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Career Exploration & Planning

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Building a Foundation for Success

Below is our comprehensive career exploration and planning hub.  We have developed a curated collection of reputable resources aimed at guiding students and young adults through the journey of discovering potential career paths, understanding the necessary steps, and ultimately crafting a roadmap to success. Regardless of the career path, there are resources to guide informed decision making.

Career Resources

CareerOneStop is the flagship career, training, and job search website for the U.S. Department of Labor. The website serves job seekers, businesses, students, and career advisors with a variety of free online tools, information and resources.
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Browse Detroit career fairs and job guides. Powered by Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation, a Michigan Works! Agency. Equal opportunity employer/program. Supported by the State of Michigan, Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity.
Mapping Your Future helps students, families, and schools with higher education and student loans, offering resources for career, college, and financial aid information. They assist in helping students plan, prepare, and pay for higher education.
My Next Move is an interactive tool for job seekers and students to learn more about their career options and can find careers through keyword search. My Next Move has tasks, skills, salary information, and more for over 900 different careers.
O*NET OnLine provides broad access to their comprehensive database of occupational information. With its extensive search options, O*NET serves as an important resource for individuals seeking career information and guidance.
Pathfinder uses current labor market, wage and institutional data and metrics to help you create an individualized career roadmap. This free tool provides information to students, their parents, and guidance staff to make informed choices about educational and career options.

Careers of Interest

Students across Wayne County have expressed great interest in the career pathways listed below. Click on the tab to explore local resources and opportunities in Wayne County and surrounding communities. Check back often as we continue to grow our library of career pathway specific resources.

Planning Resources