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Life Beyond High School

LearningExpress Library - College Admissions Test Preparation, High School Equivalency Center and Job & Career Accelerator. Packed with tools like resume builder, GED test prep, essay tutorials and more.

Brainfuse HelpNow - Online tutors, skill builders and writing lab to help with admissions essays, resumes and cover letters, as well as eParachute to match skills and education with jobs. Seven days a week, 1-11 p.m.

Ask a Librarian – If you can't find an answer to your question, ask a librarian! Email, chat or text us. Or visit your community library to ask for help.

Ready WA – Resources to help teens in Grades 8-12 create a path to high school graduation and lay a foundation for the future.

Getting Ready for College

Gale Virtual Reference Library’s Education Collection – Digital books to select a college and find scholarships and financial aid.

Freshman Year for Free – Tuition-free, high quality courses online from top institutions for college credit.

College Scorecard – Stats describing U.S. colleges and universities.

Federal Student Aid – Start the FAFSA application and learn about grants and scholarships.

Ready Set Grad – All the steps needed to prepare for and apply to college, starting in sixth grade.

Washington State Community and Technical Colleges – Find a school in WA that meets your needs. Click on “Becoming a Student” to get started.

Trade & Vocational Education

YouthWorks Washington – Youth internships, mentorships and job opportunities for teens and young adults.

Year Up Puget Sound – A one-year, intensive training program for under-served young adults.

How to Become an Apprentice – Steps to apprenticeship from WA State Labor & Industries.

Job Corps – Connect with the skills and education you need to get the career you want.

Sno-Isle Tech – 21 courses of technical training for high school students in Snohomish and Island counties.

Innovations in Creating Access to Careers in Healthcare (I-CATCH) – Training to enter well-paying and high-demand careers in healthcare.

Real Work Matters – Search for schools by location or specialty.

Find a Job – All the tools in you need in one place.

WorkSource – Build a resume, prepare for interviews and find classes, job postings and help for your job search.

YouthWorks Washington – Youth internships, mentorships and job opportunities for teens and young adults.

Self-Sufficiency Calculator – Figure out what you need to earn to support yourself.

Washington Career Bridge – Explore a career, access career counseling, learn about job trends and more.

Jobs & Careers – A hand-picked list of resources offered by Sno-Isle Libraries.

Build Job Skills

Lynda.com - Video classes to help with career readiness, finances, and technology skills, including web design and coding.

Microsoft Imagine Academy – 400+ courses on fundamental technology skills.

Mango Languages – 70+ languages, including English.

Youth Re-Engagement Program (Everett Community College) – Earn a high school diploma and college degree for free.

Reconnect to Education (Edmonds Community College) – Programs to help meet your goals.

Open Doors (Skagit Valley College) – Finish high school your way.

Washington Career Bridge – Learn if you qualify for on-the-job training and other career education programs.

Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges – What you need to know to train for a job.

Serve Your Community

Island County Volunteer Opportunities - Learn about ways to help out in Island County.

Snohomish County Volunteer Opportunities - Ideas to lend a hand in Snohomish County.

Sno-Isle Libraries Volunteers - You don’t have to go far, apply now to serve at your library.

VolunteerMatch - Use the largest network in the nonprofit world to find opportunities to make a difference in your community.

Americorps - Three different programs enabling people to be of service in their communities and around the U.S., while earning a living allowance and credit toward a college education.

Peace Corps - Volunteer and earn a stipend, student loan deferment and/or Public Service Loan Forgiveness, depending on your college loan.

Military.com - Explore the branches of the military, Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines and Navy, to discover career options and educational benefits.

National Guard ROTC or Coast Guard CSPI - These programs may offer college scholarships and other funding for all branches of service.

LearningExpress Library - Study guides and practice tests for military aptitude exams, including the ASVAB.