Average hourly wage for each trade career – search for apprenticeship jobs and programs.

Build Oregon Quiz – not sure where to start? Answer a few quick questions in the skilled trades guide and they will provide a set of skilled trades worth checking out. – your source for career exploration training and jobs.

myFuture.comhelps young adults plan their next steps in life by bringing together the most recently available information about colleges, careers and military service opportunities from the U.S. Departments of Commerce, Defense, Education and Labor. – tool for career exploration and job analysis

Occupational Outlook Handbook – detailed information about over 300 occupational profiles

Pacific Healthcare Training – offered right here in Central Point this program prepares you for careers as nursing assistants, certified nursing assistants, medical assistants, limited x-ray machine operators, and phlebotomy training

Rogue Careers – Rogue valley specific site help choosing, finding jobs, or finding help getting skills you need for a job.

RCC Career Pathwaysresources of all kinds to help find a career, training, certification, etc.

Skilled to Work – an initiative to educate the community about the shortage of workers in skilled trades

South Coast Business Workforce training – workshops, career exploration, online tools, and help searching for jobs – find training programs, compare completion rates, employment rates, and more

WorkSource Oregon – helps you find a job, sharpen your job search skills, and learn and update skills.

WorkSource Rogue Valley – similar to worksource, but specific to the Rogue Valley


There are many internship and volunteer programs, below are just a few. Also consider service with an industry or company in which you may later seek employment, or with a civic organization that you feel connected to, such as a food pantry, shelter or religious organization.

  • The Peace Corps – The Peace Corps is a service opportunity for motivated changemakers to immerse themselves in a community abroad, working side by side with local leaders to tackle the most pressing challenges of our generation.
  • AmeriCorps – AmeriCorps engages more than 75,000 Americans in intensive service each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country.
  • Internships in the federal government – This Program is designed to provide students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions, from high school to graduate level, with opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while still in school and while getting paid for the work performed.
  • Internships in the Department of Education


For the right person, the armed services can provide a rewarding life-long career, but a term of military service can also provide occupational training, money for college and other benefits that may help reach your next life goal. There are a wide array of Military Occupational Specialties including; combat operations, medicine, engineering, administration, information technology, arts and media, and many more.

Military Recruitment Links


The Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) is a college program offered at more than 1,700 colleges and universities across the United States that prepares young adults to become officers in the U.S. Military.

MyFuture – site from the Department of Defense for more information about military service and college programs