Check out these links to help you decide which career path is right for you. Get help finding money for college, use our Job and Business Center, visit local college websites and more.
Learning Express Library - offers the practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information you need to achieve the results you want—at school, at work, or in life. [Requires a library card]
Job and Business Center - Realize the possibilities in your transitional journeys toward new economic horizons.
Pierce County Skills Center - Enjoy hands-on learning and get the necessary skills to advance in particular career areas. You may be able to earn high school or college credit.
U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook - Provides information on the training and education needed, earnings, expected job prospects, job tasks, and working conditions for many different types of jobs.
The following is courtesy of New York Public Library (source):
The GED® test is changing on January 1, 2014.
After January 1, scores from previous tests will be invalid and cannot be combined with any new test scores.
If you have taken the test since January 1, 2002 and want your scores to count, you must complete the series and pass the test before 2014.
If you've previously taken the GED® test and would like free assistance to complete in 2013:
Find more information and answers to frequently asked questions from the GED® Testing Service.
GED Testing Service, a new for-profit entity created by the American Council on Education and Pearson, has announced it will double the cost of the exam in 2014.
Career and Education Library E-Sources - Information about colleges and vocational schools as well as preparation tools for tests, including the civil service exam, GED and college entrance exams.
[Requires a library card]
Education Portal - A comprehensive series of virtual career and college planning videos.
Check out a College - Explore career paths, potential programs at a Washington community or technical college, and tips for starting your college career.
Peterson's Student Edge - A free college and career planning resource center with tools to help with the planning process of going to college. Includes prep for ACT and SATs.
College Goal Sunday - Talk to experts and get help filling out the FAFSA - the form that is required to get the most finanical aid.
FAFSA - Fill out the Free Application for Student Financial Aid form (FAFSA) online.
Federal Student Aid - The source for free information, guidance and tools for federal student assistance—from the U.S. Department of Education's office of Federal Student Aid.
Federal Student Aid PIN Web Site - Both parents and students will need to apply for a 4 digit PIN to sign the FAFSA document electronically.
Financial Aid Estimator Tool - Estimate how much financial aid you and your family could be eligible to receive.
Washington Opportunity Pathways - Listing of all public and private financial aid offered to Washington students (except federal student loans).
ED.gov - The Department of Education's online guide to federal financial assistance.
FinAid! - A wealth of information on scholarships, loans and personal finance.
Pacific Northwest Scholarship Guide - Search this database for merit-based private scholarships.
Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board - Find grants, scholarships, and financial aid from Washington state programs.
theWashBoard - A free, user-friendly, student centered website for efficiently finding, and applying for, scholarship opportunities.
College Board - Everything you need to know about the SAT, PSAT, AP and CLEP, including dates, fees and preparation.
College Navigator- Search for the schools you are interested in attending, and get estimates for how much Tuition, room and board, and other fees will cost.
Petersons: Colleges and Universities - Search for information about colleges in many different ways including alphabetically, geographically and by major.
Washington Career Bridge - Created by the Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board. Lists education and training programs available in the state of Washington.
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