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Career & College Readiness

Junior High is an exciting time in you and your student's life. 
Career and college exploration is an important part of your student's preparation and growth. 
I define "college" as:  any training, certification, or education that a student participates in after high school.
Career Cruising is the online platform that 7th and 8th grade students use to explore career and college options and develop their educational development plans (EDPs).  Career Cruising:
The Occupational Outlook Handbook provides national data on:  projected career growth, salary/wage, fastest growing careers.  Occupational Outlook Handbook:
Big Future is a College Board website that provides information on colleges, careers, and financial aid.  Big Future:
Financial Avenue is an online program to help students prepare to manage money, create a budget, and navigate debt and repayment.  When you access the login page, click on "Sign Up Now" on the right, type in d1k6a9 as the access code, click on "Sign Up", fill in the registration information.  When you get to age, click the drop down and choose "<13".  When you get to "Year In School", leave it blank and click on "Create New Account".  Financial Avenue:
The Michigan Department of Technology, Management, and Budget provides information on growing careers in Southwest Michigan.  Regional Hot Jobs:
Today's Military provides information on military careers, life, and training.  Today's Military:
Career One Stop is a website sponsored by the U. S. Department of Labor and provides information on skilled trades and/or an apprenticeship programs.  Career One Stop: