America's Job Bank is a guide that can help young people make informed career choices. The site has several sections including Career InfoNet -- statistics about various careers; The Learning Exchange - information about learning opportunities; Employers - a resume service; and Job Seekers - information about job openings available in the U.S. The site is put together by the U.S. Dept. of Labor in partnership with local State Employment Services and provides an excellent resource for guidance counselors and young people interested in researching future careers.
Grade Level: 11,12
Smart Grrls is dedicated to helping empower middle school girls to enter non-traditional fields in math, science, engineering, and technology. The site offers information about women in these careers, games, discussion groups, and information on setting up special programs at your school.
Grade Level: 6,7,8,9
This site provides information that will help students understand their options for higher education and career opportunities. Mapping Your Future is the place to go if you're feeling overwhelmed with the choices of career, college, and financial aid.
Grade Level: 9,10,11,12
Are your students curious about why golf balls have dimples? Do they want to build a catapult or pinewood derby car? How about constructing an underwater world or building a paper structure that will support a textbook? Discover Engineering Online offers students the opportunity to explore the world of engineering in a fun, interactive way.
Grade Level: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12
A broad field that covers an array of occupations, public service offers individuals an opportunity to make an impact. Those interested in this field are motivated by their desire to serve others and their communities. FireScience.org created the following guide on public service careers to help prospective employees explore the different types of career paths available; learn about employment opportunities, internships, and volunteer work; get insight from public service experts; and find a list of additional resources for navigating the public service sector.