Information and resources for students, parents and faculty for life after U-32.
Post High School Planning Guide
If you think you want to get a job immediately after high school, you should:
- Take the personality interest inventory in Naviance / Family Connection
- Take the Community Based Learning course that engages the community, as an extension of the classroom, for the purposes of career exploration and training.
- Visit the Career Center for assistance with preparing a resume and completing job applications
- Investigate career-focused courses that match your interest
Helpful web sites:
Career and occupational help
Career assessments, interest inventories and personality profiles
Job Corps is the nation's largest career technical training and education program for young people at least 16 years of age. A voluntary program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor, Job Corps provides eligible young men and women with an opportunity to gain the experience they need to begin a career or advance to higher education. This program is FREE!
VT Department of Human Resources (recruitment for all state jobs)
Temporary job application pdf
On The Job Training – through the Agency of Transportation. This Web site features detailed information on Vermont Registered Apprenticeships, employer-sponsored training programs that offer both supervised work experience and related instruction.
Resources for Training and Certificate Programs
VSAC’s Short Term Training and Certificate Programs Pathfinder -This Web site resource list provides information related to short-term training opportunities and certification. Great resource for Short-Term Training Opportunities and Certificate Programs
An apprentice is:
- At least 16 years old.
- Trained on-the-job in a particular trade by a skilled worker under a planned program
- Trained anywhere from one to six years (depending upon on the trade) - averaging three to four years.
US Department of Labor Apprenticeship website
After 13 years of school (counting kindergarten), you might be ready to learn outside of a school-based environment. If you're feeling burnt out after high school, want to earn money to pay for college, or are just plain adventurous, consider taking a gap year. A gap year is when you take a year off between high school and college to pursue another interest.
In order to get all of the gap year benefits, it is a time you should spend actively, not just sitting around your parents' house. Use your gap year to increase your maturity, independence and self-esteem. For maximum gap year benefit, look into a structured gap year program. Your options are endless, so make your gap year count.
For a listing of GAP Year programs, contact the guidance office.
Go to Pre-College Academic Programs Abroad for multiple listings of programs
You can learn about your chances for success in the military by taking the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB). Contact the guidance office or a recruiter for more information.
Men and women may enlist in all branches of the armed forces. Enlistment procedures are similar, but the services differ in length of enlistment and opportunities for specific training. Active military enlistments are available in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard.