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DREAM, PLAN, TAKE ACTION Career 

DREAM, PLAN, TAKE ACTION

Every kid gets asked the question: What do you want to be when you grow up? This is your chance to answer the question for real, because you are making decisions now that will impact your future for four, five, even ten years or more down the road. So what did you want to be then? What do you want to be now? Maybe you are sticking with the career you wanted when you were younger. Or, maybe your dreams have changed, fueled by a recently discovered new talent, class,…

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Happy to help: Volunteering Can Teach You a Lot Career 

Happy to help: Volunteering Can Teach You a Lot

Volunteering is a perfect opportunity to help others and learn more about what kind of work you like. As a volunteer, you not only get an experience that looks great to employers—you also get personal satisfaction from helping a good cause or an organization. Your school probably offers opportunities through clubs and organizations, but check out some of the places in the community that have helped you or a family member, or places that you like to go, such as parks or community centers. Your school counselor, teacher, parents or…

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Tips for a High School Resume Career 

Tips for a High School Resume

You might have already had that moment of panic when someone asks you: Do you have a resume? Don’t be caught empty handed. You can find a resume template online or through Indiana Career Explorer at indianacareerexplorer.com. Start building your own with these tips: Keep a running list of work experience (even babysitting or lawn mowing), volunteer activities, skills, education, and accomplishments. Keep this list updated, so you can update your resume as you gain experience. Include your contact information (name, phone number, address and email), then list work history,…

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Free Training + Better Jobs Career Featured 

Free Training + Better Jobs

Too many Hoosiers lack the skills for the jobs that are here today and being created tomorrow—nearly all of which require education and training beyond high school. The Indiana General Assembly expanded the Workforce Ready Grant in 2018 to include all high school graduates, providing free job training for Hoosiers who are Indiana residents and U.S. citizens (or eligible non-citizens) and who have less than a college degree. Next Level Jobs provides Hoosiers with free statewide training in high-paying, in-demand industries. Next Level Jobs also provides Indiana employers with reimbursements…

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4 Reasons Apprenticeships Work Career 

4 Reasons Apprenticeships Work

Earn a solid paycheck while you work towards your journeyworker’s license, which will allow you to earn top dollar. Earn college credit. Classroom hours and on-the-job training count towards an associate degree. Graduate debt-free with an associate degree and journeyworker’s license. Have a rewarding career as a craft professional. In general, high demand skills earn higher wages. How to Learn More Talk to your school counselor about how to find an apprenticeship, either through Associated Builders and Contractors Inc., or through your local Ivy Tech Community College campus. Good Advice…

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