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Youth LEAD

Youth LEAD

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Next Youth Congress Meeting

Next Youth LEAD Youth Congress Meetings

Thursday, August 20
Thursday, October 22
Thursday, Dec. 10
Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010

All meetings held at:
UMKC Admin. Bldg.
Brookside Room
6:00-7:30pm.

Next ULA Meetings

To Be Announced (TBA)

Careers

The following websites will help you with your career planning. If you have any question you can contact use using online video conferencing software to get free consultation.
 

Getting Started

Youthhood. http://www.youthhood.org/. The tab called “The Job Center” provides links to useful career-related sites. The site contains information about finding a career. Online career interest inventories require payment.

What Do You Like? http://www.bls.gov/k12/. Youth-friendly site to access information from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Kids Work. http://www.knowitall.org/kidswork/index.html. A fun site with information about careers related to health care, theater, and television. It has information about real people working in each of those three areas.

Mapping Your Future, Planning Your Career. http://mappingyourfuture.org/PlanYourCareer/. Nonprofit career information site. It has a helpful sequence of steps for learning about careers and developing career goals.

Career One Stop, Student Section. http://www.careeronestop.org/Audience/Students/Students.aspx. Contains a detailed, skill-based, career inventory. Users select skills they possess and rate their level of expertise, and the site identifies matching careers.

 

Information about Specific Careers

Career Ship. http://mappingyourfuture.org/planyourcareer/careership/index.cfm. This was created by the Mapping Your Future organization. It has career information that is connected to a brief interest inventory. Careers profiles are organized into clusters. This is similar to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, but it’s a little bit more youth-friendly.

Occupational Outlook Handbook. http://www.bls.gov/oco/. Massive listing on a wide range of occupations. Includes information about pay rate and likelihood of finding positions in a given occupation.

U.S. News and World Report’s Best Careers. http://www.usnews.com/sections/business/best-careers. Provides information about a wide range of careers, including high-growth careers and over-rated careers. Includes a database of job openings searchable by key word and location.

 

Finding Employers in Kansas City

Student Jobs. http://www.studentjobs.gov/. Federal government site that contains a searchable database of jobs across the country.

U.S. News and World Report’s Best Careers. http://www.usnews.com/sections/business/best-careers. Provides information about a wide range of careers, including high-growth careers and over-rated careers. Includes a database of job openings searchable by key word and location.

Kansas City Employers. http://www.motrav.com/business2.html. Contains a list of Kansas City area employers searchable by subject or name.

Career Link for Kansas City. http://kc.careerlink.com/state/mo/city/kansasci/industries.htm. Lists area employers by subject area. Includes job postings.

    Career Think Sheet

    Now that you are thinking about careers, this career think sheet will help you start a plan.
     
    Urban Leadership Academy teen participants, complete the Career Think Sheet online.
     
     

    Urban Leadership Academy Career Projects

    Teen participants in the Urban Leadership Academy, download your documents on the projects page.