20 websites that can help find your child's future

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Wondering where to start in advising your child about future careers? Ty Jury, a guidance counselor at Waunakee Middle School, tells students and parents their career development is a “slinky” model rather than the traditional “ruler” model.

“Just knowing the process by high school and where to look for information is very helpful,” Jury says.  He offers the following list of 20 websites to 8th graders and parents to get them started on the career development search.

  1. Wisconsin Careers                            http://wiscareers.wisc.edu
  2. Waunakee HS Career Clusters        www.waunakee.k12.wi.us/high/pos.cfm
  3. WI Career Pathways                         www.pathwayplanit.com
  4. Parent Involvement                          www.yourchildscareer.org
  5. Career Clusters                                 http://www.careertech.org/career-clusters
  6. My Next Move                                   www.mynextmove.org
  7. Student Career Videos                     www.educationplanner.org
  8. WI Post-Secondary Options            http://collegestats.org/colleges/wisconsin/
  9. UW Colleges and Universities        www.uwc.edu/
  10. WI Technical Colleges                      www.wistechcolleges.org
  11. WI Private Colleges                         www.privatecollegezone.org
  12. College Searches                              www.campustours.com
  13. ACT Planning List                            www.actstudent.org
  14. Military Site                                      www.todaysmilitary.com
  15. Occupation Handbook                    www.bls.gov/ooh/
  16. Trade Schools                                   www.trade-schools.net
  17. Mapping Your Future          www.mappingyourfuture.org/middlehighschool
  18. Financial Savings                  www.savingforcollege.com
  19. Student Aid                           https://fafsa.ed.gov/