Adult Learners – Explore Careers

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Are you either looking for a job or looking to hire a great employee? Interested in getting training? Seeking labor market information? The Division of Workforce Development and Adult Learning, part of Maryland Jobs Now workforce organizations, creatively and effectively coordinates job seeker services and training, business services, adult learning programs, and labor market information. You should also explore careers before you select a college to help you find the school that best fits your career interests and goals.  Follow these steps to get started:

Step 1: Learn more about your interests and skills.

Complete at least two interest or skill assessments to learn about careers that might be a good match.

Ask your school counselor about assessments at your school.

Use free online tools such the ISEEK Skills Assessment

Use free assessment tools at an Maryland One Stop Career Center location.

Step 2: Do some research.
Research potential careers based on your assessment results.

Review career options to understand the education, training and a unique set of skills and abilities each job requires.

Step 3: Develop a career plan.
Map out the education and training you’ll need for your future career.

Use College Profiles or Maryland’s College Search to find schools that offer your potential major(s).

Participate in activities that match your career interests such as community service, job shadowing and part-time jobs.