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Career Exploration

Mapping Your Future
Explore Careers! What do you want to be? With all of the career possibilities available, how do you make a decision? Once you know what career path you want to follow, how do you get there? Use our free tools to do the following:

  • Assess your skills and interest
  • Develop a career plan
  • Research careers
  • Find work
  • Review other career guidance and job search resources

Maricopa County Sheriff's Explorer
Explore law enforcement as a career.

Maricopa County Teen Leadership
Learn more about your local government, community and environment through activities, workshops and volunteer opportunities.

O*Net Online
Your tool for career exploration and job analysis! O*Net OnLine has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers.

College / Scholarships & Grants Assistance

College Depot - FREE full service college planning

Collegeboard - organization committed to provide a path to college opportunities, including financial support and scholarships

College Scholarships - information on college scholarships, grants and loans

FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education, ensures that all eligible individuals can benefit from federally funded financial assistance for education beyond high school

State based college grants - explore education grants provided by Arizona State. Many are available directly through state universities as need-based and merit-based grants.

U. S. Department of Education Grants - explore funding your education through Pell grants, work study programs, loans, etc.

Workforce Development

Arizona Career Information System (AzCIS) designed to provide educational, career, and occupational information to students.

The ASPIRE Workforce Development initiative works with extremely low-income youth ages 14 to 21, offering one-on-one case management, tutoring and academic support, job training and career exploration

AWEE Works! AWEE has been transforming the lives of Arizonans into "faces of success" for nearly 30 years. Since our inception, we have helped create successful beginnings and renewed hope for more than 90,000 women, men and young adults. Gone are the days of simply moving people off welfare. Today, AWEE is Arizona's preeminent workforce development organization, offering a diverse range of evidence-based training and support services throughout Maricopa and Yavapai counties.

Career One Stop
See why it is important to "Learn About You" and find the appropriate assessment tool and resources

Goodwill of Central Arizona
Giving youth an opportunity to succeed ensures a better future for everyone. Goodwill Youth Services collaborates with other community organizations and government agencies to provide employment programs for youth in central Arizo

Maricopa County Workforce Connection High Value, No Cost Resources
Looking for employment or considering a career change? Are you seeking information about vocational training schools, local labor market conditions, or career trends? Do you want to brush up on your interviewing skills or learn new job search techniques? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, the Maricopa Workforce Development One-Stop Career Centers are for you

One-stop access point career seeker services
Employment Resources in your community

Phoenix Workforce Connection helps youth to plan a path to a successful career. Offers tips for finding teen jobs, internships and work experience programs.

Vista del Camino - Career Center (Scottsdale residents only) provides job readiness assistance to Scottsdale residents seeking employment at any level. The Center features computers with internet access, individualized career guidance, career assessments, and excellent workshops in resume writing, effective job search, interview skills, and mock interviews.


2-1-1 Get Connected
Get Answers. Community Information and Referral Services.

Arizona Call-A-Teen (ACYR) dedicated to developing a well-educated and highly skilled emerging work force, by ensuring that youth obtain the academic, vocational, personal, and social skills necessary to complete the requirements for a high school credential and enter postsecondary education or training

Las Artes De Maricopa an innovative youth program that blends art & academic instruction, social & emotional support, GED & work readiness training

Teen Resource Guide is a comprehensive resource manual for teens.

Vista del Camino - Human Services (Scottsdale residents only) provides a variety of services to Scottsdale residents to prevent homelessness, meet the basic needs of individuals and families in crisis, relieve economic and emotional stress and assist individuals to maintain self-sufficiency.

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