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					A Student’s Guide
    to Career Pathways 2011
 Discover your
Career Path
   Index
   Career Pathways Map  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 2
   List of Career Pathways  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 3
   What Are Your Responsibilities? .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 4
   Sample Questions .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 4-5
   Interview Form  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 6-8
   Thank You Letter Format  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 9
   Thinking It Over .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 10
   Getting Started: Preparing for the New Workplace  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 11
   Information Gathering Interview  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 12
   Career Research Organizer  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 13
   Non-Traditional Careers  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 14
   Delta College Programs of Study  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .15-17
   Career Facts for Students  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 18
   Websites Students Should Know About .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 19

   Check with your teacher or the school’s counseling office
   for your specific arrival and departure times.




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 Discover your
Career Path                      at Delta College Career Pathways



   Arts & Communications
   Are you imaginative and innovative? Have a knack for communicating
   original ideas? A job in this field may be perfect for you. Careers in this
   grouping are related to communications, performing arts, and visual,
   literary and media arts.
   Business, Management, Marketing & Technology
   Are you analytical and outgoing? Try marketing. Analytical and introverted?
   Maybe accounting is for you. Got a great idea and a lot of nerve? You’re the
   perfect entrepreneur. Enjoy problem solving and systematic operations?
   Information technology may be in your future.
   Engineering, Manufacturing & Industrial Technology
   Are you curious about how things work? Careers in this collection are related to
   engineering, mechanics and repairers, manufacturing technology, precision
   production, electronics and construction trades. If you are mechanically
   inclined and enjoy working on a project from start to finish, consider a
   profession in this field.
   Health Sciences
   Would you enjoy using science to help others? Humans have always been in
   need of solutions to address illness, injury and various health related issues
   such as childbirth. With modern technology and science, the scientific
   accuracy of these fields has greatly improved. Put your compassion and
   technical knowledge to work.
   Human Services
   Do you like helping others? This is a group of professions in which you’d use
   proven methodologies, data and your observational experience of human
   life and human activities to advance society, one community at a time. You
   must enjoy working with people, and remember, the work environment can
   sometimes be stressful.
   Natural Resources & Agriscience
   Would working outdoors suit you? Does using science and data to save
   natural resources, to understand your world or to improve crop production
   sound like something you’d like to spend your life doing? Consider a career
   in these fields.




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    Making the Most of Your Day
    at Delta College
         What are Your Responsibilities?
         Complete your registration form
         Have your form filled out and ready to hand in.
         Dress professionally
         For males: dress pants, dress shirt (tucked in), tie (optional).
         For females: skirt and blouse, dress or dress slacks. No hats or bare midriffs.
         Conduct yourself professionally
         Shake hands, introduce yourself, ask questions, look interested, make eye contact
         and listen carefully .
         Plan your visits
         Ask each professional five questions about their career. Some sample questions are
         listed on “Making the Most of Your Day” at the bottom of page 4, but you are also
         encouraged to make up your own. The questions you ask should be important to
         you when choosing your own career. Remember to speak clearly and record your
         answers in the interview forms, page 6-8.
         Time is limited
         Use your time wisely so you can visit with as many career professionals as possible.
         Sending a Thank You
         Career professionals appreciate a thank you letter. Use the form on page 9 if you
         need a guide to writing your thank you letter.
         Complete an evaluation
         After Career Pathways, complete and turn in an evaluation.
         And remember, no headphones, iPods or cell phones please.


         Sample Questions
         Make a list of up to six careers you would like to investigate. Develop at least five
         questions to ask during the information-gathering interview. The idea is to ask
         about those things that are important to you. Some sample questions follow.

         About your mentor …
         • What is your background?
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         • Describe your career path. How have you progressed to your present position?
         • What is a typical day like for you?
         • What are your duties or responsibilities?
         • What do you like or dislike about your job?
         • What is most rewarding about your job?




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Career Pathways
 • What college courses have been most helpful to your career?
 • What additional training have you had beyond your college career?
 • How does your career affect your lifestyle?
 • What are the important characteristics (personal traits/qualities) for someone
   entering this field?
 • What advice do you have for someone planning to start a career in this field?

 About the Industry …
 • What types of degrees, skills and experiences are necessary for this field?
 • Describe the changes taking place in your field. What are the projected future trends?
 • How has the field changed since you first started your career?
 • What is a major challenge you face today?
 • Do you have flexibility in terms of your work hours? Vacation time?
 • Are you required to work many evenings or weekends?
 • How much travel is involved with a job in your field?
 • What are the best ways for a person to get into and progress in your field?
 • What are the criteria for success in your field?
 • How is the job market for your field in Michigan? Is it difficult to find an opening?
 • Is there an area that’s best for starting such a career?

