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Training can help you gain the skills you need for work. Learn about how training can prepare you for a job or help you move up in your current job.

Career Exploration

Career exploration will help you research jobs you might like to do.

  • O*Net is an interactive website for exploring and searching occupations. Learn about jobs, skills, wages, education, and growth.
  • Career Index Plus is a career information system that collects Labor Market Information (LMI) and can help you explore careers.
  • Career OneStop is a website that provides easy to understand workforce information to aid job seekers explore, find, and advance in careers.
  • CareerOnestop Career Exploration Video Series is a series of career videos to help job seekers better understand job duties in many industries.

Work Based Learning Experiences

Work-Based Learning experiences help you gain knowledge and skills about certain jobs or work settings. You learn by being on the job. There are many types of work-based learning experiences including: volunteering, job shadowing, on-the-job training, and work place tours. Your local VR office can connect you with work based learning opportunities. Find your state VR agency.

Career and Technical Education

Career Technical Education (CTE) is a training program that is academic and technical such as jobs in health care, manufacturing, business, computers, and construction. CTE programs help you train for a specific job. Learn more about CTE programs.

  • CTE in your state is a website to help you find CTE programs in your state.
  • CTE 101 is a short video that explains how Career Technical Education prepares learners for their futures.


Apprenticeships are work-based learning experiences where apprentices are supervised on-the-job and do job-related education. Apprentices get paid while doing their training and education. Learn more about apprenticeships.

  • Disability and Apprenticeship is a collection of resources from WorkforceGPS to provide information about apprenticeships for people with disabilities.
  • Partnership on Inclusive Apprenticeship is a website that features resources for individuals with disabilities and businesses to learn about apprenticeship options.
  • is a one-stop web source to connect career seekers, employers, and education partners with apprenticeship resources. Discover apprenticeships across industries, how programs are started by employers, and how to become an apprentice.


A college degree can help you qualify for jobs, move up in your career, and get paid more money. Learn more about options for college.


Internships are short-term work-based learning experiences where people get hands-on experience in their field. Internships can be either paid or unpaid. Learn more about internships.

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