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Resources for Career Counselors

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Career Information Tools

Minnesota Resources

  • Minnesota State CAREERwise
    Managed by Minnesota State Workforce Development, CAREERwise offers students and job seekers information to help them explore careers, plan their education, and find a job. CAREERwise also offers MyMnCareers which has specific information for low-literacy adults and Career Planning for People with a Criminal Conviction.
  • CareerForce
    CareerForce, managed by the Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), offers both online and in-person resources for career seekers. Use the online tool to research careers and create a personalized plan. Learn about career and job fairs. Find a CareerForce location (formerly called WorkForce Centers). CareerForce counselors also connect career seekers to federal and state eligibility-based workforce training programs.
  • GPS LifePlan
    Note: The GPS LifePlan website was retired on June 30, 2021.  Some of the interactive tools and archived content can be found in the Career Exploration section of Minnesota State.
    Holistic websites and supportive programs with links to help students, veterans and workers set goals in the areas of career, education, finance, leadership, and personal.
  • Minnesota Career Information System (MCIS)
    Produces useful tools and publications on careers and training. Products use Minnesota as well as national data.
  • Skill Up
    This website was helps job seekers and career changers find short-term training to prepare them for employment.

National Resources

  • CareerOneStop
    Provides employers, job seekers, learners, and workforce professionals access to national electronic tools. These include mySkills myFuture, Worker ReEmployment, America's Career InfoNet, America's Service Locator, and the Key to Career Success military transition portal.  CareerOneStop also offers GetMyFuture, which specifically offers career planning resources for young adults.  

Other Resources

  • Career and Technical Education
    Provides overview of career and technical education activities on the national level, as well as links to state activities.
  • Mental Health Association of Minnesota (MHAM)
    Offers services in advocacy and education in response to the needs of individuals with mental illnesses and their family members.
  • Minnesota Campus Compact
    Leverages the collective assets of higher education institutions and communities and builds partnerships. Educates students to develop creative solutions to pressing public issues.
  • Minnesota.gov (official website for the State of Minnesota)
    Find links to online information, services, and tools offered by the state as well as to all state agencies.
  • Minnesota's Apprenticeship Unit
    Learn how state-registered apprenticeship programs build Minnesota's workforce.
  • Minnesota Library Information Network (MnLINK)
    Provides access to a statewide virtual library. Includes open access to participating Minnesota library catalogs and secured access to available electronic resources. The MnLINK Gateway also provides links to selected free internet resources.
  • Minnesota State Legislature
    Find your legislators, follow bills, schedule a tour of the Capitol, learn about the legislative process and how to participate, and more.


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