Explore Pathways

There are many options for students after high school including apprenticeships, military, on-the-job training programs, community college certificates, 2-year degrees, & 4-year degrees. The term college includes all of these things.

Links to Additional Resources

Apprenticeship

2- and 4- Year School Exploration and Preparation

Career Exploration

  • Career Bridge Washington. Washington’s one-stop source for career and education planning.
  • Career Video Library. From U.S. Department of Labor’s CareerOneStop. Includes more than 500 career videos, reflecting nearly 800 unique occupations.
  • GetMyFuture.org. From U.S. Department of Labor’s CareerOneStop. Free interest assessments, career and job-search resources, and occupation profiles for more than 800 careers.
  • Job Launch. The #1 job search tool for young people. Start searching for an entry-level position.
  • O*Net Online. Career exploration tool, which showcases different jobs plus what knowledge, skills, abilities, personality, and education are helpful for that path.

National Service

  • AmeriCorps.  In this national service programs, you commit your time to address critical community needs like increasing academic achievement, mentoring youth, fighting poverty, sustaining national parks, preparing for disasters, and more. Serve and earn an Education Award of up to $6,095/year.  
  • Today’s Military. Explore the individual service branches and career paths available to you.