Employment and Career Planning
AchieveTexas is designed to help students and their parents make wise education choices. This initiative uses the sixteen federally defined Career Clusters of the States’ Career Clusters as the foundation for restructuring how schools arrange their instructional programs.
This site sponsored by the US Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration provides free resources for students and career advisors to help students identify interests, explore careers, find education options, and gain work experience. Available information includes education required to enter various fields, typical earnings and projected job availability.
DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities – Internetworking, Technology), a project of the University of Washington, provides academic and career resources for students with disabilities, K-12 educators, postsecondary education faculty and administrators, librarians, employers, parents, and mentors. DO-IT's website focuses on issues for people with disabilities, including universal design, accessible science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, postsecondary education and careers.
Exploring Career Information (US Bureau of Labor Statistics)http://www.bls.gov/k12/
The Bureau of Labor Statistics' Web site for kids provides introductory career information for students in Grades 4-8. Most of the material on the site has been adapted from the Bureau's Occupational Outlook Handbook—a career guidance publication for adults and upper-level high school students that describes the job duties, working conditions, training requirements, earnings levels, and employment prospects of hundreds of occupations.
This website created by the United States Department of Defense features career, college and military content, allowing users to explore all possibilities and gain insight into each option.
Roadtrip Nation - College Board
RoadTrip Nation is a college and career planning website of the College Board, a not-for-profit membership association whose mission is to connect students to college opportunities. A free personality assessment and matching careers is available as well as information on colleges, majors, and interviews with people in various fields.
National Career Clusters™ Framework
National Career Clusters™ Framework is supported by the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEC). This website provides information and resources on career and technical education (CTE) and the 16 career clusters with links to state CTE information and data.
National Collaborative on Workforce and DisabilityThe National collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth (NCWD/Youth assists state and local workforce development systems to better serve all youth, including youth with disabilities and other disconnected youth.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
The Occupational Outlook Handbook provides information on hundreds of jobs including the training and education needed, earnings, expected job prospects, what workers do on the job, and working conditions. In addition, the Handbook gives you job search tips, links to information about the job market in each State, and more. You can also view frequently asked questions about the Handbook.
Perkins Collaborative Resource Network (PCRN)
The PCRN is a resource and information forum of the USDE Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE), Division of Academic and Technical Education (DATE). The website provides information on current CTE legislation, grants, and accountability data, as well as resources for developing and implementing rigorous, state-of-the-art career and technical education programs.
Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS)
Online summary of What Work Requires of Schools: A SCANS Report for America 2000, a publication of the US Department of Labor (June 1991). Outlines skills identified as necessary for success in the world or work.The Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS)http://www.dads.state.tx.us/services/children.html
DADS was created to administer long-term services and supports for people who are aging as well as for people with intellectual and physical disabilities. DADS also licenses and regulates providers of these services, and administers the state's Guardianship program.
Texas Labor Market and Career Information (LMCI)
LMCI, a department of the Texas Workforce Commission, provides useful and reliable information about careers, educational training options and jobs. Downloadable resources as well as resources for purchase are available.
Texas Workforce Commission
The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is the state government agency charged with overseeing and providing workforce development services to employers and job seekers of Texas. The website provides resources for job seekers and employees, businesses and employers, and community and workforce partners.Many of the former Department of Assistive and Rehabilitation Services (DARS) programs transferred to the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) and the Texas Workforce Solutions network on Sept. 1, 2016. For questions related to the transition of programs to TWC, please call 800-628-5115 or visit our webpage: www.texasworkforce.org/darstransition.
Disability.gov is the federal government website for comprehensive information on disability programs and services in communities nationwide. The site links to more than 14,000 resources from federal, state and local government agencies; academic institutions; and nonprofit organizations. You can find answers to questions about everything from Social Security to employment to affordable and accessible housing.
US Employment and Training Administration (ETA)
The US Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration website provides program information, resources and online tools to help workers in all stages of the job and career development process. Resource categories: Assess Yourself, Explore Career Options, Gain Experience and Credentials; Find a Job, Youth, Deal with a Job Loss, and Know Your Rights as a Worker.
US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces federal laws that prohibit discrimination against job applicants or employees and investigates charges of discrimination against employers who are covered by the law.
US United States Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (DOL) fosters and promotes the welfare of the job seekers, wage earners, and retirees of the United States by improving their working conditions, advancing their opportunities for profitable employment, protecting their retirement and health care benefits, helping employers find workers, strengthening free collective bargaining, and tracking changes in employment, prices, and other national economic measurements.
USDE Job Accommodation Network
A website for the US Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP). Provides information about workplace accommodations, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and related legislation.
USDE Office of Vocational and Adult Education
Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE) administers, coordinates programs that are related to adult education and literacy, career and technical education, and community colleges.
A website of Virginia Commonwealth University Rehabilitation Research Training Center. Provides resources for professionals and individuals with disabilities and promotes evidence-based practices that facilitate individuals with disabilities maintaining jobs and advancing in careers.
A website for teenagers to help them begin to think about their future. Youthhood provides a holistic, Web-based curriculum that teachers, community providers, parents and mentors can use with young adults to develop skills, increase knowledge, and implement a personal life plan that will help young adults achieve their dreams.