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Colorado's Key Industries

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Advanced Manufacturing - Take a Look

Take a look; design and innovate! Manufacturing is clean, tuned up, light, fast-paced, team-oriented, focused on sustainability and filled with cool technologies that leverage precision.

From nanotechnology to robotics, innovative ideas happen every day. Colorado is making it a statewide priority to provide a well-trained advanced manufacturing workforce.

Learn all about this important industry including job description profiles, business index and where you can find education and training.

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Career Sites for Specific Industries

Fire Science Online New window icon offers a Career Guide, including information on internships, scholarship postings and college programs, for emergency medical technicians (EMTs) or paramedics.  Check out other public service careers as well.

Try science!New window icon IBM Corporation, the NY Hall of Science and the Assn. of Science-Technology Centers sponsor a gateway to experience the excitement of contemporary science and technology for kids, parents, teachers, scientists and engineers.

Art Museum Careers New window icon - If you are interested in a creative career, check out careers at Denver's Art Museum.

Accounting Resources New window icon including a ranking and search system for more than 2,500 accounting colleges and links to other accounting resources may be found on this site.

VIVID FutureNew window icon - Careers in Voice, Infrastructure, Video, Information, Data - a Website on careers in the telecommunications field with some great career planning features and tools.

Sloan Career Cornerstone CenterNew window icon - An ever-expanding resource center for exploring career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, computing and medicine.

ConstructMyFuture.comNew window icon - A comprehensive site about careers in the construction industry.


Military and Veterans Career Resources

ASVAB Career Exploration ProgramNew window icon - The ASVAB career exploration program provides tools developed by the Department of Defense to help high school and post-secondary students across the nation learn more about career exploration and planning. You are encouraged to consider your own work-related values and other important personal preferences as you explore the world of work and learn career exploration skills that will benefit you throughout your work life.

View a PowerPoint presentation about Enlistment EligibilityPowerpoint icon in the military.

Careers in the MilitaryNew window icon - Explore this Web site to learn about the five branches of the Military Services and a variety of career areas.

Resource for VeteransPDF icon - A comprehensive list of Websites that house resources for veterans from the US Department of Labor; direct link or download.

Other Great Career Resource Sites

The Occupational Outlook HandbookNew window icon - Updated annually by the U.S. Department of Labor, provides a detailed look at every type of career with information on the nature of the work, working conditions, qualifications expected and advancement opportunities.

Occupational Outlook Handbook en EspañolNew window icon - The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' release of career information in Spanish. Materials include 100 profiles plus articles on resumes, applications and cover letters.

ACT (American College Test)New window icon - Offers career planning, options exploration and apprenticeship information.

Mapping your FutureNew window icon - Find out how to choose a career, reach a career goal, pick up useful tips on job hunting, resume writing and job interviewing techniques.

America's Job Bank; Career OneStopNew window icon - Career exploration, resource library, certification and find education and training.

Education On-line Search.comNew window icon - Presents a selection of activities describing numerous careers intended to get students thinking about career opportunities.

Hands-On Career Activities

The best way to determine whether you may enjoy a certain career and gain valuable life experience at the same time, is to work within that field, even for a brief time and even without pay.



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