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“If you don’t know where you’re going, you might not get there.”

-Yogi Berra

Get a Jump-start in High School

In today’s economy, the best jobs will go to the best educated —
That’s why every high school graduate needs some higher education,
whether a university degree, a community college or industry certification.
-President Obama

Graduation should only be the beginning of your career action plan. There are things you can do now to set yourself up for success after graduation.
Below are links to free resources to prepare your way to success.

Track Your School and Life Achievements

More and more colleges and jobs are looking for proof of your strengths and
talents that don’t show in your GPA and test scores. Skills like perseverance, punctuality, and reliability for example.  You can create a “soft skills resume” at Cirkled in to help display these difficult to measure characteristics.

Make a Plan

High School & Beyond Plan logoThe majority of living wage jobs require some form of education or training after high school.  The High School & Beyond Plan has information and resources to help you plan an education-to-career pathway that’s right for YOU!

Find a Career Pathway that fits YOU

Go to The Match Up page

Save time and money now using the great resources on “The Match Up” to find an in-demand, growing career field that fits your interests, skills, values, and financial needs.

Get Started Now!

Below are some ways you can start NOW getting education and experiences in your career of choice.

Kick-start your career path! You can put your plan in action while still in high school through resources from the…

WA State Board for Community and Technical Colleges