Career Exploration

Specialized Post-Secondary Programs

High Demand Careers in Manufacturing – 100% Job Placement

Alexandria Technical & Community College offers programs in Carpentry; Machine Tool Technology; Mechanical Drafting, Design & Engineering Technology; Mechatronics; and, Welding Technology.  Call 320-762-0221 to schedule an admissions visit or go to


Construction Management Program - Minnesota State University Moorhead offers a 4 year and an associate’s degree in this and other related programs.  Job placements for graduates of the Construction Management program are almost 100% with an average starting salary of $45,000-$55,000.  For more information go to


The Institute of Production and Recording (IPR)located in Minneapolis, MN, offers Associate's degrees in Audio Production & Engineering, Live Sound & Show ProductionMusic & Entertainment Business, Sound Design for Visual Media, Digital Video and Media Production, and Interactive Media & Graphic Design.  Students will have the skills needed to achieve success in the creative industries. For more information go to



image Minnesota Career Information System
Students are encouraged to take an interest inventory assessment online on the Minnesota Career Information System.

Areas to Explore:

Occupations and Employment:



                 IDEAS Assessment

                 O*NET Interest Profiler

                 Assessment link

                 Military employment


                 Non-Traditional Female


                 Working for yourself

                 O*NET Work Importance Locator

                 Occupation Sort

Education and Training:             

Programs of study

                 School sort

                 Minnesota Schools

                 National Schools

                 Financial Aid Sort

                 Financial Aid

                 Career fields

                 Graduate School Sort

Other CIS Components:

                 Job search

                 Keep that job

                 Practical learning activities


A great site to find information about specific careers, colleges, scholarships and the job market.

Here’s a list of other websites to help you gather information about careers:

Internet System of Education Employment Knowledge

ISEEK is an innovative internet-based system that helps people make informed choices by providing information in four main areas:

*            explore careers

*            plan your education

*            find a job

*            grow your business

Other Career Resource Sites:

Occupational Outlook Handbook:


America’s CareerOneStop:

America’s Career InfoNet:

Today’s Military: 

America’s Job Bank:

Free Resume Templates: 

CollegeGrad's Career Information:

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