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Careers & Life Skills

Teen Life Skills

The teen years are a crucial time to learn and/or strengthen many life skills that will help teens lead productive, healthy lives.  Below are some links to explore on this topic.
Skills Before Graduation


In today's job market, skilled laborers are highly sought after, and students interested in the skilled trades can find excellent jobs. One option for students is to seek an apprenticeship.

The United States Department of Labor states:
"Apprenticeship is a combination of on-the-job training and related instruction in which workers learn the practical and theoretical aspects of a highly skilled occupation. Apprenticeship programs can be sponsored by individual employers, joint employer and labor groups, and/or employer associations."

The following link demonstrates the high demand for skilled labor:
Information about apprenticeships can be found below: 

Job Corps

Administered by the U.S. Dept. of Labor
Free Career Training Program for 16-24 year olds
Offering Year Round Vocational Training in 25+ Trades
Education (including TASC if needed)
Campus Housing/Meals
Basic Health/Dental Care
All at NO COST to Eligible Students
Students enter the program every week – even in summer
Students entering the program are provided free transportation to their center
High School Graduates and Non-Graduates May Apply
All students must attend an Orientation before they can apply for the program
for information on the next Orientation in your area
(315) 478-5529
Everyone is welcome to attend an Orientation!
Come and learn about the Job Corps program.
Superintendent: Jeffrey Pirozzolo
Phone: 315.255.8800
Address: 78 Thornton Avenue | Auburn, NY 13021
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