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American Education Service ( is a one-stop career and college planning website.  It provides practical and easy to understand advice to help prepare students for important decisions they will face in the future.

The More You Learn, The More You Earn
See how more education leads to a bigger paycheck with this interactive tool.

Which Careers Match Your Skills?
This online tool matches the things you are good at doing with careers that require these skills.


Career One Stop (
Career One Stop is a website sponsored by the US Department of Labor and provides tools to help job seekers, students, businesses, and professionals.

Skills Profiler 
This online tool helps you to not only create a list of your activities and skills but also to rate them in order to match them to job types that use those skills.                              

My Skills My Future
This is another online tool that uses your current or past jobs to find matching careers. 


Commonwealth Workforce Development System  (
The CWDS website provides information and access to Pennsylvania workforce development and independent living services provided by the PA Departments of Labor & Industry and Human services.

Certified TAA/WIA Training Programs
Browse the listing of occupational training providers that have been approved through the federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) programs.

Hands on Banking (

This interactive online program provides tools and information to start, manage, and grow a small business.


Institute for Credentialing Excellence (

Certificates vs Certification:  What’s the Difference?
Learn what distinguishes earning a career certificate from recieving a certification.

PA Commission for Community Colleges (
Learn about the 14 community colleges and their 122 instructional sites serving all 67 counties in Pennsylvania.  They offer two-year associates degree programs, career degree and certificate programs, and non-credit personal and professional development courses.


PA Department of Education ( 
The department’s Division of Adult Education provides information on getting a general equivalency diploma (GED) and workplace education resources to help you get workplace ready with the necessary knowledge and skills.

Foundation Skills Model
This page contains a triangle hierarchy of work-based foundation skills.

Adult Basic and Family Literacy Education (ABLE)
Find ABLE programs in your area with this list of providers.

PA Department of Labor & Industry ( 

Learn about volunteerism and community service initiatives throughout the commonwealth.

PA Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) (
Learn more about the centers serving all 67 counties to assist small businesses that are just starting up, looking to grow, or keeping it sustainable for the long-term. 

Smart About Money ( ) is an unbiased website to find practical articles, worksheets, tips, and valuable resources to help you understand and manage your money.  The website was created by the National Endowment for Financial Education.

Resource Library - Job and Career
The Resource Library is a collection of tools and materials to provide you with credible and unbiased information on job and careers.

US Department of Labor(

Registered Apprenticeship
Learn about the 2,000+ occupations in Pennsylvania that have apprenticeship programs.


US Department of Veterans Affairs (

Education and Training 
Not only can veterans benefit from the GI Bill to pay for college, the ‘Bill of All Trades’ provides access to on-the-job training, non-college degree programs, and apprenticeships.