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Career Preparation

your career ahead

Position yourself to get paid! Get the job you want and build your future. Identify skills and learn how to prepare for your career.

Career exploration is the “process in which an individual chooses an educational path or training or a job which fits their interests, skills and abilities.” ( career-exploration.html, retrieved 07-25-12)

Workforce preparation refers to the skill-building and educational programming and training done with individuals to prepare them for work.

The following resources are available to assist in planning for a career and job success.

Career Exploration:

  • Tools (career assessment and planning)
  • Activities (job shadowing, career fairs)

The Job:

You may have heard this statement: “It’s not always the best person who gets the job, but the person best at getting the job.” Many experts agree, so it’s worth investing time to understand everything you can about:


For more information on how to get involved as a youth or volunteer, contact your county MSU Extension office or:

Michigan 4-H Youth Development
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Phone: 517-432-7575''517-432-7575


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