 About the Organization …
 • How is the organization structured?
 • What is the organization’s philosophy?
 • How does your position interact with other departments?
 • What is your understanding of the “career path” in this field from entry level upward?
 • What type of training would a new employee in this field receive?
 • How are decisions made in this organization?
 • How do I apply for jobs in this industry?

 Any other questions …




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                                  Interview Form
    Career Professional’s Name:

    Address:
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                               Thank You Letter Format

Here’s a sample format to help you write a thank you letter after you attend
Career Pathways. Use the contact information you gathered on your interview
forms (pages 6-8) to help you compose your thank you letter.

Note: Delta College will NOT provide lists of participating career professionals.



                                               Please type or write in ink
                                                                             on plain white paper.


                     Today’s Date
                       Blank Line
                      Blank Line
                      Blank Line
                   School Name
                   School Address
                   City, State, Zip
                     Blank Line
                     Blank Line
                     Blank Line
                  Name and Title of Caree
                                          r Professional
                  Company Name
                  Address
                  City, State, Zip
                    Blank Line
                  Dear Mr./Mrs./Miss/Ms./
                                           Dr.:
                    Blank Line
                 First Paragraph: Purpo
                                         se –
                 Tell why you are writin
                                         g this letter.
                 Second Paragraph: Body
                                            –
                Mention one thing you
                                         learned and one thing
                experience.                                    you liked about the
                Third Paragraph: Closin
                                         g–
                Thank the person for the
                                          ir time and commitmen
                  Blank Line                                    t to Career Pathways.
                  Sincerely,
                  Blank Line
                  Blank Line
                 Blank Line
                 Print or type your name




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                                                  Thinking it over
     Using the goals you made for your visit and the following questions, reflect on your experiences
     during the day. Be prepared to share your thoughts with your teachers, counselors and
     classmates. Save your completed Career Pathways booklet to include in your “Senior Project” as
     required by many high schools.


     • What did you do?
     • What careers did you find out about?
     • What would you like to learn more about?
     • What did you like about the experience?
     • What did you dislike?
     • What do you think should be done differently before or during the visit?
     • What could be improved?
     • What did you learn from this experience?
     • What advice would you offer to students visiting Career Pathways next year?



     Other comments:




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                                                                                                      getting started
     Preparing for the New Workplace
• Learn about yourself and discover what you do well and enjoy. What are your strengths? Reflect
  on your experiences to help with the process of self-discovery. What are your preferences for
  studying, for completing activities, for non-school activities? Do you take feedback well?
• Become aware of what is happening in the “real work world”. Utilize reading, researching, talking
  and listening to people, both formally and informally.
• Participate in volunteer activities, job shadowing, co-op opportunities, paid working experiences
  and extra-curricular activities to increase knowledge both about yourself and the working world.
  Many high schools require/recommend community service documentation. This is an excellent
  opportunity to complete that obligation.
• Learn how to be flexible, adaptable and to expect constant change.
• Develop computer skills that are essential for all work.
• Think in terms of careers and not jobs.
• Learn about the labor market and the companies involved in the new economy. Find out what
  skills are important in these companies.
• Develop career management skills and measure success with personal satisfaction.
• Learn how to develop and put together a portfolio of skills and market them.
• Follow your heart! Know the trends but do not forget your passion in planning your future.




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getting started


                    Information Gathering Interview
                  A wealth of information is available from the people around you, whether they are nurses, police
                  officers, electricians, or artists. This is the idea behind an information-gathering interview. It offers
                  you an “on the spot” look at people doing what you think you would like to be doing and allows
                  you to investigate the large number of specialties within any given career.
                  An information interview is a good way to do a reality check on what you have read, heard and
                  thought. The person interviewed can offer you information that is more up to date, more specific
                  and related to the local situation, more personal and subjective and more reflective of the “on the
                  job” atmosphere. It could even be the first link to an eventual job.

                  Who to Contact?
                  Begin with contacting friends, family, neighbors, business people or anyone else you
                  know. They will often be able to refer you to others and will also offer valuable information
                  themselves. Remember, people are generally interested in talking about what they do and
                  how they do it. By using the Bay Area Chamber of Commerce “Opportunity Connection”
                  (www.opportunityconnection.net), students can connect with employers that are volunteering
                  their time and resources to provide students with various career exploration opportunities.

                  How to Arrange?
                  Personal referral is the most effective method for arranging an information interview. Teachers,
                  counselors or a mutual acquaintance is the best bridge for your contact. A telephone call or letter
                  is also a good route. Letters require follow-up by telephone.

