Career & Military Resources
Some students may decide to pursue a career directly after high school graduation. Your school counselor is here to help you through that process. Be sure you talk to them!
We highly recommend that students enter some sort of job training or educational program to equip them with the skills needed to succeed in their chosen career. Below are some options to consider. Talk to your counselor for more information!
Certificate programs at community colleges
Many community colleges offer certificate programs that prepare students for a specific job. They are often brief and inexpensive (and students can qualify to receive financial aid).
Some local community colleges to consider
Bunker Hill Community College certificate programs
Middlesex Community College certificate programs
Roxbury Community College certificate programs
North Shore Community College certificate programs
Massasoit Community College certificate programs
There are many career schools that provide training for specific jobs/careers. The Department of Professional Licensure oversees these schools. Be sure to research tuition, financial aid, accreditation status, and job placement for any of these schools. Always speak to your counselor before applying to any of these schools to ensure it is a good choice for you. Link to list of schools - http://www.mass.gov/ocabr/government/oca-agencies/dpl-lp/schools/licensure/listings.html
Joining the Military
If you are considering joining the military, please speak with your counselor and your family as you consider your options. To join, you will need to:
- Speak with a recruiter
- Complete the ASVAB test
- Pass a physical test
- Meet other eligibility requirements as necessary
There are five US Military branches. To learn more about them, visit http://www.military.com/join-armed-forces/military-service-branches-compared.html