Welcome to the LHS Career Center
Pam Keese Career & College Advisor
Hours may vary depending on events, meetings..
Welcome to the 2013-2014 scholo year!
Be sure you are checking out the Career Centers FB page for all the latest events and opportunities; Jobs, Scholarships, Internships, Field Trips, College Visits, Guest Speakers.................. www.facebook.com/pages/Lynnwood-High-School-Career-Center/276336619045!!!
here is an awesome new place to look for scholarships for students in Washington!!!!! Lots of other great info as well. www.studentscholarships.org
Many non-U.S. citizens qualify for federal student aid.
Don’t assume you can’t get aid just because you’re not a citizen. Check out the below website for further information
So if I’m not an eligible noncitizen, can I get any type of financial aid to study in the U.S.?
Yes, there may be some scholarships and other aid you can get.
- Check with your country’s embassy or a consulate here in the U.S. or with the appropriate government office back in your country to see what they offer.
- Try the U.S. Department of Labor’s free online scholarship search.
- Ask the college or career school you plan to attend whether they offer any aid for students like you.
- Check out the Education USA website.
Getting ready for the FAFSA!
Be sure to get your pin now. Both the student and the parent or guardian need a pin number BEFORE beginning the application process: Apply today at: http://www.pin.ed.gov/PINWebApp/pinindex.jsp
How is financial aid calculated? : http://www.finaid.org/calculators/finaidestimate.phtml
Types of aid. Who gets Aid: http://studentaid.ed.gov/about
Deadlines: Pay attention to due dates and deadlines. There are state and federal deadlines and your colleges may have deadlines. http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/deadlines.htm
What documents will you need: http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/help/before003.htm
General questions about financial aid: http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/help.htm
Apply for FAFSA: Be sure this is the website you use. There is NO fee for the application process. http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/
The College Bound Scholarship
The College Bound Scholarship provides hope and incentive for students and families who otherwise might not consider college as an option because of its cost. Please visit the below website for further information. http://www.wsac.wa.gov/PayingForCollege/FinancialAid/OpportunityPathways/CollegeBound
Please see Ms. Keese in the Career Center for more information.
CONNECTING STUDENTS, HANDS-ON
The Match program (formerly the Dream Project) is a student-initiated high school outreach program that operates as a University of Washington Bothell course, partnering UW Bothell students with first-generation and low-income high school students to help them achieve the dream of attending college. The program's dual-focus approach strives not only to help these high school students, but also to teach UW Bothell students about important social issues through a unique, hands-on experience.
We currently have over 30 students in this program. Students usually join the second semester of their Junior year. They meet every Tuesday from 2 -3. This program has been very successful and has given extra help to students who want to attend college but do not know where to begin. Please contact Ms. Keese in the Career Center for more information
Traditional Path not for everyone
The traditional path to college is not for everyone, but everyone needs to continue with some sort of education after high school. Good choices as alternatives to traditional college are technical schools and apprenticeships. By receiving some type of training or education after you graduate high school, you will be more likely to find a job with good pay and benefits.
A technical college, also known as a vocational college or a trade school, is an educational institution (school) that prepares students for a career in a specific field. Students are taught skills for their career of choice only. For example, if you attend a technical college in hopes to be a plumber you will focus on plumbing only. Technical schools also provide students licensure or certification if needed. Career Examples: Cosmetology, Plumbing, Photography, Air Traffic Control, Dental Assisting, Auto Mechanics, Culinary Arts, Carpentry, Welding, as well as many more. A good local option is Lake Washington Institute of Technology. http://www.lwtech.edu/
All apprenticeship programs offer you the opportunity to get paid while you learn the trade. Training usually includes job experience as well as classroom instruction. Many programs also offer benefits to apprentice workers
Take a look at the Parents Guide to Apprenticeships put together by WA Labor & Industries http://www.lni.wa.gov/IPUB/100-530-000.pdf
How to become an Apprentice: http://www.lni.wa.gov/TradesLicensing/Apprenticeship/Become/default.asp
Women in Apprenticeships: http://www.lni.wa.gov/TradesLicensing/Apprenticeship/Women/default.asp
Apprenticeships programs in Washington: http://www.lni.wa.gov/tradeslicensing/apprenticeship/programs/
South Seattle Community College:Georgetown Apprenticeship Training Center. This is an awesome center!!! http://georgetown.southseattle.edu/AEC/
Apprenticeships as SSCC Georgetown: http://georgetown.southseattle.edu/AEC/apprenticeships.aspx
Pre-Apprenticeship Construction Training
e-Apprenticeship Construction Training
This program is designed to assist men and women, including those non-traditionally employed in the trade, to gain the skills needed to become successful competitors for building and construction trade apprenticeship programs. Participants learn trade skills, which are relevant to the work-site of various trade occupations. http://sviweb.sccd.ctc.edu/p_pact.htm
Time line for next years Seniors! Being organized and planning ahead will make a HUGE difference in how your senior year goes. http://studentaid.ed.gov/PORTALSWebApp/students/english/timeline.jsp?tab=applying