These links include many resources, services, and tools which assist users in exploring careers, planning for the future, searching for employment, and finding the additional training necessary to pursue a dream. Most of these resources are free, and several were developed in countries other than the United States. This is a mere sample of what is available online, but it can serve as a starting point for career counselors or for career-seekers.


The following links are from the book, The Internet: A Tool for Career Planning, (Third Edition, 2011) by Debra S. Osborn, Margaret Riley Dikel, & James P. Sampson, Jr. The authors granted permission for use by NCDA. [Note: These links were updated in March 2014].

Before using the links, please review the NCDA Legal Notice and Disclaimer.  At this time, NCDA is not accepting applications or reviewing requests to link to additional websites.

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Occupational Trends


Well-trained welding graduates of technical schools and community colleges finding very good job opportunities and pay, due to expanding specialized manufacturing, pipelines, refineries and related industries, and to replace an aging workforce. (Bloomberg Business Week March 24, 2014).

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