Welcome to the LHS Career Center
Pam Keese Career & College Advisor
Hours may vary depending on events, meetings..
Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year!!
The Career Center is available to help LHS students in preparing for life after high school. Choosing a career path can be a difficult decision. When students have some idea of the type of career they are interested in, it helps determine a college major or what type of specialty or trade school would be required to accomplish their career goals.
The following resources are available to all students, parents and teachers:
- Career and college information
- Scholarship & financial aid information
- College Information Catalogs – brochures, catalogs, DVD’s
- Vocational, Technical, Art & Design School Information
- SAT, ACT study guides
- Personal assessments via WOIS
- Resource books and guides
- Military Information
- Job postings and Resume help
- Guest speakers: Career & Military presentations
- Volunteer Information & Paper work
- Field Trips!
Career Center Hours: 7:00am-2:30pm on school days
The Career Centers available scholarships are listed under the document link on the left under Scholarships 2014-2015
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
here is an awesome new place to look for scholarships for students in Washington!!!!! Lots of other great info as well. www.studentscholarships.org
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/
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. 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/
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