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Teens On Q"TEENS On Q: Workin' It " helps young adults explore career choices with stories that go behind the scenes for a look at a variety of jobs; available in the fastest growing career sectors in the Pittsburgh region and across the state.

ManufacturingMANUFACTURING
The manufacturing industry employs nearly 14 percent of all workers in the United States – and jobs are always available, offering great pay and challenging and exciting work. Go behind-the-scenes to learn about the many opportunities in manufacturing. WATCH

HELPFUL LINKS:
New Century Careers or call: 412-258-6624
L.I.G.H.T.
National Tooling and Machining Association
Pennsylvania Dept. of Labor & Industry, Center for Workforce Information & Analysis
Pennsylvania CareerLink

Electrical IndustryTHE ELECTRICAL INDUSTRY
If a building has power then it has electricians on staff bringing "power to the people!" Learn about the many job opportunities for electricians. WATCH

HELPFUL LINKS:
Electrifying Careers: Everything you need to know about 59 careers in the electrical industry!
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 5: Learn more about IBEW's apprenticeship program.
Pennsylvania Dept. of Labor & Industry, Center for Workforce Information & Analysis
Pennsylvania CareerLink

Technology and ITTECHNOLOGY FIELDS
Jobs in the technology industry range from computer technician to auto mechanic! Learn about the wide range of jobs that require technology skills, and what you can do now to start preparing for a career in this field. WATCH

HELPFUL LINKS:
Bender Consulting Services, Inc. Joyce Bender, interviewed in this story, provides a comprehensive site about placement services for people of all abilities in technology careers.
Human Capital Policy Initiative, University of Pittsburgh Information about the region's workforce development efforts in high-growth jobs, including technology.
Pennsylvania Dept. of Labor & Industry, Center for Workforce Information & Analysis
Pittsburgh Technology Council
Information Networking Institute, Carnegie Mellon University
Pennsylvania CareerLink

Art CareersBEHIND-THE-SCENES JOBS IN THE ARTS
If you love the arts but don’t necessarily want a career as a performer, you still can enjoy careers that support the arts and artists. WATCH

HELPFUL LINKS:
Nego Gato
Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Carnegie Museum of Art
Pennsylvania Dept. of Labor & Industry, Center for Workforce Information & Analysis
Pennsylvania CareerLink
O*NET Online

Athletic CareersCAREERS IN ATHLETICS
If you love sports – but aren't likely to make it all the way to a pro career – you still can find a job in a profession that supports athletics. Whether it's as a coach or a health care provider, there's a job that keeps you in the game even if you aren't on the playing field! WATCH

HELPFUL LINKS:
Pennsylvania CareerLink
Occupational Information Network
About.com

EntrepreneursENTREPRENEURS
Think it would be great to "be your own boss?" Explore entrepreneurial careers, and learn more entrepreneur opportunities for teens. WATCH

HELPFUL LINKS:
Pennsylvania CareerLink
Junior Achievement
Small Business Administration
Entrepreneur.com Tips for Teens
TeachingKidsBusiness.com

TourismJOBS IN THE TOURISM & HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY
Explore careers in Pennsylvania's 2nd biggest industry! Travel, tourism and hospitality offer jobs that allow you to see the state and host its visitors! WATCH

HELPFUL LINKS:
Pennsylvania CareerLink
Occupational Information Network
Pennsylvania Occupational Outlook Handbook
Visit PA

Careers in FinanceCAREERS IN BANKING & FINANCE
Learn more about careers in banking and finance. WATCH

HELPFUL LINKS:
Pennsylvania CareerLink
Occupational Information Network
PA Career Guide

HEALTHCARE
It's a lot more than doctors and nurses – and it’s one of the fastest growing career sectors around. Take a look at high-demand jobs in this rewarding field. WATCH

Welding CareersWELDING
Think that welding isn't creative? See these CTC students use welding as a tool to create Art! WATCH

Careers in RoboticsROBOTICS
If a pop quiz in Math or Science is your thing, then consider a career in the high-tech, high-energy field of Robotics that places you at the cutting edge. WATCH


Administrative SupportADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT
If you are organized and like to help people... manage projects and make the plans for a successful and smoothly-run company, then investigate careers in the Administrative Support industry! WATCH


Careers with FoodCAREERS WITH FOOD
If food is your passion, you may want to consider making it a career. We'll show you jobs that allow you to use your creativity, help the hungry and cater to the rich and famous. WATCH

 

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