Student Resources

Student Resources

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Workplace Learning Connection (WLC) offers a huge variety of resources for high school students interested in exploring career options and opportunities. From career exploration resources, to job shadow and internship opportunities, WLC is here to support the next step in your adventure.

There are many things you can do while in high school that can help you explore potential careers and narrow down what you may want to do after graduation. Use this helpful Career Exploration Infographic to help you discover the next step in your career exploration journey.

In addition, don't forget to check out the College Credit In High School program which offers high-quality, no cost learning opportunities through Career Academies.

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Career Coach is a great resource to help you explore your career options. Search career or job titles to find out the most current local data on wages, employment, job postings, and associated education and training.

Check out WLC’s library of recorded local professionals discussing their careers, industry and career path. Check back often as we frequently add new videos!

Virtual Career Speakers Presentations

Virtual Planning For Your Future In High School Guide

Finding your post-high school and future career path can often be challenging and overwhelming. WLC's Planning For Your Future presentation breaks down the processes into four easy steps and provides resources to help students on their journey.

Planning for Your Future


Explore ACE, Advanced Manufacturing, Health Care, Transportation, Business Services, and IT Careers

Eastern Iowa has many companies that supply jobs in diverse sectors such as manufacturing, ACE (architecture, construction, and engineering), health care, transportation and logistics, business services, and information technology. Career options in these fields are rewarding and can provide above average income. Explore the opportunities available within each sector at

Explore Information Technology Career Resources

  • Learn more about careers in the IT field in the state of Iowa.

Check out WLC's advice on finding a part-time job. Following these tips could save you some mishaps and we promise you will learn along the way!

Finding Your First Job: PDF | PowerPoint

Remember: A part-time job is an excellent way to build and develop soft skills that you'll need in every internship, job, or eventually career you pursue. 

Candid Careers hosts thousands of career videos including industry professionals sharing their job descriptions, backgrounds, and preparation advice.

This is a fun and effective way to explore various careers through short one to two minute video clips. It also includes "Get Hired" advice videos on interviewing, resume writing, networking, and many more topics to help you land that job!