Tuesday, May 10, 2022

KCLS Life After High School Programs May & June 2022

Life After High School online events provide teens and families the information they need to plan for the future.

Free programs in May and June:

Job Interviewing for Teens, Saturday, May 14, 11am
Get interview tips for a teen’s first job or internship.

Starting a Career in the Trades, Tuesday, May 17, 6pm. Presented by Reckoning Trade Project.
Join a panel discussion with people working in different trade careers. Part of the discussion will focus on how women, POC and LGBTQ+ are a fast-growing demographic in the trades.

Pathways to Hot Careers in IT, Wednesday, June 1, 6:30pm. Presented by Computing for All.
Learn about training pathways, apprenticeships and alternatives to college. An industry professional will talk about their career journey and answer your questions.

These free programs are hosted on Zoom. Teens can register for these and other career and college events at 1.kcls.org/LAHS Please share this information with any students you think might be interested. Follow @kclsteens on Instagram to learn more about library programs and services.

Thursday, April 21, 2022

WANIC Summer Semester Open Enrollment

WANIC is now accepting applications for Summer Semester!  Don’t delay; apply online at wanic.org by April 28.

Summer Semester: June 28 – July 15, 2022

Class time 8:00 am – 3:00 pm. Check each class description for specifics regarding In Person and Remote schedule.

Find out more: https://wanic.lwsd.org/academics/summer-courses 

No tuition or supply fees!

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud Computing Exploration 
  • Biosystems, Genetic Research & Ethics
  • Computer Science & Engineering
  • Computer Science Intro
  • Culinary Arts Intro
  • DigiPen 3D Modeling    
  • DigiPen Art & Animation Intro
  • DigiPen Computer Science Intro
  • DigiPen Music & Sound Design Intro
  • DigiPen Video Game Development
  • DigiPen Video Game Programming Intro
  • Fire & EMS Careers Intro
  • Freelance Art and Ceramics 
  • Guitar Building
  • Health
  • Mobile Electronics
  • Personal Finance
  • Photo Video Fusion
  • Photography 1
  • Systems Thinking for Health and Wellness
  • Welding


Monday, April 4, 2022

KCLS and Life After High School

King County Library System’s Life After High School online events provide teens and families the information they need to plan for the future. 

 

Free Programs for April and May:

 The Reality of Game Development, Wednesday, April 20, 6pm. Presented by Josh Bycer of Game Wisdom. 

Explore what it’s like to enter the game industry in today’s market. Examine public game software and studio vs independent work. Discover sites for learning more about games and networking.

 

Job Searching for Teens, Saturday, April 30, 11am 

Want a job but not sure how to search? Start here for tips and strategies to find your first job!

 

Resume Help for Teens, Saturday, May 7, 11am 

Get resume and job application tips for teens looking for their first job or internship.

 

Job Interviewing for Teens, Saturday, May 14, 11am 

Get interview tips for a teens’ first job or internship.

 

Starting a Career in the Trades, Tuesday, May 17, 6pm. Presented by Reckoning Trade Project. 

Join a panel discussion with people working in different trade careers. Part of the discussion will focus on how women, POC and LGBTQ+ are a fast-growing demographic in the trades. 

These free programs are hosted on Zoom. Teens can register for these and other career and college events at 1.kcls.org/LAHS

Friday, February 11, 2022

Career and Technical Programs Can Help You Get the Job You Want

Do you enjoy hands-on learning? Are you hoping to join the workforce somewhat soon? You may want to consider a technical college or career program.

Career and technical education programs vary widely in subject, length, cost, and other aspects. But they have one thing in common: an emphasis on training for a specific career, such as medical assistant, computer specialist, automotive technician, hairstylist, and many more.

There are a lot of job training options. Before selecting a program, you’ll want to do your homework:

Learn more about fields you are interested in. Check out these online tools to connect your interests to potential careers and find related training programs: 

o College and Career Compass

o Washington Career Bridge

o Career Connect Washington

Consider Washington’s outstanding public community and technical colleges. Students at community and technical colleges can train to enter into a job directly, take classes that will transfer to a four-year college, or pursue an applied bachelor's degree in a specific career field.

Research any schools or programs you are considering. For private career schools in particular, confirm the school’s licensure status and look into its reputation.

Whatever you choose to do, remember that Washington College Grant can help pay for job training and approved apprenticeships. Explore your options and plan your future on the WSAC website.


Friday, November 12, 2021

Life After High School at the King County Library System: November & December

Life After High School online events provide teens and families the information they need to plan for the future. 

Join the King County Library in November and December for free college and career prep programs:

Demystifying the College Common App Essay Questions, Saturday, November 20, 3pm.  Presented by Poojha Daryanani, Yale Alumna and College Coach.

The Scholarship Market, Tuesday, December 28, 2pm. Presented by Doug Breithaupt, College Planning Network.

All KCLS programs are hosted on Zoom. Teens can register for these and other career and college events at 1.kcls.org/LAHS Please share this information with any students you think might be interested. Follow @kclsteens on Instagram to learn more about library programs and services.

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Don’t Let Financial Aid Myths Limit Options for the Future

 Think you can’t afford college or training? Financial aid helps many students pay for education beyond high school, and more families in Washington are now eligible. Even if you didn’t qualify before, you might now!

Myth #1: My parents make too much money, so I won’t qualify for financial aid. 

Fact: Applying for financial aid is the only way to know for sure whether you qualify. With Washington College Grant, an eligible student from a family of four making up to around $102,000 per year can receive some money for college or training.

Myth #2: Financial aid only pays for universities. That takes four years—I need to start working now. 

Fact: Financial aid can be used for many types of full-time or part-time education or training, including career and technical schools, community colleges, some apprenticeships, and yes, universities too. You have options!

Myth #3: I can’t apply for financial aid because I don’t know what I’m going to do after high school. 

Fact: You can complete a FAFSA or WASFA financial aid application before applying for college or training. You can make your final choice about whether and where to go later, and you’ll know more about what you can afford.

Applications are now available for fall 2022! Learn more and apply for financial aid on the Washington Student Achievement Council website.


Thursday, October 14, 2021

Why Apply for College or Training?

 Want More Money and More Options? Get More Education Beyond High School.

Even in uncertain times, you can secure a better future. A college degree, certificate, or other training beyond high school can lead to a good job, higher wages, and more. And financial aid helps make college or training affordable.

Why apply for college or training? Adults with a college degree or certificate:

Are more likely to enjoy their work.

Can change careers more easily.

Are less likely to be unemployed.

Live longer, healthier lives.

Earn around $1 million more over their career than high school graduates.

Need to start working sooner than later? Move beyond minimum wage with an apprenticeship or other job training. Even a one-year program at a community college or technical college can increase your future earnings. And in an apprenticeship, you earn while you learn. In many cases, apprentices can get paid to work and use financial aid to cover out-of-pocket costs like tuition, fees, and materials.

Put your passion to work. More education means more job stability and higher earnings. For life.

Learn more and plan your future on the Washington Student Achievement Council website.