Career Planning

Career planning is an important part of high school. Students should be considering what their strengths are and what types of employment interest them. Hopefully a career can be found at the intersection of interests and strengths.

FHS has tools to facilitate this search. In the 9th grade every student is given the PLAN test in October which is both a pre-ACT test and also a career inventory.

Computers and hard copy resources are available in the Guidance Office for student and parent usage.

Below are other useful tools for career inventories and career information:

  • Naviance - This web site will help determine your student’s personality and career interests. Students receive their login during the fall of their freshmen year.

  • Indiana Career Explorer - This state sponsored service is an excellent free source for career assessments.

  • Learn More Indiana - This state sponsored web site offers career information and career inventories. It is an excellent resource for all things career!

  • Bureau of Labor Statistics Career Information Page- This is great page to explore all things career related. It is created specifically for high school students.

  • My College Quick Start - PSAT/NMSQT takers can use this free college and career planning tool after they have taken the PSAT by using a code given in their results. The PSAT is given to all 10th and 11th graders at FHS.

  • ASVAB - This test is a timed multi-aptitude test given by Military Entrance Processing Stations. Your score determines whether you are qualified to enlist in the U.S. Military. It will also determine how qualified you are for certain military occupational specialties and enlistment bonuses.

  • Union Apprenticeship Programs- This lists all of the various labor programs where paid training can be gained through the unions.