Resources for Career Portals: Middle School

The Bureau of Labor Statistics link below will lead you to the current edition of the Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH). http://www.bls.gov/oco/

My Next Move is new federal career website, offers quick facts about a variety of career paths.
http://www.mynextmove.org/

Texas CARES
The online version of Texas CARES is the product of the Texas Workforce Commission/Labor Market. Students can take the O*Net Work Importance Locator or Interest Profiler self-assessment tests. Website also includes a video station with over 200 videos on work options, skill and ability, career clusters and occupations.
http://www.texascaresonline.com/wowmenu.asp

Money as You Grow
Developed by the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability, provides 20 essential, age-appropriate financial lessons—with corresponding activities. For additional information, visit:
http://moneyasyougrow.org/#

Wise Buys for Teens
It’s a tough world for a teen consumer. Companies use clever advertising to get you to spend, spend, spend. Become a smart consumer. Get some tips from the Wise Buy topics, or test your skills with a quiz. For additional information, visit:
http://www.oag.state.md.us/WiseBuys/

360 Degrees of Financial Literacy
A FREE program of the nation’s certified public accountants to help Americans understand their personal finances through every stage of life. For additional information, visit:
http://www.360financialliteracy.org/Life-Stages

Choose To Save
Use of calculators to predict saving amounts, determine mortgage payoff periods, balance a checkbook. College funds and more. For additional information, visit:
http://www.choosetosave.org/calculators/