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.
- College and Career Pathways: You Have Options
- How to Become an Apprentice
- Military Pathways | Exploration Tools
- Technical and Specialty Colleges
- What Do We Mean When We Say College?
LINKS TO ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
- Become an Apprentice. The WA State Department of Labor and Industries can guide you through this pathway.
- Explore Apprenticeship. Learn about apprenticeship programs in Washington.
2- and 4- Year School Exploration and Preparation
- Big Future. Free, step-by-step approach college and career exploration and planning tool.
- Check Out a College. Information about Washington state community and technical colleges.
- College Affordability and Transparency Center. This site links to the College Scorecard, College Navigator, Net Price Calculator, and more!
- Get Schooled. A free, digital college and job advisor.
- Unigo.com. An online resource that allows you to explore colleges, connect with current students, and get expert advice on how to succeed in college and beyond.
- Career Bridge Washington. Washington’s one-stop source for career and education planning.
- Career Explore NW. Provides educational and career resources to explorers, both in and outside of the classroom.
- 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.
- AmeriCorps. In these 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, etc. 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.