DoD launches new website to help youth, young adults explore careers

| December 2, 2010 | 0 Comments

Department of Defense
News Release

WASHINGTON — Youth ages 16-24 can now explore careers at a new Department of Defense website.

Myfuture.com provides comprehensive, unbiased information about career, education and military options.

The Department of Defense’s Joint Advertising Market Research and Studies, or JAMRS, launched the site.

Powered by information from the departments of Defense, Education and Labor, the website helps young people formulate a plan for their future, establish goals, and identify and understand the steps necessary to reach those goals.

The website brings clarity to the career process by connecting visitors with factual, practical information and tools.

“People may wonder why the DoD is launching an exploration website for young people who are considering their options for the future,” said Matt Boehmer, JAMRS director. “The fact is, we found existing career and/or college exploration websites not affiliated with the DoD provide little, if any, coverage of the military and its career opportunities.

Myfuture.com helps inform young adults who might not normally consider service about the benefits of a military career,” he said. “By placing the military side by side with college and career opportunities, the website allows them to explore all possibilities and gain insight into each option. We also make the point that the three do not have to be mutually exclusive.”

Myfuture.com provides a breadth and balance of information not available anywhere else, allowing visitors to discover possibilities and opportunities that appeal to their own unique personality and goals. The website provides details on more than 1,000 civilian and military career fields and nearly 7,000 accredited colleges and trade schools.

In addition to college admissions details, average salaries and employment trends, www.myfuture.com provides advice on everything from taking the Scholastic Aptitude Test to interviewing for a first job or preparing for basic military training.

Step-by-step planning checklists are also provided as a guide for users, and favorite job and school information can be saved for return visits.

The Department of Defense’s www.myfuture.com provides career information targeted toward youth ages 16-24. The Department of Labor’s Bureau of Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook at www.bls.gov/oco/ also provides career information.

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