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA). The Association's online services also include DirectEmployers.com, an Internet search engine dedicated exclusively to employment. In accordance with its corporate by-laws, the business and affairs of the Association are managed by a board of directors consisting of member company representatives. Daily operations are managed by an executive director and operations staff at the direction of the president and board of directors. The Association's purpose is to develop and manage systems and software for employers to increase labor market efficiency and reduce Internet recruiting costs. 

 
Wisconsin's Youth Apprenticeship program is a foundational part of a statewide School-to-Work initiative that has earned Wisconsin national recognition as a leader in education reform. It is designed for high school students who want to experience hands on learning at the worksite in conjunction with classroom instruction. This rigorous two year elective program combines academic and technical instruction with mentored on-the-job learning that makes a real world connection for the students.