Making money is important to your independence path. This section will provide information on preparing for your job search, where to look and community agencies to help with the process and helping you determine what you want to do for a career.

Testing and Assessments

Career Planning Resources

A great place to start when you are looking for a career or a job. You can take assessments to narrow in on what careers would be a good fit for you.

Individual Career and Academic Plan (ICAP)

The process of developing awareness, knowledge, attitudes and skills to become career and college ready. For more information about Individual Career and Academic Plan click here.

Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB Test)

If you are serious about joining the military you will have to take this test. Follow this link and look for ASVAB practice tests.

Cost of Living Calculator

This page will compare cities and how they compare with cost of living including Doctor’s visits.

Career Resources

Workforce Development Centers

These Workforce Center locations offer a lot of services including assistance with employment, training and often computer labs.

Military Options

If you are thinking about pursuing the military this page will provide information on the requirements, commitment, and even what questions to ask a recruiter. There are educational benefits for the military, click here for an explanation. Read an overview of military options.

Job Corps

If you are over the age of 16 and would like a good job as well as earn your diploma or GED follow the link for more information about the Job Corps.


This page discusses the different opportunities that are available as well as the eligibility and application process for the AmeriCorps.

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