• By Mia Jordan
  • Posted Saturday, January 15, 2022

Get Ready for College and Your Career- Programs & Resources

Thinking about applying for college? Planning out your career?
Check out these free programs and resources to find out what you need to know to successfully prepare for your future.

Forsyth County Public Library's Upcoming Programs:

Career Spotlight: Firefighter
June 13 from 6-7 p.m.
Central Library-Teen Central
Professional firefighters from the Winston-Salem Fire Department will discuss what their jobs are like and how they got started in the field. They’ll also discuss ways teens can volunteer with the Winston-Salem Fire Department. For ages 12-18. Program waiver is required to enjoy refreshments.

College Foundation of North Carolina- Career and College Planning
June 20 from 6-7 p.m.
Central Library- Computer Training Bridge
Learn how to best use the free resources provided by College Foundation of North Carolina for career and college planning. For ages 12-18 and their families. Presented by Takeila Barnes Hall, the CFNC regional representative. To register, click here or email Mia Jordan (jordanmc@forsyth.cc).

4-H Leadership Academy for Teens
June 20, 21, 22, 23, and 24 from 5-6 p.m. each day
Central Library- Auditorium
Learn the skills to be an effective leader at school, at work, and in your community. You will learn about public speaking, debate, resume building, interview skills, and more. Each session builds on the previous sessions, so you must attend all to obtain a certificate of completion. Participants do not have to be members of 4-H to attend. For ages 12-18. To register, click here or email Mia Jordan (jordanmc@forsyth.cc).

Career Spotlight: Working in a Museum
Monday, July 11 from 6-7 p.m.
Central Library-Teen Central
Julia Hood, Reynolda House Museum of American Art's manager of school and family learning, will talk about her job and careers in the museum field. She’ll also offer ways for teens to be involved with museums. For ages 12-18. Program waiver is required to enjoy refreshments.

Forsyth County Public Library's Online Resources:
(You will need you Forsyth County Public Library Card to access these resources.)

Access free live online homework help and test prep with Live Homework Help & SkillsCenter Resource Library via tutor.com.

Find jobs, internships, and information about starting your career with Reference USA.

Prepare for college admissions tests with Learning Express Library: College Admissions Test Preparation.

Research which career and school is right for you with Ferguson's Career Guidance Center.

Watch interviews where professionals across multiple industries talk about what it is like to work in their fields on Access Video On Demand- Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight.

Great Reads from the North Carolina Digital Library:
(You will need you Forsyth County Public Library Card to access these resources.)

Recommended Websites to Help You Plan, Apply, and Pay for College

The College Foundation of North Carolina

The College Board

The Common App

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Crosby Scholars

Federal Student Aid ID

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
(Complete on or after October 1 in your senior year of high school. Complete this as soon as you are able because awards are made until funds are depleted.)

Forsyth Tech - Community College

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Useful Handouts
Aubrey Lee Brooks Scholarship
CFNC: College Redirection Pool
CFNC: Financial Aid Tips for Students Affected by Coronavirus
CFNC: Consejos de ayuda financiera para estudiantes afextadospor el coronavirus (COVID-19)
CFNC: Forgivable Education Loans for Service
CFNC: High School Checklist for College Bookmark
CFNC: Jobland! (Elementary School Students)
CFNC: NC Assist Loans
CFNC: Put College in Your Future (Middle School Students)
CFNC: Tips on Paying for College
Collegewise College Application Essay Advice

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