                  Preparation Beforehand!
                  Know your own interests, skills, values, and how they relate to the person you are interviewing.
                  Often, the person being interviewed will ask questions about you as well! Know exactly what
                  kind of information you want. Generally, do not ask something routine that is readily available
                  elsewhere. Do some research beforehand in libraries (school, public, university/college), Delta
                  College Career Services, school guidance and Internet programs. The “Career Research Organizer”
                  on the next page can help you gather career information prior to meeting with a career
                  professional.

                  Follow Up
                  Always follow up with a thank you note. Keep a record of names, dates, comments and referrals.
                  Ask for a business card; this is the best way to have all the needed information.




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                                                        getting started
                            Career Research Organizer
What I want to find out:




Where I will go for information:




People:




Books, magazines, newspapers, Internet:




Places to visit:




What I will use to gather information:




•	   Interviews
•	   Notes
•	   Questionnaire
•	   Observations

The most important facts I learned:




How I will present what I found:




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getting started


                           Non-Traditional Careers
                  What is a non-traditional career? A career is non-traditional if 75% of the workforce is
                  of the opposite gender – or where fewer than 25% of the workforce is male or female.
                  Here are examples of non-traditional careers:

                  Male                                            Female
                  Administrative Assistant                        Automotive Technician
                  Clerical/Administrative Support Worker          Cabinetmaker
                  Dental Hygienist                                Computer Repair Technician
                  Dental Assistant                                Electrician
                  Elementary and Middle School Teachers           Environmental Engineer
                  Home Health Aide                                Law Enforcement Officer
                  Physical Therapist                              Pilot
                  Receptionist                                    Pipe Fitter
                  Registered Nurse                                Roofer
                  Teacher Assistant                               Sheet Metal Worker
                  Research shows that males and females are increasingly moving into –
                  and succeeding in – non-traditional careers.

                  Benefits of Non-Traditional Careers:
                  • Non-traditional careers have an impact on society.
                  • Non-traditional fields can provide excellent salaries and benefits compared to
                    “pink collar” fields.
                  • Workers who are first of their gender to succeed in a career open the door to
                    others.
                  • There is potential to make more money in a non-traditional career.
                  It is important in career planning that people – regardless of their gender – are
                  allowed to follow their dreams and utilize their interests and skills. Career planning
                  should not be about gender stereotyping.




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                      Delta College Programs of Study
                                          Certificate, Associate and Transfer Programs*

Arts & Communications
Art + Design*                       Liberal Arts*                    Office Professions
Drama*                              Music*                                Administrative Assistant
Electronic Media/Broadcasting       Speech*                               Office Assistant
English*                            Theatre*                              Office Skills Core
Foreign Language*                   Writing/Technical Writing             Office Specialist
Journalism*                                                          Professional Studies in Office Administration
                                                                     Quality Assurance
Business, Management, Marketing & Technology                         Quality Management
Accounting
Business Administration*                                             Engineering/Manufacturing & Industrial Technology
Computer Science*                                                    Alternative Energy/Wind Turbine Technology
Computer Science & Information Technology*                           Architectural Technology
     Business & Information Technology                               Architecture*
     Computer Applications                                           Automotive Service Educational Program GM (ASEP)
     Information Security & Technology                               Automotive Service Technology
     Networking Technology                                           Aviation Flight Technology*
     PC Systems Support & Technology                                 Chemical Process Technology
     Programming                                                     Chemical Technology*
     Web Information Technology                                      Chemistry*
Entrepreneurship                                                     Computer Aided Drafting
International Studies*                                               Computer Numerical Control (CNC)
Management:                                                          Construction Management
     Business Management                                             Customer Energy Specialist
     Cosmetology                                                     Engineering*
     Entrepreneur/Small Business                                     Industrial Technology Education
     General Management                                              Lean Resource Management
     Marketing                                                       Manufacturing & Industrial Technology
     Merchandising                                                        Lean Manufacturing
     Northwood 3 + 1                                                      MIT Supervisor
     Office Services                                                 Mechanical Engineering Technology
     Retail                                                          Refrigeration/Heating/Air Conditioning Technology
Medical Office Professions                                                Air Conditioning
     Health Insurance Coding & Claims Specialist                          Commercial Refrigeration
     Medical Secretary                                                    Heating
     Medical Transcription Specialist                                Residential Construction
                                                                     Welding Engineering Technology
                                                                          Welding Technology




Note: If you have questions about these programs of study, Delta College faculty and staff will be
located in each Career Pathways location to answer your questions.
* Indicates transfer programs not listed above can be individually developed with a Delta College counselor.


