College, Career Readiness & Apprenticeship Opportunities

Career and College Readiness

 

Choosing and planning for a career is one of the most important things Comets can do during their time in high school. Below are several links to help students and their families plan.

Educational Development Plans (EDP): Career Cruising

All Comets in grades 7-12 have a student Career Cruising account that houses their Educational Development Plans. Students use this account to:

conduct learning styles, interest, and skills assessments
explore and save favorite career options
explore and save post-secondary training plans
explore the annual college planning timeline
build resume/portfolio content by documenting their hobbies, interest, skills, abilities, volunteer work, extracurricular and work experience, and awards
Schedule GLHS courses

To access your EDP (Educational Development Plan): Log into PowerSchool Student Account and click the arrow hyperlink in the upper right hand corner, then click “Sign into Career Cruising”.

Students and parents are welcome to access this account anytime. Students will update information annually at school, but are encouraged to actively use this account throughout the school year and summer to update their resume and portfolio content.

College Readiness

College Planning

Guide to the College Admissions Process - Find answers to common question prospective college students have, about deadlines, Essays and more. Click here for more information.

Guide for families in the College Admission process. Click here for more information.

Dr. Bernier's College Planning Help: This free, expanded, online resource contains information and strategies for all eight college planning steps. http://www.collegeplanninghelp.net/

Going Pro with Skilled Trades: http://mitalent.org/skilled-trades

O*Net Online: https://www.onetonline.org/ 

Careerlink Inventory: www.mpcfaculty.net/CL/climain.htm
Occupational Outlook Handbook (U.S. Department of Labor): https://www.bls.gov/ooh/

Self-Directed Search: www.self-directed-search.com/ 

Michigan Construction Careers: www.miconstructioncareers.org/

Michigan Career Pathways: Career Pathways Brochure

Big Future (college search) https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/college-search

College Navigator (college search and college data) http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator

Naviance (college application and tracker program) http://www.naviance.com/college-and-career-readiness-platform/college-planning.

Guided Path (college application and tracker program) http://guidedpath.net

College Goal Sunday: http://www.micollegegoal.org/

College Virtual Tours: http://www.youvisit.com/education/

Capital Area College Access Network: http://www.capitalareacan.org/

Cappex.com - http://collegelists.pbworks.com/w/browse/#view=ViewFolder¶m=Film%20Studies

University HeadQuarters - Free  Educational Resource helping students prepare for college. https://universityhq.org/

*Not all college credits transfer to all other colleges. For information on transferring college credit, explore the MACRAO website: https://www.macrao.org/default.asp and contact the admissions office of the college you are interested in transferring to.

Michigan State University Transfer Course Equivalency Search  click https://transfer.msu.edu/

 

Financial Planning for College

FAFSA Information
 

Create a New FSA ID - An FSA ID gives you access to Federal Student Aid's online systems  and can serve as your legal signature

FAFSA: https://fafsa.ed.gov/

7 Easy Steps to the FAFSA: https://www.finaid.ucsb.edu/fafsasimplification/index.html

Ultimate Guide to the FAFSA: https://www.moneygeek.com/financial-planning/paying-for-college/

Graduating Without Debt: https://www.moneygeek.com/financial-planning/paying-for-college/resources/debt-free-college-education-guide/

College Savings Plans: https://www.moneygeek.com/financial-planning/paying-for-college/

College Planning Help with Frank Bernier: http://www.collegeplanninghelp.net/

Financial Aid 101: https://www.glcomets.net/downloads/grand_ledge_high_school/college_readiness.jpg

MI Student Aid Tuition Incentive Program: https://www.michigan.gov/mistudentaid_old_old/0,9189,7-128-60969_61016-274565--,00.html

Apprenticeship Opportunities

Apprenticeship Opportunities

 

Become an Apprenticeship Click Here

Labor and Economic Opportunity Click Here

Apprenticeship Programs Click Here

Military Service

Military Official - The military enables the millions of Americans with military affinity to access their benefits, find jobs, enjoy military discounts, and stay connected.  Military.com

ASVAB Practice Tests - This website is designed to help you with your ASVAB test prep and review.  Each of our free ASVAB practice tests includes challenging practice questions along with detailed explanations.  Whether you are prepareing for a career in the Army, Navy, Air Force, or the Marines you will need to pas the ASVAB test. Please click on the link to begin. ASVABPracticeTests.com

U.S. Army - goarmy.com

U.S Navy - navy.com

U.S Marine Corps - marines.com

U.S. Air Force - airforce.com

National Guard - nationalguard.com

Coast Guard

Active Duty and Reserve - https://www.gocoastguard.com/

USCG Academy - http://www.cga.edu/

USCG Auxiliary (All volunteer force multiplier of the USCG) - http://www.cgaux.org/

West Point - www.usma.edu