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Previewing Links to Other Web Sites in The Job Center

Here you can preview Web sites prior to assigning them to youth. There are two sets of Web sites for youth to explore:

  1. Sites linked on youth pages: Select pages throughout The Youthhood link to related Web sites for youth to explore.
  2. Additional sites linked here only: We provide additional links for you to consider assigning youth here. Some are specific to individual circumstances and are only applicable to a certain group of youth.
Learning About Work
Linked Sites for Youth Referring Page

Toolkit (Career One Stop) Information on careers, training, skills, jobs, wages and more.

Transferable Skills Survey

Career Exploration, Training & Jobs (Career One Stop) Browse CareerOneStop's video collection to learn about careers, industries, skills and abilities, or work options and education levels, many also available in Spanish.

JobStar Central: Job Search Guide

Drive of Your Life (Indiana Youth Institute) Drive of Your Life is a fun Indiana specific online career exploration game. It helps middle school and high school students learn more about themselves, higher education and careers. This free educational tool lets kids answer a series of questions about themselves to learn what careers could interest them and then go on a virtual drive to learn more about each of those careers – all in their own customized car.

Jobs & Careers (USA Gov) Games, videos and information for teens about jobs and careers.

Learning About Work

SnagAJob.com: The Part-Time and Full-Time Hourly Job Site (snag) Website posting hourly jobs by zip code.

First-Time Tips for a Teenage Jon Seeker (Goodwill) Q & A, legal restrictions and general information for first-time teen-aged job seekers.

Teen Business Link from the U.S. Small Business Administration (US Small Business Administration) Information about how and when to register your small business.

Teen Rights in the Workplace (U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)) Information for teen workers on their rights in the workplace regarding hours, safely and benefits.

Federal and State Rules Regarding Young Workers (YouthRules!) Everything you need to know about the rules and labor laws for workers in your state.

Age Requirements for Youth Laborers from the U.S. Department of Labor (US Department of Labor) The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) sets wage, hours worked, and safety requirements for minors (individuals under age 18) working in jobs covered by the statute. The rules vary depending upon the particular age of the minor and the particular job involved.

Understanding Jobs

Career Guides from JobStar Central: Links to Info on Specific Careers (JobStar Central) Whether you're starting or changing careers, you need information to plan your next move. Learn more about the requirements, training, outlook, and settings.

100 Fun Jobs (Create a Career) A list of 100 fun jobs including descriptions and average salaries.

Occupational Outlook Handbook (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics) Information regarding occupation groups searchable by entry level pay, education, number of new jobs projections, growth rate and on-the-job-training.

Career OneStop (Career One Stop) Career explorations, training, and jobs.

Career Searching with a Disability (Disability Job Exchange) A job search engine designed for those who have a disability.

Understanding Careers

Career Quiz (Princeton Review) A quiz to help you determine you areas of career interest.

Interest Profiler (O Net) The O*NET Interest Profiler can help you find out what your interests are and how they relate to the world of work and helps you decide what kinds of careers you might want to explore. You can find out what you like to do.

The Career Key Test (Career Key) Website giving help with career choices – career changes, career planning, job skills, and choosing a college major or educational program.

MAPP Your True Calling (Assessment.com) The MAPP career assessment is perfect for students, graduates and working adults. You'll get a wealth of information to help find the right career that matches your unique assessment profile.

Taking Career Inventories

Additional Sites to Consider

Career Guides from JobStar Central (JobStar Central) Links to sites offering information on careers. Find out what kind of education or training is required, what it is like for people currently working in a specific field, what kind of money can be earned, and more.

Knowing it's Important
Linked Sites for Youth Referring Page

JobHunter's Bible (jobhuntersbible.com) Links to career tests and tips for how to take them.

Career Information: What Do You Like? (Bureau of Labor Statistics) Games, quizzes, and resources to help students find careers of interest.

Getting Help

Disability Mentoring Day October 18, 2006 is DMD! Sign up for job-shadowing and hands-on career exploration.

The National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth (U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)) Source for information about employment and youth with disabilities.

Leading Disability Employers (National Organization on Disability) The NOD Leading Disability Employer Seal™ is a public recognition that applauds those organizations that are leading the way in disability hiring and encourage additional companies to tap into the many benefits of hiring talent with disabilities, including high rates of productivity and dedication, and greater employee engagement across the workforce.

Self-Advocacy and Disability Disclosure (Pacer) Information on how and when to disclose disability status to employers.

Guide for Job Seekers & Workers with a Disability (MoneyGeek) This guide was created to introduce disabled workers and job-seekers to the rights afforded to them by federal and state governments. In addition, there are useful tips for finding a job, advice on staying gainfully employed, and guidance that can help you talk with an existing employer about making a reasonable accommodation for you.

Career Guide for Students with Disabilities Learn about the ADA, how to receive accommodations in the workplace and where to find internships, jobs, and support.

Support for Students with Down Syndrome (AC Online) Theis guide highlights standout college programs, offers details about scholarships and financial aid, and provides expert advice for families of students with Down Syndrome who are weighing their options for post-secondary options.

Having a Disability

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