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Youth in Transition Toolkit:



Career exploration

Gain self-awareness

Does the youth understand their strengths, interests, preferences and needs related to careers?

  • Awareness: Understand self-awareness related to strengths, preferences, interests and needs.
  • Exploration: Identify personal strengths, preferences, interests and needs and match them to potential career opportunities.
  • Preparation: Practice using personal strengths, preferences, interests and needs during work-based learning experiences.
  • Implementation: Continue to reflect on personal strengths, preferences, interests and needs on the job and in career advancement.

Job exploration counseling

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LEARN: Develop your knowledge

Learn how to support youth in gaining self-awareness.

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DO: Work with youth

Find resources to help youth gain self-awareness.

Visit the Minnesota Programs of Study website to find activities and worksheets to help youth and job seekers identify interests, skills and values related to college and career planning.

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