Career & Employment Planning

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Career Exploration


Great opportunities available! The Thurston Chamber Foundation and Olympia Career Hub are offering Career Map MeetUps at CHS! This is a monthly career exploration and networking event. Learn from local professionals currently in a career you are interested in. Please visit Click here for our CHS Calendar for the topic of our next monthly Career Map Meetup, then students sign-up in Naviance under college visits. Access Naviance through the OSD portal.


Learn more about manufacturing career pathways and job roles from Boeing manufacturing professionals in the following videos.



Resources on Self Discovery, Career Discovery & Career Research



Career & Technical Colleges


  • An Index For Washington State Community and Technical Colleges




Apprenticeships are a way to earn and learn at the same time through on-the-job training and often some accompanying study. Apprenticeships also enable practitioners to gain a license to practice in a regulated profession. Start your search by going to the WA State Department of Labor & Industries website hereFor a National search, go to the U.S. Department of Labor website here.


iTAC Apprenticeship Program is a Washington State Registered Automotive Apprenticeship looking for enrollees now! Earn while you learn while gaining mastery on the job! Check out the program & how to apply here.


Looking for a job?

We can help in the Career Center with applications, resumes, cover letters, interview skills and more!


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Internships and Job Opportunities


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