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Other Career Resources for Families

Learn what other resources are out there to help your teens with careers, education, and jobs.

Pathways to Success: Helping Your Minnesota Teen with College and Career Decisions
This 24-page publication for parents has information about career clusters, high-demand occupations and ways to help your teen prepare for these careers.

MnCareers
This is an award-winning annual publication of Minnesota-specific career exploration resources. It is used by students and job seekers to find accurate and easy-to-understand education and career information.

Parent & Family Engagement Resources
Parents and mentors can use this list on the Minnesota Programs of Study website to help teens with disabilities and others to make career and postsecondary education plans.

The Big Webinar – Supporting Your Little Through Career Exploration
(57:53 minutes, video)
This hour-long webinar, hosted by the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities (BBBS), offers tips and resources to help teen mentees with career exploration and college planning. The first several minutes of the webinar have been cut due to audio problems.

Creative Job Search
These workshops help job seekers identify their skills, write resumes and cover letters, and prepare for interviews. They are available at no charge at any Minnesota WorkForce Center. Participants receive a free copy of the Creative Job Search guide.

Minnesota Office of Higher Education
This website has information about preparing and paying for college.

Minnesota Career Information System (MCIS)
This online resource from the Minnesota Department of Education has several useful tools and publications on careers and training with Minnesota-specific information and national data. MCIS is subscription-based and available at high schools, colleges, libraries, and WorkForce Centers.

GetMyFuture
This national site offers tools to help youth explore careers and education options, and search and apply for jobs. GetMyFuture is a CareerOneStop product and is sponsored by the Department of Labor.

JobSTART 101
This interactive course of video modules and review questions helps job seekers prepare for their first job.