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                           Delta College Programs of Study
                                                 Certificate, Associate and Transfer Programs*

                 Health Sciences                                       Education* (Art, Business, Elementary, Home Economics,
                 Dental Assisting                                           Industrial Arts, Music, Physical, Pre-School, Secondary,
                 Dental Assisting Transition                                Special)
                     CDA/RDA Track                                     Fire Science Technology
                 Dental Hygiene                                             Emergency Medical Services
                 Dentistry*                                                 Fire Fighter Technician
                 Dietetics*                                                 Fire Investigation/Prevention
                 Massage Therapy                                            Industrial/Commercial Security & Safety
                 Medical Technology*                                        Leadership & Training
                 Mortuary Science*                                     Group Fitness Instructor
                 Nursing*                                              Health Fitness Education & Promotion
                 Nursing Transition/                                   Law*
                     Licensed Paramedic to RN                          Legal Support Professional
                     Licensed Practical Nurse to RN                         Law Office Foundation
                 Practical Nurse                                            Law Office Specialist
                 Optometry*                                            Occupational Therapy*
                 Osteopathy*                                           Personal Trainer
                 Pharmacy*                                             Psychology*
                 Physical Therapist Assistant                          Social Work*
                 Physical Therapy*                                     Sociology*
                 Pre-Medicine*
                 Radiography (X-Ray)                                   Natural Resources & Agriscience
                 Respiratory Care                                      Agriculture*
                 Sonography Diagnostic Medical                         Biology*
                 Surgical Technology                                   Biotechnology*
                 Veterinary Medicine*                                  Conservation*
                                                                       Environmental Science*
                 Human Services                                        Forestry*
                 Child Development
                                                                       Geography*
                 Criminal Justice
                                                                       Geology*
                      Corrections
                                                                       Natural Resources*
                      Law Enforcement
                                                                       Water Environmental Technology
                      Police Academy
                      Security Loss Prevention
                                                                       Skilled Trades Apprenticeship (Company Sponsored)
                      Youth Services
                                                                       Agriculture Maintenance, Carpenter, Construction (Pre-
                                                                       apprentice), Electrical (Pre-apprentice), Electrician, Jobbing
                                                                       Molder, Machine Builder, Machine Repair, Mechanical (Pre-
                                                                       apprentice), Millwright, Pattern Maker, Pipefitter (Industrial
                                                                       Maintenance), Plumber – Pipefitter, Stationary Boiler
                                                                       Engineering, Tinsmith, Tool/Die Maker, Tool Hardener


     Note: If you have questions about these programs of study, Delta College faculty and staff will be
     located in each Career Pathways location to answer your questions.
     * Indicates transfer programs not listed above can be individually developed with a Delta College counselor.


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                      Delta College Programs of Study
                                                      Articulation Agreements

                    Transfer/Articulation Agreement Schools *               MACRAO Articulated Schools**
                    Alpena Community College                                Adrian College
                    Bay de Noc College                                      Albion College
                    Central Michigan University                             Baker College
                    Central Michigan University –                           Calvin College
                          Off Campus Programs                               Central Michigan University
                    College for Creative Studies                            Cleary University
                    Davenport University                                    Concordia University
                    Eastern Michigan University                             Davenport University
                    Ferris State University                                 Eastern Michigan University
                    Franklin University                                     Ferris State University
                    Jones International University                          Finlandia University
                    Kaplan University                                       Grand Valley State University
                    Kettering University                                    Lake Superior State University
                    Kirtland Community College                              Lawrence Technological University
                    Lake Superior State University                          Madonna University
                    Lawrence Technological University                       Marygrove College
                    Mid-Michigan Community College                          Michigan State University
                    Northwestern Michigan College-                          Michigan Technological University
                          Great Lake Maritime Academy
                                                                            Northern Michigan University
                    Northwood University
                                                                            Northwood University
                    Oakland University
                                                                            Oakland University
                    Palmer College of Chiropractic
                                                                            Olivet College
                    Saginaw Valley State University
                                                                            Rochester College
                    Siena Heights University
                                                                            Saginaw Valley State University
                    St. Leo University
                                                                            Saint Mary’s College
                    TRAcom College
                                                                            Siena Heights University
                    U of Detroit Mercy
                                                                            Spring Arbor University
                    University of Michigan-Flint
                                                                            Western Michigan University
                    Walsh College
                    Western Michigan University




*The above colleges have fully articulated transfer programs for specific Delta College programs or
degrees. Check with the receiving institution or a Delta College counselor for further information.

