Career Resources


Career Resources at DGS


DGS Career Speakers Series videos:

Earn while you Learn:  Non-College Career Opportunities

 

Career Preparation Opportunities

Attainable Futures Partnership between the DG Chamber of Commerce and District 99. The attainable Futures Program is designed for sophomores, juniors, and seniors.  The program provides career exploration opportunities and enhances the skills necessary for students to enter the workforce.
Technology Center of DuPage Technology Center of DuPage (TCD) offers DuPage County area high school juniors and seniors 20 career and technical education programs (CTE) as part of their high school curriculum. Its mission is to provide an education environment that supports and encourages individual learning styles, develops occupational skills and professionalism, promotes academic growth, and assists students in discovering their potential. Click here for the permission slip for the 2021 field trip.
Apprenticeship Programs Click on the link for in-depth information on many apprenticeship programs.
Chicagoland career Pathways What if a four-year program isn't right for me right now? I need.....a chance to expllore a career field. Use this site to Find a Career Program and other Helpful Resources.
Dupage County Worforce Development Programs Youth Services at the DuPage County Workforce Development Division is the County’s lead agency for youth employment programs. They provide eligible young adults ages 17 to 24 with free career and employment services to help them start a career with a future.

 

Illinois educator preparation profile This tool provides information about teacher education programs in Illinois. At the state level, the Illinois Educator Preparation Profile indicates overall commendable scores for preparation programs with strengths in mastery of teaching skills and persistence in the profession. The Profile identifies the placement of candidates in high-need school districts and the recruitment and support of diverse candidates as areas for improvement.
Healthcare Teen Career planning Explore resources available for students to help them decide next steps.  Gain information about volunteering, summer work and healthcare careers.
Summer Enrichment Log on to Naviance.  Click on the "College" tab - click on "Enrichment Opportunities". We maintain a current listing of summer enrichment opportunities for students sent to us by colleges, universities, and community organizations.
Nursing in Illinois Career Guide How to become a nurse in Illinois, professional nursing organizations, continuing education requirements and more.

 

Career Trends

Career One Stop Find out about the general job market, wages and trends, skills and abilities required for specific occupations and career information unique to your state.
Bureau of Labor Statistics Data from the Department of Labor about the economy, including projections and regional information. Helpful for high school students planning majors and careers.
The Illinois Department of Employment Security The Illinois Department of Employment Security includes information about occupations and the state's labor market. The Career Resources section (CIS) gives information about wages, educational requirements and job duties for nearly 500 occupations. Career Information directly correlates with PLAN test results.

Occupational Information

Occupational Outlook Handbook The OOH is an excellent starting place to search for employment information on specific occupations based on data suplied by the federal government.
O*Net Use this site to find specific occupational information and search for occupations that use your skills.

Career Research

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Career One Stop

A user friendly app that provides opportunities for students and parents to review a wide-range of information for Illinois public high school seniors and their pathways after high school, including post-secondary education choices by degree type and academic area of study, as well as their career outcomes.

Learn about high-growth industries and occupations and the skills that are needed. A collaboration between the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Education.

 
Career Vision Career Vision offers personalized career consulting services as well as career literacy programs.  
Job Profiles Experienced workers share the rewards and stressful parts of their jobs, basic skills required, challenges of the future and advice on entering the field. (Use Google Translate to select your preferred language).  
Illinois HeAlth and Hospital Association Listing of healthcare jobs, descriptions, and post-secondary programs.  
Engineer Girl A guide to engineering for high school girls.  
Consumer Reviews for Best Beauty Schools

Use this guide to explore post-secondary options if you have an interest in cosmetology. Beauty schools offer hands-on training and a direct entry into a career path. These schools provide a range of educational options for a number of fun and exciting careers.

 
Cybersecurity Guide Cybersecurity is a fast growing and evolving field.  Cybersecurity includes many types of jobs that focus on protecting digital assets and data.  This guide serves as a resource to learn about educational opportunites and career options.  
Illinois state board of education career guide Research in-demand occupations and statewide data provided for each career cluster.  Use the information in these pages to guide conversation regarding career exploration.  
UiuC Major and Career Explorer Use this tool to discover your personality type based on John Holland's theory.  Expore UIUC majors based on your personality type.  In each major section you can view career options, average starting salary, and more.  
paths in progress podcast This podcast tells the story of peple in a wide variety of careers who pursued various majors while discussing where they are today.  They specifically talk about what students can do in college to reach their career goals.  The creator wants young people to know it will be okay and in time, everyone finds their path.