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Career Exploration

Career Exploration is the process of learning about yourself and the opportunities available in planning your future. Exploration allows you to identify and explore potentially satisfying occupations by developing a process of choosing education, training, and jobs that fit your interests and skills.

Our goal is to provide you the resources to allow you to learn about different career options, and the tools needed to get there.


ONet Online

ONet Online is the nation's primary source of occupational information. It contains detailed descriptions of the word of work for use by students, researchers, and more.

ONET is a database that contains well researched job descriptions and other job information for jobs that exist in the United States (both government and private). These jobs are grouped by occupation. However, ONET online uses larger, broader occupational groupings and tends to describe work characteristics common to an occupational grouping rather than a specific single job. ONET online is intended to contain all the jobs that exist in the United States (government and private). The ONET online is a tool that can be revised and updated more instantly than publishing a new edition of the DOT. Therefore, consumers can readily have current job information as it becomes available. Additionally, ONET online is able to provide a fuller range of job information, such as specific Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other characteristics (KSAOs) and worker requirements.


Career Forward

CareerForward® helps students understand how to plan their work lives and career opportunities amid the implications of the global economy. This award-winning, no-cost online course is a powerful means for Michigan students to satisfy the Michigan Merit Curriculum requirements for an online course.


Michigan Works! Career Guide - Tri-county Labor Market Projections

This Career Guide is published by Michigan Works! Berrien, Cass, Van Buren. Its purpose is to educate the community about in-demand high-growth industries and occupations within those industries, and makes a wonderful educational tool for the high school CTE instructors,and administrators, advisory committees and local area governments.


21 Things for Students - Career Awareness and Exploration

It's not too early to start thinking about your future and investigating career options!

This website will help you learn about a five-step process that can help you find occupations that you might like and that might be right for you. You will identify your interests, explore careers suitable for you, and develop an action plan.

You will want to revisit and revise your initial choices as your interests change and your skills and abilities grow.