Youth test their abilities to evaluate carcasses and identify meats
This MSU pre-college program teaches young people about Michigan’s diverse natural resources, environmental science, the Great Lakes ecosystems and management issues.
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.” (www.businessdictionary.com/definition/ 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.
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
- 2013 Michigan 4-H Impact Reports
- 4-H Career Education Activities, Handouts & Presentations
- Be the “E” Entrepreneurship national 4-H curriculum
- Before the Job Search (Portfolios, Resumes & References)
- Career Bookmarks
- Career Exploration Tools
- College Financial Aid Resources
- Communications Toolkit: Fun, Skill-Building Activities to Do With Kids (4H1560)
- Going Solo
- Good Manners
- Identifying Your Skill Set
- Maintaining the Job
- Networking and the Job Search
- Resumes and Portfolios
- State and national 4-H websites
- The Interview
- The Job Hunt (Job Fairs, Networking, Job Applications)
- The Seven Steps to a Great Thank-You Note
- Youth entrepreneurship sites