Category: Youth

Stories of success inspire young adults

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Whether you are a young adult seeking a career path, or an employment counselor for youth and young adults, check out these success stories from real people who have overcome barriers to achieve education and career success.

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Your summer job: put it on a resume

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Summer jobs provide income, work skills, awareness of which tasks you like or don’t like, experience managing your own money,and more.  

Learn several great ways to highlight your summer job experience on a resume.

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Been in foster care? Find resources to pay for college

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Figuring out how to pay for college is an essential step for anyone pursuing higher education.

Students who have been in foster care may be eligible for special funds to help cover college costs.

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Ready to earn your high school equivalency?

If you don’t have a high school diploma, you can earn a high school equivalency (HSE) now and get the full benefits of a high school diploma.

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Careers: Combine sports with other interests

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Want a career that puts you in close proximity to a beloved sport, but not as an athlete?

Combine your passion for sports with a second area of interest or skill to find a great variety of career options

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Be strategic with your first resume

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What does it take to make your first resume polished, professional, and focused?

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Try out manufacturing for a day

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October’s National Manufacturing Day aims to “inspire the next generation of manufacturers.”

There are more than 2,500 events scheduled throughout the country on October 5.

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Find a summer job!

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Having a summer job means earning a paycheck, gaining work skills, meeting new people, and may even be a lot of fun.

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Locate youth employment programs in any U.S. neighborhood

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Do you have young people in your life who could use some job, training, or career assistance?

Youth employment programs offer a range of services to help people plan and achieve career, training, or employment goals.

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