The American Graduate: Getting to Work program works to bring awareness to opportunities that will lead to gainful employment in local high demand skilled career jobs for students and young adults ages 16-24, returning veterans, and adults in career transition.
Skilled career jobs are where it's at. You just need a high school diploma, not a 4 year degree, and some training that can take a few month or a few years. And you can even use these great jobs to explore careers in industries that interest you and continue your education when you are ready.
In the video below, Kelli Gilliam's job in one of the fast moving skilled careers. As a welder she makes a great salary, which helps her balance her work, family, and a very cool interest.