Career Awareness, Exploration & Preparation
High school work-based learning opportunities can provide the type of on-the-job experience students need to grow their knowledge and skills, as well as help them make informed decisions about their post-secondary education and career pathway. By participating in these programs, students build a sense of occupational identity and discover their passions and motivations.
Pure Michigan Talent Connect
Michigan's Career Outlook through 2026
Resources for Skilled Trades and Apprenticeships
Michigan Career Pathway Recommendations
Beable World of Work : https://beable.com/
(Grades 2 - 5) Accessible to all 2nd - 5th Grade Students and Classroom Teachers through CLEVER
Beable is an online platform focused on Literacy and Career Awareness based on student’s reading level and their interests. There is an interest inventory that makes Beable unique from other supplemental web-based literacy resources. It can be implemented in Media, Life Skills, and in the Classroom.
Xello : https://xello.world/en/
Easily prepare our K-12 students for future success with an engaging program that builds self-knowledge, personalized plans, and critical life skills. Access to Xello requires login credentials. Please contact the lead Xello educator in our district for assistance.
Pathful Connect : https://pathful.com/
Pathful Connect connects educators with a vast network of industry professionals to engage students in their learning and prepare them for their future. Professionals now have the opportunity to share their skills and knowledge with learners to inspire the next generation of the workforce. Parents can create an account for use at home during this time. We may want to visit this as a resource.
O*Net : https://www.onetonline.org/
O*NET OnLine has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more. No login required.
Pathfinder : https://pathfinder.mitalent.org
Explore careers, schools, and programs in Michigan to find the path that is right for the future. No login required.
CareerOneStop : https://www.careeronestop.org/
CareerOneStop is the flagship career, training, and job search website for the U.S. Department of Labor. The website serves job seekers, businesses, students, and career advisors with a variety of free online tools, information and resources. No login required.
Career Technical Education
iCEV : https://www.icevonline.com/
iCEV’s online curriculum provides Career and Technical education resources to prepare students for the workforce. Free access available through spring semester. Visit the portal to create a login.
Workplace and Life Skills
EverFi : https://everfi.com
Online lessons and activities for K-12 focused on financial education, social & emotional learning, health and wellness, career readiness and more. Visit the portal to create a login.
Moneyskill : https://www.Moneyskill.org
37 self-guided personal finance modules for high school students on topics such as life planning, banking, purchasing a home/vehicle, taxes, credit, investing and more. Visit the portal to create a login.
14 Key Skills for Workplace Success : https://www.mitalent.org/elearning-soft-skills-program
Explore Career Paths
My Next Move ONET Interest Profiler : https://www.mynextmove.org/explore/ip
Career One Stop Interest Assessment : https://www.careeronestop.org/toolkit/careers/interest-assessment.aspx
Personality and Career Tests : https://www.truity.com
Explore Careers : https://www.oakgov.com/advantageoakland/mi-tradeschool/apps/Pages/Explore-Careers.aspx
Oakland County Apprenticeships
Hot Jobs in Michigan : https://milmi.org/_docs/publications/Hot50_Statewide_2028.pdf
Pathway to Success Webinars :
Included in this series are webinars for careers in:
- Health Tech
- Biomedical Sciences
- Real Estate Development
- Software Engineering
- Fitness and Entrepreneurship
- Fashion and Influencer Marketing
View Pathway to Success Webinar Playlist on YouTube