Online Resources: Teens

Apprenticeships

Apprenticeship programs provide an opportunity for individuals to learn and earn. These are on-the-job training programs in various in-demand industries such as pipe-fitting, carpentry, and electrical work.

Click on the button below to find apprenticeships available now, find apprentice and journeyman training centers, and information on getting and maintaining your trade license.

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Career Pathways

Career pathways help young people and underemployed people figure our the classes to take and skills to build  for the jobs they want. Young people can begin this path as early as middle school. Underemployed workers can find the classes to take at community colleges or technical colleges. The career pathways show progressive, skill-building jobs and potential salaries on each career path.

Ohio Means Jobs, Ohio Department of Education, and Ohio Department of Higher Education provide sample career pathways that show how you can get to the job you want. The following are a few pathways that they have outlined:

Find more career pathways by clicking the button below.

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Creativebug

Creativebug is the number one inspirational resource for DIY, crafters and makers. Create your own account and try it!

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Categories: Crafts
Tags: Kids Teens

Driving Tests

The program is designed to prepare aspiring as well as more experienced drivers (teenagers, newcomers to Ohio, or senior citizens) to pass their BMV written exam. It includes unlimited access to the official state driver’s manuals, OH-specific BMV practice tests for car, motorcycle and commercial driver’s license (CDL), a BMV exam simulator, and a BMV-related FAQ. The program doesn’t collect any personal information from its users.

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Categories: Continuing Education
Tags: Teens

Find Ohio Colleges, Tech Centers, & Public Universities

This resource has an interactive map locating all of the public universities, community colleges, & technical centers in the state of Ohio. Each institution is listed below the map with a brief description of the school, its location, and its focus, as well as links to the school itself. Excellent tool for comparing schools.

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My Next Move

Mynextmove.org is an excellent free tool for browsing jobs. For each career, it lists the job outlook, salary range, education requirements, where to find local training programs, and open positions in your area. It also has a free online service that will match you to potential careers based on your interests.

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Ohio Means Jobs

OhioMeansJobs.com is a comprehensive resource for students and jobseekers throughout Ohio. It includes interest surveys, information on in-demand careers, links to training resources, and much more.

Anyone aged 14 and above can also access educational workshops, career coaching and job leads in “one-stop” Ohio Means Jobs Centers located across the state. To find the location serving your area Services are free for those who qualify and include:

  • Preparation and testing for the High School Equivalent (e.g., GED)
  • Funding career technical training for skills that are in demand
  • Career counseling, resume development, job readiness training, skills assessment
  • Recruitment of talent for businesses that are hiring
  • Special services for those aged 14-24
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