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Occupational Outlook Handbook - The Occupational Outlook Handbook gives valuable information to help people when making decisions about their future work lives. The handbook describes what workers do on the job, working conditions; the training and education needed, earnings, and expected job prospects in a wide range of occupations.
Georgia Career Information System - The Georgia Career Information Center, through its Georgia Career Information System (GCIS), provides current and accurate occupational and educational information to schools and agencies throughout Georgia in order to help young people and adults make informed career choices.
Georgia Department of Labor - Find out about education and training programs in Georgia, as well as sources of financial assistance for them. Although the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) does not directly operate training programs, it works closely with many partners who offer training and education programs. Career Advisors can provide information about education and training resources that can help customers meet their employment goals.
Career One Stop - Access over 1 million jobs, get labor market trends and tips, post your resume for thousands of employers, locate training sources, explore distance learning, find information on financial aid, assistance with educational decisions, and much more.
ASVAB Career Exploration Program - This program is designed to help students learn more about themselves and the world of work, identify and explore potentially satisfying occupations, and develop an effective strategy to realize their goals.
GA Student Finance Commission - Helping students plan, apply, and pay for college.
Accredited Online Schools and Colleges - A database of top-ranked accredited online colleges.
FAFSA - US Department of Education Free Application for Federal Student Aid
Georgia Student Finance Commission - Student loans, state grants, Georgia's HOPE scholarship program, student loan guarantor and guide to Georgia's Colleges and Technical Institutes.
Fast Web - Find college financial aid, conduct a scholarship search with their scholarship search engine, and get the money you need to pay for college.
Hints for Getting in and Getting Money
Colleges are becoming increasingly competitive and costly. The name of the game is to plan early so that you can optimize your chances for going to the school of your choice and getting as much financial help as possible!
Here are some tips:
Meet With Your High School Counselor to:
- Discover activities that can help you decide on career goals
- Construct the best educational plan for you
- Find job shadowing opportunities
- Get information about testing
- Start your own resume (It's easier than you may think!)
Take Advantage of Your Class time:
- Make connections between information you are studying and your career plans
- Talk to your teachers about your plans (they can be a great resource for you)
- Perform at your optimum level (knowledge is power and a good GPA helps with scholarships and college admissions)
- At school:
- Don't just join clubs, be a leader! Be an officer and/or chair committees.
- Organizations such as FBLA, FCCLA, FFA, and TSA offer outstanding leadership opportunities and chances to compete at the local, state and national levels.
- At Work:
- Part time jobs can be more than a source of income. Through a part time job, you may discover your future career.
- Employers can be a wonderful resource for advice and recommendations.
- Keep a record of all work experience and include names, phone numbers, and addresses of supervisors. Make sure that any promotions and work related awards are noted as well.
- Don't forget our Co-op and Youth Apprenticeship programs! These are both excellent ways to ensure that you get the most out of your high school work experience. (See your counselor or Mrs. Thompson for more information.)
- In our Community:
- Your church is a fantastic place to start. There are lots of opportunities to serve. Just see your pastor!
- Read the paper and look for service work being done in the area (ie. voter registration, Relay for Life, beautification projects).
- Contact the Ocilla Chamber of Commerce and ask about local service clubs.
Colleges will want you and scholarship money will come your way if you plan well and work hard!
CollegeBoard SAT Information - Register for the SAT, practice and prepare for the SAT, and get answers to your SAT questions
Student Site for ACT Takers - Register for the ACT, ACT test prep, and college and career prep
GADOE EOCT Study Guides
USA Test Prep -The username and password can be obtained from the PowerSchool bulletin.
Reviews.com - ACT/SAT test prep reviews
Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery - Q&A,practice test, study guides
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