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Oklahoma Career Guide
Oklahoma Career Guide is an easy online tool available for all Oklahomans to explore and guide their future. You can take assessments, identify occupations, establish education plans and, ultimately, connect to employers. Whether you are a student searching for career and college options or an adult looking for a new career path, OK Career Guide is the powerful tool to provide all the career and educational resources you will need to chart your course for the future.
Career Exploration Tool
The Career Exploration Tool is for students, kindergarten through 12th grade, who want to explore careers.
Dream It Do It Northeast Oklahoma
Dream It Do It Northeast Oklahoma is an initiative that showcases the incredible career opportunities available in manufacturing to the emerging workforce. Dream It Do It works to change perceptions of manufacturing careers by connecting manufacturers with students, parents and educators to create an understanding of the manufacturing renaissance in the United States and salary opportunities over $60,000 for Oklahoma employees.
Key programming elements include classroom visits, internships, job shadows, educator and student tours, career fairs, collaborative training programs and an awareness campaign. Advantages of pursuing a career in manufacturing include a low threshold of entry, early advancement opportunities and early increases in salary levels compared to other industries.
What's My Next Move?
The What’s My Next Move? guide is:
- designed to help high-school students manage their career and employment path;
- a simple, seven-step guide to print or use online;
- a great combination of easy access to online resources and straightforward action items for teens to complete on their own or in with an adult; and
- produced by the US Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration.
Get My Future
Use assessments and other tools to find a career at Get My Future, provided by the US Department of Labor.
Junior Achievement's Build Your Future App
JA Build Your Future™ allows teens to explore more than 100 careers; see what levels of education are required , from no education to a doctorate; learn about potential income; and then calculate the cost of education, including factoring the cost of attending in-state, out-of-state public universities and private universities. Teens can then adjust the level of money they and their parents will contribute, combined with student loans they may need to secure. At the end of the exercise, teens are given a Return on Investment (ROI) score between 1 and 5. A score of 1 means it will be difficult to pay off the debt accrued based on future income; 5 means they should have no problem paying off debt with estimated future income.
LearnHowToBecome.org is a new resource for students and job seekers who are looking for in-depth career information and guidance. LearnHowToBecome.org, a non-commercial organization, provides detailed insight into 45 of today's most popular career fields, including accounting, engineering, medical assisting, nursing, firefighting, financial advising and teaching.
Each career has its own customized "how-to" guide, which starts by addressing important questions such as 'What does a medical assistant do'? and 'What skills are needed to succeed'? The guide then dissects each of the educational and professional steps needed to enter the field, including coursework in high school, a college degree, on-the-job training, apprenticeships, and professional exams and certifications.
For those interested in the bigger picture, each how-to guide also includes resources and tools specific to the career in focus:
- A directory of campus and online programs from accredited colleges and universities, related to the career;
- A tool comparing salaries in the profession across the U.S.;
- Salaries of closely related careers;
- Job growth information and data; and,
- Professional resources
College Scorecard is a data tool that allows prospective students and others to view and compare information about colleges and universities, guided by what information is most important to the user.
Seven Things You Need Before You Fill Out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid
If you need financial aid to help you pay for college, it’s important that you complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Read here about what you need in order to complete the form.
Tulsa's Young Professionals
Tulsa’s Young Professionals is the largest YP group in the nation, boasting an average of five new members each week. Join TYPros for free and reap the benefits of multiple free networking events, opportunities to serve on non-profit boards in Tulsa, meet potential employers and attend professional development events. Utilize the TYPros LinkedIn Group for job opportunities here.
For more information, contact Brian Paschal at firstname.lastname@example.org or 918.560.0286 or Shagah Zakerion at email@example.com or 918.560.0260.
Community Health Connection Teen Clinic
Community Health Connection’s Teen Clinic offers sexual and reproductive health care to teens ages 19 and younger. Our Services are offered at low cost and are completely confidential. CHC’s teen clinic provides a range of confidential services that include:
- General Reproductive Counseling
- Contraceptive Services
- FREE Pregnancy Testing
- STD/HIV Testing
- Referrals to other Health & Social Services
For more information, call 918.710.4472.
Accelerating Independence Scholarship - Tulsa Technology Center
Considered a ‘Gap’ scholarship, the Accelerating Independence Scholarship covers 100% of tuition for students with GED or high school diplomas from any of the in-district, public, parochial, or home-school through the age of 23. A Gap scholarship assists students who do not have the funds available to meet tuition cost. 100% of a students’ Federal Pell Grant is applied towards tuition prior to awarding the scholarship.
The Accelerating Independence Scholarship is available to those who meet specific criteria. Applicants must be high school or home-school graduates with a 2.0 or “C” average and must provide a final high school transcript, and a valid FAFSA must be on file for each applicant. Students must also complete all admission requirements, be accepted for admission, and be enrolled in order for a scholarship to be awarded.
Tulsa Achieves Scholarship - Tulsa Community College
Tulsa Community College’s Tulsa Achieves program that pays tuition and fees for 2016 high school graduates who live in Tulsa County. Tulsa Achieves answers the question of how you will pay for college.
The gap-funded program benefits students who live in Tulsa County, graduated from a high school (public, private or homeschool) with a 2.0 or higher grade point average, and students must attend TCC in the fall semester following high school graduation.
Students are urged to complete the Tulsa Achieves application process as soon as possible. The steps include completing a TCC web application for admission, submitting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), completing a Tulsa Achieves agreement form, signing up and attending for New Student Orientation, and submitting ACT scores and final high school transcript.