First step! Let's explore your career interests by first taking a very brief survey. We need to find out what career would match your personality type. The results of the survey will generate codes that rate your Realistic, Investigative, Conventional, Artistic, Social, and Enterprising personality characteristics. When you find a career that matches or is similar to your personality it will most likely lead to a higher success rate and job satisfaction. Click here to begin
Next, check out the Maryland Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs of study. These high school programs are organized in 10 industry areas (called clusters) to help future leaders build businesses and build communities. Each program description features detailed information on college accreditation, industry certification, and program data to give you the big picture.
Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO) connect students with business and community partners for structured leadership, presentation, and professional development training. There are three CTSOs in Maryland Educators Rising , FFA, and SkillsUSA. All three organizations have hundreds of thousands of members combining passionate students with similar interests in CTE programs.
Once you know the career you are interested in pursuing and have found the Maryland CTE program to match it is time to prepare for after graduation. Maryland's economy has grown every year for over 20 years and generated a staggering 393 billion dollar GDP in 2017. The opportunities in Maryland are available to those that are Work Force Ready Day One through career training and college preparation.