• Career Decision Making 
     
    Career exploration is a process that begins early in childhood.  Career exploration is linked to self-exploration via questions such as: what do I like, what am I good at, what type of environment do I like to be in?  As students progress through middle school and high school they begin to develop an increased understanding about the world of work - including skills necessary for success in college/ workplace and occupational outlooks.  Students' experiences inform their decisions, so it is important that they explore different interests through a variety of courses and activities.  In addition, students are encouraged to take rigorous courses, maintain excellent attendance, communicate with their parents, teachers, and counselors, meet with college/post-secondary representatives, participate in community service, job shadow, and intern in order to create opportunities as they move forward in life.  
     
    Students seeking support in identifying career mentors or job shadowing opportunities should contact their School Counselor or the Greater Rostraver Chamber of Commerce: groc1@comcast.net
     
     
    Helpful Career Exploration Websites:
     
     
    www.cwctc.org Central Westmoreland Career and Technology Center offers day and evening career technology skill training
      
     
    http://www.bls.gov/oco/ Occupational Outlook Handbook, information about projected growth in careers
     
     
    www.paworkstats.state.pa.us Pennsylvania state and regional workforce statistics
     
    www.dli.state.pa.us PA Department of Labor and Industry
     
    www.Myfuture.com  careers by field of study; industry cluster; type of work; or career traits
     
    www.pyln.org Pennsylvania Youth Leadership Network The PYLN is a team of youth leaders with disabilities from across Pennsylvania with a purpose to develop the self-determination, empowerment, and leadership of youth that promotes successful outcomes in the areas of education, employment, independent living, and health and wellness among youth and young adults throughout Pennsylvania
     
    www.acinet.org Explore careers, observe videos of people on the job, etc.
     
    www.paworkforce.state.pa.us Pennsylvania workforce information
     
    www.americaspromise.org Career exploration resources for parents and teachers
     
    www.careernet.com Research industries/search jobs
     
    www.jobbankinfo.org Career One Stop search jobs, etc.
     
     
    www.monsterjobs.com Nationwide job search site