Career Exploration & Resources

  • DISCOVER YOUR INTERESTS

    Career Zone
    Learn about yourself, the employment options available to you and the training that will prepare you for them.

    Naviance
    Explore careers, clusters and pathways as well as Roadtrip Nation interviews with professionals.

    Big Future
    Choose an Interest to get some ideas about college majors.

    California Colleges
    Provides students with an all-inclusive guide for their college and career paths and enables educators to track their progress

    Here to Career - User Friendly App for Your Phone
    Here to Career is an easy way to find careers that match your interest and get connected with tools to be successful.  You can view salary information and high-demand career opportunities in your area and find a local community college with a program to help you achieve your goals.

    CAREER RESEARCH AND TRAINING RESOURCES

    American Education Services
    An integrated Career and College planning suite of websites sponseored by American Education Services.  It includes career interest quiz, directory of careers linked to personality type, college planning, information on financial aid and more.

    California Occupational Handbook
    The Califormia Occupational Guides provides detailed information on California wages, job outlook, education, and licensing requirements for approximately 300 occupations.

    Occupational Outlook Handbook
    The OOH can help you find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.

    O*NET Online
    Detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by jobseekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more.

    Apprenticeship Programs
    Learn a trade and earn money simultaneously. Salaries can start as high as $60,000 the first year (plus benefits), and can increase to $90,000 within 4 years.  Examples: Electrical, culinary, Carpentry, Automotive & more.  Most require high school diplomay and aptitude test.

    Bay Area Manufacturing Careers
    Learn about careers in manufacturing andsearch Community Colleges and apprenticeships for programs offered.

    Building California Construction Careers
    A career in the building and construction trades can be a reqarding experience. In addition to excellent pay and benefits, construction offers an opportunity to work outside, to work with your hands and to work as part of a team.

    California Apprenticeship Coordinators Association
    Union apprenticeship programs in California offering career opportunities

    Career Programs at San Mateo Community Colleges
    Detailed information about career technical programs, degrees & certificates.

    Career Training Programs