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Career and Interest Exploration

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Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

If you don't have the answer to this question, that's okay!

In order to determine what career is the best fit for you, it is important to spend time self-evaluating your skills, values, strengths, weaknesses, and interests.

Self-evaluation will help to cross-out careers that are not complimentary of your strengths, personality, and life goals, while helps direct you toward job opportunities that fit in with what you want out of life. These evaluations will help you consider work/life balance, flexibility, a "9-to-5" desk job versus a job where you are required to be on your feet.

Here are some resources to get you started!

Founded in 1994, the ACE Mentor Program of America (ACE) is a FREE, award-winning, afterschool program designed to attract high school students into pursuing careers in the Architecture, Construction and Engineering industry, including the building trades. Guided by their mentors, students work in teams on projects that involve virtually every phase of the construction process. Please click on the PDF presentation to find out more. Contact the Ace Team at cc2@acesfbayarea.org.

Discover the classes available that leads you to a career
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Get trained on the Job - A Post High School Alternative
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Job Corps is the largest nationwide FREE residential career training program in the country. The program helps eligible young people ages 16 through 24 complete their high school education, trains them for meaningful careers, and assists them with obtaining employment.

Job Corps offers career technical skills training in 10 high-growth industry sectors:

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Automotive and Machine Repair
  • Construction
  • Finance and Business
  • Healthcare
  • Homeland Security
  • Hospitality
  • Information Technology
  • Renewable Resources and Energy
  • Transportation

Students can earn a high school diploma or the equivalent, and college credits. Job Corps also offers tuition-free housing, meals, basic health care, a living allowance, and career transition assistance.

EXploring Trade and Career
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Explore a Career in the Military
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Contact: Sidney R. Pirtle, SFC, USA

Army Recruiter

Pleasant Hill Recruiting Station

Tel: (925) 682-6482

Email: Sidney.r.pirtle2.mil@mail.mil

Contact: Stephanie H. Choe, 2LT, USAF

Admissions Advisor

United States Air Force Academy 

Tel: (719) 651-2745

Email: Stephanie.Choe@afacademy.af.edu

Contact: Fred-Cromwell M. Agulto, SSgt, USAF

United States Air Force, Enlisted Accessions Recruiter

Tel: (925) 368-3978

Email:  fred_cromwell.agulto@us.af.mil

Contact: Sergeant Charles Garner

United States Marine Corps, Recruiter

Recruiting Sub Station Concord

Tel: (925) 685-1775;

Cell: (925) 381-1591

Email: Charles.Garner@marines.usmc.mil

 

Contact: Mershon, David M CPO

U.S. Navy Talent Scout

NRS Concord

Tel: (408)234-3501

Email: David.M.Mershon.Mil@US.Navy.Mil