Career & Employment Planning

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Career Exploration


Great opportunity available! The Thurston Chamber Foundation is launching Find Your Future as a series of panel presentations from businesses, educators, and graduates to discuss the various pathways to employment after graduation. Students can register for one or all of the sessions below. There is no charge to attend, but we do require all participants to register. Open to all 8th-12th grade students! Click on the titles to join the day of the event and register.


Learn more about manufacturing career pathways and job roles from Boeing manufacturing professionals in the following videos.



Resources on Self Discovery, Career Discovery & Career Research



Career & Technical Colleges


  • An Index For Washington State Community and Technical Colleges




Apprenticeships are a way to earn and learn at the same time through on-the-job training and often some accompanying study. Apprenticeships also enable practitioners to gain a license to practice in a regulated profession. Start your search by going to the WA State Department of Labor & Industries website hereFor a National search, go to the U.S. Department of Labor website here.


iTAC Apprenticeship Program is a Washington State Registered Automotive Apprenticeship looking for enrollees now! Earn while you learn while gaining mastery on the job! Check out the program & how to apply here.


Looking for a job?

We can help in the Career Center with applications, resumes, cover letters, interview skills and more!


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Internships and Job Opportunities



Browse through these links to find today's HOT JOBS!


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