How to Gain Skills

Do you have the skills and education that employers want? Not sure? One of the best ways to expand your skills is through education. Make sure that your education connects to occupations that fit your interests and skills. Here are two steps to help you explore the right education for you.

Step One: Identify the skills in occupations that interest you.
Using the Occupational Skills (pdf) worksheet, list your desired occupations and the education needed for that occupation. You can find the education requirements for each occupation at the Career One-Stop website.
List the skills you possess that are required for that occupation. List the skills you need to acquire for that occupation.

Step 2: Look at your education options

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