**The MACRAO Transfer Agreement.
One of the significant accomplishments of the association is the “MACRAO Transfer Agreement.” This
agreement was designed to facilitate transfer from community colleges to baccalaureate colleges and
universities. The agreement provides for transferability of up to 30 semester credits to meet many (in
some cases all) of the General Education Requirements at participating Michigan four-year colleges
and universities. Students may complete the MACRAO Transfer Agreement as part of an associate
degree or as a stand-alone package.

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                                                        Career Facts for Students
                                         • High school courses, like Math, Science, and English, give you the basic skills needed in
                                           the workforce.
                                         • Employers in all areas of work seek employees with communication, problem-solving,
                                           teamwork, and self-management skills.
                                         • You can expect to change careers at least five or more times during your lifetime.
                                         • More than 90% of the U.S. jobs created in this decade will require technical education
                                           beyond high school.
                                         • Community college degrees and certificates most in demand by employers correlate
                                           extremely well with careers identified as most likely to grow between now and 2014.
                                           These include nursing (associate degree and registered nurse); computer information
                                           systems; accounting and allied health jobs; positions such as physical therapy
                                           assistant; diagnostic medical sonographer; radiology technician; respiratory therapy;
                                           dental hygiene; biomedical technician; and nuclear medicine technician.
                                         • Working part-time beyond 15 hours a week increases the likelihood of dropping out of
                                           school.
                                         • A high school dropout will earn, on average, about $9,464 less per year than a person
                                           with a high school diploma. That is $378,560 less than high school graduates over a 40
                                           year career.




                                Career Earnings by Educational Level
                     Unemployment and earnings for full-time wage and salary workers age 25 and over, by educational attainment:

              Education                            Unemployment                                     Average                    Average        Total 40-year
               Attained                         Rate in 2010 (percent)                           Weekly Earnings            Annual Earnings     Earnings
        Some High School                                       14.9%                                        $444                $23,088         $923,520
          No Diploma
             High School                                       10.3%                                        $626                $32,552        $1,302,080
              Graduate
            Some College                                        9.2%                                        $712                $37,024        $1,480,960
             No Degree
        Associate’s Degree                                      7.0%                                        $767                $39,884        $1,595,360
        Bachelor’s Degree                                       5.4%                                       $1,038               $53,976        $2,159,040
          Master’s Degree                                       4.0%                                       $1,272               $66,144        $2,645,760
        Professional Degree                                     2.4%                                       $1,610               $83,720        $3,348,800
          Doctoral Degree                                       1.9%                                       $1,550               $80,600        $3,224,000

     Source: Unemployment rate, 2010 annual average: Bureau of Labor Statistics; earnings, May 2011: Bureau of the Census




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                 Helpful Websites

General Career Exploration
Michigan Labor Market Information
www.milmi.org
The Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth, Labor Market
Information (LMI) website. The official source of a wide array of information
on Michigan’s labor market.

Michigan’s Career Portal
www.michigan.gov/jobs
One-stop-shop for searching for jobs, finding information on starting
your own businesses, connecting to job training resources, and getting
information on community college or university classes.

Occupational Outlook Handbook
stats.bls.gov/oco
The on-line version of the well known job information directory published
by the Federal government.

Skilled Trades
Delta College Technical Trades and Manufacturing
www.delta.edu
The Delta website has links to all of Delta’s skilled trades, technical and
manufacturing programs.

Michigan Apprentice Steering Committee
www.aboutmasci.org
A guide to apprenticeship opportunities in Michigan in a variety of trades.

Job Search
Michigan Talent Bank
www.michworks.org
The Michigan state government job service listings for jobs all over the state.

Delta College Counseling/Advising and Career Services
www.delta.edu
The Delta College Counseling/Advising and Career Services website features
links that lead students to career planning websites, career information,
college/training information, career magazines, employability websites and
Delta College Programs of Study.




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                                                                          Contact Us
                                                                                        989-686-9093
                                                                                  pathways@delta.edu
                                                                             www.delta.edu/pathways




                                                                                       www.delta.edu




  It is the policy of Delta College not to discriminate in employment, education, public accommodation or public service on the basis of religion, race, color, national origin, age, sex, marital
status, sexual orientation, gender identity, height, weight, arrest record, veteran status, disability, or other classifications as required by applicable U.S. federal, state or local law. Direct inquiries
              to the Equity/Compliance Officer, Delta College, 1961 Delta Road, Office J101, University Center, MI 48710, telephone 989-686-9547, or email: equityoffice@delta.edu




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